Bon Jovi could never catch a break with critics. When the band first showed up in the mid ‘80s, the members’ gigantic hair and toothy grins got more attention than their music. But by the end of the decade, when their hero Bruce Springsteen started scaling back and getting more introspective in his work, Bon Jovi stepped in to fill the vacancy left for an arena-packing band of New Jersey rockers stepping up for their working-class fans. Suddenly, Bon Jovi were one of the biggest bands on the planet, with the ‘Slippery When Wet’ and ‘New Jersey’ albums both going to No. 1 and selling close to 50 million combined copies. They still didn’t get much critical respect. But who cares? Decades later, the group continued to pack venues and sell plenty of records (including a string that debuted at No. 1), while earning induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2018.
Bon Jovi 'On a Night Like This' Concert Film Will Stream for Free
Documentary will be available to all fans on the band's Facebook page.
Richie Sambora Would Return to Bon Jovi for ‘Special Situation'
Former guitarist denies claim that he doesn’t have his life together.
How the Events of 2020 Changed Bon Jovi's '2020' Album: Interview
Rock & Roll Hall of Famer discusses charity, America and how "Runaway" was more socially conscious than one might have thought.
Jon Bon Jovi Wishes Richie Sambora ‘Had His Life Together’
But singer argues there’s an upside to his old friend’s absence from Bon Jovi.
Bon Jovi Doesn't Shy Away From Criticism Over Political '2020'
New album was ready for release when the quarantines began, giving the band plenty of time to rethink tone and content.
Bon Jovi Joins Jennifer Nettles for Revamped ‘Do What You Can’
COVID-19 inspired song, originally released in April, gets a country makeover.
Jon Bon Jovi Wears Mask and Salutes NYC Workers in New Video
Song appears on band's upcoming '2020' LP.
Jon Bon Jovi Trades $20 Million Florida Home for $43 Million Home
Bon Jovi's frontman closes two big real estate deals on the same day.