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 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.
Bon Jovi Share 'Do What You Can' Single and Full '2020' Details
Band swaps out two songs for new ones made during the coronavirus pandemic.
Bon Jovi's New 'American Reckoning' Mourns George Floyd's Murder
“I was moved to write 'American Reckoning' as a witness to history," says Jon Bon Jovi.
Bon Jovi, Fleetwood Mac Songs Highlight 'The Voice' Finale
Finalists and coaches also performed duets of John Mellencamp and Phil Collins during Season 18 episode.
Bon Jovi Cancel 2020 Tour to Help Fans Get Refunds
Band scraps dates in order to get money back into hands of its supporters.
Why Jon Bon Jovi Won’t Play Super Bowl Halftime Show
Singer says he has “no desire” to take part in gala performance after refusing once and missing out once.