Lead singer Jon Bon Jovi performs at a concert in Madrid in June 2010.
November 26, 2010 Even before he had a band, Jon Bon Jovi delivered demos with the confidence of a superstar. In 2009, Bon Jovi joined Terry Gross for a conversation about his band's album, The Circle.
July 15, 2008 Twenty-five years after its first album, the New Jersey band is still selling out Madison Square Garden and putting out chart-topping singles. But these days, its sound is a little more country, and it's recording in Nashville. That may be because pop and rock songs have left behind the working-class, everyday guy, while country music sings straight to him.
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October 10, 2007 News & Notes producer Jenee Darden is up for this week's staff song pick. Her choice is Bon Jovi's "It's My Life," and she explains how the song encouraged her to pursue her college dream.
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June 20, 2007 Jon Bon Jovi discusses his band's latest project, Lost Highway. Last year, Bon Jovi became the first rock group to reach number one on the Billboard country charts with Who Says You Can't Go Home. But, they are quick to add, please don't call them country stars.
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May 8, 2006 The band Bon Jovi has been labeled many things: metal, rock, pop. But how about country? That's right, Bon Jovi's hit "Who Says You Can't Go Home" has topped Billboard's country chart. It's the first time that a rock band has landed that No. 1 spot. If you're not a country fan, the song comes in two versions. One, without the twang, is also moving up the charts.
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