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Oct. 15.

Jon Bon Jovi Walks Fan Down the Aisle at Her Las Vegas Wedding


Jon Bon Jovi surprised one of his biggest fans on Saturday, showing up to her Las Vegas wedding and walking her down the aisle!

The rocker surprised super fan Branka Delic at the Graceland Wedding Chapel in Las Vegas. Delic started an online petition in August and rallied support from the media trying to get Bon Jovi to walk her down the aisle on her special day, before saying “I do” to Gonzalo Cladera. She hadn’t heard back from him before the wedding day, but the rock star decided to surprise her instead!

Jon married his wife at that very same chapel back in 1989 so he was definitely happy to be walking Branka down that very same aisle his wife walked down. He tweeted a picture of himself and Branka, writing:

“Congratulations @branksd! May you & Gonzalo have a lifetime of happiness, love & memories together – ALWAYS!”

Afterwards, Braka tweeted:

“thanks, Jon. You’re an amazing human being for taking the time with us. See you in Sydney #championbloke.”

Following the wedding, Bon Jovi played a show at the MGM Grand Arena.

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Aug. 22.

Report: Richie Sambora Was Fired From Bon Jovi


Bon Jovi has reportedly fired lead guitarist Richie Sambora from the band’s current tour.

According to RumorFix.com, Sambora’s departure is all about money. Sources say that Sambora was raking in $2 million a month and 20 percent of profits from the tour, whereas fill-in guitarist Phillip “Phil X” Xenidis was earning far less ($10,000 a month) on the tour.

Sambora will still be collecting royalties and profits from merchandise, but according to a source he wants to get back on stage.

Sambora took a break from the group in the spring citing a “personal matter,” but has since remained quiet about his departure and has been posting many pictures of himself and his daughter spending time together. He has also been talking a lot about his most recent solo album, Aftermath of the Lowdown.

Earlier this month Sambora shared a new song, “Come Back as Me,” which was rumored to have been about Bon Jovi. Sambora took to Twitter to dispel those rumors saying “this has nothin’ to do with Jon.”

A rep for Bon Jovi has yet to comment on the Sambora rumors.

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Jul. 09.

Jon Bon Jovi Donates $1 Million to Hurricane Sandy Relief


New Jersey native and music legend Jon Bon Jovi returned to his home state to donate $1 million to the New Jersey Hurricane Sandy Relief Fund. The charity is led by first lady Mary Pat Christie.

Governor Chris Christie was present to receive Bon Jovi’s donation, which came from himself, the band and his wife.

Bon Jovi said:

“Returning home is humbling. …Me being here is not political, it’s emotional.I grew up here. I went to school here. I met my wife here.”

He told everyone how he returned to his hometown days after the storm and thought to himself, “What can I do?”

Bon Jovi is set to play two hometown shows of his Because We Can Tour on July 25 and 27 at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ.

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May. 03.

Jon Bon Jovi Celebrates New Jersey’s New Overdose Law


A few months after Jon Bon Jovi’s daughter survived a drug overdose, the singer teamed up with New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie for the signing of a law to encourage reporting of overdoses so victims don’t end up dead.

Before accompanying the governor on a visit to patients at a drug rehabilitation center, Bon Jovi said:

“I hope that Governor Christie’s actions here will cause other states to stand up and pay attention and also to follow in his footsteps.”

The New Jersey law, which was signed on Thursday, seeks to assure timely treatment for overdose victims by encouraging people to seek help without fear that they will be arrested for drug possession.

Bon Jovi’s daughter overdosed in a dorm at her college in upstate New York last year. Charges were dropped against her and another student under that state’s good Samaritan overdose reporting law.

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Apr. 09.

Jon Bon Jovi’s Apartment on the Market for $42 Million


Jon Bon Jovi has put his Soho apartment on the market for $42 million.

Bon Jovi once gave away his childhood Sayreville, NJ home for a contest on MTV, but those days are over. According to a listing on Zillow, Bon Jovi has listed his 7,400 square foot Soho duplex on the market for $42 million.

Bon Jovi and his wife purchased the property in 2007 for $24 million. The condo is located on Mercer Street in the New Museum Building. It features a wood-burning stove, a zen garden and four bedrooms, each with its own bathroom. There are also two entertaining spaces, two chef’s kitchens, a private screening room with a projection room and a master bedroom with arched windows.

The listing says:

“Experience living high above Soho on a quaint cobblestone street in the New Museum Building, a full service, prewar, landmarked condo.”

Bon Jovi is currently on the Because We Can tour.

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Apr. 03.

Richie Sambora Will Not Be Touring with Bon Jovi


Guitarist Richie Sambora will not be touring with Bon Jovi on the current leg of the band’s Because We Can tour.

On their website, the band cited “personal issues” for Sambora’s absence from the tour. The band says that all shows will go on as scheduled, however no other information was given.

Many fans have come out to express their feelings of disappointment, as well as concern on BonJovi.com. Sambora has struggled with substance abuse and has been in rehab several times, so fans are expressing concern if this is the reason why he isn’t touring with the band.

Bon Jovi is slated to begin the tour on Wednesday in Winnipeg, ending on April 25 in San Jose, California.

We hope everything is okay with Richie Sambora!

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Dec. 13.

Adele, Taylor Swift, Bon Jovi, Keith Urban Nominated for Golden Globes


The Golden Globe nominations are out and some of music’s biggest stars are up for an award!

Two of the biggest females in the music business will be going head to head in the Best Original Song category at the Golden Globes next year — Taylor Swift for “Safe & Sound” from The Hunger Games and Adele for “Skyfall” from the latest James Bond movie of the same name.

Other musical nominations in this category include Jon Bon Jovi’s “Not Running Anymore” from Stand Up Guys, Keith Urban’s “For You” from Act of Valor, and “Suddenly” from Les Miserables.

Bon Jovi won this award in 1991 for Blaze of Glory.

Nominees for Best Score includes Life of Pi, Argo, Anna Karenina, Cloud Atlas, and Lincoln.

The hit ABC show about the country music business has also fared well in these nominations. Nashville stars Hayden Panettiere and Connie Britton have been nominated for Best Supporting Actress and Best Actress in a drama, respectively.

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12-12-12 The Concert for Sandy Relief at Madison Square Garden - Live Concert
Dec. 13.

12-12-12 Concert for Sandy Relief Setlist

 12-12-12 The Concert for Sandy Relief at Madison Square Garden - Live Concert

Music’s biggest stars were at Madison Square Garden in New York City last night for a great cause! The 12-12-12 Concert for Sandy Relief featured performances from legends like Paul McCartney, The Rolling Stones, and The Who. With such a huge and amazing lineup, the show went on for nearly six hours!

With a six hour show, I’m not sure how many got to see the WHOLE thing, so check out the complete setlist from the show after the jump!

THE 12.12.12 SETLIST

Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band

“Land of Hope and Dreams”

“Wrecking Ball”

“My City in Ruins” › “Working on a Building” › “Jersey Girl”

“Born to Run” with Jon Bon Jovi


Roger Waters 

“Another Brick in the Wall”


“Us and Them”

“Comfortably Numb” with Eddie Vedder


Adam Sandler with Paul Schaffer

rewrite of “Hallelujah”


Bon Jovi

“It’s My Life”

“Wanted Dead or Alive”

“Who Says You Can’t Go Home” with Bruce Springsteen

“Living on a Prayer”


Eric Clapton

“Nobody Loves You When You’re Down and Out”

“Got to get Better in a Little While”



Rolling Stones

“You Got Me Rocking”

“Jumpin Jack Flash”


Alicia Keys

“Brand New Me”

“No One”


The Who

“Who are You”


“Pinball Wizard” › “See Me, Feel Me”

“Baba O’Riley”

“Tea & Theatre”


Kanye West

Abbreviated versions of:




“Jesus Walks”

“Run This Town”

“Diamonds From Sierra Leone”

“Touch the Sky”

“Gold Digger”

“Good Life”




Billy Joel

“Miami 2017 (Seen the Lights Go Out on Broadway)”

“Movin’ Out (Anthony’s Song)”

“Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas”

“New York State of Mind”

“River of Dreams”

“You May Be Right”

“Only the Good Die Young”


Chris Martin

“Viva la Vida”

“Losing My Religion” with Michael Stipe

“Us Against The World”


Paul McCartney

“Helter Skelter”

“Let Me Roll It”

“Nineteen Hundred and Eighty Five”

“My Valentine” with Diana Krall


“Cut Me Some Slack” with Dave Grohl, Krist Novoselic and Pat Smear

“I Got a Feeling”

“Live and Let Die”


Alicia Keys

“Empire State of Mind”

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Nov. 20.

Bon Jovi Announces 2013 Tour with Reasonable Prices

Bon Jovi’s Because We Can Tour will kick off in February and they are setting their ticket prices to appeal to all of their fans!

The Because We Can Tour will have seven different price ranges, including about 1,000 tickets being sold at $19.50 before service charges in every city!

The tour begins February 9 in Connecticut and will play mostly arenas in North America, but there will be a few stadium shows including two nights at the MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ, the band’s home state.

Tickets will go on sale in select markets beginning November 30. The tour will debut new songs from the band off their upcoming spring release, What About Now.

Jon Bon Jovi believes it is very important to offer multi-tiered pricing, especially in today’s economy. AEG Live CEO, Randy Phillips, told Billboard:

“Jon’s theory is there should be something for everybody. He wants everybody to have the opportunity to buy tickets.”

Check out the full list of tour dates after the jump!


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Nov. 15.

Jon Bon Jovi’s Daughter ODs on Heroin

Jon Bon Jovi’s 19-year-old daughter, Stephanie Bongiovi, overdosed on heroin in her college dorm on Wednesday.

She was hospitalized and is facing drug charges.

Stephanie attends school in upstate New York at Hamilton College. She was found unresponsive by an ambulance crew early Wednesday. The ambulance was sent there after a report that a female had apparently overdosed in Dunham Hall, the school’s largest dorm.

Officers sent to the dorm initially found a small amount of heroin and arrested Ian Grant, who also attends Hamilton. Investigators got a search warrant for the dorm and found heroin, marijuana, and drug paraphernalia, leading to Bongiovi’s arrest.

Bongiovi and Grant were each charged with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance. Bongiovi was also charged with fourth degree criminal possession of marijuana and criminally using drug paraphernalia and unlawful possession of marijuana. Both were issued tickets and ordered to appear in court at a later date.

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