BON JOVI

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Bon Jovi is an American rock band from Sayreville, New Jersey. Formed in 1983, Bon Jovi consists of lead singer and namesake Jon Bon Jovi (John Francis Bongiovi, Jr.), guitarist Richie Sambora, bassist Hugh McDonald, keyboardist David Bryan, and drummer Tico Torres. The band's lineup has remained mostly static during its history, the only exception being the 1994 dismissal of bass player Alec John Such. In 1986, Bon Jovi achieved widespread global recognition with their third album, Slippery When Wet. The band's fourth album, New Jersey was equally successful in 1988, and between 1986, 1995, Bon Jovi had 13 U.S. Top 40 hits, including four number-one songs on the Billboard Hot 100: You Give Love a Bad Name, Livin' on a Prayer, Bad Medicine, and I'll Be There for You. Other Top 10 record chart hits included Wanted Dead or Alive, Born to Be My Baby, Lay Your Hands on read more...
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BON JOVI Bon Jovi album cover 3.48 | 23 ratings
Bon Jovi
Hard Rock 1984
BON JOVI 7800° Fahrenheit album cover 3.32 | 21 ratings
7800° Fahrenheit
Hard Rock 1985
BON JOVI Slippery When Wet album cover 3.12 | 38 ratings
Slippery When Wet
Hard Rock 1986
BON JOVI New Jersey album cover 3.87 | 27 ratings
New Jersey
Hard Rock 1988
BON JOVI Keep The Faith album cover 3.32 | 18 ratings
Keep The Faith
Hard Rock 1992
BON JOVI These Days album cover 3.00 | 11 ratings
These Days
Hard Rock 1995
BON JOVI Crush album cover 2.62 | 8 ratings
Crush
Non-Metal 2000
BON JOVI Bounce album cover 2.30 | 6 ratings
Bounce
Non-Metal 2002
BON JOVI Have A Nice Day album cover 2.46 | 8 ratings
Have A Nice Day
Non-Metal 2005
BON JOVI Lost Highway album cover 1.83 | 8 ratings
Lost Highway
Non-Metal 2007
BON JOVI The Circle album cover 1.95 | 7 ratings
The Circle
Hard Rock 2009
BON JOVI What About Now album cover 2.38 | 4 ratings
What About Now
Non-Metal 2013
BON JOVI Burning Bridges album cover 2.17 | 3 ratings
Burning Bridges
Non-Metal 2015
BON JOVI This House Is Not for Sale album cover 1.50 | 1 ratings
This House Is Not for Sale
Non-Metal 2016

BON JOVI EPs & splits

BON JOVI Borderline album cover 2.50 | 1 ratings
Borderline
Hard Rock 1986

BON JOVI live albums

BON JOVI One Wild Night: Live 1985-2001 album cover 3.40 | 5 ratings
One Wild Night: Live 1985-2001
Hard Rock 2001
BON JOVI This Left Feels Right album cover 2.00 | 3 ratings
This Left Feels Right
Non-Metal 2003
BON JOVI Inside Out album cover 2.00 | 1 ratings
Inside Out
Non-Metal 2012

BON JOVI demos, promos, fans club and other releases (no bootlegs)

BON JOVI Destination Anywhere album cover 2.00 | 2 ratings
Destination Anywhere
Non-Metal 1997
BON JOVI Target Exclusive album cover 2.00 | 2 ratings
Target Exclusive
Non-Metal 2003
BON JOVI Live From The Have A Nice Day Tour album cover 2.00 | 2 ratings
Live From The Have A Nice Day Tour
Non-Metal 2006

BON JOVI re-issues & compilations

BON JOVI Hard & Hot album cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
Hard & Hot
Hard Rock 1991
BON JOVI Cross Road: The Best Of Bon Jovi album cover 4.43 | 7 ratings
Cross Road: The Best Of Bon Jovi
Glam Metal 1994
BON JOVI Tokyo Road album cover 5.00 | 1 ratings
Tokyo Road
Hard Rock 2001
BON JOVI 100,000,000 Bon Jovi Fans Can't Be Wrong album cover 3.00 | 2 ratings
100,000,000 Bon Jovi Fans Can't Be Wrong
Hard Rock 2004
BON JOVI Greatest Hits album cover 2.00 | 2 ratings
Greatest Hits
Hard Rock 2010

BON JOVI singles (63)

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2.00 | 1 ratings
Runaway
Hard Rock 1983
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2.00 | 1 ratings
She Don't Know Me
Hard Rock 1984
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2.00 | 1 ratings
Burning For Love
Hard Rock 1984
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2.00 | 1 ratings
Silent Night
Hard Rock 1985
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2.00 | 1 ratings
Only Lonely
Hard Rock 1985
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2.00 | 1 ratings
In And Out Of Love
Hard Rock 1985
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2.00 | 1 ratings
The Hardest Part Is The Night
Hard Rock 1985
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2.00 | 1 ratings
You Give Love A Bad Name
Hard Rock 1986
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0.88 | 4 ratings
Livin' On A Prayer
Hard Rock 1986
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2.00 | 1 ratings
Never Say Goodbye
Hard Rock 1987
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1.25 | 2 ratings
Wanted Dead Or Alive
Hard Rock 1987
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2.00 | 1 ratings
Bad Medicine
Hard Rock 1988
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2.00 | 1 ratings
Living In Sin
Hard Rock 1989
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2.00 | 1 ratings
Lay Your Hands On Me
Hard Rock 1989
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2.00 | 1 ratings
Born To Be My Baby
Hard Rock 1989
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2.00 | 1 ratings
I'll Be There For You
Hard Rock 1989
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2.00 | 1 ratings
Blaze Of Glory
Hard Rock 1990
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2.00 | 1 ratings
Never Say Die
Hard Rock 1990
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2.00 | 1 ratings
Miracle
Non-Metal 1990
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2.00 | 1 ratings
Dyin' Ain't Much Of A Livin'
Non-Metal 1991
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2.00 | 1 ratings
Always (1992)
Hard Rock 1992
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2.00 | 1 ratings
Keep The Faith
Hard Rock 1992
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2.00 | 1 ratings
Bed Of Roses
Hard Rock 1993
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2.00 | 1 ratings
I'll Sleep When I'm Dead
Hard Rock 1993
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2.00 | 1 ratings
I Believe
Hard Rock 1993
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2.00 | 1 ratings
In These Arms
Hard Rock 1993
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2.00 | 1 ratings
Dry County
Hard Rock 1994
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2.00 | 1 ratings
Please Come Home For Christmas
Non-Metal 1994
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2.00 | 1 ratings
Always
Non-Metal 1994
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2.00 | 1 ratings
Someday I'll Be Saturday Night
Hard Rock 1995
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2.00 | 1 ratings
Something For The Pain
Hard Rock 1995
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2.00 | 1 ratings
This Ain't A Love Song
Hard Rock 1995
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2.00 | 1 ratings
Lie To Me
Non-Metal 1995
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2.00 | 1 ratings
These Days
Hard Rock 1996
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2.00 | 1 ratings
Hey God
Hard Rock 1996
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2.00 | 1 ratings
Midnight In Chelsea
Non-Metal 1997
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2.00 | 1 ratings
Janie, Don't Take Your Love To Town
Non-Metal 1997
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2.00 | 1 ratings
Queen Of New Orleans
Non-Metal 1997
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2.00 | 1 ratings
Ugly
Non-Metal 1997
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2.00 | 1 ratings
Real Life
Non-Metal 1999
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3.25 | 2 ratings
It's My Life
Non-Metal 2000
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2.00 | 1 ratings
Say It Isn't So
Non-Metal 2000
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2.00 | 1 ratings
Thank You For Loving Me
Non-Metal 2001
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0.00 | 0 ratings
One Wild Night
Non-Metal 2001
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2.00 | 1 ratings
Bounce
Non-Metal 2002
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2.00 | 1 ratings
Everyday
Non-Metal 2002
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2.00 | 1 ratings
Misunderstood
Non-Metal 2002
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2.00 | 1 ratings
All About Lovin' You
Non-Metal 2003
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2.00 | 1 ratings
It's My Life (2003)
Non-Metal 2003
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2.00 | 1 ratings
Wanted Dead Or Alive (2003)
Non-Metal 2003
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2.00 | 1 ratings
Have A Nice Day
Non-Metal 2005
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2.00 | 1 ratings
Who Says You Can't Go Home
Non-Metal 2006
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2.00 | 1 ratings
(You Want To) Make A Memory
Non-Metal 2007
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2.00 | 1 ratings
Welcome To Wherever You Are
Non-Metal 2007
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2.00 | 1 ratings
Lost Highway
Non-Metal 2007
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2.00 | 1 ratings
Whole Lot Of Leavin'
Non-Metal 2008
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2.00 | 1 ratings
We Weren't Born To Follow
Non-Metal 2009
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2.00 | 1 ratings
Superman Tonight
Non-Metal 2010
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2.00 | 1 ratings
When We Were Beautiful
Non-Metal 2010
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2.00 | 1 ratings
What Do You Got
Non-Metal 2010
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2.00 | 1 ratings
No Apologies
Non-Metal 2010
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2.00 | 1 ratings
Because We Can
Non-Metal 2013
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2.00 | 1 ratings
What About Now
Non-Metal 2013

BON JOVI movies (DVD, Blu-Ray or VHS)

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4.00 | 2 ratings
Breakout: Videosingles
Hard Rock 1985
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5.00 | 1 ratings
Tokyo Road: Live In Japan '85
Hard Rock 1985
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3.50 | 2 ratings
Slippery When Wet: The Videos
Hard Rock 1987
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4.00 | 2 ratings
New Jersey: The Videos
Hard Rock 1989
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3.50 | 1 ratings
Access All Areas: A Rock & Roll Odyssey
Hard Rock 1990
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5.00 | 1 ratings
Keep The Faith: An Evening With Bon Jovi
Hard Rock 1993
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2.50 | 1 ratings
Keep The Faith: The Videos
Hard Rock 1993
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0.00 | 0 ratings
Cross Road: The Video
Hard Rock 1994
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4.00 | 1 ratings
Live From London
Hard Rock 1998
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4.00 | 2 ratings
The Crush Tour
Hard Rock 2000
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0.00 | 0 ratings
This Left Feels Right Live
Non-Metal 2004
.. Album Cover
0.00 | 0 ratings
Lost Highway: The Concert
Non-Metal 2007
.. Album Cover
0.00 | 0 ratings
Live At Madison Square Garden
Hard Rock 2009
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3.00 | 1 ratings
Greatest Hits: The Ultimate Video Collection
Hard Rock 2010

BON JOVI Reviews

BON JOVI New Jersey

Album · 1988 · Hard Rock
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Losimba
New Jersey was my first contact with Bon Jovi, and I got the album shortly after its release. At the time it was certainly one of my favourite albums and it still one I enjoy. As I hadn't heard Slippery When Wet at the time and Runaway was the only other Bon Jovi song I knew, it's difficult to say the album gave me exactly what I expected from a Bon Jovi album in 1988. So I'll try a different approach.

Though I wouldn't consider all songs extraordinary, none of them is near or below average. Originally I had some problems with Ride Cowboy Ride until I finally realized that this wee mono piece is a prequel or intro to Stick To Your Guns which has always been one of the better songs of New Jersey. The other song I rate higher now than in 1988 is Lay Your Hands On Me. The reason is simply that I really love album opening sequences with pompous drums, bells or the like. On ther other hand, my rating of I'll Be There For You has dropped from a 6 star to a 4.5 star song. But the best song of the album is still Blood On Blood, and that is mainly because of the lyrics. Especially at the time it was so refreshing to have something else than love songs by someone else than Saga. The music of the song isn't bad either, and back in '88 the more than 6 minutes were definitely a bonus.

All in all New Jersey is my favourite band album by Bon Jovi. It is not absolutely perfect, so no 5 stars, but I have no hesitation to award four and a half.

BON JOVI Slippery When Wet

Album · 1986 · Hard Rock
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aglasshouse
Flashback to the mid eighties:

You were standing in the middle of a Bon Jovi concert during the popularity of their 1986 album Slippery When Wet. The album, being likely their most popular album to date, was greeted with applause from the pop music community and they were gifted with a big 'ol pat on the back.

Now you, the metalhead, are surrounded by a bunch of drooling teenagers (mostly teenage girls who swoon over that luscious Jon), while shitty pop ballads molest your ear-holes as you try to make your way out of the army of idiots that surrounds you and to someplace where you can try to suppress memories of Jon Bon Jovi's face before you.

At least, this is how I imagine I would feel like at a Bon Jovi gathering. Of course, I'm way too young to know how it went down during the 80's and the general boom of Bon Jovi, and instead I was born at a time where they were just becoming total crap that people cared less and less about.

Not to mention, I'm from a time where constant tracks from this stupid, lust-filled album (not to mention with a clear and obvious innuendo as a album title) blared from the radio every goddamn second: "WWEWEEH WEHEHEW / LIVING ON A PRAAAYERRR!!!" No. Just stop please.

Perhaps the only song I can actually stand on this album is 'You Give Love a Bad Name'. Even then, I'm constantly overshadowed by the fact that these songs are being written by a total dense jerk who's done nothing except saying stupid crap during interviews and have the constant and unwavering ability to make horrible pop - rock music for teenage girls.

TL;DR: I loathe almost everything on this release. I would not recommend it to any metalhead of any kind.

I do not recommend this album.

BON JOVI Slippery When Wet

Album · 1986 · Hard Rock
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Mjöllnir
Surely one of the most well known relics of the rock side of the embarassing 80s™. Of course I'm only making fun of decade stereotypes but Bon Jovi did capture much of the cliché of the commercial hard rock at the time but managed not to take the brunt of the backlash on its dramatic fall from grace. As for me, I'm glad as I think there's some cracking tunes on offer here. Shamelessly radio friendly and wanting to reach the big time so bad as they were, its fun and vibrant with a sound that many tried to emulate after. Not particuarly metallic but loud guitars, bass and drums form the base of the songs, with mild keyboard "dressing", wrapped up in a crystal clear production and making sure they're always catchy. The hits are what people remember, but Let It Rock and Raise Your Hands I find quite fun too. The others I can happily leave.

BON JOVI Slippery When Wet

Album · 1986 · Hard Rock
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AtomicCrimsonRush
The best Bon Jovi album radiates with sexual energy and had girls swooning in delight as the metal ballads were pounded out. Jovi became master of the ballad, there was metal but it was shrouded in commercial excess, radio friendly and false metal if ever there were a term, though Manowar would send black arrows into the hearts of this type of girly mush. That is why girls populated the crowds, and the band wouldn't complain, though it lacked any punch or crunch.

Okay, they could play and proved it with lead breaks that soared and some power riffs that jammed themself into your cranium mercilessly. Let It Rock, You Give Love a Bad Name, Livin' on a Prayer and Wanted Dead or Alive became live staples by the band and rarely would they get better than this. It isn't heavy but the tunes sure as heck were memorable and dominated the 80s airwaves, and continue to do so.

BON JOVI New Jersey

Album · 1988 · Hard Rock
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Stephen
Bon Jovi labelled their fourth album by the pride of their home town, New Jersey, and though seems hard to defeat the victorious 30 million sales of "Slippery When Wet", this album carved another important record for being the only hard rock album in history that spawned five singles on the Top 10 of Billboard Hot 100.

Among those chart-conqueror singles, I don't like "Lay Your Hands On Me" as I found it's too boring and disposable, "I'll Be There For You" is a decent generic ballad, but "Bad Medicine" and "Born To Be My Baby" are essential upbeat rockers and the heart-throbbing backstreet ballad, "Living In Sin" is legendary and I consider it as one of their greatest piece ever penned.

After the previous "Wanted Dead or Alive", Bon Jovi had a big interest in a wild west cowboy theme reflected on tracks such as "Blood On Blood", "Ride Cowboy Ride", and "Stick To Your Guns". The list of great songs here goes on with the anthemic "Wild Is The Wind" and the acoustical outro of "Love For Sale".

"New Jersey" is a crucial part of Bon Jovi's growing phase and a huge nostalgic memory to many. Remember when hairs are long and the hysterical shout of "when you get drunk, I'll be the wine" with guitars on your lap and the neighbor girl fell in love secretly to you. Whether you like it or not, Bon Jovi plays an important role of dragging many new fans to the rock/metal community, and "New Jersey" is their one thing to blame.

BON JOVI Movies Reviews

BON JOVI The Crush Tour

Movie · 2000 · Hard Rock
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jampa17
Rock is meant for last. A new chapter for the delight of music lovers.

Well, is not like I don’t know how risky it is to my reputation to rate a Glam Metal album, worse to rate a Glam Metal DVD. Well, I don’t care, I think these guys really lose their energy through time, but as musicians they remain capable to play as hard as their early days and I do enjoy this DVD.

To describe this DVD I will be brief. OK, you want old Bon Jovi hits (accept it, you rock with them and maybe some pick some nice girls by talking about him…) here are maybe the best live recording of the mighty Living on a Prayer, Lay Your Hands On Me (My favorite song from Jovis), Bad Medicine, Keep the Faith, You Give Love a Bad Name among others, with some more recent material, the unique It’s my Life and Say it Isn’t So. The crowd shows a lot of energy for being a lot of girls and people in their thirties. 40 some thousand person were present in this wonderful show. The arrangements of the songs are cool, good, and Sambora really did a great job with the solos, and shows he is capable to use a lot of different techniques when he want to. Of course, you won’t hear devil lyrics, screams and rockin’ signs, just a bunch of good musicians playing great music that doesn’t seems to lose energy or pass away through time.

The only complain that I have is the awful arrangement for an energetic song like Runaway, with that boring only piano result with complete boreness. I always have to skip it. Besides that, this DVD is there for any metalish out there… well, no, is better for glam metal fans and people who only like Metal in small doses. Those guys, I don’t know if they could be interesting in this site though but this is a good performance and the quality of sound and video worth the price. 4 stars is OK, because the longevity of the songs and the excellent performance from this active old guys, who shows that time only pass for better. They maybe lost a little of energy but get better as musicians and this performance shows it, quite clear.

Just a little warning… at the beginning of One Wild Night, watch out, John Bon Jovi suppose to dance a ChaChaCha and he caress his *ss, something that no metalhead wants to see... so... just skip it... but the DVD worth the watch.

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