Former Bon Jovi guitarist Richie Sambora and his Aussie girlfriend Orianthi have announced they’re calling it splits, but on a surprisingly bright note.
Longtime Bon Jovi guitarist Richie Sambora, who left the group in 2013, said he always wished the band had been more of a full group project instead of a showcase for frontman Jon Bon Jovi.
The 2018 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony has the potential to reunite many bands. The Cars have committed to performing for the first time since their short-lived 2011 Move Likes This tour, the Moody Blues are willing to play with former keyboardist Mike Pinder and flautist Ray Thomas and at least some version of Dire Straits will take the stage should Mark Knopfler decide he wants that to happen. But the most high-profile reconciliation of the evening will take place when Richie Sambora performs with Bon Jovi.
They’re in. Bon Jovi will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Class of 2018, the Rock Hall announced on Wednesday.
One million Bon Jovi fans can’t be wrong. Bon Jovi received the most support in fan voting for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Hall’s Class of 2018 with 1,162,146 votes. Voters were allowed to cast a ballot of five bands for each day of voting, which closed Tuesday, Dec. 5, was open.
Jon Bon Jovi will celebrate his longstanding philanthropic relationship with Samsung Electronics America, Inc. tonight (Nov. 2) with the Samsung Charity Gala at the Skylight Clarkson Square in New York. Bon Jovi, Flo-Rida, Hunter Hayes and DJ Livia are all set to perform at the annual event, which brings together luminaries from across the worlds of entertainment and business to help raise awareness for a variety of important social and charitable programs, with the primary goal of raising funds to help people build brighter futures.
Richie Sambora, the long-time guitarist for Bon Jovi, said he would play with Bon Jovi if inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. He commented on the possible scenario during the Thursday, Oct. 5 “Trunk Nation” show on SiriusXM.
They’re more than "Livin’ on a Prayer." They’ve been nominated.
New Jersey's Bon Jovi is among 19 acts nominated for the induction into the Rock and Roll Fame Class of 2018. Radiohead, Rage Against The Machine, Bon Jovi, Depeche Mode, Judas Priest, Kate Bush, the Cars, Dire Straits, Eurythmics, J. Geils Band, LL Cool J, MC5, the Meters, the Moody Blues, Rufus featuring Chaka Khan, Nina Simone, Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Link Wray and the Zombies are this year’s other nominees.
In most neighborhoods, you might head next-door to borrow a pinch of sugar. But on a certain block in Calabasas, Calif., you're more likely to get a knock from Bon Jovi guitar virtuoso Richie Sambora and his fellow shredding partner, Orianthi, asking for a spare guitar pick or mic.
Jon Bon Jovi has revealed that he had a “big falling out” with one of the people who runs the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and says more than one member of the Rock Hall’s voting board has “made it their personal mission” to keep his band, Bon Jovi, from being inducted.
MTVU today joined forces with Jon Bon Jovi to give students a chance to have the rock icon perform acoustically at their 2017 commencement ceremony.