Having gained worldwide fame through their music, Bon Jovi is still touring around the world. Their latest album is titled This House Is Not For Sale. In addition to their many studio albums, they have released six compilation albums and three live albums. The band has sold more than 100 million records worldwide and performed at more than two thousand concerts in fifty countries, playing to more than thirty-four million fans. In 2006, the band was inducted into the UK Music Hall of Fame and the US Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
John Bongiovi, Jr., was born in New Jersey and is the son of two former marines. He began writing songs at age 19 and had a record contract by age twenty-one. His band was marketed as a hard-rock group, with big hair and tight trousers. Despite their unconventional background, Bon Jovi’s songs are among the most popular in history. This is largely due to the group’s innovative sound and dedication to their fans.
In the 1980s, Bon Jovi became one of the most popular bands in the western world. Later, he put Bon Jovi on hold to focus on a solo project. In 1992, Bon Jovi released the album Blaze of Glory, inspired by the movie Young Guns II. The group later reactivated with ‘Keep the Faith’, their second album. Jon Bon Jovi continued to work on solo projects throughout the 1990s, releasing Destination Anywhere in 1997.
Following the release of the What About Now album in 2013, Bon Jovi toured with the Because We Can Tour. The band has since sold over one million albums worldwide. The new album features songs from All About You, and American Reckoning, which have all hit the top of the charts. However, Bon Jovi’s image has yet to rise to the level of their pre-Bounce days. But the album’s new single, ‘Story of Love’, is one of the best-selling songs of all time.
Although the group has had many successful albums, their recent efforts have included TV appearances in movies such as U-571 and Pay It Forward. They also have delved into political activism, and were appointed by President Obama to the White House Council for Community Solutions. Additionally, they have launched their own foundation called the Bon Jovi Soul Foundation to fight hunger in America and environmental issues. These activities have prompted the band’s fans to make their own donations in support of these nonprofits.
Jon Bongiovi started his career playing in local clubs and eventually signed to Mercury Records. He teamed up with keyboardist David Bryan, drummer Tico Torres, and bassist Alec John Such. He also recruited his neighbour Dave Sabo, who would later form the band Skid Row. Eventually, Richie Sambora became the band’s lead guitarist. The band’s name was originally Johnny Electric. However, the band was soon renamed to Bon Jovi.