The rock band Bon Jovi formed in Sayreville, New Jersey in 1983. The group consists of lead singer Jon Bon Jovi, keyboardist David Bryan, drummer Tico Torres, guitarist Phil X, and bassist Hugh McDonald. Each member has his or her own unique musical style and background.
Bon Jovi members have been in the band for more than three decades. This period of stability is unusual in rock, where frequent lineup changes can lead to band disbandment. However, Jon Bon Jovi and his bandmates have been stable throughout their career. Although they’ve undergone unofficial hiatuses in 1993 and 1994, they have maintained a constant line-up over the past three decades. However, in 2013, they parted ways with founding member Richie Sambora.
Jon Bon Jovi formed the band in 1983 and has since released thirteen studio albums. The band has sold over a hundred million records worldwide. They have also performed over 2,700 shows in 50 countries and have more than 34 million fans worldwide. The band was recognized with an Award of Merit at the 2004 American Music Awards, and topped the charts several times.
Bon Jovi is often considered to be a glam metal group, but they have always embraced multiple genres. The band was inducted into the UK Music Hall of Fame in 2006 and the US Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2018. The band also has won numerous awards. Their hit song “Blaze of Glory” won a Grammy Award and a Golden Globe. It also earned the band Grammy and Academy Award nominations.
After leaving New Jersey after the video fiasco, the band continued to tour worldwide. The success of the band had been a predictable pattern, but it was only in 1987 that the band finally achieved their goal. After the re-editing video fiasco, Bon Jovi left for an international tour. But it wasn’t all rosy for the band. The band continued to grow and become an iconic group.
Bon Jovi members have gone through various health issues over the years. Among them, Richie Sambora was a victim of alcoholism and painkiller addiction. He spent two stints in rehab during his career. He eventually left the band in 2013, and Phil X stepped in to fill the vacancy. On tour, the band performed a set that featured unreleased songs.
Unlike the other members of the band, Hugh McDonald was a founding member of the band before joining the group. He replaced former bassist Alec John Such in 1994. He had a varied career, having previously played with numerous artists before joining Bon Jovi. In addition to playing in the band, he has also played in a number of promotional videos.
After the These Days Tour, Bon Jovi went on hiatus. This hiatus was a conscious decision made by the band. Members agreed to take a two-year break. However, they reunited again in 1999 for a song commissioned for the film EdTV. At that time, David Bryan was recovering from a finger injury.