The band Bon Jovi has made its mark in the world of Rock music. The band has had a large number of hits and sold millions of albums. The band members have also had a few solo projects as well. Bon Jovi has a huge fan following all over the world. They have a reputation for being one of the best live acts in rock. The fans are loyal and fiercely protective of the band. They will often go to great lengths to get tickets and merchandise for a Bon Jovi concert. The band has also given back to the community in several ways.
Jon Bon Jovi started out as a drummer in a local New Jersey band called Atlantic City Express. Later, he would put what he had learned on the club circuit to use and began writing his own material. A song that he wrote called Runaway became a hit and caught the attention of record labels.
Soon, Jon and his brother Tony would start their own recording studio in New York, Power Station. They began to make demo recordings. Later, they would sign to Polygram records. They were soon given a budget for a full-length album. Jon hand-picked a group of musicians – drummer Tico Torres, bassist Alec John Such and keyboard player David Bryan. He would then add a guitarist named Richie Sambora.
After a few years of hard work, Bon Jovi began to hit the top of the charts with their third album. This album was called ‘Slippery When Wet’ and it went straight to number one in the US. The album was a massive hit and gave the band their first global recognition.
With their success, the band was able to tour all over the world. They were able to sell out large stadiums and arenas. The band also started to do movie composing for films as well.
As the ’80s turned to the ’90s, Bon Jovi continued to make hits with their next albums. However, the band began to change their sound with the times. They lessened their reliance on arena rock guitars and began to include more ballads. This helped to maintain their popularity in a time where other bands were losing steam.
In 2001, the band was able to give a spectacular show in a stadium for their home state of New Jersey. It was a tremendously successful show and set a record for the VH-1 network. The band’s performance was a tribute to the victims of 9/11.
Since then, the band has continued to release successful albums and tours. The band has been able to stay on the top of the charts worldwide. The band has received many awards and accolades throughout the years. In 2009, the band was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame. The band has continued to tour with varying lineups. They have also released a few Christmas albums over the years as well.