Jon Bon Jovi Discusses Upbringing, Philanthropy

Jon Bon Jovi and his bandmates

Jon Bon Jovi sat down for an interview with ‘CNBC Meets’ host Tania Bryer, where the Bon Jovi frontman discussed his upbringing, having a passion and dedication to his philanthropic work and more. The rocker also took Tania on a tour of a Philadelphia neighborhood that is one of many affordable housing projects helmed by the Jon Bon Jovi Soul Foundation.

“I always was drawn to music,” Jon said. “I loved the idea of singing and playing and writing and creating and being an artist.” Jon added that he had an “uneventful” upbringing, living in a “middle class, suburban two parent house… it really was a blue collar upbringing.”

Watch the 28-minute interview via CNBC.com below.

Bon Jovi ‘This Is Our House’ Video

Bon Jovi 'This Is Our House'

Bon Jovi is out with a live video for their previously unreleased track ‘This Is Our House’, off the New Jersey rock band’s compilation album ‘Greatest Hits’, out now on Island Records. Watch the Tony Bongiovi directed video via Vevo below.

Will Bon Jovi Get In The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame?

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Billboard editor Craig Marks spoke with The Star-Ledger about New Jersey rockers Bon Jovi getting nominated for a spot in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. “Sure, they’re not the typical ‘rock critic band’, but it’s good to see that they’re not getting punished for that,” Marks said, adding that the band’s frontman should be particularly pleased with the potential honor. “Jon Bon Jovi has got to be so excited right now. Throughout his career, he’s always felt that he’s been denied access to that rock elite VIP area. This gets him into the inner circle, regardless of what the critics might say.” Read more.

Bon Jovi ‘What Do You Got?’ Video

Bon Jovi are out with the music video to their new single ‘What Do You Got?’, off the New Jersey rock band’s compilation album ‘Greatest Hits’, out November 9th on Island Records. Watch the Wayne Isham directed video via Vevo below.

Bon Jovi Push The Boundaries With The Circle Tour

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Billboard caught up with Jon Bon Jovi in a Q&A, asking the frontman about Bon Jovi’s tour in support of their latest album ‘The Circle’ and how it differs from the past few tours the Jersey rockers have embarked on. “You try to push the boundaries of the production, first and foremost,” Bon Jovi said. “We always have a lot of great give and take between the whole production team. Then, you’re always excited to play new songs. With the visuals that accompany some of the old songs, again we tried to push those boundaries wider, broader, bigger. There’s interaction between us and that stage. To me the stage is a living, breathing entity in itself, especially the indoor production. I’m just astounded by it, I think they outdid themselves.” Check out the entire transcript at Billboard.com.

Jon Bon Jovi Discusses O2 Residency

Jon Bon Jovi

Bon Jovi played an exclusive gig on top of The O2 to celebrate their residency at the London venue. The New Jersey rock band’s singer Jon Bon Jovi spoke with Absolute Radio’s Ben Jones on top of The O2, talking about playing at the venue, playing at exotic locales over the years, being able to push the boundaries with the set list thanks to their deep catalog, having a special relationship with their UK fans, and being a soccer fan during World Cup. Watch the interview via YouTube below the cut. (more…)

Bon Jovi ‘When We Were Beautiful’ Video

Bon Jovi

Bon Jovi are out with the video to their new single ‘When We Were Beautiful’, the third official single off the Sayreville, New Jersey rock band’s eleventh studio album ‘The Circle’, out now on Island Records. Watch the Anthony Bongiovi directed treatment via Vevo below the cut. (more…)

30 Rock’s Liz Meets Jon Bon Jovi

Liz (Tina Fey) meets Jon Bon Jovi during a Valentine’s themed episode of ’30 Rock’, offering advice on signing contracts before realizing Liz is only signing a document confirming her loneliness on the romantic holiday. The show airs on Thursday at 9:30 PM ET/PT and 8:30 CT. The teaser via NBC.com has since been removed.

Jon Bon Jovi & Richie Sambora Discuss O2 Residency

Christian O’Connell of Absolute Radio meets Jon Bon Jovi and Richie Sambora to talk about their residency at the O2 in Summer 2010. Find out what they think of Simon Cowell, TV talent shows and how they would fare if they were starting their careers now on the X Factor stage. Christian took along his producer Richie who finished the interview with an almighty gaffe. What don’t you do to one of the worlds biggest rock stars? Get their name wrong. He did.

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