Jon Bon Jovi's first official solo album, Destination Anywhere (apparently Blaze of Glory doesn't count because it was a soundtrack) finds the hard rocker attempting to simultaneously make his signature sound more mature and more contemporary. Producer Stephen Lironi tones down the sample-driven rhythms that characterized his work with Black Grape, giving Bon Jovi a laid-back and modern musical bed. Of course, the singer chooses to write melodies and lyrics very similar to those of his full-time band, only less bombastic. And that's the key to Destination Anywhere – it really couldn't have been made by the band, because there are too many subtle sonics and melodies for the group. So, in a sense, it's a breakthrough for Bon Jovi, because it is the first time he sounds like he's come to terms with adulthood. That doesn't mean Destination Anywhere is a complete success – it, like his other records, is hampered by filler – but none of his contemporaries were able to age this well, and the record is a fine example of late-'90s mainstream pop.
Burning Bridges is the thirteenth studio album by American rock band Bon Jovi. Produced by John Shanks, it was released worldwide on August 21, 2015, through Mercury Records. It is the first album without former guitarist Richie Sambora, who left the band in 2013, and the last one released through Mercury, meaning the end of a 32 years old relationship. According to Jon Bon Jovi, the album serves as a "fan record" to tie in with an accompanying international tour: "It’s songs that weren’t finished, that were finished, a couple of new ones like the one we released as a single "We Don't Run".
This is the essential live compilation DVD, featuring every major hit from Livin' On a Prayer to Wanted Dead Or Alive.
After ushering in the era of pop-metal with their 1986 blockbuster Slippery When Wet and its hit singles "You Give Love a Bad Name," "Wanted Dead or Alive," and "Living on a Prayer," Bon Jovi wound up transcending the big-haired '80s, withstanding changes in style and sound to become one of the biggest American rock bands of their time selling over 120 million albums worldwide and sustaining their popularity well into the new millennium. As the times changed, so did the band's sound.
Music In Review provides that incisive insight as we study the rise (and rise!) of Jon Bon Jovi, the band he leads and the music they have made. Candid interviews and criticism from a host of leading musicians, journalists and those close to the band such as Michael Francis, legendary bodyguard to the stars and Jovi stalwart for over 6 years. We can finally see what has made the band that broke 100,000,000 sales in 2004 so very successful, as 2007 begins with the rumbles of a new album and tour in the offing.