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2 Oct, 2015

Accuses Bon Jovi of ‘standing with Israeli oppression’


In an op-ed for Salon, Waters accuses Bon Jovi and his band mates of standing “shoulder to shoulder” with Israel before listing many of the casualties suffered by the Palestinians at the hands of the Israeli government.

I won’t waste my time drawing parallels with Apartheid South Africa and the moral stand that so many artists took then and that thousands are taking now in the face of decades of Israeli oppression of Palestinians. So the die is cast, you are determined to proceed with your gig in Tel Aviv on October 3. You are making your stand. You stand shoulder to shoulder

With the settler who burned the baby
With the bulldozer driver who crushed Rachel Corrie
With the soldier who shot the soccer player’s feet to bits

The dead can’t remind you of the crimes you’ve ignored. But, lest we forget, “To stand by silent and indifferent is the greatest crime of all.”

8 Mar, 2013

What About Now

Single Release

The band releases their song, What About Now,  from the album with the same name. Bon Jovi:

It has a strong social overview. We were heading into the end of [President Barack] Obama’s first term, and America was in recovery but still teetering. Europe was teetering, too; austerity plans were or weren’t going to take effect. So it’s sort of a snapshot of that period, though I hope it will also be timeless.

17 Aug, 2009

We Weren’t Born To Follow

Single Release

The band releasesWe Weren’t Born To Follow, from the album, The Circle. Sambora:

When I recorded the solo to that song, I played a very melodic, kind of Beatles-esque break. That was the mood I was in. As soon as the song got leaked to radio, people went crazy, sending e-mails and Twittering and everything: ‘We love the song, but what’s with that solo? We want a rippin’, burnin’ Richie Sambora solo. So I said to Jon, ‘Hey, do you want me to change it? We got time. And John was like, ‘Sure. Go lay down another solo and we’ll drop it in the song on the album.’ So that’s what I did.

11 Feb, 2007

Wins Grammy


Bon Jovi and Nettles win the Grammy for Best Country Collaboration With Vocals for Who Says You Can’t Go Home.

30 Jan, 2006

Who Says You Can’t Go Home

Single Release

The band releasesWho Says You Can’t Go Home, from the album, Have A Nice Day. Bon Jovi is not pleased when Palin uses the song  at some of her campaign stops in middle America.

We wrote this song as a thank you to those who have supported us over the past 25 years. The song has since become a banner for our home state of New Jersey and the de facto theme song for our partnerships around the country to build homes and rebuild communities. Although we have not asked, we do not approve of their use of Home.

Dry County

Single Release

The band releasesDry County, from the album, Keep The Faith. Usually, a dry county is a county that prohibits alcohol, but in the context of this song, it’s a county that was once abundant with oil, where the wells have dried up.

26 Jan, 1993

Bed Of Roses

Single Release

The band releases their song, Bed Of Roses,  from the album, Keep The Faith. Bon Jovi started writing this single in a hotel room in Los Angeles. He requested that the hotel bring a piano that they used for weddings to his room.


Bad Medicine

Single Release

The band releases, Bad Medicine, from, New Jersey. For the song’s music video, Bon Jovi gives 250 fans hand held cameras and film and tells them to shoot the band in concert the way they see them:

We told them to film whatever they wanted and, if it was good, we’d use it in the video, and take the ten people who’d shot the best stuff on the road with us in California this year, they could come along with us in the jet and be like a member of the band.
I was hoping they’d goof off a bit more, that they’d take the cameras out in the hallways and film their shoes, go film anything they wanted plus the stage. These kids turned up with their own lights, trusses, tripods, assistants and all that s–t, ‘cos they all wanted to be the ones that go on the road with us.

3 Mar, 1987

Wanted Dead Or Alive

Single Release

The band releasesWanted Dead Or Alive, from the album, Slippery When Wet. The lyrics are based on the early days of the band; a time when they would play anywhere that they were welcomed.

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