[11] He spent summers in Erie, Pennsylvania, with his grandparents, and sold newspapers. Musician and actor Jon Bon Jovi is best known as the lead singer and founder of the rock band Bon Jovi. Bon Jovi also played as a part of the Live Earth concert at the Meadowlands in 2007, and was introduced by former Vice President Al Gore. Jon also performed with bands called The Rest, The Lechers and John Bongiovi and the Wild Ones. In April 1985 Bon Jovi released the follow-up album, 7800° Fahrenheit, which was popular with fans but less so with critics, who were turned off by the hard-rock band's manicured image and formulaic style. We strive for accuracy and fairness. [citation needed], In 2012, Jon Bon Jovi recorded a soundtrack to the movie Stand Up Guys more commonly known as Not Running Anymore. [8][9] He has stated that he is a blood relative of singer Frank Sinatra. The group followed in 2016 with This House Is Not For Sale, their sixth album to reach the top spot on the Billboard 200. Powered by songs like "Livin' on a Prayer" and "Wanted Dead or Alive," the album sold in excess of 14 million copies, putting it in the same league as Michael Jackson's Thriller. Having been originally approached by his friend Emilio Estevez to lend "Wanted Dead Or Alive" as the theme song for his upcoming Billy the Kid sequel, Bon Jovi ended up composing an all-new theme song for the film's soundtrack and delivering his first solo album. In 1991, "Blaze of Glory" won an award for Favorite Pop/Rock Single at the American Music Awards[34] and awarded a Golden Globe, as well. 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[46] On January 21, 2019, the restaurant provided free meals to government workers and family members who had been affected by the federal government shutdown. After the band went into temporary retirement in 1989, Jon concentrated on his solo career and appeared in his first movie, Young Guns II, for which he won he won a Golden Globe for Best Song, Blaze of Glory. The following year, he and the band donated $1 million to Oprah Winfrey's Angel Network. The couple has four children: a daughter, Stephanie Rose (born May 31, 1993), and three sons, Jesse James Louis (born February 19, 1995), Jacob Hurley (born May 7, 2002) and Romeo Jon (born March 29, 2004). In the 1990s, Bon Jovi started an acting career, starring in the films Moonlight and Valentino and U-571 and appearing on television in Sex and the City, Ally McBeal and The West Wing. But over the past thirty years, the two have become the best of friends. Opening for the Scorpions, Kiss and Judas Priest on tour helped Bon Jovi build up a considerable fan base that appreciated the group's rugged, soulful collection of songs about how tough it was to be a teenager. “During this pandemic they are especially vulnerable. [4] In 2000, People awarded him the title "Sexiest Rock Star".[5]. The film debuted on both MTV and VH1 in 1997. Musician and activist Eddie Vedder rose to fame as lead singer of Pearl Jam, a band that popularized the grunge rock movement in the early 1990s. https://www.biography.com/musician/jon-bon-jovi. Previous VetsAid concerts have been live events which began in 2017. Jon Bon Jovi knew in his early teens that he wanted to be a rock star. Jon Bon Jovi of Sayreville, Little Steven Van Zandt of Middletown, and James Hetfield, who lived in Old Bridge and Farmingdale during the early days of Metallica, will be joining in. After an unexpected delay, animatronic President Trump will debut Tuesday at the Hall of Presidents at Walt Disney World after a Change.org petition called for it to be cancelled. Bon Jovi was a founder and former majority owner of the Arena Football League team, the Philadelphia Soul. They have sold more than 100 million records worldwide, making them one of the bestselling American rock bands. [citation needed], Although Bon Jovi's voter registration indicates that he is unaffiliated,[49] he has supported and toured with many Democratic politicians. Jon Bon Jovi of Sayreville, Little Steven Van Zandt of Middletown, and James Hetfield, who lived in Old Bridge and Farmingdale during the early days of Metallica, will be joining in. [22], In March 1983, Jon Bon Jovi called David Bryan, who in turn called bassist Alec John Such and an experienced drummer named Tico Torres. It was Shulman who anglicized John Bongiovi's name to Bon Jovi. Jon Bon Jovi and Howard Stern had a very complicated relationship, to say the least. “Our veterans community already suffers from increased poverty rates, mental health issues, re-entry difficulties and personal crises in the best of times,” Walsh said. In 1980, when Meco was there recording Christmas in the Stars: The Star Wars Christmas Album, Tony Bongiovi recommended John for the song "R2-D2 We Wish You A Merry Christmas", which became his first professional recording (credited as John Bongiovi). The handwritten Persian sign in the video translates to "we are one". [7] His father was of Sicilian (from Sciacca, Sicily) and Slovak ancestry and his mother is of German and Russian descent. He also appeared in a handful of independent films, including Pay It Forward and U-571. [42], In July 2007, Jon Bon Jovi announced a project that would rehabilitate a block of 15 homes in north Philadelphia. Tickets, $20, go on sale noon Wednesday, Nov. 18, via vetsaid.veeps.com. [63], As he said when he came to a sold-out (over 15,000) Veterans Stadium in 1988, L.M Matin. In 1986, the band achieved widespread success and global recognition with their third album, Slippery When Wet,[25][26] which had sold 28 million copies worldwide as of 2011. John Francis Bongiovi Jr. was born in Perth Amboy, New Jersey, a son of two former Marines, barber John Francis Bongiovi Sr. and Playboy Bunny turned florist Carol (Sharkey). In the '90s, Jon stretched his talents by nurturing an acting career with starring roles in Moonlight and Valentino and The Leading Man. [60], A former resident of Rumson, New Jersey, he established his Sanctuary Sound recording studio in the basement of his home there. Bon Jovi is best known as the founder and frontman of the Grammy Award-winning rock band Bon Jovi, which was formed in 1983. [45] On October 19, 2011, it opened the JBJ Soul Kitchen, a community restaurant where patrons pay what they can afford for their meals, either with money or by volunteering work. [15][17] Still in his teens, Bon Jovi played in the band John Bongiovi and the Wild Ones, playing clubs such as the Fast Lane and opening for local acts. [56], In the 2020 Democratic Party presidential primaries, Bon Jovi endorsed fellow New Jerseyan Cory Booker for President of the United States. Filled with their now-signature power ballads underscored by soaring guitar riffs and well-crafted melodies, the album went gold. Walsh, known as member of the Southern California-based Eagles, is a Jersey guy himself. He spoke with DJ Chip Hobart and to the promotion director, John Lassman, who suggested Jon let WAPP include the song "Runaway" on the station's compilation album of local homegrown talent. During a show in New York in 1983, the band caught the attention of record executive Derek Shulman, who signed them to PolyGram. [21], In 1983, Bon Jovi visited a local radio station WAPP 103.5FM "The Apple" in Lake Success, New York to write and sing the jingles for the station. 783.7k Followers, 60 Following, 121 Posts - See Instagram photos and videos from Jon Bon Jovi (@jonbonjovi) The band responded to tepid critical praise with its third album, Slippery When Wet, which went gold and platinum simultaneously within six weeks of its release. “Typically, we fill up an arena, play for five hours, and raise a bunch of money – nearly $1.5 million to date – to help our veterans get the care and support they deserve. ', Award-winning comedian Jon Stewart is best known for his long-running stint as the host of 'The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.'. Idolizing local rising stars such as Bruce Springsteen and the Asbury Jukes, Jon was playing in clubs by the time he was 16. [33], In 1990, Jon Bon Jovi recorded a soundtrack to the movie Young Guns II more commonly known as Blaze of Glory. He formed the band Bon Jovi in the 1980s, which became popular for its power ballads, soaring guitar riffs and well-crafted melodies. [37] On January 24, 2011, it was confirmed that Bon Jovi would be cast in the film New Year's Eve, released later that year, as a successful rock star who is connected with Katherine Heigl's character. [24], In 1984 and 1985, Bon Jovi released their first two albums and their debut single "Runaway" managed to crack the Top 40. There will be discounts for active duty military and veterans. Visit www.vetsaid.org for more information. Jon was reluctant, but eventually gave them the song, which he had rerecorded in 1982 (following a rough early recording in 1981) with local studio musicians whom he designated The All Star Review: Guitarist Tim Pierce, keyboardist Roy Bittan, drummer Frankie LaRocka, and bassist Hugh McDonald. Bon Jovi has also released two solo albums. He was raised by his parents, Carol and John Bongiovi, a hairdresser. Bon Jovi also made headlines in 2004 when he became a co-founder and a majority owner of the Arena Football League's Philadelphia Soul. Bon Jovi has released several more records together, including Lost Highway (2007), The Circle (2009) and What About Now (2013). In 1994, the commercial incentive to return to Bon Jovi proved too hard to resist, and the band released another album, Keep The Faith. [36] He also had a supporting role in the movie Pay It Forward, where he played Helen Hunt's abusive ex-husband. On Sunday, January 18, 2009, Bon Jovi performed a duet at the Obama Inauguration Concert of the Sam Cooke classic "A Change is Gonna Come" with Bettye LaVette. I’m proud of this nationwide tradition we have built and I can’t think of a better way to remember and honor the men and women who have served our country this holiday season than by helping us raise funds to support their essential and basic needs. [citation needed], In 1991, Jon Bon Jovi started his own label, Jambco Records, and produced Aldo Nova's album Blood on the Bricks and Billy Falcon's album Pretty Blue World. Bruce Springsteen is an arena rock star and a well-regarded singer-songwriter. [1][2] In 2012, Bon Jovi ranked number 50 on the list of Billboard Magazine's "Power 100", a ranking of "The Most Powerful and Influential People In The Music Business". He is the founder of The Jon Bon Jovi Soul Foundation, founded in 2006. He toured extensively on behalf of presidential candidate John Kerry in 2004, appearing at and playing acoustic sets (with Richie Sambora) at rallies for the Kerry-Edwards ticket throughout the United States. They have four children, Stephanie, Jesse, Jacob and Romeo Jon. He appeared in several television commercials for the league, typically with John Elway, Hall of Fame quarterback for the Denver Broncos (and co-owner of the AFL's Colorado Crush). [citation needed] He also had a brief, uncredited role in the 1990 film Young Guns II. [29][30] Bon Jovi has performed more than 2,700 concerts in over 50 countries for more than 34 million fans. [53], On June 24, 2009, Bon Jovi, Sambora and Andy Madadian recorded a musical message of worldwide solidarity with the people of Iran. Contact him at @chrisfhjordan; cjordan@app.com. [3] In 1996, People Magazine named him one of the "50 Most Beautiful People In The World". Founder and lead singer of Guns N' Roses, Axl Rose is a celebrated but controversial figure in the world of rock. American actor Jon Hamm is best known for his Emmy-winning role as philandering ad executive Don Draper on AMC's 'Mad Men. The group's self-titled debut came out on January 21, 1984. In 2008, Jon Bon Jovi supported Barack Obama for president, holding an exclusive private dinner at his home, as a fundraiser for his campaign. In 2008, Jon Bon Jovi supported Barack Obama for president, holding an exclusive private dinner at his home, as a fundraiser for his campaign. [17][18] By 1980, he had formed another band, the Rest, and opened up for New Jersey acts such as Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes. [38], In 2004, Bon Jovi became founder and primary owner of the Philadelphia Soul of the Arena Football League. ", Bret Michaels is the lead singer in the glam-metal band Poison and has starred in several reality TV shows, including 'The Celebrity Apprentice ' and 'Rock of Love.'. Bon Jovi also made headlines in 2004 when he became a co-founder and a majority owner of the Arena Football League's Philadelphia Soul. Jon Bon Jovi: Musicista poliedrico, è tra i big del rock mondiale, nello specifico del genere hair metal che ha reso popolare con la sua omonima band. He owns two Super Bowl rings from the Patriots, and has performed several times at the Patriots' home field, Gillette Stadium. [27] Slippery When Wet included three Top 10 singles, two of which reached number one: "You Give Love a Bad Name" and "Livin' on a Prayer". [23] Guitarist Richie Sambora later joined the band; Bon Jovi, Sambora, Such, Bryan, and Torres became the founding members of Bon Jovi. (He later parted ways with the team.) In 2015, they debuted Burning Bridges, the first Bon Jovi album released after Richie Sambora left. Bon Jovi married his high school sweetheart Dorothea Hurley, a karate instructor, in 1989. The organization helps fund "innovative community efforts to break the cycle of poverty and homelessness," according to its website. © 2020 Biography and the Biography logo are registered trademarks of A&E Television Networks, LLC. But because of COVID this year, we’re going virtual as so many things are.”, Bon Jovi celebration:Bon Jovi 'Livin' on a Prayer' sung across country after Biden victory over Trump, Little Steve with the band:Springsteen 'Letter to You' film: Thom Zimny talks Boss magic, mystery text, Cousin Frank, Atlantic City rock:Can Atlantic City become the new Asbury Park? [39] In 2011, Bon Jovi expressed interest in purchasing 15% of the Atlanta Falcons for $150 million. His best-known songs chronicle Springsteen's working-class roots in New Jersey. Jon Bon Jovi performs in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in November 2013. [50] Bon Jovi also played as a part of the Live Earth concert at the Meadowlands in 2007, and was introduced by former Vice President Al Gore. Bon Jovi has released 15 studio albums with his band; to date, the band has sold over 130 million albums worldwide. As a songwriter, Bon Jovi was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2009. On television, he was a regular guest star on Ally McBeal until the series finale in 2002. How Jersey will it be? While Jon and Howard spent much of the 1980s locked in a bitter feud, the two became fast friends after the tragic death of their mutual friend, comedian Sam Kinison. [47][48], Jon Bon Jovi is one of 21 artists singing on "Everybody Hurts", a charity single organized by Simon Cowell aiding victims of the 2010 Haiti earthquake. [citation needed], Bon Jovi's second solo album was 1997's Destination Anywhere. By his early teens, he was hanging out at local clubs, convinced that one day he would be a rock star. [17][19][20], When he was seventeen, Bon Jovi was sweeping floors at his cousin Tony Bongiovi's recording studio, Power Station. Jon Bon Jovi: The Sinner and the Saint. Twitter went into uproar over the "ugly" robot's resemblance to Jon Voight. [40], In 2014, a group of investors including Bon Jovi made it to the final round of bidding to acquire the Buffalo Bills of the National Football League, but the team was sold to Terry Pegula, the owner of the Buffalo Sabres of the National Hockey League. [54], On December 15, 2010, Bon Jovi was appointed by Barack Obama to the White House Council for Community Solutions. Bon Jovi 'Livin' on a Prayer' sung across country after Biden victory over Trump, Springsteen 'Letter to You' film: Thom Zimny talks Boss magic, mystery text, Cousin Frank, Can Atlantic City become the new Asbury Park? [14], Jon Bon Jovi began playing music in 1975, at the age of 13, playing piano and guitar with his first band, Raze. Chris Martin is lead singer, guitarist and pianist for the band Coldplay. Scene maker Pat Fasano thinks so, Your California Privacy Rights / Privacy Policy. [11], Bon Jovi is a close friend of New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft and head coach Bill Belichick. Bon Jovi is no longer part owner of the Soul. [51] He also played at a 2009 Manhattan fundraiser for former Secretary of State and 2016 Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton to lessen some of her $6.3 million 2008 campaign debt. Jon called David, who in turn tapped Alec John Such, Tico Torres and guitarist Richie Sambora. [43][44], The Jon Bon Jovi Soul Foundation (formerly the Philadelphia Soul Charitable Foundation) was founded in 2006. Jon Bon Jovi has also acted in such films as The Leading Man and was a recurring character on TV's Ally McBeal. The album featured guests such as Elton John, Little Richard and Jeff Beck. He met keyboardist David Bryan in high school, and the two formed a ten-piece rhythm and blues band called Atlantic City Expressway. [28], As of 2019, Bon Jovi has released 14 studio albums, five compilations and three live albums. [citation needed] His TV series appearances include Sex and the City, 30 Rock, Las Vegas, The West Wing, and an extended stint on Ally McBeal as a plumber who was Ally's boyfriend for a short period of time. [31][32] Bon Jovi was inducted into the UK Music Hall of Fame in 2006, and into the U.S. Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame in 2018. Nato a Perth Amboy, nel New Jersey, come John Francis Bongiovi Jr, imbraccia la chitarra a 10 anni, fondando il primo gruppo tre anni dopo. [35], Jon Bon Jovi is a credited actor in the movies Moonlight and Valentino, The Leading Man, Destination Anywhere, Homegrown, Little City, No Looking Back, Row Your Boat, Vampires Los Muertos, U-571, Cry Wolf, National Lampoon's Pucked, and New Year's Eve. In late 2017, marking an impressive journey that produced an estimated 130 million records sold, Bon Jovi was elected to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. [52] On June 4, 2009, Bon Jovi performed an acoustic benefit show for Democratic Governor Jon Corzine at the NJPAC in Newark, New Jersey. The song also earned him an Academy Award nomination and a Grammy Award nomination. [55], In 2017, Bon Jovi raised money for Jim Renacci, conservative Republican representative from Ohio's 16th congressional district and then a candidate for Ohio governor. Chris Jordan, a Jersey Shore native, covers entertainment and features for the USA Today Network New Jersey. [12] As a child, John attended St. Joseph High School, in Metuchen, New Jersey, during his freshman and sophomore years. "use strict";(function(){var insertion=document.getElementById("citation-access-date");var date=new Date().toLocaleDateString(undefined,{month:"long",day:"numeric",year:"numeric"});insertion.parentElement.replaceChild(document.createTextNode(date),insertion)})(); Subscribe to the Biography newsletter to receive stories about the people who shaped our world and the stories that shaped their lives. The lead singer of popular rock band Aerosmith with hits like 'Dream On' and 'Walk This Way,' Steven Tyler has also served as a judge on 'American Idol.'. : The New Unauthorised Biography. [13] He later transferred to Sayreville War Memorial High School in Parlin, New Jersey. John Francis Bongiovi Jr. was born on March 2, 1962, in Perth Amboy, New Jersey. If you see something that doesn't look right, contact us! John Francis Bongiovi Jr. (born March 2, 1962), known professionally as Jon Bon Jovi, is an American singer-songwriter, record producer, philanthropist, and actor. On December 13, 2012, it was announced that "Not Running Anymore" would be nominated for a Golden Globe Award. [61][62], Bon Jovi describes himself as a recovering Catholic. Willie Nelson, Eddie Vedder, Tim McGraw, Gwen Stefani, Daryl Hall, Vince Gill, Brandon Flowers, Blake Shelton, Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds, Jewel, Richard Marx, Jason Isbell, Ben Harper, Josh Ritter, Amanda Shires, Jake Shimabukuro and Drew Carey will appear this year, along with performance footage from previous VetsAids. The success of Runaway got Jon noticed, and he realized that he'd need more than session players if he wanted to capitalize on his success. Today he continues to perform with his legendary band Bon Jovi. He spent his teenage years in Montclair. It supports community efforts to break the cycle of poverty and homelessness. “For the past three years we’ve held this glorious traveling circus in cities across the country with a day-long rock 'n' roll festival and jobs fair to support our veterans and their families,” said Walsh in a statement. A short movie of the same name was recorded right around the record's release, based entirely on the songs from the record and starring Jon Bon Jovi, Demi Moore, Kevin Bacon and Whoopi Goldberg. The title track, "Blaze of Glory", peaked at number one on the Billboard Hot 100. Jersey will be in house of the big Joe Walsh-led VetsAid 2020: Home for the Holidays virtual charity concert on Saturday, Dec. 12. The band regrouped two years later to record the Grammy-nominated album, Crush, and again in 2002 for Bounce. Join us online for a worldwide broadcast of unique musical performances of all kinds, never-before-seen VetsAid footage from years past and great stories from me and some of the greatest musicians in the world this December 12th!”. A local radio station included the song on a compilation tape, and it began to get frequent airplay. The group has won multiple Grammy Awards and is known for hit songs like "Paradise," "Yellow" and "Viva la Vida. Not ready to retire their instruments just yet, the band released the single "Unbroken" in November 2019 and followed with "Limitless" in February 2020, ahead of the anticipated release of the album 2020, which came out on October 2, 2020. [15][16] At 16, he met David Bryan and formed a band called Atlantic City Expressway. In 1980, Jon recorded his first single, Runaway, at his cousin's studio, with back-up by studio musicians. [57], On October 24, 2020, Bon Jovi performed at a drive-in event for Joe Biden at Dallas High School in Dallas, PA.[58][59], During a stop in Los Angeles on The New Jersey Syndicate Tour in 1989, Bon Jovi secretly took a trip to Las Vegas, and married his high school sweetheart, Dorothea Hurley (born September 29, 1962), on April 29 at the Graceland Wedding Chapel. [6] He has two brothers, Anthony and Matthew. Their recent albums include What About Now (2013), Burning Bridges (2015) and This House Is Not For Sale (2016). 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In 2006, Bon Jovi established what is now called the Jon Bon Jovi Soul Foundation. Scene maker Pat Fasano thinks so. Jon enjoyed further solo success with 1997's Destination Anywhere. [41], During an appearance on The Oprah Winfrey Show in 2005, Bon Jovi (the band, not the individual) donated $1 million to the Angel Network foundation. (He later parted ways with the team.) [10] Bon Jovi was raised Catholic. Proceeds will go to veterans’ services charities selected through a vetting process coordinated in tandem with the Combined Arms Institute.
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