Saturday, November 2, 2019

Bon Jovi releases new song Unbroken

We first heard a snippet of the new Bon Jovi song "Unbroken" in the trailer for To Be Of Service. Well, the whole song is now out, with proceeds from downloads going to the Patriotic Service Dog Foundation.

Jon announced the release on Instagram, where he also mentioned that the Bon Jovi 2020 album will be out in Spring (so presumably Autumn in the southern hemisphere).

Here's the official video for "Unbroken":

You can purchase or stream "Unbroken" now.

Not sure how I feel about this one at the moment. It was written for a documentary about war veterans with PTSD who have been helped by service dogs, and I guess it works for that purpose. But it's very literal and feels a bit clunky, unlike other songs Jon has written for films.

Having said all that, the song is benefiting a good cause and it might grow on me.

What do you think of "Unbroken"?

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Tuesday, October 29, 2019

JBJ inducts Southside into NJ Hall of Fame, Desmond Child Live out now

Jon Bon Jovi was recently on hand to induct one of his idols -- Southside Johnny -- into the New Jersey Hall of Fame. Jon, who was himself inducted in 2009, made a nice speech, as did Southside:

Southside and Jon (and the Kings of Suburbia) also performed "I Don't Want to Go Home", from Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes' debut album of the same name:


Desmond Child Live album cover.
In other news, Desmond Child Live has officially been released. I first posted about Desmond's new live album when his version of "Livin' on a Prayer" came out, but now you can purchase or stream the whole album. Here's the track list:

  1. Livin' on a Prayer
  2. You Give Love a Bad Name / Dude Looks Like a Lady - feat. Justin Benlolo
  3. Angel
  4. I was Made for Lovin' You - feat. Justin Benlolo
  5. I Hate Myself for Loving You - feat. Lena Hall
  6. Weird
  7. Where do I Go from You - feat. Tabitha Fair
  8. How Can we be Lovers - feat. Justin Benlolo
  9. We All Sleep Alone - feat. Tabitha Fair
  10. Love on a Rooftop - feat. Rouge
  11. The Cup of Life / Livin' La Vida Loca / Shake your Bon Bon / She Bangs
  12. (You want to) Make a Memory / I was Made for Lovin' You (outro)
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Wednesday, October 16, 2019

New Bon Jovi song Unbroken in To Be Of Service film

To Be Of Service is an upcoming documentary about war veterans with PTSD and their service dogs. The trailer for the film features "Unbroken", one of the songs that will be on Bon Jovi's 2020 album.

You can watch the trailer below:

To Be Of Service will premiere in New York City on November 1, 2019.

The "Unbroken" lyrics appear to be:
God of mercy, God of light
Save your children from this life
Hear these words, this humble plea
For I have seen the suffering
And with this prayer I'm hoping
That we can be unbroken
Hopefully someone can let me know if this is wrong. 😜

What do you think of the song (or at least what we've now heard of it)?

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Sunday, October 6, 2019

Bon Jovi in Lima 2/10/19

After three years, Bon Jovi's This House is Not For Sale Tour drew to a close in Lima. It was a short set to end the tour; here's what was played:

Lima, Peru - Estadio Nacional del PerΓΊ - October 2, 2019 set list


  1. This House Is Not For Sale
  2. Born To Be My Baby
  3. Lost Highway
  4. You Give Love a Bad Name
  5. Roller Coaster
  6. We Weren't Born to Follow
  7. Blood on Blood
  8. In These Arms - David Bryan on lead vocals
  9. We Got It Goin' On
  10. Keep the Faith
  11. It's My Life
  12. Lay Your Hands On Me
  13. We Don't Run
  14. Wanted Dead Or Alive
  15. Bad Medicine - Everett Bradley on lead vocals 2nd verse

    Encore:
  16. I'll Be There For You
  17. Livin' on a Prayer


Selected videos from Lima

"In These Arms" - I've always loved David singing this over the years so yep, I'm sharing it again:

"Livin' on a Prayer" - Must admit, all the phones made me laugh. I'm not knocking the Lima crowd at all, because it happens everywhere, and I take pictures/videos at gigs too... I just looked at it and thought "that's so 2019" 😜 :

Feel free to share any other videos and/or your thoughts in general.

What now?

We already know there's a new Bon Jovi album on the way, so there'll probably be another tour starting next year. I'm a little nervous about it all, but that's not a negative thing.

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Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Bon Jovi at Rock in Rio 29/09/19

Bon Jovi played at Rock in Rio in 2017 and returned two years later, still on the This House Is Not For Sale Tour. Here was the set this time around:

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - Barra Olympic Park - September 29, 2019 set list

  1. This House is Not For Sale
  2. Born to Be My Baby
  3. Lost Highway
  4. You Give Love a Bad Name
  5. Roller Coaster
  6. We Weren't Born to Follow
  7. Blood on Blood
  8. In These Arms - David Bryan on lead vocals
  9. Have a Nice Day
  10. Keep the Faith
  11. Bed of Roses
  12. It's My Life
  13. Lay Your Hands on Me
  14. Wanted Dead or Alive
  15. Bad Medicine - Everett Bradley on lead vocals 2nd verse

    Encore: 
  16. Always
  17. Livin' on a Prayer

Watch Bon Jovi's Rock in Rio 2019 show

I watched a web stream when it was broadcast, and obviously Jon's voice could be loads better but I was pretty happy with his performance as a front man. He can still put on a great show.

You can check out that show below:


Feel free to share your thoughts!

Only one show left of the tour -- in Lima, Peru. Then we'll see what the future and the new album bring. πŸ˜‰

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Monday, September 30, 2019

Bon Jovi in Curitiba 27/09/19

The This House Is Not For Sale Tour is winding down, but first, Bon Jovi made a stop in Curitiba for the first time since the These Days Tour. Here's what was played in 2019:

Curitiba, Brazil - Pedreira Paulo Leminski - September 27, 2019 set list


  1. This House is Not For Sale
  2. Born to Be My Baby
  3. Lost Highway
  4. Knockout
  5. You Give Love a Bad Name
  6. Roller Coaster
  7. Whole Lot of Leavin'
  8. We Weren't Born to Follow
  9. It's My Life
  10. In These Arms - David Bryan on lead vocals
  11. Have a Nice Day
  12. Keep the Faith
  13. Amen
  14. Bed of Roses
  15. Lay Your Hands on Me
  16. We Don't Run
  17. Wanted Dead or Alive
  18. Captain Crash and the Beauty Queen From Mars
  19. Bad Medicine - Everett Bradley on lead vocals 2nd verse

    Encore: 
  20. I'll Be There For You
  21. Livin' on a Prayer

Next up: Rock in Rio!

Selected videos from Curitiba

"Bad Medicine". Everett and Jon use the same vocal coach, and it pains me to say I think Everett's a better advertisement at the moment:

"I'll Be There For You". I'll never not love a good whoa-oh-oh singalong with the crowd:

Feel free to share any other videos, or your thoughts in general.

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Saturday, September 28, 2019

Desmond Child releases Livin' on a Prayer

Bon Jovi fans would know songwriter Desmond Child for his elite contributions to some of the band's most important tracks. Well, Desmond is releasing a live album featuring his renditions of some of the songs he's written for various artists.

The aptly titled Desmond Child Live was recorded at Feinstein's/54 Below in New York City. It's due for release on October 25 and Desmond has just dropped the first song from it -- "Livin' on a Prayer". You can listen to it below:


Desmond Child Live is available for pre-order now.

What do you think of Desmond's version of "Prayer"?

Here's a snippet of video from his Instagram:

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