Sunday, April 29, 2012

Tiger Jam 2012 - JBJ & Friends set list

Jon Bon Jovi and Friends headlined Tiger Jam overnight to benefit the Tiger Woods Foundation which aims to provide educational opportunities for young people.

Here's the setlist... If anyone could confirm/correct or add any more information (e.g. who was in the band), that would be awesome.

Tiger Jam 2012 - Mandalay Bay Events Center - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - April 28, 2012
  1. So You Wanna Be a Rock and Roll Star [The Byrds cover]
  2. You Give Love A Bad Name
  3. Ain't Nothin' But a House Party [The J. Geils Band cover]
  4. Oh, Pretty Woman [Roy Orbison cover]
  5. Lost Highway
  6. Chain of Fools [Aretha Franklin cover] - Layonne Holmes vox
  7. I'm Your Man [Leonard Cohen cover]
  8. Bad Medicine
  9. Old Time Rock and Roll [Bob Seger cover]
  10. We Weren't Born To Follow
  11. Just Older
  12. Livin' on a Prayer - acoustic
  13. Wanted Dead or Alive
  14. Under Pressure [Queen/David Bowie cover]
  15. Sympathy For The Devil [Rolling Stones cover]
  16. Start Me Up [Rolling Stones cover]
  17. Baba O'Riley [The Who cover] - Bobby Bandiera vox
  18. I'll Sleep When I'm Dead
  19. Good Times [Chic song]
  20. The Letter [The Box Tops song]
  21. Who Says You Can't Go Home
  22. Encore
  23. Hallelujah [Leonard Cohen cover]
  24. 634-5789 [Wilson Pickett cover]

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

The Voice takes on Bon Jovi

Singing competition franchise The Voice hit Australia last week, and yep, Bon Jovi made an appearance (if only in the songs).

Here is Chris Ninni singing Always during the Blind Auditions. He ended up on Joel Madden's team. (I'm not sure if this video is region restricted; if I find a YouTube upload, I will add the link to this post.)

What do you think? He also uploaded a video of himself singing Bed of Roses to YouTube.

And while we're on the topic of The Voice, I also stumbled across Jamar Rogers from the US version doing a unique rendition of It's My Life.

Monday, April 16, 2012

Bon Jovi's son gives Poly lacrosse a good name

Nice little article about Jon's eldest son Jesse Bongiovi's efforts in lacrosse:
“He has an unbelievable commitment that I look up to,” Bongiovi said of his father. “He’ll come home Saturday mornings, I’ll sleep in and he’ll be like, ‘I just ran five miles. What did you do today?’ … He’s always working hard at musical stuff. It inspires me to come out here and work hard.”

Bongiovi’s own efforts have paid off on the lacrosse field. He is the starting faceoff specialist for Poly Prep, the defending NYSAISAA champion. Bongiovi, who admits to playing a little guitar, has won more than 50 percent of draws to start the year. He scored his first career varsity goal for Poly (1-2) in a 12-6 loss to Fieldston on Friday. Bongiovi hopes to lead the team to another state crown.
Read the full article here.

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Rock of Ages trailer (Tom Cruise sings Bon Jovi)

First of all, I'm back (in case anyone missed me). Sorry for the lack of recent updates... I was overseas and was relying on mobile web access which made blogging difficult.

Thought I'd ease in with a new trailer for Rock of Ages (starring Tom Cruise as Stacee Jaxx) that came out earlier this month. There's a little snippet of Tom Cruise performing Wanted Dead of Alive.

Who's seen the musical? And who's planning on watching the movie?