Saturday, May 31, 2014

Richie Sambora Ocean County Drug Forum set list

Richie Sambora performed at a drug awareness forum in New Jersey on May 27, debuting a new song called "Lighthouse".

Toms River, NJ, USA - Pine Belt Arena - May 27, 2014
First set (featuring Manchester High School Chorus):
  1. Lean On Me - Bill Withers cover
  2. Livin' on a Prayer
  3. Lighthouse
Second set:
  1. Every Road Leads Home to You
  2. Wanted Dead or Alive
  3. Seven Years Gone
  4. Storybook Love - Willy DeVille/Mark Knopfler cover
  5. I'll Be There For You
  6. The Answer - ft Bruce Foster on piano
  7. These Days
  8. Taking a Chance on the Wind

This video features the press conference held before the forum, and a snippet of Richie's performance:
Richie Sambora at Pine Belt Arena

This video isn't the best quality, but it seems to be the only recording of Lighthouse that has emerged so far:
Richie Sambora "Lighthouse" for the 1st time Pine Belt Arena Toms River, NJ 5/27/14

The lyrics to Lighthouse are on Richie Sambora's website.

Meanwhile, Richie has added South Korea to his upcoming shows featuring Orianthi. He will perform at the 2014 Citybreak Festival in Seoul on August 10.

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Bon Jovi to release expanded editions of New Jersey

As part of Bon Jovi's 30th anniversary celebrations, new remastered editions of their New Jersey album will be released this year. The Deluxe Edition will be a 2-CD set featuring the full album plus bonus tracks on the first disk, and unreleased demos from what was intended to be Sons of Beaches (before it was whittled down to the 12 tracks we know as New Jersey) on the second disk. The Super Deluxe Edition will feature the two CDs plus a DVD with Access All Areas and the music videos on it.

The track listing for the expanded editions are as follows:

DISC 1: NEW JERSEY (original album, remastered) + bonus tracks
  1. Lay Your Hands On Me
  2. Bad Medicine
  3. Born To Be My Baby
  4. Living In Sin
  5. Blood On Blood
  6. Homebound Train
  7. Wild Is The Wind
  8. Ride Cowboy Ride
  9. Stick To Your Guns
  10. I’ll Be There For You
  11. 99 In The Shade
  12. Love For Sale
  13. Bonus Tracks:
  14. The Boys Are Back In Town (Cover of the Thin Lizzy classic; previously released on Stairway To Heaven/Highway To Hell compilation; released in the U.K. as a 12” single B-side)
  15. Love Is War (B-side from Living In Sin single)
  16. Born To Be My Baby (Acoustic Version; previously released as a b-side in Japan)

  1. Homebound Train
  2. Judgment Day
  3. Full Moon High
  4. Growin’ Up The Hard Way
  5. Let’s Make It Baby
  6. Love Hurts
  7. Backdoor To Heaven
  8. Now And Forever
  9. Wild Is The Wind
  10. Stick To Your Guns
  11. House Of Fire
  12. Does Anybody Really Fall In Love Anymore?
  13. Diamond Ring

Directed by Wayne Isham.
The original 1990 88-minute documentary of the band’s epic 16-month world tour in support of the NEW JERSEY album; includes rare backstage, on-the-road, and live concert footage.
First time released in the U.S. on DVD format

All directed by Wayne Isham
  • Bad Medicine (1st Version)
  • Born To Be My Baby
  • I’ll Be There For You
  • Lay Your Hands On Me
  • Living In Sin
  • Blood On Blood
  • Bad Medicine (2nd Version)

The New Jersey Deluxe and Super Deluxe editions are set for release on July 1, although Australian music site Noise11 lists a June 27 date, so presumably the release dates will be staggered in different parts of the world. Other albums are set to get the "special deluxe" treatment this year, too.

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Jon Bon Jovi & Kings of Suburbia Riviera Maya set list 4/5/14

Jon Bon Jovi and the Kings of Suburbia performed on May 4 as part of a Runaway Tours fan club trip to Mexico. Phil X isn't usually a member of the Kings but joined the band for this gig, as did JBJ solo show regulars Bobby Bandiera and Lorenza Ponce. This was the set list:

Cancun, Mexico - Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya - May 4, 2014
  1. Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band - The Beatles cover
  2. (Ain't Nothin' But a) House Party - The Showstoppers, J.Geils Band cover
  3. Lost Highway
  4. Whole Lot of Leavin'
  5. Oh, Pretty Woman - Roy Orbison cover
  6. Everyday People - Sly and the Family Stone cover
  7. Old Time Rock 'n' Roll - Bob Seger cover
  8. You Give Love a Bad Name
  9. (What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace, Love, and Understanding - Brinsley Schwarz, Elvis Costello cover
  10. I'm Your Man - Leonard Cohen cover
  11. American Girl - Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers cover
  12. We Got It Going On
  13. Under Pressure - Queen & David Bowie cover
  14. Baba O'Riley - The Who cover
  15. Because We Can
  16. The Letter - The Box Tops, Joe Cocker cover
  17. Who Says You Can't Go Home
  18. Livin' on a Prayer
  19. 634-5789 - Wilson Pickett cover
  20. Bad Medicine

Were you at the show?