Thursday, November 24, 2016

#THINFS track-by-track commentary

Jon Bon Jovi has recorded commentaries outlining the meanings or backgrounds behind the songs on This House Is Not For Sale. The commentaries only cover the songs on the standard version of the album though, not the bonus tracks.

Anyway, you can find the track commentaries on Bon Jovi's YouTube channel.

You can also watch them in this playlist below:

Friday, November 18, 2016

Scars on this Guitar music video + #THINFS on Spotify

"Scars on this Guitar" is one of my favourite songs from Bon Jovi's This House Is Not For Sale album, and the music video for it has just been released on TIDAL. It features a lot of shots of Jon alone with a guitar, interspersed with concert/tour footage. Phil X is included in those shots, but so is our old mate Richie Sambora.

Watch "Scars on this Guitar" on TIDAL:

Also, after a three-week delay, This House Is Not For Sale can now be streamed on Spotify.

UPDATE 25/11/16: "Scars on this Guitar" is now on BonJoviVEVO's channel.

Watch it on YouTube or below:

Saturday, November 12, 2016

RIP Leonard Cohen

Leonard Cohen died this week at the age of 82. Jon Bon Jovi, like many other artists, was a great admirer of Leonard's work. In honour of a legend, here's one of my idols paying tribute to one of his.

Bon Jovi performed "Hallelujah" quite frequently on the Lost Highway and Circle tours. It appeared on the Live at Madison Square Garden DVD:

JBJ has also covered "I'm Your Man" (not to be confused with the song on Burning Bridges) with the Kings of Suburbia:

Rest in peace, Leonard Cohen.

Saturday, November 5, 2016

New Bon Jovi album This House Is Not For Sale out now #THINFS

If my timezone conversions are correct, Bon Jovi's new album This House Is Not For Sale should now have been officially released around the world. I pre-ordered it on iTunes so I like to think I contributed to it going to #1 on iTunes Australia, albeit briefly. (At my last check, it was still #2 though.) I also pre-ordered a CD from Japan that's been shipped, so I'm waiting for its arrival.

The version of the This House Is Not For Sale that's streaming on TIDAL has a seventh bonus track called "Color Me In". You can listen to it now if you have a TIDAL subscription. An mp3 of the song is also floating around online.

UPDATE 11/11/16: US fans can get "Color Me In" on a Walmart-exclusive edition of This House Is Not For Sale.

Having listened to the album several times now, I think my favourite tracks are "Living With the Ghost", "Roller Coaster", "Real Love", and "Scars on this Guitar". But I'm enjoying the album as a whole, probably a lot more than I ever expected to after feeling somewhat deflated about What About Now and Burning Bridges (though they both have their moments).

What do you think of This House Is Not For Sale?

Friday, November 4, 2016

Come On Up to Our House music video #THINFS

"Come On Up To Our House" is the latest Bon Jovi music video (after "Knockout" and "Labor of Love") to be released as a TIDAL exclusive. John Shanks appears alongside the rest of the band in this video.

Watch "Come On Up To Our House" on TIDAL.

UPDATE 11/11/16: "Come On Up To Our House" is now on BonJoviVEVO. Watch it on YouTube.