Friday, January 29, 2021

Story of Love single out now

The radio edit of "Story of Love" is out now... and yes, that epic instrumental outro has been cut out. But I knew that was coming as soon as I saw the words "radio edit" on Bon Jovi's social media, lol.

Anyway, here's the lyric video for the single version of "Story of Love":

Obviously the album version is better, but it's still a beautiful song. You can stream or download "Story of Love" from your preferred music service now.

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Tuesday, January 26, 2021

Story of Love to be next single + more from JBJ & Sambora interviews

In news I was not expecting, the next single from Bon Jovi's 2020 album will be "Story of Love". Apparently the single will be out on 29 January in the UK. 

I really thought "Beautiful Drug" would be next, but that's okay. My two least favourite tracks ("Limitless" and "Unbroken") already came out before the album, so it can only be smooth sailing as far as single releases go now (for me personally, anyway).

Hadley Freeman's interview with Jon for The Guardian also touched on the progression of his career since the 80s, "taking sides" in politics, his feud with Donald Trump, and Richie Sambora's departure. Jon said something vague about "seeing Richie around" in his interview with The Washington Post's Geoff Edgers, but he's now back to confirming that they're not currently in touch.

Anyway, you can read the full article in The Guardian. What do you think of "Story of Love" being the next Bon Jovi single?

Speaking of Richie, I never got around to posting this when it came out, but he did this interview with People magazine back in December:

The story says he suddenly quit Bon Jovi in August 2013 -- he actually left mid-tour in April, though it could've been around August that he realised he wasn't coming back, who knows? At any rate, Richie describes it as a tough decision he made but he's glad he did it. Doesn't sound like he has much interest in a return to Bon Jovi these days, so I don't know why some people keep badgering Jon about bringing Richie back as if Jon is the sole reason Richie isn't there.

Richie also spoke a lot about his family, specifically Ava -- he looks and sounds like a really proud dad, and they seem to have a positive father-daughter relationship, which is awesome.

As a side note, Richie and Orianthi got back together last year. I wonder if there'll be more RSO music in the works? (Although Ori released O late last year and Richie has a new solo record coming at some point.)
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Thursday, January 21, 2021

Jon Bon Jovi sings Here Comes the Sun on Inauguration Day

After recent unrest, the inauguration of US President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris went off without a hitch. 

Jon Bon Jovi and the Kings of Suburbia recorded this performance of the George Harrison-penned Beatles classic "Here Comes the Sun" for the event:  

The song fits the occasion and I like it, but it would've been nice to take the chance to showcase the still-very-topical 2020 album. "Do What You Can" would've worked well. "Let it Rain" would've been awesome. What do you think?

Here's the "Let it Rain" performance from On a Night Like This:

And because building bridges and tearing down walls is imperative right now, I thought I'd post a bit of a throwback... "Walls" from 2018:

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