Take a look at the recent photo of glam supergroup Bon Jovi. All those good looks and modern machismo make for a great combination, especially when recording their next hit record. Too bad that next album is all country. That's right. Bon Jovi, one of the biggest bands to emerge from the 1980s glam scene, has gone country.
Jon and company leaked two country tracks to the Internet yesterday. It's become common practice for artists to test the waters by "leaking" a track or three on the world wide web.
Apparently, Bon Jovi recorded their album in (where else?) Nashville. The album may be released as early as April.
As you can imagine, some fans are devastated, others excited. To be fair, the line between country and rock music has become increasingly blurred, with country acts employing the same electric guitars that have so long been a staple of modern metal.
So, when Bon Jovi hits the road to support the new album, will they tap into covers of George Strait and Patsy Cline or will they go ahead and play the hits that made them famous like "Dead or Alive?" Will performing "Bad Medicine" anger the country fans more akin to Rascal Flatts than Poison? Will the die hards wearing vintage concert t-shirts become violent when Ritchie Sambora trots out the dobro instead of the Stratocaster?
Let the debate begin.