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Make a Memory

Posted on Tuesday, June 19, 2007 at 10:08AM by Registered CommenterAllyson B. Crawford | Comments7 Comments

bon_jovi_group.jpgToday, Bon Jovi releases Lost Highway, a critically acclaimed attempt at being a little bit country, a little bit rock n' roll. The new album was recorded in Nashville, and immediately sent shock waves through the glam community.

We're talking about New Jersey rockers Bon Jovi, folks. The same people that recorded "Dead or Alive" are now softening their sound even more - casting a wider net - and garnering an even larger mass appeal.

Recently, Bon Jovi became the first rock band in history to have a number one country tune. That hit song is "Who Says You Can't Go Home."

This morning, New Jersey's favorite sons appeared on the Today show for a special, record launch concert. Bon Jovi performed the aforementioned track plus the first single from Lost Highway "Make a Memory."

When Today show host Matt Lauer questioned the beautiful Jon Bon Jovi about the Nashville recording experience, Jon responded "It was a natural fit for us."

I'm not so sure about natural, but definitely intelligent from an album sales point-of-view. Of course Bon Jovi is selling-out by going country. Still, more fans know them for Slippery When Wet than Have a Nice Day.

Bon Jovi is planning a world tour starting January 2008.

I hope they stop in Ohio, but if the tickets are at the current price point of $500, they can forget it!

Watch this video: Bon  Jovi "Make a Memory."

 

 

 

Reader Comments (7)

Hi Allyson,
I like the new design for your site! Nice Job!

I will give my thoughts on the New Bon Jovi disc soon. My initial reaction is, I am unimpressed. I will give this one a week to settle to see how I feel about it.

Rob Rockitt
Hard Rock Hideout
www.hardrockhideout.com
I am dissapointed with Bon Jovi. But they are smart from a sales point of view. I have heard a couple of songs off of the album. My favorite is "Summertime". I actually think that one is pretty good. I wish they would make more like that and go back to their rock roots.
June 19, 2007 | Unregistered CommenteraXe mAn
The songs are not all that country...
Don't think it will sell all that much and thus I don't think they are selling out... as far as selling out goes, they have been called that for almost twenty years now, so i think that hardly matters..

personally would have preferred a harder album, but still is better than all-covers disc...

if you listen to the disc not expecting to get blown away with sheer heaviness, and actually let the softness soothe you a bit, its as great a disc as any harder ones...

just my opinion by the way
June 19, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterRockfighter
i love bon jovie xxxx i am 1 4 yrz old n i have grown up with him xxxxx
October 11, 2007 | Unregistered Commenterkayleigh
cool 'm love Bon Jovi
November 5, 2007 | Unregistered Commenterkarina
hi im 15yrs old and i love bon jovi especially living on a prayer and always. I recently went away on holiday and i was watching tv when all of bon jovi's songs were being played no stop all day. Now i am obessed with him. But i can't seem to find any of his cd's anywhere! i would love to get it for my dad and me for xmas but im running out of time.Do you know where i could get the cd's????
xxx
December 16, 2008 | Unregistered Commentergiselle
Hey...i luv Bon Jovi,u could say im obsessed,ha! but Bon Jovi's music is amazing, & hope they not know dat because they changed my life completely.I never knew wat i wanted to do with my life..& didnt realy care till i first heard Living On A Prayer..know music's my life... I've made so many friends by trying to be a musician & know im closer with my family then ever because of Bon Jovi.Even when the days get tough...bon jovi tells me to keep the faith, because were just living on a prayer

xxx
February 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterRockjovigurl

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