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Just Because This Is Awesome: Cheap Trick and Bon Jovi, Live Together

Posted on Thursday, June 7, 2012 at 12:01AM by Registered CommenterAllyson B. Crawford | Comments24 Comments
Cheap Trick and Bon Jovi performed live together back in 1988. The songs are "Ain't That a Shame / Not Fade Away." This is quite possibly one of the Glamest things I've ever watched. Thanks to our own Metalboy! for sending along this great clip!



Want more? Here's Cheap Trick, Bon Jovi and Whitesnake performing a cover of ZZ Top's "Tush."



Here's Cheap Trick, Motley Crue and Bon Jovi doing a cover of the Elvis hit "Jailhouse Rock."


Reader Comments (24)

THANKYOU!! That was AWESOME!!!!!!!!!
June 7, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterGallogs
How frickin' cool was that!! ! LOVE me some Cheap Trick. One of the most criminally underrated bands of my lifetime. Thanks for posting this Ally, and a bigger thanks to my man Metalboy for unearthing it!!
June 7, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterGary
Thanks, Gary. Yeah, guys, I'm a major Cheap Trick fan and thought I'd seen it all. This is the beauty of YouTube in action.

Imagine my eyes popping out of my head and hitting the insides of my chrome lensed Ray-Ban Aviators when I watched the first clip.

But I am obviously not the Metal Detector Ally is, as she unearthed the subsequent videos that follow.

Anybody have any idea what this footage is from? I'm guessin' The 1998 MTV Video Awards.

p.s. Get a load of Zander's and Bon Jovi's get ups. This really is the battle of the worst jackets ever. Vince Neil wins coolest jacket award for sure.
June 8, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMetalboy!
Correction: 1988 MTV Music Awards (?)
June 8, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMetalboy!
GOOD GLAM, THIS ROCKS!!!! DANG, I miss the days where bands actually jammed like this! Thanks Ally for posting this!
June 11, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterkari
I was curious where this jam happened (didn't look like anything associated with MTV cause their logo would have been plastered everywhere) so i just did some random hunting (or googling, haha)....this is what I came across

http://www.guitars101.com/forums/f90/cheap-trick-1988-12-26-w-members-of-bon-jovi-motley-crue-and-whitesnake-320-a-66906.html
June 11, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterkari
Kari! Yes! I knew I could count on you! Very interesting what you found on that link. I was wonderin' who that one dude was. Vivian Campbell! Whoa! He scorches! Ladies and Gentlemen, THIS is Rock and Roll!
June 11, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMetalboy!
I'm waiting!
June 12, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMetalboy!
I did visit on the day this was posted I am here everyday except the weekends... This is awesome I have no excuse for not commenting. I truly believe Cheap Trick are the hardest working band in America. I love it when Heather says Tommy go help them!!

Those were the days!!!
June 12, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterShawn
Yes, Shawn!

You are a TRUE believer in GLAM METAL and REAL Rock&Roll, not some POSEUR trying to Modernrocknatize this site!

Bring Back The Glam to Bring Back Glam! Bring Back The Glam to Bring Back Glam! Bring Back The Glam to Bring Back Glam!

It's people like you who keep this site alive!

Metalboy 1

Christian 0

p.s. GOD Gave Rock And Roll To You, Gave Rock And Roll To You, GOD Gave Rock And Roll To Everyone!
June 12, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMetalboy!
Great summitt meeting of the 80's glam titans !!! Whoever shot it must have been a Rudy fan, can't complain, the dude rocks. Didn't see Tommy and Vince though after they announced them. Thanks, MB and keep postin', we love it and i know Ally does too!!
June 12, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterBritt Harlow
That'd be the 1988 MTV Awards, can't tell but, i thinks that's Heather (Locklear) Lee with Tommy
June 12, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterBritt Harlow
Thanks, Britt! Another member of the Glam Metal Faithful through and TRUE. We need more people like YOU commenting on this site! You've also got one of THE coolest Glam Metal names in show business...

I can see the back of the album cover now...

BRITT HARLOW

ACE STEELE

SHAWN

KIM NORLUND

KARI GLAM

GALLOGS METAL

You all ROCK!!! Thank you for carrying the torch to defend our cause célèbre to Bring Back GLAM!!!

p.s. Christian! Oh, Christian! Where are you?! Come on back! It's time to ROCK AND ROLL!!!
June 13, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMetalboy!
Oh, and let's not forget:

GARY GLAM

p.s. I was gonna say GARY GLITTER but we might want to only remember THAT Gary for his music.
June 13, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMetalboy!
Note to Britt: You gotta watch ALL the clips. Tommy can be seen in quick cuts throughout behind the drum kit AND Vince is front and center in the third clip. AND I think you're right -- it's a live feed cutaway to a Cheap Trick concert in L.A. from The MTV Music Awards broadcast in New York. It's no coincidence that Tommy Lee and Heather Locklear (yes, that's her) are at a podium in L.A. to introduce the band. Kari makes a point that there aren't any MTV graphics but that's probably because it's a cutaway to. Live show. The same thing still generally holds true these days when they sometimes will still cutaway to a live feed to a band in concert. But odds are it's not gonna be a Rock'n'GLAM Jam such as we are so fortunate to have documented HERE. Ah, THOSE were the days! Bring Back GLAM! Bring Back GLAM!
June 13, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMetalboy!
I am also camping out on this post until more GLAM fans come check out this extraordinary piece of Rock and Roll History! I am, however, SO glad to see 5 out of the last 6 Bring Back GLAM Posts are devoted to GLAM (with the exception of the one about Rising West, whoever that is)!
June 13, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMetalboy!
Yep. that's the real deal !
June 13, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterstrutter
Shouts out to Metalboy for keeping this post alive!

I don't remember the actual gig, but Cheap Trick is always an in concert favorite. One of my favorite sayings about Cheap Trick is that they are just about everybody's 3rd favorite band. So much talent of the day on that stage, CT, David Coverdale, Viv Campbell, Quiet Riot/Whitesnake bassist Rudy Sarzo, Tommy Aldridge & Tommy Lee (those 2,a drummer's dream) oh, & Vince. Nice jacket, Vince.
June 13, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAce Steele
LOL Ace! Great point about Cheap Trick being everybodies 3rd favorite. I have NEVER met a person who disliked them,regardless of their favorite genre of music. That would be because they write incredibly good songs,which will cross over to just about anybodies tastes. I always liked them because they never took themselves too frickin' seriously,which in my book goes a long way.Saw Rick on That Metal Show a while back.The guy is hilarious,along with being a criminally under-rated axe man...
June 13, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterGary
And yeah Metalboy. Gary Glitter is definitely not a name I wanna be associated with,after his proclivities with youngsters came to light......LOL
June 13, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterGary

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