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Taylor Swift, Prince William Rock Out with Bon Jovi

Posted by Robin Paulson Categories: Performances, Videos, Covers, Rock,

Taylor Swift, Bon Jovi, and Prince William

Is Prince William our next big rock star? A video documenting the royal's trio act with Taylor Swift and Bon Jovi (seen after the jump!) performing "Livin' on a Prayer" might convince you if you're actually having a hard time imagining it.

Swift and Bon Jovi were present at the UK's Winter Whites Gala held at Kensington Palace for a fundraiser in aid of the Centerpoint charity. Although Swift performed a song about palaces and princes in a palace with a prince - "Love Story" - folks in attendance were in for a huge surprise when Bon Jovi took the stage, encouraging the British royals' newest father to join him on stage. At first hesitant, Prince William hinted that he'd only agree if Swift would join in - to which she easily obliged (who wouldn't get the opportunity to sing alongside a real-life prince and a living musical legend?).

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Jon Bon Jovi: Bieber Should Make His Own Mistakes

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Music, Child Stars, Meltdowns, Features,

Jon Bon Jovi and Justin BieberJon Bon Jovi thinks that Justin Bieber should be left to make his own mistakes.

The "Livin' On a Prayer" singer knows how hard growing up in the spotlight can be, but doesn't think young stars such as Justin - who has displayed erratic behaviour of late, upsetting his neighbors and being caught smoking marijuana - needs a "lecture" from him.

"Having lived it myself, there's lots I could say to One Direction or Justin Bieber - to any young band at a crossroads, kids who are not even 20 years old and have the whole world looking at them, and are scared because they don't know any better. But you can't give them a lecture. They have to learn it their own way and find their own path. The only thing you can tell young guys like that is that it's going to be OK."

Jon - leader of rockers Bon Jovi, who started their career in 1983 - also says the music industry nearly got too much even for him at one point and he thought about giving it up.

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Jon Bon Jovi Denies Richie Sambora Feud

Jon Bon Jovi and Richie SamboraRichie Sambora didn't quit Bon Jovi's Because We Can tour over money.

Singer Jon Bon Jovi insists the guitarist - who suddenly left the band ahead of a show in Calgary, Canada on April 2 - hasn't fallen out with him over finances, as suggested by some sources. "I think Richie's doing all right, I haven't spoken to him. We were surprised. It was 3:30pm on show day on Tuesday and we got a phone call that he wouldn't be there. It's a personal matter. Don't believe what you read on [website] TMZ because it's the furthest thing from the truth," a source said.

Richie - who has been replaced by Phil X for the remainder of the US leg of the tour - missed some of Bon Jovi's tour dates in 2011 after he checked into rehab for alcohol issues, but sources insist he is currently still sober.

Jon also discussed the band's What About Now album, saying his main inspiration was rock 'n' roll legends The Rolling Stones: "It's a wide array. I just downloaded [David] Bowie's record to listen to that. I just bought a Bruno Mars record before that. Influences? [Tom] Waits. [Leonard] Cohen. They're huge lyrical influences. For rock bands, I look to the Stones, who at least show me where the bar is so you know how far and how high I gotta jump."


Jon Bon Jovi Opens up on Daughter’s Overdose

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Music, Drugs,

Jon Bon Jovi and his daughter StephanieJon Bon Jovi found out about his daughter Stephanie Bon Jovi's drug overdose in the "worst phone call ever."

The 51-year-old rocker was horrified when the 19-year-old college student was rushed to hospital in November after being found unresponsive in her dorm room at Hamilton College in Kirkland, New York.

"Worst phone call ever. Now she's doing great and I truly appreciate everyone's thoughts and prayers but in short, that problem is much more of a problem than I knew and I can't get over how many people have said 'My son, my daughter.' There is a lot of pressure on kids these days. I'm just blessed she's healthy and whole and we'll get through it," he told chat show host Katie Couric.

Jon previously admitted he and his wife Dorothea were devastated at the teenager's "sudden and steep decline" when drugs including heroin and marijuana were reportedly found in her room: "I didn't have any sisters. We bring home this girl the first day. Now what? Where's the manual? There was no manual. So you bring her up the best you can, you surround her with hugs and kisses and know that she may eventually fall down... I'm shocked as much as the next parent with this situation and had no idea. But then you surround them with best help and love and move on, and that's where we're at with it. Steph is a great kid... Cool school, Hamilton College up in Clinton, New York. Everything about it is idyllic. She was doing great. Then a sudden and steep decline."


Bon Jovi Announces New Album

Bon JoviBon Jovi have announced their new album, What About Now.

The legendary "Livin' On a Prayer" group are set to return with their twelfth album in March, preceded by a new single, "Because We Can," which is available on iTunes from today. The album will also feature the track "Not Running Anymore," which is used in the soundtrack of new movie Stand Up Guys and has been nominated for Best Original Song at this year's Golden Globe Awards.

The band are also on tour from February in support of the album, starting in the US before coming to Europe later in the summer.

Lead singer Jon Bon Jovi, 50, recently said the key to the band's longevity has been their work ethic: "The secret of our success is hard work, good luck and being true, and we never disappoint live, so that people will come back. They know they'll get their money's worth. We won't play for 40 minutes then throw a tantrum. We're lucky we've got people at our shows from all generations, we've got kids to teenagers to people in their 60s! That's what I always hoped to do, like the Rolling Stones."


Paul McCartney’s Nirvana Reunion at Sandy Concert

Paul McCartney with Nirvana's Dave Grohl

Paul McCartney, Bruce Springsteen and Jon Bon Jovi performed at the 12.12.12 concert in New York last night. The Beatles guitarist fronted a Nirvana reunion as he brought surviving members, drummer Dave Grohl, bassist Krist Novoselic and touring guitarist Pat Smear - who were with singer Kurt Cobain until his suicide in 1994 - on stage halfway through his set at Madison Square Garden.

Before introducing the group at the Concert for Sandy Relief - which raised money for people in the Caribbean and US who were struck by Hurricane Sandy in October - he said, "The penny finally dropped that I was in the middle of a Nirvana reunion."

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Bon Jovi says Steve Jobs personally responsible for killing music industry

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Apple, Music,

Steve Jobs Bon JoviApple CEO Steve Jobs is to blame for "killing" the music industry, rocker Jon Bon Jovi recently told the U.K.'s Sunday Times Magazine.

"Kids today have missed the whole experience of putting the headphones on, turning it up to 10, holding the jacket, closing their eyes and getting lost in an album; and the beauty of taking your allowance money and making a decision based on the jacket, not knowing what the record sounded like, and looking at a couple of pictures and still imagining it," he said.

Bon Jovi's music can be found on iTunes, but apparently, he's none too thrilled about it.

"God, it was a magical, magical time," the "Livin' on a Prayer" singer continued. "I hate to sound like an old man now, but I am, and you mark my words, in a generation from now people are going to say: 'What happened?' Steve Jobs is personally responsible for killing the music business."

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VIDEO: Tour Continues Despite Jon Bon Jovi Injury


It may take a little bad medicine, but an injured plans to keep entertaining fans across the country.

Friday night in New Jersey, the 48-year-old somehow managed to tear a calf muscle - ouch! - toward the end of a concert in New Meadowlands Stadium. Despite the obvious pain (he can be seen limping on the stage), the professional vowed to stay on stage until the end.

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Quote of the Day: Russell Crowe on Kevin Costner’s Robin Hood

Russell Crowe as Robin HoodDescription

“It looks like a Jon Bon Jovi video.”

-‘s Russell Crowe commenting on 1991’s Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves starring Kevin Costner.

(Make sure to check out other notable quotes.)

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Simon Cowell organizes Everybody Hurts charity single

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Upcoming Releases, Covers,


‘s Helping Haiti single will soon be released globally.

The song - a star-studded cover of R.E.M’s “Everybody Hurts” - will be available to download worldwide starting Sunday to help boost sales and raise relief funds for the earthquake-stricken nation.

The track - which features 21 artists, including , Rod Stewart, Mariah Carey, Jon Bon Jovi and Susan Boyle - debuted on British radio stations earlier this week and is already poised to be one of the biggest-selling songs in recent years.

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