September 30, 2011

Vote Bon Jovi as best tour of the year

Eventful and Billboard are hosting the "Best Tour of the Year" award, and you can vote for Bon Jovi!

You can only vote once, and voting ends November 7th, 2011.

September 27, 2011

And the nominees are...not Bon Jovi.


The nominees for the 2012 Rock N' Roll Hall of Fame have been announced, and once again Bon Jovi is missing from the list. Jon was right: never a critic's darling, that's for sure.

The full list includes:

Beastie Boys
The Cure
Eric B. & Rakim
Guns 'N Roses
Joan Jett and The Blackhearts
Freddie King
Laura Nyro
Red Hot Chili Peppers
Rufus with Chaka Khan
The Small Faces/The Faces
The Spinners
Donna Summer


An act must have released its first single or album 25 years ago to qualify for induction. More than 500 voters will determine who makes the hall. New members will be inducted at a ceremony at the hall of fame in Cleveland on April 14. Individual tickets for the Induction Ceremony will go on sale to the public in December 2011. Visit for details.

What do you think of the nominees this time around?

What do I think?


JBJ doing an ad for Advil

Apparently Jon is filming an ad for Advil (which I assume is only in the States).

*For international readers: Advil is an anti-inflammatory pain medication.


A production crew swarmed the Jon Bon Jovi-supported Soul Kitchen on Monmouth Street in Red Bank Monday morning as the pop star prepared to shoot a commercial for pain-reliever Advil that will tout the not-yet-officially-open pay-what-you-can restaurant.

So what will this commercial entail? And what does it have to do with the Soul Kitchen?

September 24, 2011

Lisbon full stream

I found the entire stream in one video (in HD), so I am sharing that one with you all now instead of several parts. Huge thanks to swimminginthesand82!

September 23, 2011

ALL Circle Tour set lists available

When the Circle Tour first started, I told you I'd try to post the set lists for every show. Well, I certainly missed a few and was late with some others, but overall I almost always was able to obtain them and post them on time. I couldn't have done it, though, without help from you all - the fans, the readers, the supporters. Thank you all for your emails, messages, comments, and help throughout the last two years -- not just for set lists, but with everything else that allows me to maintain this blog. It is MUCH appreciated!

I have gathered all the set lists now, and linked them to the "Circle Tour: Set Lists" page you see in the above menu bar. Simply click on the links to go directly to those set lists - and if you see a "*" next to one of them, it means I went to that show, so you get a full-length review as well as the set list. ;)

I hope this helps you, and I hope you continue to read Jovi Bits. Thanks!! xx

September 22, 2011

Lisbon, Portugal stream videos (pt. 4 added)

Told you I'd try to get it for you. ;)

Huge thanks to serpephone on YouTube for these. She only has the first 45 minutes up so far, so I'll keep checking for the latest and uploading accordingly.

I ended up missing it as well, so now I know what I'm doing today! ;)

September 20, 2011

The Circle Tour Finale: Portugal encore presentation

Very cool! and will be airing the final show of the Circle Tour (filmed in Lisbon, Portugal on July 31, 2011) tomorrow night (September 21).

There will be 3 airings, seemingly to allow fans worldwide to tune in:

First Airing: 8:00PM EST (Sydney) // 7:00PM JST (Tokyo) // 6:00AM EDT (New York)

Second Airing: 8:00PM BST (London) // 3:00PM EDT

Third Airing: 8:00PM EDT // 7:00PM CDT // 6:00PM MDT // 5:00PM PDT

Tune into their web site or Facebook page to watch. And if you can't make any of these airings, I guarantee someone will record it and I'll try to post it here afterward. ;)

Have fun!

September 8, 2011

NFL Kickoff with JBJ

Set your DVRs! From

To celebrate the kickoff of the 2011 NFL season, NFL Network and NBC Sports will present a one-hour NFL Kickoff 2011: Back to Football special Saturday, Sept. 10 at 8 PM ET on NBC.

Features Jon Bon Jovi performing 'America the Beautiful' from NYC firehouse & kickoff highlights of Kid Rock, Lady Antebellum & Maroon 5. NFL Network & NBC Sports talent preview Week 1.

To celebrate the kickoff of the 2011 NFL season, NFL Network and NBC Sports will present a one-hour NFL Kickoff 2011: Back to Football special Saturday, Sept. 10 at 8 PM ET on NBC.

The show, a joint NFL Network/NBC Sports production, will feature football, music and a tribute to 9/11 first responders.

September 5, 2011

Richie on MDA Telethon (Sept. 4, 2011)

Missed Richie on the MDA telethon, like I did?

YouTube came to the rescue, again. ;)