December 26, 2011

Tropical holiday

The Bongiovi family spent Christmas in St. Bart's as usual aboard a yacht, tanning on the beach, or snorkeling in the blue waters. Not my idea of Christmas, but definitely a damn fine holiday...especially considering the view of a certain rockstar. ;)



December 20, 2011

Richie's solo album coming Spring 2012?!

WEEEEEEEE! I hope it's true! Thanks, Hath, for posting the news!

From MixOnline

Bon Jovi lead guitarist and producer, singer/songwriter Richie Sambora is recording his third solo album at Ocean Way Recording in Hollywood. Luke Ebbin, producer of the Bon Jovi albums “Crush” and “Bounce,” is helming the new project.
“Richie and I have worked on and off together for years,” explained Ebbin. “Richie came off the Bon Jovi tour energized and we got together to write a couple of songs. The results were very good, so we kept writing more and decided to go in and record them. The recordings came out great, so Richie decided why not make this a solo record? There are eight songs in the can now, including a co-write with Bernie Taupin. We’ve started round two of sessions and hope to have a full album done by early spring.”

Sambora’s first solo outing was “Stranger in This Town” (1991), a critically acclaimed blues-influenced album that featured Eric Clapton playing lead guitar on the song “Mr Bluesman,” backed by Sambora on acoustic guitars. “Undiscovered Soul” was Sambora’s second solo album, released in 1998 and produced by Don Was.

December 19, 2011

Rumors of Jon's death have been greatly exaggerated.

What a weird evening. I come home to Facebook statuses saying "I HOPE Jon Bon Jovi isn't dead!" and 'Can it be true?!" and "Come on, people, stop spreading lies - Jon's livin' on a prayer!"

Confused as heck, I did the only rational thing to do in this day and age.

I Googled it.

Turns out some moron thought it would be funny to spread the rumor that JBJ was found in a coma in a Jersey hotel, taken to the hospital, and later died of cardiac arrest.

Shortly afterward, a photo appeared of the new angelic Jon in front of a Christmas tree with a handwritten sign:


He still looks damn good for a guy who died of cardiac arrest.

December 15, 2011

New Year's Eve song MP3s

So who HASN'T seen New Year's Eve? I must admit, I melted over Jon in that movie like my little teenage heart used to. The love affair is back.

Here are the songs he performs for the movie - plus a little bonus, because I LOVED Lea Michele's performance of Auld Lang Syne. It was simply glorious.

1. Jon Bon Jovi: Have A Little Faith In Me

2. Jon Bon Jovi: Can't Turn You Loose

3. Lea Michele: Auld Lang Syne

December 8, 2011

December 4, 2011

JBJ interview about NYE movie

Vogue thinks JBJ is a bad dresser

But then again, they think 99% of the planet dresses poorly. Keeping up with the fashion times is next to impossible, with it changing every 6 months.

They've taken an extraordinary amount of time to highlight his "poor" dress choices and compare it to a style they think he should wear - complete with photos, and an endearing message.


There’s one thing we don’t understand about the world of rockstars. They rise to fame because they are able to embody – like nobody else – the spirit of an era. They have it in them (in their movements, in their voice, in the way they wink) and they even act on it: they write lyrics, music that comes to life precisely because they shape in front of our eyes what we feel in every moment, our frustrations just like our uncertainties. Their fame, in other words, comes from their inborn capability of representing the present. And this is precisely true especially about fashion, which they wear like nobody else, defining it as only they know how, a metaphor of the moment.

Then something happens and the cd skips. Like in Sorrentino’s latest movie, This must be the Place, the rockstar continues to drag on his usual part, detached from the world that evolves and imprisoned in a role that he has created all by him self. We’re bordering a Pirandello-esque humor.

Even without arriving to the extremes portrayed by Sean Penn, Jon Bon Jovi is quite near this group. He still remains a worldwide important star (he continues to go on in impressive tours and catching the attention of millions of people thanks to appearances at events and TV series). His humanitarian commitment is more than praiseworthy (we’re referring especially to his association, the Soul Foundation). Yet we can’t really call him any longer an icon of the present.

As proof of it, it’s enough to look at his clothing, which is still built around leather jackets, boots and “comfort” jeans, as trendy in the early Nineties. The look was fashionable twenty years ago, when we were actually exited about flared leather pants, to the point even Armani showed them on the catwalks. Unluckily, though, our passion has long burnt out and has no longer nothing new to say. Plus, on Bon Jovi it even has a comic effect. It seems as if he’s trying to convince himself he is after all a star. Or, perhaps, it’s a marketing strategy for the upcoming movie New Year’s Eve, where he plays the part of a rockstar in a love story with Katherine Heigl (who should also take a step forward and shape up or she will end up the rest of her life in the stereotype of the romantic frustrated woman of the beginning of the century).

A reason for which we feel obligated to offer some corrections. If you really want to continue wearing a leather jacket let it be in chamois or with zippers and intriguing openings. If you really want to combine black with blue, the latter should be a smoky midnight blue. If you are wearing an elegant jacket, let it be in velvet and tapered as a glove. Pay attention to the fit and forget about hair dye, which doesn’t suit you. Even Zac Efron has given up that self-confident fringe. So choose a short haircut.

If you want to stay a rockstar, you must embrace change, Mr. Jon Bon Jovi.

Ironic last remark, Vogue, considering Bon Jovi has been around for 30 years - and the only way that could have been accomplished was by embracing change. Their music has morphed with the times, and that's the most important part. Or so most of us think.