Slippery When Wet wasn't just a breakthrough album for Bon Jovi; it was a breakthrough for hair metal in general, marking the point where the genre officially entered the mainstream. Released in 1986, it presented a streamlined combination of pop, hard rock, and metal that appealed to everyone – especially girls, whom traditional heavy metal often ignored…
From the opening track, "Runaway," which rode to glory on E Street Band-mate Roy Bittan's distinctive keyboard riff, to the sweaty arena rock of "Get Ready," which closed the album, Bon Jovi's debut is an often-overlooked minor gem from the early days of hair metal…
Bon Jovi is an American rock band from Sayreville, New Jersey. Formed in 1983, Bon Jovi consists of lead singer and namesake Jon Bon Jovi (born John Francis Bongiovi, Jr.), pianist and keyboardist David Bryan, drummer Tico Torres, lead guitarist Phil X, and bassist Hugh McDonald. The band's lineup has remained mostly static during its history, with the only exceptions being the 1994 dismissal of bass player Alec John Such, who was unofficially replaced by Hugh McDonald, and the departure of longtime guitarist and co-songwriter Richie Sambora in 2013. Phil X and McDonald both become official members in 2016.
A hard rockin' double-DVD set providing a note-for-note guide to five classic anthems by the kings of New Jersey, Bon Jovi. Jamie Humphries disects the legendary guitar style of Richie Sambora, giving you a detailed look at every riff and lick as played by the hero of blues-rock. Discover how Sambora combines the very best of hard rock and metal technique with a pure blues sensibility to create his unique sound.
This is the essential live compilation DVD, featuring every major hit from Livin' On a Prayer to Wanted Dead Or Alive.
After ushering in the era of pop-metal with their 1986 blockbuster Slippery When Wet and its hit singles "You Give Love a Bad Name," "Wanted Dead or Alive," and "Living on a Prayer," Bon Jovi wound up transcending the big-haired '80s, withstanding changes in style and sound to become one of the biggest American rock bands of their time selling over 120 million albums worldwide and sustaining their popularity well into the new millennium. As the times changed, so did the band's sound.
Japanese two CD edtion contains a second disc containing 14 additional tracks. 2010 release, a career-spanning collection from the Rock icons featuring four new songs: "The More Things Change," "No Apologies," "This Is Love, This Is Life" and "What Do You Got?". This release will transport listeners back in time through Bon Jovi's worldwide monster hits of the past and offer a bridge to the future with the debut of the four new tracks. "Music marks milestones in all our lives," notes frontman Jon Bon Jovi. "These songs have stood the test of time and they remind us all where we came from, even as we keep our eyes towards the future."