Get To Know : Bon Jovi, The New King of Rock ‘n’ Roll

bon jovi personnel

Bon Jovi … Bon Jovi … Bon Jovi …

Who is not familiar with this legendary rock band. Rock band from New Jersey, United States has recorded its name in the history of Rock music in the world. It has also become an idol and inspiration from various other famous musicians and bands. The multiple songs, albums, and concerts that they have produced are always in demand in the market and are always enjoyed by their fans. And in the 35 years of his journey in the music band, the band, which has sold more than 120 million albums worldwide, also has some interesting facts during his career.

Well, maybe it will be better to read it while listening to one of Bon Jovi’s songs.

1. At First, “Bon Jovi” Was Not Their First Band Name.

Bon Jovi Old Days

As many people know to date, the name Bon Jovi is familiar with music lovers, especially rock music. But who would have thought when the band was just starting to stand up instead Jon Bon Jovi named his band by the name of Johnny Electric. Until finally there was a friend of Jon Bon Jovi who suggested to change the name and follow the example like the band Van Halen in order to name the band from the name of its leader.


2. The Hits Song “You Give Love a Bad Name” Is Hardly a Bon Jovi Song

You Give Love A Bad Name

The first single from the album Slippery When Wet (1986) established Bon Jovi’s name as a rockstar at the time. The song that once ruled the top of the charts in the United States in 1986 turned out to be almost a song belonging to another band. The creator of the song, such as Jon Bon Jovi, Richie Sambora Desmond Child, had wanted to give the song to a Canadian rock band named Loverboy, and fortunately, this did not happen.


3. The First American Band Whose Album Penetrates The “Iron Curtain” Country

New Jersey Album

In the 80s, when Mikhail Gorbachev, the leader of the Soviet Union at that time, had initiated an open dialogue internationally with other countries, especially western countries, which was a significant step in upholding peace, especially between Russia and the United States. And Bon Jovi album “New Jersey” (1988) was the first to penetrate the realm of music in the country “Iron Curtain” as the first album from the United States, which circulated in the country under the auspices of the Soviet record label company “Melodiya”


4. Changes In Band Formation

New Personnel

Whose name changes in a band like the personnel who are mutually has become a common thing, and of course, this is experienced by a band of caliber Bon Jovi as well. Formed in 1983, Bon Jovi currently only leaves its core personnel Jon Bon Jovi (vocalist), David Bryan (keyboardist), Tico Torres (drummer), Phil X (guitarist), and Hugh McDonald (bassist). As for the initial formation of Bon Jovi, the band’s initial formation was fronted by Jon Bon Jovi (Vocalist), Richie Sambora (Guitarist), David Bryan (keyboardist), Tico Torres (drummer), and Alec John Such (Bassist).

It’s just that bassist Alec John Such in 1994 was fired from Bon Jovi and guitarist Richie Sambora resigned from the band in 2013. The metal band guitarist, Skid Row is Dave Sabo who is a neighbor and little friend of Jon Bon Jovi, initially had been a guitarist The band’s first in 1983 was even recorded for the Demo Version of the song “Runaway” before he finally joined Skid Row and was replaced by Richie Sambora.


5. The Personnel Who Are Not Just A Band

Bon Jovi And His Football

Maybe most musicians don’t just work on the stage, and in the recording studio, many of them also have aside as a music producer. But something quite contrasting is owned by two Bon Jovi personnel, namely Jon Bongiovi and Tico Torres. Jon Bon Jovi, who is a frontman and founder of the band Bon Jovi, turned out to be a lover of sports, especially sports American Football. Unmitigated, for the sake of his love for the sport, in 2004, he also founded a professional football club called Philadelphia Soul based in the city of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, before being sold. Plus, he is also a top actor who has played in various big-screen films and television series such as Pay It Forward, U-571, New Year’s Eve, Sex and the City, Ally McBeal, and many other films. And also, drummer Tico Torres is a talented painter. Because the drummer, nicknamed “The Hitman” has explored the world of painting since 1984, and his work has also succeeded in entering various painting exhibitions, even Torres has successfully held his own painting exhibition at Ambassador Galleries located in Soho, New York.

These 7 Cool Indie Bands Not Many Know Yet

When talking about indie music, there is no end to it. Indie musicians continue to emerge with works that can make people fall in love. If you already know many indie bands that are on the rise, there are still some indie bands from other parts of the world you must listen to.

Before they become the idol of a million people, save it for the first. Here are 7 of them.


1. The Aces

One of the few bands in the world with all-female members. The group from Utah, United States, have started their musical hobby since attending school. The genre they adapt is ear-catching indie-pop.

At first glance, the songs are indeed themed love and relationships but can be translated in the universal realm.


2. Colouring

Still in the realm of indie-pop, this time, there was a British band called Colouring. Their debut began in 2016 through an EP. Then followed by the second EP in 2017. In that year, their names began to be known after several times as the opening act for the famous band concert of 1975.

Colouring increasingly soared after the single titled “Time” lined up to be one of the soundtracks for the best-selling series “13 Reasons Why” the second season. The single was taken from their third EP entitled “bn.”


3. Teenage Wrist

Good news for indie-rock and grunge music fans. A band from the United States, Teenage Wrist, joined the world music scene enlivened by spawning their second album entitled Chrome Neon Jesus, last March. This time they registered 11 songs in it.

The album was quite in demand in the market and received positive responses from the press and fans. Their songs remind you of a bit of 90s bands like Nirvana and Puddle of Mudd.


4. Fickle Friends

This British indie-pop band uses a retro 80s effect that you may have heard often lately. However, the vocalist’s melodious voice makes their songs more lively.

The band has just released their debut album titled “You Are Someone Else” earlier this year.

5. Swim Deep

This British pop-rock band has long tested its fortune in the music industry, precisely in 2011. They have also released two albums in 2013 and 2015. However, their names even did not soar too high. They are still a hidden treasure for the fans.

Some time ago, they finally made a tweet stating they would release a new album soon. While waiting, you can try listening to their songs at the same time whilst you can save to your playlist on Spotify, especially for their phenomenal Swim Deep Albums!

6. Weathers

For those of you who like the indie-rock genre, this United States band is not to be missed. Weathers just released a new album, “Kids In The Night,” which is quite energetic but still comfortable to listen to.


7. Boy Azooga

If including fans of songs with a slightly eccentric melody, Boy Azooga is the right choice. They also just spawned their first album called “1.2 Kungfu!”. In line with its name, the songs in this album are quite jerking with a funky blend of instruments.

5 Rock Bands Addicted to Pokemon Go

Since its appearance, Pokemon Go has apparently successfully changed the face of online gaming in the world.

The combination of nostalgia with reality through a GPS makes this game so loved by its fans, including rockers who happen to have grown together xxx.

Interestingly, even though they have quite a large following, the rockers singers were never shy to express their love for the game. Many exciting actions have also become a success story for the band’s followers.

Here are 5 of their crazy actions against Pokemon Go:

5. Linkin Park

In the midst of the tight schedule for the production of the seventh album, some Linkin Park personnel admitted that they spent a lot of time playing Pokemon Go.

Mike Shinoda, for example. In a relatively short time, he has managed to reach a level that is high enough as a Pokemon trainer. He also claimed to be proud of these achievements. “I love this game (Pokemon). I know all the characters, and just so you know, I’m level 14 now,” said Mike.

4. Bad Mother Hubbard

For Bad Mother Hubbard vocalist, Lalanea Chastain, the Pokemon Go game seems to be something very special, maybe even entered into one of the heroes lists.

The story, as quoted from the page, Lalanea had forgotten to bring home his acoustic guitar after filling the event at local gigs. He also had to surrender when his favorite guitar was already not at the location when he returned there.

Fortunately, shortly after his guitar disappeared, a Pokemon Go player accidentally discovered the guitar while searching for Pokemon in lonely places.

Chastain was delighted abruptly when he finally returned to get the guitar. He is now transformed into one of the loyal players of Pokemon Go.

3. Green Day

Not inferior to Blink 182, a California punk band, Green Day personnel also fell in love with Pokemon Go. Although their appearance was quite fierce when they were on the stage, both Billie Joe, Mike Dirnt, and Tre Cool were not shy about having a relationship with their hunted Pokemon.

2. Blink 182

Blink 182 is one of the most famous bands in the realm of Punk Rock. Silly behavior and fast tempo songs that were presented in the 2000s successfully placed them as one of the influential bands in the world.

Not surprisingly, when deciding to make a comeback in the middle of 2016, Blink 182 received a quite lively reception. Their songs immediately dominated many ladders on American and world radio.

Well, in the midst of the success they got, one of Blink 182’s personnel firmly expressed his joy at the presence of the Pokemon Go game.

Unmitigated, besides changing his name on Twitter to Pokedad Go, he also allowed fans to look for Pokemon at the Blink 182 concert location.

1. All Time Low

Finally, there is the punk band All Time Low who participated in Pokemon Go fever.

In addition to often chatting with pokemon prey, they also did not hesitate to share rare pokemon with their fans. Yes, it’s not strange considering this band is known to be close to its fans.

This Rock Song Is Inspired From A Real, Terrible Event

Art imitates life, and life imitates art.

Because life contains moments of sadness and joy, these things tend to appear in works of art, including popular songs. In fact, sometimes tragic events or disasters are needed for some legendary songs as a reference.

We all know that sex, drugs, and rock ‘n roll are an inseparable package like jam, jelly, and white bread. But sometimes more terrible things can be an inspiration for their songs. Here are five rock songs that are inspired by real, horrific events.

5. A Day in the Life – the Beatles

Everyone must know the Beatles, and almost everyone likes it. From their early careers with typical Moptop hair to the psychedelic realm, The Beatles always have something new for every different musical taste. With an expanse of ideas for each of his works, The Beatles also included a real event in one of their masterpieces, A Day in the Life. A tragic car accident inspired this song.

In the biography of Hunter Davies, John Lennon explains that the first lyric of the song, which began, “I read the news today oh boy / About a lucky man who made the grade” is about the death of Tara Brown, a London socialite, heir to the Guinness beer wealth. And friends of the Beatles and Rolling Stones personnel.

Brown drove his sports car at high speed and allegedly failed to see the red light change so that it collided with a parked truck. He died of his injuries the following day. Lennon did not 100% include the accident in this song because McCartney himself helped and added some elements of drugs into it. Nevertheless, this song is still scary, even before it finishes on time.

4. Adam’s Song – Blink 182

The punk-pop band, Blink-182, is indeed famous for its seriousness in his career. They once ran naked through a set of music videos and sang silly songs about prank phone calls. But this California trio still has a serious side too, and that side was expressed in their 2000 hit, Adam’s Song.
With lyrics like, “I’m too depressed to go on / You’ll be sorry when I’m gone,” it’s not hard to know the inspiration behind this song.

According to the 2004 Washington Post article, this song was written after the band received a suicide letter from a fan. Fortunately, the fan survived his suicide attempt.

But an irony occurred when Greg Barnes, a 17-year-old high school student who had witnessed the horror of the Columbine High School massacre, hung himself in his garage with the song Adam’s Song played on a CD. Mark Hoppus later told MTV that he was saddened to hear the suicide news, and reiterated that the essence of this song was about overcoming depression and thoughts of suicide, not to surrender to him.

3. Tears In Heaven – Eric Clapton

Eric Clapton, the Slowhand from England who started his fame with the band Cream, was named the second largest guitarist of all time by Rolling Stone magazine. His hit songs like Layla and Cocain are thick with psychedelic nuances, but nothing can beat his most emotional song, Tears in Heaven.

In the song, Clapton tells of his son, Conor, who was only four years old when he fell from the 53rd floor in one of New York’s apartments in 1991.

“Would you know my name / If I saw you in heaven?”

The lyrics above show Clapton’s intense sadness after the accident. Since then, he said that this song serves as a means to channel his sadness.

2. Jeremy – Pearl Jam

Pearl Jam was one of the four grunge kings in the 90s. One of their debut songs, Jeremy, is famous for being sung with a haunting rage. This song was written based on a 15-year-old boy named Jeremy who shot himself in front of his classmates at a Texas, high school in 1991.

Frontman Pearl Jam, Eddie Vedder, immediately wrote a song after reading the incident in a newspaper article. As the story goes, the boy left the classroom, returned with a .357 Magnum revolver, walked to the front of the class, put the gun barrel in his mouth, and pulled the trigger.

The repetitive lyrics “Jeremy speaks in class today” is a metaphor that alludes to the fact that Jeremy’s classmates describe him as a quiet boy. Maybe you will be more shudder if you see the eyes of Vedder in this Jeremy music video.

1. Polly – Nirvana

Frontman Nirvana, Kurt Cobain, is known to have an obsession with all sorts of strange things. One of Nirvana’s most famous songs, Smells Like Teen Spirit, is an alternative song for teenage anxiety, whose inspiration comes from the female deodorant brand. Of the many songs, Polly can be regarded as their song that has the most terrible background.

The soft acoustic song was inspired by a newspaper article read by Cobain, about a 14-year-old girl who was kidnapped, raped, and tortured with a torch by a serial rapist named Gerald Arthur Friend in 1987. Similar to what Springsteen did in Nebraska, Cobain took Friend’s perspective on writing songs, and almost humanized them through relaxed tones and lyrics.

Now that was 5 rock songs that were inspired by real, horrific events. Whatever bad events that have happened, make it as a lesson so that it does not happen again in the future.

7 90s Rock Bands That Have the Most Swag Female Vocalist

Speaking of rock music, the first impression that arises is that this music is a guy.

It contained a group of long-haired men with torn shirts and pants. But not always like that you know. The emergence of bands with female vocalists has made the image of rock music change dramatically.

How come. Almost all of the vocalists look beautiful and stylish on the stage. Success spoiled the eyes of the audience. Coupled with their vocals that also have a “taste” different from male vocals.

Who are the seven female vocalists who have mastered rock music in the 90s?

7. Courtney Love (Hole)

The name of a Courtney Love can be raised because he is the wife of the legendary vocalist, 90s rock band Nirvana, Kurt Cobain. Hole was founded by Courtney in 1989 and succeeded in four nominations in the world’s highest music award, the Grammy Award for the 1998 album Celebrity Skin.

6. Dolores O’Riordan (The Cranberries)

Dolores O’Riordan joined The Cranberries in 1990 since she won the vocalist search contest held by the band. Together with his band, they released five albums and a compilation album, before vacuuming in 2003. He released his solo album Are You Listening in 2007 and No Baggage in 2009.

5. Chrissie Hynde (The Pretenders)

90s teenagers who have watched Dawson’s Creek must have been familiar with the song sung by The Pretenders, I’ll Stand by You. The song appears almost whenever again the Dawson Creek movie advertisement is really famous in the 90s, where the vocalist Chrissie Hynde is strong and deep. Make this song more dramatic.

4. Nina Persson (The Cardigans)

This beautiful Swedish woman born in 1974 is a vocalist and songwriter for The Cardigans, an alternative rock band founded in 1992. Their success was achieved when the song Lovefool from the album First Band on the Moon, released in 1996 became the soundtrack for the film Romeo + Baz Luhrman’s Juliet.

3. Gwen Stefani (No Doubt)

Don’t Speak became one of their legendary hits. With Gwen’s vocal character and character, this song is a trademark of 90s rock kids. No Doubt, which was established in 1986, was successful after their second album, the Tragic Kingdom, which was released in 1995, reached the top of the Billboard ladder for 9 weeks and sold up to 10 million copies.

2. Shirley Manson (Garbage)

Shirley Manson is the vocalist of the band Garbage. Her skin is milky white with bright red hair, making her figure stand out on the stage and certainly will not be forgotten by Garbage fans. Although now he is no longer young, at the age of 51 years, with his band he still appears life in various gigs.

1. Karen O (Yeah Yeah Yeahs)

The name swag queen seems best suited to describe a Karen O. Because the stage appearance of the woman who was born in Busan, South Korea 38 years ago is always extraordinarily cool. He is also known as the fashion icon of the music world.

Karen O, Nick Zinner, and Brian Chase formed Yeah Yeah Yeahs in New York in 2000. The three albums they released were always nominated in the Grammy Award for the Best Alternative Music Album category.

What do you think of the seven beautiful vocalists? Being a rock band vocalist and always appearing with men does not eliminate their beauty you know. Instead, being the most beautiful on stage.

7 Richest Rock ‘n’ Roll Singers in the World

Until now, rock music is still a genre of music that is much loved by the public.

No wonder that history records many great musicians who had ruled the rock scene in the world. The musician also has a wealth that is not small. Some of them are still able to enjoy their wealth until now, although some fall bankrupt because they are not good at managing.

Citing, Tuesday (5/17/2016), here is a list of some rock musicians who have a coffin of infinite wealth. Here are the reviews:

7. Keith Richards

Young Keith Richards


Total Wealth: US $ 340 million

This British musician is one of the founders of the famous rock band, The Rolling Stone. Aside from being a musician, Keith Richards is also a songwriter and record producer. He has also starred in the film Pirates of Caribbean with Jhonny Depp.

6. Ringo Starr

Ringo Starr

Total Wealth: US $ 350 million

The musician, whose real name is Richard Starkey, became known to the world community since joining the Beatles band in 1962. He is known as a drummer in the band. He also won an award in 2011 as one of the 100 best drummers of all time.

5. Mick Jagger

Young Mick Jagger

Total Wealth: US $ 360 million

Mick Jagger is a singer, composer and film player. He is known worldwide as the lead singer of the British rock group, The Rolling Stones. In songs sung with his band, Jagger often plays harmonica, guitar, and piano.

4. Jimmy Buffett

Jimmy Buffet

Total Wealth: US $ 450 million

Thanks to his song ‘Margaritaville,’ Jimmy Buffett was able to become one of the richest rock stars in the world. He even has his fan who calls himself the Parrotheads.

3. Elton John

Elton John

Total Wealth: US $ 475 million

The man who was born on March 25, 1947, is a British musician. He is famous as a singer of the song Candle In The Wind, which was popular in the mid-70s. The song he sang to deliver Diana’s body at the funeral ceremony at Westminster Abbey

2. Paul David Hewson a.k.a. Bono


Total Wealth: US $ 700 million

Paul David Hewson is the vocalist of the Irish Rock band “U2”. Over the years it has been the voice of a generation that has problems with injustice and violations committed by world leaders. It reflected in the lyrics of U2, which are full of political and social content.

1. Paul Mc Cartney

Paul McCartney

Total Wealth: US $ 1.2 billion

McCartney listed as the most successful musician and songwriter of all time. He won 60 platinum, and single album sales reached 100 million copies. The song ‘Yesterday’ which he wrote in 1964 became the song most often sung again and played on United States radio.

McCartney is also active in animal rights and vegetarianism activities, especially in PETA.

Top 5 Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame

Until now, no one has been able to define this popular term precisely.

Some even feel the definition would be confusing. This writing is not going to explain the answer or again define what rock music is, but will only look at a few simple elements that might influence its definition.

The literal definition of rock music is very problematic. According to Collins Cobuild English Dictionary, rock music is a type of music that has a simple tone, and a fast beat played and sung by a group of people with an electric guitar and drums. Of course, this definition is denied by many people, including me.

There is a lot of definitons for this term. Some indicate it based on sound characteristics, and others contrast it with pop music, some even emphasize defining rock music based on the process of making music, the spirit of the music maker, or the lyrics contained.

Apart from all that, the history of rock music has disrupted great musicians and could rule the stage of rock music in the world in the era of 60-90. Here is a list of the 5 greatest rock singers of all time:

1. James Douglas Morrison

James Douglas Morrison

James Douglas was born on December 8, 1943. He is a great singer, writing poetry, songwriter, writer, and film director. He is best known as the singer band THE DOORS, and the rest of the world remembers him as a figure the most KARISMATIK and most influential in the history of world music. He was also known as a writer of books/poetry collections and film directors short and documentary. With The Doors, Morrison produced six albums all of them received Platinum certificates by the RIAA. Their single that was a chance perched at the top of the charts is Light My Fire, and Hello, I Love You. No less a Scott Weiland, lead singer of STP and Velvet Revolver and Scott Stapp of the band Creed claims he was influenced or inspired from this Jim Marrison.

2. Michael Jackson

Michael Jackson

Michael Jackson was born on August 29, 1958, is a Vocalist and Songwriter United States. He is famous as “THE KING OF POP” and popularized it the “moonwalk” dance moves that have become his trademark. His album which released in 1982, Thriller, is the best-selling album in the world, with sales, exceed 104 million copies worldwide, so many estimates sales for this one album and according to the Guinness Book of World Records of this album sold 65 million copies until on 2007. Until today Thriller album is still sold 130 thousand pieces each year in America there. He began his singing career at the age of five as a member of vocal groups Jackson family (later became The Jackson 5) who brought forth many Hits like ABC, and I’ll BE THERE. All Jacko albums (EPIC Release) then sold tens of millions of copies for each album and if, in total, there could be as many as 200 million copies sold worldwide.

3. Elvis Aaron Presley


Elvis was born on January 8, 1935. He was a rock singer ‘roll’ roll the legendary United States. He is also a music producer and actor. His nickname is “THE KING OF ROCK N ROLL.” Thanks to the songs combining the rhythm of rock ‘n’ roll with ballad songs, the world of rock ‘n’ roll obtains commercial foundations which can then be developed by rock musicians ‘N’ roll the successor. In its heyday, Elvis concerts were attended mass (mostly teenagers) in vast numbers. Style, character, and style how to dress is a symbol of rock ‘n’ roll and is widely imitated his fans. Until now Elvis is still trusted by heavy fans that he hasn’t died or is still alive, it’s just nowhere its existence.

4. James Brown

James Brown

James Brown was born on May 3, 1933, in Barnwell, South Carolina (USA). Brown, yang dubbed himself “GODFATHER OF SOUL,” also known as “Soul Brother Number One “and” The Hardest Working Man in Show Business. Brown continues alone gig, at least in a year he was able to hold 100 performances. Throughout his life, Brown has received a series of awards. You name it, two Grammy trophies, a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award ward on 1992, and a prestigious Kennedy Center Honors award in December 2003.

Although a series of hits no one touched the highest ladder on Billboard charts but the songs are timeless like I GOT YOU (I FEEL GOOD) which was released in 1965, was number three in the Top Ten. Many songs can also be enjoyed as a movie soundtrack and TV show. He was playing the film BLACK CAESAR (1973) and performing the song Living America for Sylvester Stallone’s film, Rocky IV (1985). The song Living … brings forth a Grammy award for him in 1987.

5. Paul David Hewson

Paul David Hewson

Paul David Hewson was born on May 10, 1960, BONO VOX is his nickname, Bono is his stage name the main vocalist of the Irish rock band U2. Since the mid-80s Bono has actively raised funds through the BAND-AID concert and performed again on LIVE AID and LIVE 8 concerts. Since 1999 he has been increasingly involved in undertaking a campaign to write off third world debt and the suffering of AFRICA. Besides taking care of the band, Bono formed an organization called “DATA,” which stands for Debt, Aids, Trade in Africa (Debt, AIDS, Trade in Africa). The focus of this organization is to raise awareness about what he claims to be African debt, which cannot be paid for, uncontrolled Aids and rules trade that harms the poor people of the continent.

In February 2006, Bono among 191 people who were nominated for the Nobel Prize for peace. In the music business, Bono and U2 are really at the top of The Pas Joshua Tree was released in 1987. The album took the number one position at a list of best-selling British albums in a short time, and then begin penetrated America and lasted for nine weeks. Because the flagship song dominates, U2 had become the main report of Time magazine with the title HEATED ROCK TICKETS. This is an honor only gained by two bands others, The Beatles and The Who. Now, for almost 30 years of work, U2 turns out to still succeed as one of the most influential bands in the world and gets variety awards, including 2 Grammy Awards.

5 Greatest Treasures of Rock ‘n’ Roll wrapped up! All 5 is an inspiration to all of us, beautiful souls, beautiful music.