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Def Leppard's Phil Collen Impressed With Tom Cruise's Rock Star Image

August 11th, 2011 9:45pm EDT
Phil Collen
Look out Joe Elliott! Def Leppard have their eyes on another frontman - Tom Cruise.

The band's guitarist Phil Collen recently visited the set of movie musical Rock Of Ages and tells VH1 the movie star is a bona-fide rock god in the film.

Cruise plays rocker Stacee Jaxx in the movie adaptation of the hit Broadway show - which features renditions of Def Leppard's "Pour Some Sugar on Me" and Bon Jovi's "Wanted Dead or Alive," among other rock classics - and Collen admits he was more than impressed with the actor's performing skills.

He says, "I was so impressed because he hadn't sung before...

Jon Bon Jovi Gets Beaten By Himself On Rock Band

July 2nd, 2011 9:15am EDT
Jon Bon Jovi
Rocker Jon Bon Jovi was left crushed when he failed to measure up to his avatar on karaoke videogame Rock Band.

The singer was persuaded to belt out one of his classics by his kids at home - and he couldn't believe it when his performance was considered a failure.

He says, "I took the microphone and sang sitting down and I failed. (I was like), 'Oh really?' I stood up and I looked in the TV and said, 'Let's go again!' I failed again.

"I said, 'Everyone goes to bed. Turn this silliness off.'"

Tom Cruise Turned To Jon Bon Jovi For Rocking Advice

June 29th, 2011 11:23pm EDT
Tom Cruise
Tom Cruise turned to Jon Bon Jovi for rock star advice after signing up to play showman Stacee Jaxx in the new Rock Of Ages musical.

Cruise was keen to boost his rock 'n' roll credentials before taking on his first big musical role, so he asked Bon Jovi for help.

The rocker tells news show Extra, "He and I actually went out and he was very intense about 'How do you do this?'

"I said, 'Relax man, you're Tom Cruise, you can learn how to sing a song, don't worry about it.'"

Bon Jovi has yet to hear Cruise's rendition of his "Wanted Dead or Alive" from the film, but he's confident it'll be ...

Jon Bon Jovi: 'I Don't Know How The Hell Mick Jagger Does It'

June 20th, 2011 3:58pm EDT
Jon Bon Jovi
Bon Jovi frontman Jon Bon Jovi has vowed to keep on rocking into his old age, insisting the band will never break up.

The Livin' on a Prayer hit-makers formed in 1983 and have become well-known for their lengthy world tours.

Bon Jovi, who turns 50 next year, admits the group will be forced to scale back its touring commitments as the rockers age - but he's promised never to split up the band.

He tells Britain's Seven Days magazine, "This band is past the point of breaking up or anything silly like that. There's such a mutual respect. We continue to make Number One records and fill sta...

Richie Sambora Quits Bon Jovi Tour To Re-Enter Rehab

April 29th, 2011 8:59am EDT
Richie Sambora
Rocker Richie Sambora is bowing out of upcoming Bon Jovi dates so he can re-enter rehab.

Sambora is checking into an undisclosed facility to seek treatment for alcohol addiction and exhaustion, according to

His bandmates will resume the Bon Jovi Live trek in New Orleans, Louisiana on Saturday without the troubled guitarist.

A statement from the group reads: "Our support for Richie is absolute. He is, and will remain, a member of Bon Jovi.

"Although he will be absent from upcoming shows for the time being, we very much look forward to his healthy return. In the meantime, we will...

Jon Bon Jovi Opens Homeless Shelter For Youths

April 20th, 2011 8:38am EDT
Jon Bon Jovi
Celebrity philanthropist Jon Bon Jovi was on hand to boost the spirits of displaced youths on Tuesday when he helped to open a homeless shelter in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

The rocker is a longtime supporter of homeless charities and he donated money to fund the $3 million facility via his Jon Bon Jovi Soul Foundation.

He joined Covenant House International president Kevin Ryan to launch the new accommodation, which will house 20 youngsters between the ages of 18 and 21, explaining that failing to support troubled youths "denies all of us their talents and visions."

Burglar Who Stole Jewelry From Jon Bon Jovi Is Arrested

April 16th, 2011 9:01am EDT
Jon Bon Jovi
A burglar who stole jewelry from rocker Jon Bon Jovi in a raid on his New Jersey neighborhood has been arrested.

Nicholas Tracy, 21, was picked up by police responding to an home alarm alert in Middletown Township on Wednesday. The authorities found the thief hiding in a bathroom.

Tracy was charged in three other burglaries, including one that occurred on April 3 at Bon Jovi's estate.

He reportedly made off with $100,000 of jewelry belonging to the rock star and his wife.

Jon Bon Jovi: 'Steve Jobs Is Personally Responsible For Killing The Music Business'

March 14th, 2011 12:32pm EDT
Jon Bon Jovi
Jon Bon Jovi has taken aim at Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, accusing him of "killing" the music industry with iTunes.

The rocker is saddened that children no longer enjoy the "magical" experience of buying records in a high street store because of the ease of downloading individual tracks onto an iPod.

And he lays the blame for the generational shift in music-buying at the feet of technology mogul Jobs.

Bon Jovi tells The 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 gett...

Jon Bon Jovi Compares His Band To Vintage Wine

February 26th, 2011 4:00pm EST
Bon Jovi
Bon Jovi ended a week that saw Lady Gaga and basketball hero Carmelo Anthony stun Madison Square Garden by performing at the fabled New York venue on Thursday night - and all the excitement wasn't lost on frontman Jon Bon Jovi.

Introducing the song "When We Were Beautiful" during the band's set, the rocker told fans, "It's great to be in New York, the greatest city in the entire universe.

"Madison Square Garden had some week, huh? We haven't got crazy phones like Gaga, and we're not the new kid in town like Melo, but, if you like a nice vintage wine that's been around for awhile, then we'...

Halle Berry Wins Custody Battle

February 16th, 2011 10:30pm EST
Halle Berry
Halle Berry has emerged victorious in her custody battle with ex-boyfriend Gabriel Aubry after a judge granted her permission to travel with her daughter.

The actress became embroiled in a legal fight with Aubry in December, when the model filed a paternity petition asking to be officially recognized as the father of two-year-old Nahla following the couple's split last year.

At the time, Berry and Aubry had not filed for child custody, visitation or support.

Berry subsequently quit a role in Garry Marshall's romantic comedy New Year's Eve, in which she was set to play Jon Bon Jovi's love...

Lady Gaga Was The Highest Earning Pop Star Of 2010

February 14th, 2011 11:32am EST
Lady Gaga
Lady Gaga has another reason to celebrate following her Grammys success - she's been named the highest-earning pop star of 2010.

The "Poker Face" singer topped Billboard's Money Makers list, with earnings of more than $30.5 million last year. Bon Jovi are second in the rundown with $30.4 million, and Pink Floyd star Roger Waters is third with $24.4 million.

The Dave Matthews Band is the fourth biggest-grossing act of 2010, with $23.9 million, and Justin Bieber is fifth with $22.4 million.

The top 10 is rounded out by Taylor Swift ($20.7 million), Michael Buble ($19.8 million), the Eagles...

Halle Berry's Custody Battle With Ex Gabriel Aubry Is Getting Messy

February 1st, 2011 7:55am EST
Gabriel Aubry & Halle Berry
Halle Berry's child custody battle with her ex-boyfriend Gabriel Aubry is beginning to get messy - the actress is challenging his efforts to spend more time with their daughter Nahla.

In December, Aubry asked a judge to officially declare him the father of the two year old, and filed a paternity petition in a bid to protect his rights, following his split from the Oscar winner.

At that time, the former couple had not filed for child custody, visitation or support.

Now, Berry is preparing to go to court with Aubry over the custody issues, although it's not clear why she's challenging her ...

Bon Jovi To Take Two-Year Hiatus

January 31st, 2011 10:53am EST
Bon Jovi
Rockers Bon Jovi are to take a two-year hiatus when the band wraps up its current world tour, so their fans will "appreciate" them more when they return.

The group is currently performing a string of dates across the globe as part of The Circle tour, which was the highest-earning trek of 2010. Bon Jovi's final show is set for July 31st in Lisbon, Portugal - and the musicians are adamant it will be their last for some time.

Drummer Tico Torres tells Rolling Stone, "Sometimes you need to get away so people can appreciate you better. The best thing I can tell you is we're gonna need a coup...

Jon Bon Jovi Signs On For 'New Year's Eve'

January 25th, 2011 1:39pm EST
Jon Bon Jovi
Jon Bon Jovi has been confirmed as the latest star to join Valentine's Day follow-up New Year's Eve - just weeks after he cast doubt on ever reviving his acting career.

The Bon Jovi frontman admitted in an interview last month he had little desire to step in front of the camera again, following roles in Pay It Forward and Moonlight and Valentino.

He told Larry King, "(Acting is) so far down the list of things to do these days, because the music has been so great. I've got other philanthropic actions and business stuff going on. So it's not that appealing."

However, the rocker, who has...

Bon Jovi's Tour Is Highest Earner Of 2010

December 13th, 2010 8:29am EST
Bon Jovi
Rockers Bon Jovi have grossed $146.5 million from their North American shows in the past 12 months, making them the highest music tour earners of 2010.

The Livin' on a Prayer hit-makers delighted fans across the U.S. and Canada with The Circle trek earlier this year and subsequently played 69 shows to pull in the massive amount, according to the annual Billboard Boxscore poll.

The stars also topped the tour total rundown in 2008 - and frontman Jon Bon Jovi is delighted with the band's achievement.

He says, "In the industry it means something... all your peers are going to look at it. ...

Jon Bon Jovi's Fears For Reality TV Show Contestants

December 10th, 2010 4:15pm EST
Jon Bon Jovi
Jon Bon Jovi fears youngsters competing on reality TV talent contests such as American Idol will struggle to become enduring stars because they aren't given enough time to perfect their craft.

The Bon Jovi rocker has appeared on the show twice as a mentor to contestants, and although he appreciates the entertainment value of such competitions, he worries that many aspiring artists will crumble after experiencing instant fame.

He tells Larry King, "Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, Tom Petty, I can go (through) the list of guys that would have all been thrown off... What artists have establi...

Jon Bon Jovi's Food Bank Restaurant Is Big Hit In New Jersey

November 26th, 2010 4:00pm EST
Jon Bon Jovi
Rocker Jon Bon Jovi's charity restaurant in his native New Jersey has become an instant hit as those hit hard by the recession dine out to help each other through tough times.

The singer's Soul Kitchen initiative was inspired by a news item Bon Jovi saw on TV about how dining out gave struggling families a real lift.

And the rock star decided to set up a "food bank" linked to a New Jersey soup kitchen, where families could eat for free in return for volunteer work.

He explains, "You come and there's no prices on the menu, so the dignity of a family having this wonderful experience tog...

Bon Jovi Plans Long Hiatus After Tour

November 25th, 2010 3:30pm EST
Bon Jovi
Jon Bon Jovi is planning a long hiatus from rock when Bon Jovi's current world tour ends next summer - because he needs to take a rest.

The exhausted "Livin' On A Prayer" singer admits his age and a number of other things have made him rethink his plans for the second half of 2011.

He says, "It's time. We have to go to bed."

And the 48 year old admits the sheer magnitude of the world tour has forced him to stop and take stock: "When you're going to places that they don't have their own electricity and you say, 'Don't worry, we'll bring our own,' it's time to take a break."

But he insist...

'Glee' Recap: First Kisses And Other Teenage Dreams

November 10th, 2010 9:31am EST
Glee First Kisses
Finn and Sam are sexually frustrated, Puck is back, and Sectionals are a month away. Also, Mr. Schue is rehashing last year’s Battle of the Sexes assignment and Kurt is getting physically and verbally attacked. Ryan Murphy has talked about how this season will deal with homophobia and focus on themes of acceptance. Right from the start, we see that these issues will be at the heart of this week’s “Glee.”

Before we get there though, Mr. Schue switches up the assignment of the week. So now, the boys will be singing traditionally female vocals and the girls will sing classic rock anthems. In...

Jon Bon Jovi: 'Without My Wife And Kids I'd Be A Dead Man'

November 8th, 2010 3:10pm EST
Jon Bon Jovi
Jon Bon Jovi credits his wife and kids with saving him from suicidal thoughts after the pressures of running the Bon Jovi empire became too much to handle.

The rock superstar struggled to deal with the big responsibility of transforming from a young singer in a band to running the group's multi-million dollar business dealings as the frontman of the best-selling group. And Bon Jovi admits times got so tough following a huge world tour, he had a complete "burnout," and contemplated throwing himself out of a moving car as he raced to a psychologist for help.

He tells Britain's Sunday Mail...

Rihanna Joins Bon Jovi On Stage In Madrid (Video)

November 8th, 2010 2:00pm EST
Bon Jovi decided to stage a surprise during their concert in Madrid, Spain Saturday night. Rihanna joined the band on stage during Livin' on a Prayer. The rock band and the R&B star were also in the area for the MTV Europe Music Awards.

"Wait!... did I just rock out with Bon Jovi tonight??? WTFFFF!!!!!!!" Rihanna posted on her Twitter account afterward.

Jon Bon Jovi told People, "It was so beautiful. She sang great, she's a sweetheart of a girl. She's a big fan too. It was great."

Rihanna's new album, Loud, is due out November 16.

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Bon Jovi Announces 2011 Tour; Greatest Hits Out Nov. 9

November 7th, 2010 8:26pm EST
Bon Jovi
As Bon Jovi's No. 1 tour closes out 2010 with concerts in Spain, Japan, New Zealand and Australia, the iconic band will ring in 2011 with newly announced worldwide dates in the U.S., Canada and throughout Europe. Bon Jovi 2011 Tour, promoted by AEG Live, is set to kick off in North America this February with tickets going on sale beginning in November (tour itinerary listed below). For the most up to date on-sale and ticket information, visit

On November 9th (in the U.S. and Canada), the release of Bon Jovi's GREATEST HITS collections will transport listeners back in time...

Bon Jovi, Alice Cooper And Neil Diamond Among Hall Of Fame Nominees

September 28th, 2010 2:58pm EDT
Bon Jovi
Bon Jovi, Alice Cooper and Neil Diamond have landed nominations to be inducted into the prestigious Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as the class of 2010.

The stars join fellow first-time nominees Dr. John and Donovan, while Donna Summer, Tom Waits and rap acts LL Cool J and the Beastie Boys will be keeping their fingers crossed once more to be recognized as music royalty with the industry's highest honor.

The contenders for the 2010 Hall of Fame accolade were announced on Tuesday, but the artists will have to wait until December to learn if they have been selected to go down in history, and ...

Jon Bon Jovi Splits From Manager Due To 'Creative Differences'

June 21st, 2010 8:29am EDT
Jon Bon Jovi
Rocker Jon Bon Jovi and his longtime manager have parted ways after working together for the past five years.

The Bon Jovi frontman recently cut ties with Jack Rovner after deciding they were heading in "different directions."

It was rumored Rovner had been fired by the singer after messing up a VIP ticket package, sold as part of the group's latest tour, which was meant to give die-hard fans the chance to meet and greet their idols.

However, Bon Jovi has dismissed the allegations, insisting creative differences is the real reason behind the business split.

In an email to the New York P...

Rockstars Who Keep Rockin'

May 26th, 2010 8:40am EDT
Bret Michaels has been in the tabloids, on reality television and in everyone's hearts lately as he battled various health issues. But that didn't stop the Poison front man from touring with his band, taking care of his two daughters while he is trying to take care of himself and his diabetes, and winning this season's Celebrity Apprentice. He definitely has not lost his touch. Judging from his long blonde hair, pouty lips, bandana and general ooze of sex appeal, one might pass judgment on Bret, especially after seeing him on VH1's Rock of Love. But as he proved on The Celebrity Apprentice,...

Russell Crowe Hated Kevin Costner's 'Robin Hood'

May 10th, 2010 5:30pm EDT
Russell Crowe
Russell Crowe watched previous adaptations of the Robin Hood story to inspire his latest big screen outing - and hated Kevin Costner's turn as the folk hero.

The Gladiator star plays the legendary character in Ridley Scott's upcoming blockbuster and he studied other incarnations of the role to help shape his portrayal of the action man. And he admits Costner's 1991 film Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves wasn't one he liked.

He says, "I watched the Richard Greene TV series when I was a kid. When you see the episodes now, they're a bit creaky, and it's basically the same story every week. I s...

Celebrities Who Should Host Saturday Night Live

January 22nd, 2010 6:00pm EST
Celebrities Who Should Host Saturday Night Live
With such an iconic sketch comedy show like Saturday Night Live, it can be very disappointing when the host fails to excite us. Some celebrity hosts surprise the audience and are actually funny like Brian Williams

, whereas some bomb terribly like January Jones, Michael Phelps and Paris Hilton. Most likely if Lorne Michaels invites the celebrity to host again, it's a good sign like Steve Martin, Alec Baldwin, John Goodman, Tom Hanks, Christopher Walken, Drew Barrymore, and Jon Bon Jovi. A few other phenomenal past hosts were Justin Timberlake, Steve Carell, Tina Fey, Jon Hamm, Britney S...

Vacationing Celebrities Beat The Winter Blues

January 22nd, 2010 9:27am EST
Miranda Kerr
Celebrities, of course, have the life. Vacationing at a moment's whim and being privy to some the world's hottest destination spots are what dreams are made of. Here are some current favorite celebrity hot spots. Share with us your dream winter blues destination!


The blazing sun of Mexico, Cabo San Lucas in particular, is the number-one preferred celebrity hotspot. Many stars flock south of the border to combat winter holiday blues. Vacationers include Leonardo DiCaprio, Jessica Simpson, Ashley Tisdale, Jessica Alba and Cash Warren, Rihanna and Matt Kemp, George Cloo...

Bon Jovi Welcomes Fans Into 'The Circle' With 2010-2011 World Tour

October 22nd, 2009 2:00pm EDT
Bon Jovi pictures, Bon Jovi Tour Announcement
With New Jersey's New Meadowlands Stadium as their backdrop, Grammy Award-winning hometown heroes Bon Jovi performed at a concert and media event today that announced "The Circle World Tour." The band is preparing to spend nearly two years spanning the globe, including the kickoff event of New Meadowlands Stadium, scheduled for May 26th and 27th, 2010.

The New Meadowlands concerts will go on sale beginning at 10am on Saturday, October 31st, while additional tour dates go on sale beginning November 9th. Fans should continue to log on to for the most up to date concert and ...

Bon Jovi To Make Special Announcement Today At Noon; See It Live Right Here!

October 22nd, 2009 10:46am EDT
Bon Jovi special announcement
Yesterday Bon Jovi posted a message on their official website that the band will be making a special announcement today at noon, and you can watch it live right here on Starpulse!

Bon Jovi has sold over 120 million albums worldwide and has released 10 studio albums, with their 11th, "The Circle", due on November 10. "The Circle" features the band's new single, "We Weren't Born To Follow", which is their fastest growing single ever. In addition to the CD, the band will also release a new book chronicling their 25 year history, "When We Were Beautiful", with tons of pictures and text writt...