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Tom Cruise Turned To Jon Bon Jovi For Rocking Advice

6/29/2011 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'

6/20/2011 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...

U2 Top Forbes List As Highest Paid Touring Act

6/17/2011 12:01am EDT
U2 have topped a new Forbes magazine list of the 25 highest-paid touring musicians.

The Irish rockers have pulled in $195 million in the last year from their massive 360 Degrees tour - $70 million more than second-place Bon Jovi.

Elton John came in third with $100 million and Lady Gaga finished fourth with $90 million.

Others making the top 10 were Canadian crooner Michael Buble, Paul McCartney, the Black Eyed Peas, The Eagles, Justin Bieber and the Dave Matthews Band.

'Songs For Japan' Raises $5 Million For Earthquake & Tsunami Relief

5/5/2011 8:32am EDT
Lady Gaga, Beyonce, Justin Bieber and Rihanna have helped to raise $5 million for Japan's earthquake/tsunami relief effort through the release of a charity compilation.

The pop stars were among a host of artists who offered up their hits for inclusion on "Songs for Japan," a digital-exclusive collection, with all profits going towards the Japanese Red Cross relief appeal.

The project, which also includes tracks by Bon Jovi, Shakira, Foo Fighters and Adele, has proven to be a huge success and Reuters reports that organizers handed over a check for $2 million last month, and another $3 mill...

Richie Sambora Quits Bon Jovi Tour To Re-Enter Rehab

4/29/2011 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

4/20/2011 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

4/16/2011 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.

Global Music Effort Launches "Songs For Japan" Album On iTunes to Benefit Japan Disaster Relief

3/25/2011 4:08pm EDT
Songs For Japan
Proceeds from Star-Studded Album to Support Disaster Relief Efforts of Japanese Red Cross

In what stands as a major global music relief effort to benefit those affected by the earthquake and tsunami in Japan, over 30 of the biggest names in contemporary music have joined together for the worldwide release of "Songs for Japan," an unprecedented compilation of 38 chart-topping hits and classic tracks, available worldwide on the iTunes Store for $9.99 starting today ( Proceeds from the album's sale will benefit the disaster relief efforts of the Japanese Red Cros...

Jon Bon Jovi Compares His Band To Vintage Wine

2/26/2011 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'...

Lady Gaga Was The Highest Earning Pop Star Of 2010

2/14/2011 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...

Top 10 Romantic Songs To Listen To This Valentine's Day

2/13/2011 1:33pm EST
Top 10 Romantic Songs To Listen To This Valentine's Day
It’s February, and everyone who has to leave their house for any reason knows what that means: Valentine’s Day. It’s on the radio, it’s in the stores, it’s all over. Valentine’s Day serves two purposes: it reminds people to pay special attention to the people they love, and it gives the radio DJs an excuse to play more love songs than usual.

For your consideration, I give you my Top 10 Romantic Songs. Some are overplayed, some are classic, most are beautiful pieces of music. But they’re all about love. And yeah, I like to complain about Valentine’s Day as much as the next person, but ...

Bon Jovi To Take Two-Year Hiatus

1/31/2011 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'

1/25/2011 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...

Keira Knightley Sings Away Her Love Woes

1/16/2011 11:55am EST
Keira Knightley
British actress Keira Knightley sang away her blues following her split from longtime boyfriend Rupert Friend by hitting a karaoke bar with Sienna Miller and a group of pals on Thursday night.

The couple, which met on the set of 2005 movie Pride & Prejudice, decided to end its five-year relationship shortly before Christmas, according to the actress' father Will.

But Knightley has refused to wallow in self-pity at home, and hit the streets of London for a night of sing-along fun with friends, including her The Edge of Love co-star Miller.

The group showed off their vocal skills on tracks...

Bon Jovi Scores Top-Selling Tour Of 2010

12/29/2010 8:19am EST
Bon Jovi
Rockers Bon Jovi are ending 2010 on a high after scoring the year's top-selling tour.

The band sold a massive $201 million worth of tickets worldwide for The Circle Tour, topping a list of 2010's highest-grossing concert attractions compiled by Pollstar magazine.

AC/DC came in at number two with $177 million, followed by Irish band U2 at three with $161 million.

Lady Gaga is the only pop act in the top five, earning $134 million from her Monster Ball tour, and the list is rounded out by Metallica with $110 million.

Other acts to feature in the top 10 include Michael Buble, Paul McCa...

Denise Richards Confirms Nikki Sixx Romance

12/17/2010 11:24am EST
Denise Richards
Denise Richards has confirmed she's dating Motley Crue bassist Nikki Sixx, but insists they're taking the new romance "very slowly".

Reports linking the actress to the rocker surfaced this week, and TV host Andy Cohen took the opportunity to quiz the star about the story during her appearance on Bravo's Watch What Happens L!ve on Thursday night.

When asked whether she is dating Sixx, Richards coyly replied, "What's considered dating?" before admitting she has "gone on a couple (of) dates" with the musician.

She adds, "If anything's gonna develop, you want it to develop on its own. Tha...

'Tis the Season For Music

12/14/2010 11:00am EST
Glee X-mas
There's still time for Christmas shopping and spreading the holiday spirit, why not enjoy it by loading up that iPod with some great holiday tunes? Spike your coffee with a little Bailey's Irish Cream or enjoy a Hot Toddy (not the Usher and Jay Z version, although we love that song too) put on your Yule tide shoes and take that mall by the antlers.

You may still encounter long lines, screaming children running away from Santa Claus and a crap-load of unruly holiday sweaters, but with your holiday playlist grooving in your ears, at least you can smile while doing so. Here are a few of our f...

Bon Jovi's Tour Is Highest Earner Of 2010

12/13/2010 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

12/10/2010 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

11/26/2010 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

11/25/2010 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...

Susan Boyle's 'Gift' Tops Album Charts

11/18/2010 8:20am EST
Susan Boyle
Scottish singing sensation Susan Boyle has returned to the top of the U.S. album charts with a "Gift."

The hitmaker has debuted her new album at number one with 318,000 sales.

Meanwhile, Darren Criss' "Glee" cover of Katy Perry's "Teenage Dream" is expected to take over at the top of the Billboard singles chart on Thursday - thanks mainly to 214,000 digital sales.

Back to the new album countdown, and Taylor Swift's "Speak Now" drops to two with 212,000 in its third week of sales and Kid Cudi debuts "Man on The Moon II" at three.

Hits compilation "Now 36" enters the new chart at four and...

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

11/8/2010 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)

11/8/2010 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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Katy Perry & Lady Gaga Are Big Winners At MTV Europe Music Awards

11/8/2010 8:36am EST
Lady Gaga
Newlywed Katy Perry extended her October wedding celebrations at the MTV Europe Music Awards on Sunday after winning the night's top prize.

With new husband Russell Brand cheering her on, Perry turned the air blue thanking the "best f**king crowd in Europe" while picking up the Best Video trophy for "California Gurls," beating the likes of Lady Gaga, 30 Seconds to Mars and Eminem.

The singer, who joined her new husband for their first public appearance since becoming man and wife, shared her joy with pal Rihanna, who was forced to miss the pop star's wedding in India last month.

The "Umb...

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

11/7/2010 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...

Heather Locklear & Daughter Ava Sambora Turn Heads On The Red Carpet

10/18/2010 4:30pm EDT
Heather Locklear
Heather Locklear & her beautiful 13-year-old daughter Ava Sambora attended the 2011 WTB Spring Fashion Show in LA this weekend. The mother/daughter duo made quite an attractive pair.

Heather looked chic in black biker boots, a black leather jacket and short skirt. Ava looked a little mature in a sheer black top that showed off her tummy.

A representative for Heather Locklear recently dismissed reports the actress is set to wed boyfriend Jack Wagner.

Recent rumors suggested Wagner had cemented the couple's three-year relationship by asking Locklear to marry him during a party marking her...

Heather Locklear Is 'Not Engaged'

10/8/2010 2:34pm EDT
Heather Locklear
A representative for Heather Locklear has dismissed reports the actress is set to wed boyfriend Jack Wagner.

Recent rumors suggested Wagner had cemented the couple's three-year relationship by asking Locklear to marry him during a party marking her 49th birthday on September 25th.

However, the former Melrose Place star isn't planning to walk down the aisle anytime soon, according to her rep. The spokesperson tells, "Heather Locklear and Jack Wagner are not engaged."

Locklear has previously been married to Motley Crue star Tommy Lee and Bon Jovi guitarist Richie Sambora, the...

Heather Locklear And Jack Wagner To Tie The Knot?

10/6/2010 10:23am EDT
Heather Locklear
Actress Heather Locklear is reportedly planning to wed on/off boyfriend Jack Wagner after the actor proposed at her birthday party last month.

The couple has been dating since 2007 and the former Melrose Place star recently denied U.S. tabloid reports which suggested they had split earlier this year.

Wagner cemented their relationship by asking Locklear to marry him during a party to mark her 49th birthday on September 25th, according to Britain's Daily Express - and the actress accepted his proposal. A source tells the publication, "Heather never felt the time was right, but now she is...

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

9/28/2010 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 ...