Together and with The Power of We, we can start a revolution. One Soul at a time... ~Jon Bon Jovi *** There's a Story on every street corner, my friend. All you have to do is open your eyes... ~Richie Sambora

For all the Readers out there...

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

You've got to check out Taryn Elliott and Cari Quinn's newest release...I promise, if you love Rock Stars and/or books about Rock Stars, this series will blow you away...go check it out!  Oh, one more thing, you can get Twisted for just $.99 for a limited time.


Here are the direct links to purchase...you can find their other works on these sites as well.

Amazon
Barnes & Noble

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And the Award Goes to...

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Hundreds turn out as Bon Jovi receives Marian Anderson Award
Jon Bon Jovi places his hands over his heart after receiving the Marian Anderson Award on Nov. 18, 2014. ( CHARLES FOX / Staff Photographer )


Hundreds feted New Jersey-born rock star and philanthropist Jon Bon Jovi at a Kimmel Center gala Tuesday night, where he accepted the Marian Anderson Award for his music and charity work.

The award is given to entertainers who have "contributed to our society in a singular manner," event organizers said. They highlighted Bon Jovi's music and commitment to charity, including his work with programs in the Philadelphia area and beyond.

Bon Jovi took the stage to a standing ovation about 10:30. "I'm deeply humbled to accept this award," he said, "and I do so fully aware of the rich and the powerful legacy of this honor."

The award is named for the late African American contralto and South Philadelphia High School graduate, who was celebrated as a singer of classical music and spirituals and who, when she encountered racial intolerance, gracefully fought for social justice.

Saying he never had to face the struggles Anderson endured, Bon Jovi noted: "I was, in fact, born in suburban New Jersey in 1962."  He exhorted the crowd: "Let us draw inspiration from those that have come before us to do the work we are called to do."

Earlier, a host of celebrities and politicians sang Bon Jovi's praises. The comedian Wanda Sykes said Bon Jovi excels at everything he does: "Music, acting, good hair."

She drew laughs with a reference to Philadelphia's marijuana-decriminalization law: "Thanks to Mayor Nutter, we're all carrying a little bit of weed around with us now."

Later in the evening, Nutter responded: "There's nothing like being called out by Wanda Sykes."

He hailed Bon Jovi as "really just a wonderful man" and a "great artist."

An early no-show was Sen. Cory A. Booker (D., N.J.), a former Newark mayor. "If he was Mayor Booker, he would have been here," Sykes joked.

Booker arrived about 10. Explaining his lateness, he quipped: "I had to save Wanda from a fire backstage."

In a serious vein, Booker said Marian Anderson's groundbreaking 1939 concert at the Lincoln Memorial was a seminal moment in American history.

Of Bon Jovi, Booker said: "It is a true artist who has courage and creativity in their passion."

Sister Mary Scullion of Philadelphia's Project HOME said Bon Jovi "calls us to live out the American dream - to work for what our country can and should be."

Bon Jovi, who rose to prominence with his band, Bon Jovi, in the 1980s, has become known in recent years for his charity work. He chairs the Jon Bon Jovi Soul Foundation, which deals with hunger and homelessness, and has partnered with Project HOME.

Proceeds from Tuesday's gala will support the Young Artist Study Grant Program, which helps high school artists and musicians in financial need. One recipient, violinist Sean Bennett, performed at the gala.







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David Bergman and Jon Bon on "Work"

Friday, November 14, 2014

I'm not sure what event this was from, but David and Jon talk a bit about the book "Work" (I own this and it is spectacular) and Jon also talks a bit about the Marion Anderson Award he will be receiving in Philadelphia.




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Have a Very Scary Day...

Friday, October 31, 2014


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Memphis Opening in London...

Thursday, October 23, 2014

BWW Interviews: David Bryan, Tony-Winning Composer Of MEMPHIS!


BWW Interviews: David Bryan, Tony-Winning Composer Of MEMPHIS!
Whenever I get to combine some of my major interests in one, it's always a joy. Recently I got to speak to a Tony Award-winning composer who also happens to be part of one of my favourite groups of all-time, whom I first saw perform nearly 20 years ago (obviously, I was very young then).
David Bryan - for it is he, the keyboardist for Bon Jovi - is in London ready for the opening of Memphis, the musical he wrote with Joe DiPietro and which snaffled itself a bagful of Tony Awards back in 2010. Beverley Knight and Killian Donnelly are leading the cast of this American story for a brand-new British audience.
"We started rehearsals in September, I went back home, then came back here and now we're polishing it," he says. "We're here for every inch of it.
"Beverley and Killian are wonderful people. They're sweethearts. I saw Killian in The Commitments, and Bev in The Bodyguard. Killian is a great actor and singer; Bev is a gift from heaven and for her to sing my songs, I'm the luckiest guy on the planet.
"The whole cast - we came over here and wanted to make it special, so we look at the strengths of each of their voices and make it better for them."
So how will British audiences respond to a very American tale?
"That's the question I've asked myself over and over again!" he says. "How will they perceive this? In previews, you can see it. When the curtain opens up, it looks like the 1950s. You really believe that you're in Memphis in the 1950s and you see the dangers of racism, the birth of civil rights, and a love story. We don't hit you over the head with the ugliness - the audience discovers that for itself."
And the reputation of the Shaftesbury as a bit of a graveyard for musicals isn't a worry.
"It actually looks like the sister theatre to the Shubert [where the show played in New York]. It was built around the same time and feels around the same size. For me, Memphis has always been a blessed piece. When I was growing up, there was hate. I looked around and saw that it was so wrong. I got to go round the world with my rock band, and you can bring harmony. When I was growing up, I didn't see a lot of theatre, it wasn't in my blood - but this is an important piece. It celebrates what brings us together. This is an interracial love story. Whether you're black or white you're a human - and that's what matters."
Bryan and DiPietro have also worked together on The Toxic Avenger - a hilarious show revelling in B movies and bad taste, which hasn't made the leap over the pond as yet.
"He came to me with the idea - I thought sure, why not. And he wrote it up and I was like, 'That is so funny, and wrong.' So wrong that it's right. It was fun! It will rear its ugly head again - you haven't seen the last of it."
And the pair are currently collaborating on a show about a female song publisher, set in the 1960s.
"Musicals take, like, seven million years," he declares, then clarifying, "or, like, eight years, so you immediately start working on stuff. So we're stacking them up a little bit - I figured I've got time to do four more, and then I'm dead."
He laughs. Wouldn't rule out more Tony Awards for this rock'n'roll interloper on Broadway, either.
Memphis plays at the Shaftesbury Theatre.

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Thursday, October 9, 2014



So, here it is, the very last update for New Beginnings.  The Epilogue has been posted.

I am truly grateful for each of you that followed along and commented.   That you enjoyed the story means so much.

There are two links in this last installment, both will take you to the jewelry that Richie gave to Stephanie.

Again, thank you all for following along.  It means a great deal to me that you stuck around until the end.

Ever yours,

Queenie

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Tuesday, September 30, 2014




A short and sweet chapter of New Beginnings has been posted.

If you haven't noticed, this story has wound its way around to the end.  The next and final bit will be the Epilogue which I should have ready to go early next week.

All good things must come to an end...I am truly grateful for all of my readers out there for sticking around for so long.

Enjoy and, as ever, thank you for reading.


Yours,

Queenie

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Monday, September 22, 2014



New Beginnings has been updated.

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Monday, September 8, 2014



Sorry for the delay, but, at long last, New Beginnings has been updated.
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Thursday, August 21, 2014


New Beginnings has been updated!
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Bon Jovi ALS Ice Bucket Challenge - UPDATED!!

Monday, August 18, 2014

Richie came thru!
As I noted in my previous post, he had been out of the country but he's back home now and he accepted the challenge...






As I am sure you all know by now, Jon Bon Jovi was challenged to do the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.  He readily accepted the challenge and called out David Bryan, Tico Torres and Richie Sambora to do the same.





Tico also accepted the challenge.  He called out Tiger Woods, Alice Cooper and Ernie Els...




David, too, accepted the challenge.  He called out Richard Saker, Gavin DeGraw and Ryan Cabrera.





The only slacker right now is Richie.  Granted, he is out of the country, but still, they have ice, water  and buckets in Japan, don't they?


Come on Richie, where's your video?!


For more information about ALS and/or to donate, click here.

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Friday Funnies...

Friday, August 8, 2014


Poor Calvin.
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Thursday, August 7, 2014


The next chapter of New Beginnings has been posted.
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Thursday, July 31, 2014



Yep, it's finally here.  New Beginnings has been updated.
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Jon Bon @ Parker Family Health Center Benefit

Bon Jovi brings charity back home


Jon Bon Jovi fired things up at the Count Basie Theatre in Red Bank Wednesday night, once again showing his support for the folks back home.

"Let's turn up the heat!" said the rocker from the stage to the sold-out audience.

Bon Jovi, lead singer of the band Bon Jovi, normally plays stadiums around the world, but here it was a solo fundraising hometown show — he lives in neighboring Middletown — for the Parker Family Health Center of Red Bank.

"There are a lot of people who live in our area who have no health care, and they need our help," he told the crowd.

The Jersey Shore-based Kings of Suburbia were his backing band, and the evening feature a mixture of soul shakers ("Ain't Nothin' But a House Party"), classic rockers ("Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band") and Bon Jovi hits ("You Give Love a Bad Name"). The evening had a loose but musically tight roadhouse feel, very much rooted on the traditional R&B meets rock sound of the Jersey Shore.

Southside Johnny joined the ensemble about an hour into the show.

"He's the reason I do what I do," Bon Jovi said.

See Bon Jovi's $37.5M NYC penthouse

Bon Jovi is known for his local philanthropy. For example, he donated $125,000 to the Sea Bright Fire Department after superstorm Sandy, and created the Soul Kitchen soup kitchen, located down the block from the Basie, to help feed the hungry. He also donated $1 million to the New Jersey Hurricane Sandy Relief Fund, and through his Soul Foundation, has helped build affordable housing in Philadelphia and a homeless shelter in Camden.

Before the show began, Monmouth Street was abuzz with Bon Jovi fans outside the theater. Fans were snapping pictures of the marquee, chatting and getting primed for the show.

Francesca Migliori, 38, made the trip from Lucca, Italy to be there.

"I've seen a lot of stadium shows in Italy, Milan, New Jersey, so I assume this is going to be different than the stadium shows," said Migliori, a native of Staten Island. "I met Jon on an Italian TV game show when I was 8 and I've been a fan ever since."

Migliori was seeing the show with her mom, Joan Migliori of Staten Island, and son, Giuseppe Dello'Averson, 13.

Prior to the show, Parker Family Health Center board member Gina Petillo said: "The Bon Jovis have been good friends to the Parker Center since we've opened in 2000. They've been with us from the start."
The concert was live streamed via Stageit.com to fans around the world. Proceeds raised from the streaming also went to the Parker center.

The rocker appeared in a videotaped statement posted on social media Wednesday morning.

"Do me a favor, sign on and watch the Kings of Suburbia rock out on your computer and give some money to a great cause," said Jon Bon Jovi, seated in a convertible near an unidentified beach.

The Parker Family Health Center provides primary health care free of charge to low-income, uninsured Monmouth County residents, according to a release. The clinic logged 11,888 patient-visits in 2013, with over 100,000 cumulative visits since its founding in 2000.

The Jersey Shore-based Kings of Suburbia includes guitarist Bobby Bandiera, who plays in the band Bon Jovi; bassist Graham Maby, who has played with Joe Jackson and Shania Twain; drummer Rich Scannella, who substituted for Bon Jovi drummer Tico Torres on the band's most recent tour when he was ill; and singer Layonne Holmes, who has performed with Bruce Springsteen. The band played with Jon Bon Jovi for a fundraiser for the Parker Family Health Center at the Starland Ballroom in Sayreville in 2011.

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Thursday, July 3, 2014


A new chapter of New Beginnings has been posted.
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Throwback Thursday...

Because after watching Access All Areas (the DVD from my Super Deluxe New Jersey Box Set) I'm feeling a little nostalgic today...



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Friday, June 20, 2014


The next chapter of New Beginnings has been posted.
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Wednesday, June 11, 2014


The next chapter of New Beginnings has been posted.

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Thursday, June 5, 2014


Another chapter of New Beginnings has been posted.
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Jon Bon Not a Cliche Rock Star...

Friday, May 30, 2014

From the USA Today -

Jon Bon Jovi: 'I don't live the cliche, rock star life'

Jon Bon Jovi at the JBJ Soul Kitchen in Red Bank, N.J. The restaurant allows diners to volunteer their labor for their meal or donate $10.

Singer's new passion: A foundation that feeds and houses those in need

Jon Bon Jovi sits on a wooden bench in Red Bank, N.J., rubbing the throbbing right foot that three weeks earlier had undergone surgery for plantar fasciitis. Behind him is JBJ Soul Kitchen, the restaurant run by his charitable foundation, and in front of him are volunteer groundskeepers tending to the vegetable garden. He waves off suggestions that he should join them for a photo, but not because of his physical condition.

"I'd rather kill myself," the world-famous rocker says. "It is very important to me that this foundation is real and not about a guy who does photo ops. There is no pride in any of that. I can't do it."

For 30 years, as frontman for one of the biggest rock bands on the planet, Bon Jovi has lived in the public eye – his life photographed, filmed and chronicled, his work reviewed and analyzed.

But over the past few years, Bon Jovi has increasingly turned his attention to the less-glamorous work of understanding the needs of less-fortunate residents of New Jersey, Philadelphia and beyond, researching ways to help them and then working with communities to open new facilities through his JBJ Soul Foundation. One example is the Soul Kitchen, a restaurant that allows diners to work for their meals. Another is JBJ Soul Homes, a partnership with Project HOME that includes 55 apartments for formerly homeless and low-income residents in Philly.

Celebrity-driven charity efforts are nothing new, and cynics may scoff at the idea that a rock star does much more than lend his name to an organization. Bon Jovi's longtime business partner says the Soul Foundation is not like that. "He wants to be involved and he is intimately focused on every step of every project," says Craig Spencer, who formerly co-owned the Philadelphia Soul arena football team with Bon Jovi and helped found this foundation in 2006. "He uses his brand to benefit others, not himself."

Case in point: Last year's tour in support of the band's No. 1 album What About Now, was rife with disruptions: Drummer Tico Torres underwent two emergency surgeries. And lead guitarist Richie Sambora famously quit the tour. Yet Jon Bon Jovi worked during off-dates to advance the foundation.

"He asked me to find best practices-type of organizations that deal with homeless youth so we could visit and find out what has worked for them," says Mimi Box, Soul Foundation executive director and one of only two paid employees of the organization. "He wants to be fully informed."

Adds foundation President Leo Carlin: "Jon often speaks about the power of 'We' and what we can accomplish together, but it takes the power of 'One' to move the 'We,' and Jon is that 'One.' "

Perhaps more accurately, it's the power of two. Driving through Red Bank almost three years after establishing JBJ Soul Kitchen, Bon Jovi talks about his wife of 25 years, Dorothea (who declines interviews) and her brilliance for turning visions into realities. After the 2008 economic downturn, support slowed for the foundation's housing projects. Relaxing at home, the Bon Jovis were drawninto a news report about a restaurant that reached out to the community's neediest residents.

"Dorothea and I started to have a conversation, and we volleyed ideas back and forth. People have a roof over their heads, but now they gotta eat. We thought it was a great idea. The definition of our mission became clear only with time, and a year of the experiment."

In Red Bank, Bon Jovi points out the landmarks that led to the Soul Kitchen: There's the church where it began with weekly Sunday meals, where every fork, plate, pot and food had to be carried in and out; there's the struggling restaurant that closed rather than house Soul Kitchen because the owner couldn't personally profit from it; there's the institutional soup kitchen; and there's the former auto service shop that was transformed through Dorothea's vision into the linen-and-crystal sit-down JBJ Soul Kitchen.

At this community restaurant, patrons are asked to donate $10 or volunteer their labor for a meal. It serves dinner on Thursdays, Fridaysand Saturdays and lunch on Sundays, averaging 45 to 50 meals per day.

"There is a different set of challenges when you say to somebody, 'We want to provide you a warm, nutritious meal, but we need you to pick up after yourself and maybe wash a dish or take the garbage out,' " Bon Jovi says. "They say 'Who you talking to?' But it's 'No, no, no. This is me, my wife, my kid, Terrence, in the kitchen.' When you explain this to somebody who is used to entitlement, immediately any mask comes off and they say, 'Oh, OK, great, I can do that.' … The sense of pride, of purpose, is unbelievable."

Restaurant manager and friend Lou Morreale attests to Bon Jovi's dedication, saying he is the best dishwasher he knows.

"I loved washing the dishes there. I can't now," Bon Jovi says. "Why? This isn't the place to come and meet the rock star. Second, the size of the place — I am taking a job away. Folks need to feel empowered."

He wishes others would use the Soul Kitchen as a model to establish a similar restaurant but shakes his head when praised for his efforts. "I don't sit in front of a mirror and think, 'Aren't I wonderful?'" he says. "Angie Jolie does a wonderful job. George Clooney does a wonderful job. Robert Redford did a wonderful job. A lot of good came out of their celebrity."

When it's mentioned that rock stars aren't generally among that group, he pauses.

"My whole genre, my whole decade of music, I didn't want to be them when I was a kid," he says. "Some journalists tell me, 'You're not very rock 'n' roll.' If all they think is that I should throw a TV out the window, then I'm not interested in talking to them. I don't live the cliché, rock star life."

MAKING DIFFERENCE

Jon Bon Jovi spoke about the work of the JBJ Soul Foundation at the USA WEEKEND Make A Difference Day Awards luncheon in April in Washington, D.C.

Make A Difference Day, co-sponsored by Points of Light and Newman's Own, is the nation's largest day of service, with millions of volunteers participating in projects across the USA. The next Make A Difference Day is Oct. 25, 2014. For more information or to find a project, visit makeadifferenceday.com.

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Wednesday, May 28, 2014


Finally, the next chapter of New Beginnings has been posted.
Thank you ever so much for your patience and as always, thanks for reading.

I really hope you enjoy it!

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30th Anniversary Catalog Campaign...

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

BON JOVI Announces Plans for 30th Anniversary Catalog Campaign

BON JOVI Announces Plans for 30th Anniversary Catalog CampaignFor three decades, the iconic, world renowned BON JOVI has steadfastly earned and maintained a stellar reputation as ambassadors of American rock 'n' roll, performing for more than 37.5 million fans, selling more than 130 million albums and racking up 96 No. 1 chart debuts around the globe. On the heels of yet another record-breaking year in 2013, which included another No. 1 record and the No. 1 worldwide tour, Bon Jovi announces plans for an extensive 30th Anniversary catalog campaign with Island/UMe. The initiative will launch with the July 1 release of the seminal album New Jersey in a remastered 1-CD and digital edition, a 2-CD and digital Deluxe Edition, and a 3-disc (2-CD/1-DVD) Super Deluxe Edition. More 30th Anniversary commemorative titles, including newly-compiled collections of studio and live recordings, are scheduled for release this year.

Released in September 1988, New Jersey spent four straight weeks at No. 1 in the U.S. and spawned five Top 10 singles ("Bad Medicine;" "Born To Be My Baby;" "I'll Be There For You;" "Living In Sin;" and "Lay Your Hands On Me" - the only rock album ever with that many Top 10 hits. The album is multi-platinum in the U.S. and has sold more than 10 million copies worldwide.

Bon Jovi originally envisioned the New Jersey project as a double-LP, using the working title Sons Of Beaches. But in the end, Mercury Records released the album as a 12-track single LP and the band renamed it simply New Jersey, in honor of their home state. With the new Deluxe and Super Deluxe editions, the New Jersey originally imagined by Bon Jovi can finally be shared with fans.

The 2-CD Deluxe Edition, which will also be available digitally, includes the remastered original album, plus three bonus tracks which were originally released as B-sides or CD-single bonus tracks. The Deluxe Edition's second CD features the 13 Sons Of Beaches demos: more than an hour of previously unreleased demos from the New Jersey recording sessions, remixed exclusively for this project. Also included is a 32-page booklet with rare images of the band from the New Jersey era, including never-before-seen photos from the making of the album; images and memorabilia from the mammoth 16-month, 26-country, 267-show New Jersey world tour; insider commentary on the bonus tracks and much more.

The 3-disc (2-CD/1-DVD) Super Deluxe Edition also features the remastered original album and all of the bonus audio tracks included on the Deluxe version, plus a DVD with the behind-the-scenes documentary 'ACCESS ALL AREAS: A ROCK & ROLL ODYSSEY.' Groundbreaking, highly-acclaimed director Wayne Isham, who also directed the music videos for Bon Jovi's Slippery When Wet and New Jersey singles, followed the band around the globe with a documentary film crew to chronicle the entire New Jersey tour, including Bon Jovi's Homecoming concert at Giants Stadium, the band's history-making concert at Lenin Stadium in Moscow, and their visits to iconic landmarks and historic concert venues around the world. The extensive footage was edited for 88-minute film released in 1990 on VHS, but never before available on DVD in North America. Also included on the set's DVD are the seven official music videos commissioned from Isham for the New Jersey album. The Super Deluxe Edition will be housed in a special DVD-sized digipak with a 60-page softcover book including rare photos and memorabilia

Beginning with their 1986 breakthrough album Slippery When Wet and back-to-back No. 1 songs "You Give Love A Bad Name" and "Livin' On A Prayer," Bon Jovi's unique blend of straight up rock 'n' roll and universal, everyman lyrics that speak directly to fans' lives have made the band a mainstay on the charts worldwide. A phenomenon during the mid-to-late-eighties, Bon Jovi bucked labels and defied the ever-fickle music industry to not only survive but thrive during the '90s, emerging again in 2000 with the massive hit single "It's My Life," which ushered in an era of unprecedented popularity and success in the band's career, including a GRAMMY Award for their 2005 No. 1 hit single, "Who Says You Can't Go Home."

Led by charismatic front man and namesake Jon Bon Jovi, the band has cultivated a devoted fan base captivated by Bon Jovi's legendary live performances. Part jukebox-come-to-life, part rock 'n' roll tent revival, a Bon Jovi concert is a marathon performance of songs which have permeated the pop culture zeitgeist. For three decades, Bon Jovi has consistently released new music and toured the globe, establishing themselves as one of the most beloved and enduring bands in rock 'n' roll history.

Last year, Bon Jovi released What About Now, their 12th studio album and the third in a row to debut at No. 1 on the Billboard charts. The band's "Because We Can - The Tour" was 2013's No. 1 tour, filling arenas and stadiums worldwide, proving that Bon Jovi is still the world's number one band.
For more information on Bon Jovi, please visit the official website: www.bonjovi.com.

BON JOVI: New Jersey [CD, digital]
1. Lay Your Hands On Me
2. Bad Medicine
3. Born To Be My Baby
4. Living In Sin
5. Blood On Blood
6. Homebound Train
7. Wild Is The Wind
8. Ride Cowboy Ride
9. Stick To Your Guns
10. I'll Be There For You
11. 99 In The Shade
12. Love For Sale

BON JOVI: New Jersey (Deluxe Edition) [2CD, digital]
DISC 1: NEW JERSEY (original album, remastered) + bonus tracks
1. Lay Your Hands On Me
2. Bad Medicine
3. Born To Be My Baby
4. Living In Sin
5. Blood On Blood
6. Homebound Train
7. Wild Is The Wind
8. Ride Cowboy Ride
9. Stick To Your Guns
10. I'll Be There For You
11. 99 In The Shade
12. Love For Sale

Bonus Tracks:
13. The Boys Are Back In Town (Cover of the Thin Lizzy classic; previously released on Stairway To Heaven/Highway To Hell compilation; released in the U.K. as a 12" single B-side)
14. Love Is War (B-side from Living In Sin single)
15. Born To Be My Baby (Acoustic Version; previously released as a B-side in Japan)
DISC 2: The 'SONS OF BEACHES' Demos
(** All tracks on DISC 2 are previously unreleased)
1. Homebound Train
2. Judgment Day
3. Full Moon High
4. Growin' Up The Hard Way
5. Let's Make It Baby
6. Love Hurts
7. Backdoor To Heaven
8. Now And Forever
9. Wild Is The Wind
10. Stick To Your Guns
11. House Of Fire
12. Does Anybody Really Fall In Love Anymore?
13. Diamond Ring

BON JOVI: New Jersey (Super Deluxe Edition) [boxed 2CD/DVD]
DISC 1: NEW JERSEY (original album, remastered) + bonus tracks
DISC 2: The 'SONS OF BEACHES' Demos (PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED)
DISC 3 (DVD):
1. 'ACCESS ALL AREAS: A ROCK & ROLL ODYSSEY'
Directed by Wayne Isham.
The original 1990 88-minute documentary of the band's epic 16-month world tour in support of the NEW JERSEY album; includes rare backstage, on-the-road, and live concert footage.
First time released in the U.S. on DVD format
2. MUSIC VIDEOS From the NEW JERSEY album
All directed by Wayne Isham
Bad Medicine (1st Version)
Born To Be My Baby
I'll Be There For You
Lay Your Hands On Me
Living In Sin
Blood On Blood
Bad Medicine (2nd Version)

Original audio produced by Bruce Fairbairn; engineered and mixed by Bob Rock.

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So excited for the Access All Areas DVD!
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Monday, May 19, 2014


For you, my readers, I apologize.  I know you all are waiting for the next chapter of New Beginnings and I promise, I am working on it.  I thought I had it all ready to go and then I went back to clean it all up nice and pretty for you and decided to scrap the whole thing and start all over again.

There will be a new chapter soon.  Hopefully within the next few days.

Thank you for your continued patience.  You have no idea how much it means that you all care enough about these characters to leave me comments asking for more.

I really do appreciate all of you.

Thank you, thank you, thank you.

Yours,

Queenie

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Tuesday, May 6, 2014


New Beginnings has been updated!

I know, it's been an awfully long time, but real life gets in the way sometimes.  The job that pays the bills has been ridiculous of late and my son's baseball schedule has been insane.  I hope you forgive me for the long delay.

This story is just about done, the finish line is in sight...

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Jon Bon Honored...

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Brian Kelly honours Jon Bon Jovi


Notre Dame head football coach Brian Kelly, left, and his wife Paqui, second left, founders of The Kelly Cares Foundation, honor the Jon Bon Jovi Soul Foundation, started by Jon Bon Jovi and Dorothea Bon Jovi, for its work to combat hunger and homelessness, at the 4th annual Irish Eyes Gala. (AP)


Notre Dame head football coach Brian Kelly, Jon Bon Jovi and Regis Philbin (AP)

Notre Dame head football coach Brian Kelly and his wife Paqui, honor Jon Bon Jovi (AP)


Notre Dame head football coach Brian Kelly, center, and his wife Paqui, right, present Anne Thompson, NBC News Chief Environmental Affairs Correspondent, with the "Leadership in Education Award," at the 4th annual Kelly Cares Foundation's Irish Eyes Gala. (AP)


Jon Bon Jovi meets Special Olympic athlete Tom Smith, of Hamilton, NJ., as Dorothea Bon Jovi and Regis Philbin, right, look on, at the 4th annual Kelly Cares Foundation's Irish Eyes Gala. (AP)

ESPN's Tom Rinaldi interviews Notre Dame head football coach Brian Kelly, right, and Paqui Kelly, founders of the Kelly Cares Foundation, during the 4th annual Irish Eyes Gala. (AP)

Kelly Cares Foundation honors the Jon Bon Jovi Soul Foundation (AP)



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Friday, April 11, 2014


A new chapter of New Beginnings has been posted.

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Food Bank for NYC Can Do Awards, 2014

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Last night's awards dinner was held at Cipriani Wall Street and Dorothea Bongiovi was one of the night's honorees.  Jon had to have been so proud.

Just a few pics from the orange carpet and inside.  Man, who wouldn't want arm candy that looked like that.  Love the tie and pocket square...








 



 


 

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I am and always have been a Bon Jovi fan. This blog is just my obsession taken a step further, my imagination in high gear if you will. I love to read and decided to see what would happen when I took that love of the written word and ramped it up a bit.

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