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Global Change Concert...

Friday, November 13, 2015

Jon Bon Jovi Joins Lineup Of Biggest Names In Music For Live Global Change Concert

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Jon Bon Jovi will perform alongside some of the biggest names in music in a concert to promote global change, headed up by former Vice-President of the United States, Al Gore.
Bon Jovi will join Elton John, Pharrell Williams, Hozier, Neil Young, Fall Out Boy, Vance Joy, Walk the Moon, 30 Seconds to Mars, Ryan Reynolds, Ed Begley Jr., world leaders and more in Al Gore's  24-hour telethon on climate change called "24 Hours of Reality and Live Earth: The Word is Watching."
The event was scheduled in advance of the upcoming November 30 United Nations Conference on Climate Change in Paris, can be lived streamed at on Friday, Nov. 13 and Saturday, Nov. 14, beginning at 12 p.m. EST.
Jon Bon Jovi's performance was taped prior to the event.
Al Gore will host the broadcast from a studio at the foot of the Eiffel Tower in Paris, where Duran Duran will perform live.
The event "is about making sure the people of the world are informed and engaged so that they can make their voices heard in their capitals and at the negotiating table in Paris," said Gore in a statement on the site
"The UN climate talks can be a breakthrough moment to change the dangerous course we've set for our planet. We want the world's leaders to know the world is watching, and its time for them to act," he revealed.
Jon Bon Jovi is a longtime friend of the former Vice-President.
Bon Jovi is a sustained supporter of the Democratic Party. He campaigned for Al Gore in 2000, for John Kerry in 2004 and both Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama in 2008.
He's given over $35,000 to the Democratic Party since 1994 and in 2008 Bon Jovi hosted a private dinner at his Middletown, New Jersey mansion where he charged $30,800 a plate to be donated to the Obama campaign and the Democratic National Convention, according to
Jon Bon Jovi is currently working on a new album with Bon Jovi to be released in 2016. It will be the first complete band album without longtime guitarist Richie Sambora.


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New Music...

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Bon Jovi New Album Arriving In 2016; Listen To Matt O'Ree Play 'Living On A Prayer' With David Bryan!

Bon Jovi New Album

As fans patiently wait for Bon Jovi new album coming in 2016, take some time to know more about the newest guitarist onboard, Matt O'Ree.

According to Noise 11, Matt O'Ree will officially take the place of touring guitarist Bobby Bandiera. Moreover, O'Ree will go side by side with Phil X as he remains as the other band guitarist.

It will be interesting to see if both guitarists will be part of the Bon Jovi new album 2016 but nonetheless, fans will still have a great time when the band goes on tour. Here's a teaser showing Matt O'Ree performing with David Bryan to the band's hit, "Living On A Prayer."

Also, here's a brief background of Matt O'Ree.
"Matt O'Ree formed his own band The Matt O'Ree Band in New Jersey in 1994. Like Sambora, O'Ree is a bluesman at heart, citing Albert King, Howlin' Wolf, Jimi Hendrix and Stevie Ray Vaughan as his influences."
To sweeten things up, David Bryan confirmed that he and the band will go on tour once Bon Jovi new album is released next year.
"We always do album/tour. We put out an album ['What About Now'] in 2013 and toured all 2013 - 102 shows to 3 million people." Bryan told "We're back in the studio and we'll have an album out next year. That's our cycle."
Speaking of another album, "Burning Bridges" is now out and this album contains the angst the band feels toward their former label, Mercury Records.
For those who have yet to listen to the Bon Jovi new album, "Burning Bridges," here's the track list via Ultimate Classic Rock.
"We Don't Run"
"Saturday Night Gave Me Sunday Morning"
"Mona Lisa"
"Who Says You Can't Go Home" (feat. Keith Urban)
"This Ain't Love"
"State of Our Union"
"Times Like These"
"Beautiful Day"
"Start Your Own Revolution"
"This Is Our House"
"I'm Giving Me to You"
"I'm On My Way"
"Second Chances"
"The Ghost of a Good Thing"


Second Hope Concert Added...

Exclusive: Count Basie announces second Hope Concert

Yep, they're doing two in one night...


This holiday season, get ready for twice the Hope in Red Bank.

The Count Basie Theatre exclusively announced to the Asbury Park Press Wednesday morning that it will host "... And Even More HOPE," an encore staging of this year's hotly anticipated Hope Concert 8, at 9:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 23.

Presented by Jersey Shore guitar hero Bobby Bandiera and Friends, the concert will feature Jon Bon Jovi, Southside Johnny Lyon, Gary U.S. Bonds and John Cafferty. Funds raised by the concert will support Mary's Place by the Sea in the Ocean Grove section of Neptune, which works to support women during and after cancer treatment.

Jon Bon Jovi performs with Bobby Bandiera during the

Tickets, which range from $50 to $500, go on sale at noon on Friday through, 732-842-9000 or at the Basie box office, 99 Monmouth St., Red Bank.

With a previously-announced 7 p.m. show benefiting the Visiting Nurse Association Health Group, 180 Turning Lives Around and the Basie's Arts for All initiative in the Red Bank Borough Middle School, 2015 marks the first year that two Hope Concerts have been performed on the same evening.

All told, the Hope Concerts have raised almost $3 million for local charities since 2003.


Veteran's Day

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

War really is a stupid game and we could use a whole hell of a lot more peace.

Thank you to all who have served and continue to serve our country.  Without you, I wouldn't be able to do what I do.


Sam Moore Tribute

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Bon Jovi to join stars in Sam Moore tribute concert


Jon Bon Jovi and Sam Moore are no strangers.

Bon Jovi dueted with Moore on the track "Lookin' for a Love" from Moore's 2006 album," Overnight Sensational," and the two performed on stage together during The Apollo In The Hamptons benefit in East Hampton for the Apollo Theater of Harlem in 2010.

Now, Bon Jovi will perform at the "Salute to the Soul Man" concert, Friday, Nov. 21 at the Fillmore at the Jackie Gleason Theater in Miami. Sting, Don Henley, Randy Jackson, Michael McDonald Sarah Dash and a few more surprise guests will also be on stage in an evening that celebrates Moore's 80th birthday. The concert will raise funds for the SAM Foundation – which stands Soul Arts and Music Foundation and seeks to keep music teaching in schools.

Tickets are $153.75 through $603.75 and are on sale now through

Moore, a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, is one half of the legendary duo Sam and Dave whose hits included "Hold On, I'm Comin'," "I Thank You," "When Something Is Wrong With My Baby" and "Soul Man."

Jon Bon Jovi, Southside Johnny Lyon, Gary U.S. Bonds and John Cafferty were just announced as performers in the Bobby Bandiera and Friends Hope Concert 8, a fundraiser for Jersey Shore charities to be held Wednesday, Dec. 23, at the Count Basie Theatre in Red Bank.


Hope Concert 8

Monday, November 9, 2015

Bon Jovi, Southside added to Bandiera's Hope Concert

Where there are friends, there is Hope.

The lineup for the Bobby Bandiera and Friends Hope Concert 8, a fundraiser for Jersey Shore charities to be held Wednesday, Dec. 23, at the Count Basie Theatre in Red Bank, has been announced and you might recognize a few of the names: Jon Bon Jovi, Southside Johnny Lyon, Gary U.S. Bonds and John Cafferty.

Bon Jovi, who has a home in Middletown, frequently appears at Bandiera's Hope Concerts and did so last year by singing "Who Says You Can't Go Home," "I Wish Everyday Could Be Like Christmas" and "The Letter," as a tribute to Joe Cocker, who had just passed away.

Bandiera has played in Bon Jovi and Jon Bon Jovi's side band, the Kings of Suburbia. Bandiera is also a former member of Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes.

The concert will benefit 180 Turning Lives Around, a private, nonprofit charitable organization dedicated to ending domestic and sexual violence in the local community, and the Visiting Nurse Association Health Group, New Jersey’s largest nonprofit visiting nurse association and visiting physician service.

Bobby Bandiera and Jon Bon Jovi at last year's Hope Concert in Red Bank. (Photo: Noah K. Murray)

Also, $10 from every ticket sold will go toward Red Bank Middle School’s new artist initiative in collaboration with the Basie, which works to bring the arts to every child.

"It brings the arts into the core curriculum," said Jon Vena, director of marketing and public relations for the Basie. "There are studies left and right that says the arts can accentuate the learning of other subjects."

Tickets for Hope Concert 8 range from $50 to $500, and are on sale now through, by calling 732-842-9000 or by visiting the Basie box office, 99 Monmouth Street.


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