Slippery When Wet wasn't just a breakthrough album for Bon Jovi; it was a breakthrough for hair metal in general, marking the point where the genre officially entered the mainstream. Released in 1986, it presented a streamlined combination of pop, hard rock, and metal that appealed to everyone – especially girls, whom traditional heavy metal often ignored…
This is the essential live compilation DVD, featuring every major hit from Livin' On a Prayer to Wanted Dead Or Alive.
After ushering in the era of pop-metal with their 1986 blockbuster Slippery When Wet and its hit singles "You Give Love a Bad Name," "Wanted Dead or Alive," and "Living on a Prayer," Bon Jovi wound up transcending the big-haired '80s, withstanding changes in style and sound to become one of the biggest American rock bands of their time selling over 120 million albums worldwide and sustaining their popularity well into the new millennium. As the times changed, so did the band's sound.
Bon Jovi is an American rock band from Sayreville, New Jersey. Formed in 1983, Bon Jovi consists of lead singer and namesake Jon Bon Jovi (born John Francis Bongiovi, Jr.), pianist and keyboardist David Bryan, drummer Tico Torres, lead guitarist Phil X, and bassist Hugh McDonald. The band's lineup has remained mostly static during its history, with the only exceptions being the 1994 dismissal of bass player Alec John Such, who was unofficially replaced by Hugh McDonald, and the departure of longtime guitarist and co-songwriter Richie Sambora in 2013. Phil X and McDonald both become official members in 2016.
Music In Review provides that incisive insight as we study the rise (and rise!) of Jon Bon Jovi, the band he leads and the music they have made. Candid interviews and criticism from a host of leading musicians, journalists and those close to the band such as Michael Francis, legendary bodyguard to the stars and Jovi stalwart for over 6 years. We can finally see what has made the band that broke 100,000,000 sales in 2004 so very successful, as 2007 begins with the rumbles of a new album and tour in the offing.