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Misc Facts
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Readers of the British magazine Kerrang! were able to choose the the warm-up band for the Bon Jovi concert on 27 june. The chose the formation Skin.

So far there are six buy-video's for sale, which are: Breakout, Slippery when wet, Access all areas, New Jersey-The videos, Keep the faith: An evening with Bon Jovi and Cross Road.

Record company Polygram had a really good year in 1994. World wide they made approx $476 million profit selling CD's. In comparsion to the previous year that's an increase of 20 percent. The best sold CD in the genre of, lets call it 'lighter music', was, not a big surprise, Bon Jovi. More than 8 milion people bought the compilation album 'Cross road'. In a wider prospective the had to give way to the tenor trio Pavarotti/Domingo/Carreras, they sold over 11 million copies.

The fact that the new album 'These Days' is recorded in Los Angeles, has everything to do with Richie Sambora's private life. That way he could spend more time with his newly wed wife Heather, who was working in that area on the tv-show 'Melrose place'.

Making of 'These Days' took 11 months in total.

Also in the Dutch Top 40 Bon Jovi is a welcome and highly appreciated guest. The first single that climbed the Dutch hit stairs was 'You give love a bad name', a single that made it up to the fifth spot in '86. 'Livin' on a prayer' made it to the second spot while 'Wanted: Dead or alive' made it to number 24. After that we had 'Never say goodbye' (tip-parade), 'Bad Medicine' (10), I'll be there for you (21), Lay your hands on me (tip-parade), Blaze of Glory (Jon solo, 18), Keep the faith (10), Bed of roses (14), In these arms (8), I'll sleep when I'm dead (15) and I believe (28). The recent 'Always' made it , without too much trouble, to number 2.

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