January 1st, 1998
Source: DCBJML / Kerrang Magazine
According to this week's Kerrang! magazine, Undiscovered Soul will now be released on February 23rd (instead of April 4th), and Hard Times Come Easy will be out on February 16th in the UK!!!!
Tracklisting for the UK Undiscovered Soul is:
01. Made In America
02. Hard Times Come Easy
03. Fallen From Graceland
04. You're Not Alone
05. Undiscovered Soul
06. In It For Love
07. If God Was A Woman
08. All That Really Matters
10. Downside Of Love
11. Harlem Rain
12. Who I Am
December 20th, 1997
ICE Magazine reports that Richie's new album, "Undiscovered Soul" will be released on February 24th in the USA.
December 5th, 1997
Diversity is the theme for Phoenix House's Christmas benefit record, "a home for the holidays," featuring artists such as Joan Osborne, Boyz II Men, Bon Jovi, and the Mighty Mighty Bosstones.
The CD, released by Mercury Records, has seventeen holiday theme songs performed by artists representing different genres of music, including ten previously unreleased tracks. Says Mark Fine, senior Vice President of A&R for Polymedia and executive producer of the compilation, "part of the message of Phoenix House is diversity, and that is reflected in the music in the album."
For thirty years, Phoenix House has been treating adolescents and adults for substance abuse and drug prevention. "a home for the holidays" was released in October to help mark its anniversary. All proceeds from the sale of the CD will go to Phoenix House for drug treatment and prevention activities for adolescents across the country.
The track listing for "a home for the holidays" is as follows:
1."O Come All Ye Faithful" - Ritchie Sambora
2."What Child Is This" - Dar Williams
3."Please Come Home For Christmas" - Aaron Neville
4."Baby, It's Cold Outside" - Vanessa William's duet with Bobby Caldwell
5."My Favorite Things" - OMC
6."Silent Night/Let It Snow" - Boyz II Men
7."God Rest Ye Merry Gentleman" - Brian McKnight
8."Hark The Herald Angels Sing" - Wendy and Carnie Wilson with Casey Stratton
9."My Christmas" - Tony Toni Toné
10."Mary Christmas" - Redd Kross
11."X'Mas Time (It Sure Doesn't Feel Like It)" - The Mighty Mighty Bosstones
12."Sock It To Me Santa" - Marshall Crenshaw with The Chisel Brothers
13."How Beautiful" - Lovemongers
14."I Wish Everyday Could Be Like Christmas" - Bon Jovi
15."Arbolito De Navidad" - Gloria Estefan
16."Coventry Carol" - Suzanne Vega
17."Go Where I Send Thee" - Joan Osborne
November 3rd, 1997
Richie's new album will be released in Japan in December. It's called "Undiscovered soul" and it will feature a bonustrack. This track is also featured on the new Steven Seagal-movie soundtrack. The album will hit stores through import around Christmas or New Year. European release is around the New Year as well.
October 12th, 1997
NEXT BON JOVI LIVE APPEARANCES IN EUROPE:
Jon on the Lottery Show, UK, Nov 1, 1997
Jon at the MTV EMAs, Rotterdam, NL, Nov 6, 1997
Jon at Wetten Dass, Leipzig, D, Nov 8, 1997
Richie on tour in Europe, early 1998
September 2nd 1997
Jon Bon Jovi will perform on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno on September 5th 1997.
June 13th 1997
Source: Live performance in Hamburg, Germany
On 9th of June there was a fascinating live performance of Jon Bon Jovi presenting his solo album in Hamburg, Grosse Freiheit. Jon played songs of his new album "Destination Anywhere" and lots of great old Bon Jovi stuff, incl. "Living on a prayer" (acoustic), "Keep the faith", "Blaze of Glory", "Wanted" and first time played live "Billy get your gun".
The appr. 1500 spectators had great fun to watch and hear Jon per- forming his songs. The concert started with the Stones-song "Fade away", afterwards Jon played the new songs "Destination any- where", "Ugly", "Midnight in Chelsea", "Little city", "Naked" (super!) and some I don´t know yet.
No question, the new songs are better than ever ! In Jon´s band there was no familiar face except Hugh on the bass guitar. The new lead guitar player Bobby ... was good, but of course he is no Richie Sambora !
It was very difficult to get tickets for this event and many people had to listen to it from outside.
Support group was "Milk auf Ex" the young german band supporting Bon Jovi on their concerts last year in Germany. On 14th of July you can get their first CD "Platte des Monats" in the music stores. We came from Munich and I can tell you, it was worth each of the 1600 kilometres to drive !!!
May 16th 1997
Source: BonJoviList (official)
Jon's new solo album, "Destination Anywhere" is on its way to you. It hits stores internationally on June 16th , in Japan on June 4th and the USA/Canada on June 17th. The first single "Midnight In Chelsea" is at radio worldwide now. The video has been in play since May 3rd internationally and goes to USA television this week (May 12th). "Destination Anywhere"-The Film is complete and in the editing process right now.
Jon is currently on the set of his next movie, "Long Time, Nothing New".
Jon recently co-hosted the World Music Awards in Monte Carlo with Princess Stephanie and Halle Berry. He also performed "Midnight In Chelsea" and "Janie Don't Take Your Love to Town", from his solo album "Destination Anywhere". Check your local listings for air dates in your city, but it airs in Belgium/France May 18, June 2 in the USA on ABC.
The only U.S. appearances and performances scheduled so far are the KISS Radio Concert, May 31, The Howard Stern Show on June 17, The Late Show with David Letterman, June 18 and The Today Show, June 27.
Also get ready for the debut of Jon's new web site, which will be online very soon.
May 13th 1997
Source: BJ Hotline (908)738-9229
Jon is cohosting the World Music Awards. The dates are May 18th in Belgium and France and June 2 in the US.
Destination Anywhere, Jon's new album is due out internationally on June 16, in Japan on June 4, and in the US and Canada on June 17.
The video for his solo Midnight in Chelsea is due out this week.
The film for Destination Anywhere is being edited right now.
Jon is currently working of his new film Long Time Nothing New but there is no release date as of yet.
Little City, one of Jon's films is due in the US in September. And Homegrown is due out this summer.
Some appearances in the coming months: June 17- The Howard Stern Show
June 18- The Late Show w/David Letterman
June 27- The Today Show
April 27th 1997 Source: DCBJML
Jon will be performing on May 30th in NYC. 95.5 WPLJ radio is having something on Broadway & Jon (among other guests) is one of the performers.
April 21st 1997 Source: DCBJML/Bon Jovi & Friends
Jon's solo record will be called "Destination Anywhere". On this record, there will be 11 songs :
1) Queen of New Orleans
2) Janie don't take your Love to town
3) Midnight in Chelsea
5) Staring at your window
6) Everyword was a piece of my heart
7) It's just me
8) Destination Anywhere
9) Learning how to fall
11) August 7th
The record is completly different from what we are used to hearing from Bon Jovi. It's not at all the Bon Jovi Style, it's even more pop/rock and sometimes even slow.
Richie's solo record is still not finished yet and as far as we heard it won't be released before September/October this year. Also Richie's tour will be around that time.
April 5th 1997 Source: DCBJML
Jon Bon Jovi is very busy indeed. As well as co-hosting the world music awards with princess stephanie, he's just done his solo album, Destination anywhere. Then there are his acting interests- after roles in Moonlight and Valentino and the Leading Man, he's now got top billing in new film Long time nothing new, alongside Lauren Holly and Ed Burns. He's also set to appear in Little city (with Penelope Anne Miller) and Homegrown with oscar discovery Billy bob thornton. And perhaps inspired by good friends demi moore and bruce willis, he's enjoying his modelling career with versace.
March 8th 1997 Source: CyberSleaze
JON BON JOVI has gone solo at last - and he's planning a double onslaught as he goes it alone. The American rocker will release his first ever official solo single in May, the same month as his latest movie THE LEADING MAN opens in Britain. The single, entitled MIDNIGHT IN CHELSEA, was co-written with actor BRUCE WILLIS, an old friend of Bon Jovi's who has dreams of being a rock star himself. An album, co-produced by Bon Jovi and ex-EURYTHMICS guitarist DAVE STEWART, will follow in the summer. This will be the rocker's first proper solo album. Although he did issue BLAZE OF GLORY in 1989, it was the soundtrack for the movie YOUNG GUNS II and was never considered by Bon Jovi to be an official solo release. However, the singer is quick to point out he's not intent on going it alone forever and is still looking forward to working with the rest of Bon Jovi next year. He says, "I love those guys. I don't see why I would quit. Look at the ROLLING STONES - they're still doing it. So why shouldn't I aspire to be like them."
March 3rd 1997 Source: The Associated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - After a week of stories about hundreds of guests staying overnight in the Lincoln Bedroom at the White House, President Clinton wound up his week Sunday night at the theatre where President Lincoln was shot.
Comedian Bill Maher, host of the ``Politically Incorrect'' television show, joked about the president's current legal problems.
``I really appreciate the invitation - or subpoena,'' he quipped.
Clinton and his wife, first lady Hillary Rodham Clinton, had front row seats for the gala, which supporters said would raise more than $500,000 for the theatre's community outreach programs like acting workshops for inner-city youth.
Other performers included singer Natalie Cole, who hosted the event, actor Kevin Spacey, singer Jon Bon Jovi and comedian Elayne Boosler.
Among those attending were Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott, R-Miss. and Gen. John Shalikashvili, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
``We love this old place,'' the president said at the end of the event. ``We love the idea that this scene of one our nation's greatest tragedies could bring so much joy, laughter and lift so many spirits.''
The show will be telecast on ABC in the spring.
Copyright 1997 The Associated Press. The information contained in the AP news report may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or otherwise distributed without prior written authority of The Associated Press.
January 25th, 1997 Source: Adam Sambora (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Richie is in Ca. in the studio now....His album he hopes to get it out by Feb-March. He will then tour the US to start off....It's going to be a big hit..
January 9th, 1997 Source: KERRANG!
JON'S SOLO ALBUM IS TENTATIVELY TITLED "DESTINATION ANYWHERE".SOME SONG T ITLES INCLUDE:IT'S JUST ME,SAD SONG NIGHT(CO-WRITTEN WITH DESMOND CHILD),MIDNIGH T IN CHELSEA,LEARNING HOW TO FALL.
JON HAS ALSO PENNED ANOTHER SONG FOR HIS FORTHCOMING SOLO ALBUM.THE TRACK, WHICH IS TENTATIVELY TITLED "ALL IN THE NAME OF LOVE,"WAS WRITTEN FOR THE MOTION PICTURE,THE LEADING MAN.JON RECENTLY APPEARED ON THE COVER OF Q MAGAZINE. IN TH E INTERVIEW HE RECITED SOME OF THE LYRICS FROM A TRACK CALLED "LEARNING HOW TO F ALL."HERE THEY ARE: "I WAS STANDING ON A WIRE/LOOKING DOWN, THERE WAS NO NET/I W AS WALKIN' ACROSS A FIRE, LAUGHIN',THINKIN',IS THIS AS HOT AS IT GETS?".EVERYTHI NG CAME SO EASY/A KING'S RANSOM COULDN'T PLEASE ME/NOW I'M LEARNING HOW TO FALL. JON BON JOVI ALSO COLLABORATED WITH FORMER EURYTHMICS LEADER DAVE STEWART.THE CO LLABORATION BORE A NEW SONG,"MIDNIGHT IN CHELSEA".SOME OF THE LYRICS ARE AS FOLL OWS:"IT'S MIDNIGHT IN CHELSEA, NO ONE'S ASKING ME FOR FAVORS, NO ONE'S LOOKINGFO R A SAVIOR,'CAUSE THEY'RE TOO BUSY SAVING ME/ IT'S MIDNIGHT IN CHELSEA, THE KIDS AROUND HERE LOOK JUST LIKE STICKS, THEY TRADE OLD LICKS WITH A BEAT-UP SIX, AS I JUST SMILE AND CATCH THE GR! OOVE/ THE GOTHIC GIRLS ALL DRESSED IN BLACK, SERIOUS AS HEART ATTACKS, IT TAKES A LITTLE BIT OF GETTING USED TO/ THERE'S AN OLD MAN WITH A WHISKEY STAIN , HE L OST TONIGHT AND FORGOT HIS NAME, AND HIS WIFE SHALL SLEEP ALONE AGAIN/ IT AIN'T HARD TO UNDERSTAND WHY SHE'S HOLDIN' ON TO HER OWN HAND/ IT'S MIDNIGHT IN CHELSE A."
JON STATED IN A RECENT KERRAG! INTERVIEW THAT,"IT'S A GREAT LITTLE STORY ABOUT WALKING AROUND THE AREA. LIVING IN LONDON WAS ONE OF THE GREAT LI FE EXPERIENCES FOR ME, ABSOLUTELY."
Name: Kate Palmer
News: Jon and Richie played an acoustic set on VH-1, that premiered on Sat, Nov. 2 at 4:00 est. It was fabulous. They played "Wanted..", "..Prayer" and Paul Simon's "Bridge Over Troubled Water". They were sporting new haircuts and were by far the best act on the show.
LOS ANGELES--(ENTERTAINMENT WIRE)--Oct. 30, 1996--Richie Sambora's cyber-chat on "Pepsi Live @ Ticketmaster Online" has been rescheduled to Wednesday, Nov. 6 at 9 p.m. EST.
During the chat, Sambora will discuss his new CD ROM tutorial release, "Richie Sambora Interactive Guitar" among other projects. Pepsi and Ticketmaster will award one of four Richie Sambora special merchandise packages as well as autographed "Richie Sambora Interactive Guitar" CD ROMs to chat participants.
October 26th 1996
RICHIE SAMBORA INTRODUCES NEW, FIRST-EVER
CD ROM RELEASE ON WEDS., OCT. 30 AT 9PM VIA
CYBER CHAT AT “PEPSI LIVE @ TICKETMASTER ONLINE”
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Richie Sambora, musician/songwriter/singer and guitarist for rock group Bon Jovi, will introduce his new guitar tutorial CD ROM, titled Classic Rock Guitar, Volume 1, on Weds., Oct. 30 at 9PM (ET) via cyber chat at “Pepsi Live @ Ticketmaster Online” at http://www.ticketmaster.com.
During the hour-long cyber chat, Sambora will discuss his foray into interactive guitar tutoring; his latest work with pal Jon Bon Jovi; and his solo project - Hook and the Hitchhikers. Richie Sambora merchandise give-aways along with a rare Q&A opportunity for Sambora fans throughout the world to speak with one of the rock era’s most respected guitarists.
Sambora recently added the role of guitar instructor to his impressive resume. His Classic Rock Guitar, Volume 1, is an interactive CD-ROM taking beginning and seasoned guitarists alike into private workshops where they can learn several of Sambora’s trademark techniques as performed to actual Bon Jovi hit songs.
Sambora also teamed this month with bandmate Jon Bon Jovi, to perform in “The Beat Goes On III,” a benefit concert for LIFEbeat, The Music Industry Fights AIDS organization. “The Beat Goes On III,” premieres on VH-1 November 2 at 4:00PM (ET/PT). As a founding member of Bon Jovi, Sambora has written and performed several number one hits, driving the band to worldwide album sales of over 75 million.
“Pepsi Live @ Ticketmaster Online” is a twice-monthly chat series featuring top names in popular music and sports; closely linked to what’s hot in the world of live entertainment. Recent guests have included recording artists Tori Amos, Perry Farrell, Ozzy Osbourne, Slash, Weird Al Yankovich, LL Cool J, among others. The Pepsi Live! chats on Ticketmaster Online are archived in both Ticketmaster Online and Pepsi World, allowing fans to revisit the sessions as they please.
JON BON JOVI TO ROCK VH1 ONLINE ON OCTOBER 28 AT 9:00 PM (ET)
BON JOVI CHAT TO PROMOTE LIFEbeat'S "THE BEAT GOES ON III" CONCERT TO AIR ON VH1 NOVEMBER 2 AT 4:00 PM (ET/PT)
Participants Have Chance To Win Bon Jovi Compact Discs From Mercury Records
New York, October 15, 1996 -- "The Chat Goes On" when Jon Bon Jovi and VH1 Online team up to promote LIFEbeat, The Music Industry Fights AIDS organization and "The Beat Goes On III" concert in which Jon performs. In support of the event, VH1's site on America Online (AOL) [keyword: VH1] hosts a chat with the superstar on October 28 at 9:00 PM (ET).
The VH1 chat will offer users a chance to talk to Jon Bon Jovi, the leader of the immensely successful rock band, Bon Jovi, who has recorded several number one hits and sold more than 75 million albums worldwide. In addition, VH1 Online will give away Bon Jovi compact discs to some chat participants.
Jon is also known for his solo effort, "Blaze Of Glory," the soundtrack to Young Guns II, which earned him a Golden Globe Award and an American Music Award in 1991. As an actor, his film credits include "Moonlight and Valentino;" the upcoming film, "The Leading Man;" and "Little City" with Jo Beth Williams and Annabella Sciorra. Jon's performance in the LIFEbeat concert, "The Beat Goes On III," is just one of his humanitarian efforts. The artist has supported such charitable organizations as The American Red Cross and the Special Olympics.
Taped on Saturday, October 12, "The Beat Goes On III" concert took place at the Warner Theatre in Washington D.C. In addition to Jon Bon Jovi, who appeared with Bon Jovi bandmate Richie Sambora, musical acts included Patti Smith, The Tony Rich Project and Chaka Kahn.
"The Beat Goes on III" was filmed and produced by VH1 in association with LIFEbeat, The Music Industry Fights AIDS organization. "The Beat Goes on III" premieres on VH1 November 2 from 4:00-5:00 PM (ET/PT).
The Jon Bon Jovi chat is Monday, October 28 at 9:00 PM (ET). Participants may access the chat on VH1 Online through AOL [keyword: VH1].
If you have any questions, please mail them to Mercury Records at MMMM1@aol.com
October 19th 1996
Bon Jovi is nominated in the Best Rock categoree for the European MTV Music award on Nov. 14, 1996.
Richie played at the benefit concert for the City of Hope on Wednesday night, along with Bryan Adams, John Mellencamp, members of Van Halen, and Don Henley, among others. A story on the benefit was on Access Hollywood last night.
David has added a track to a compilation album called "Steinway to Heaven, Volume 1." It is a classical album from many different artists and his submission is "Beethoven's Moonlight Sonata." It is available now on Magna Carta records (a classical label), catalog number MA-9011-2.
The Leading Man premiered at the Hamptons Film Festival Thursday night and will be shown again this weekend.