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Bon Jovi has 'universal appeal' 15 March 2008
National Post article

Source: National Post

It seems Toronto is like bad medicine, and bad medicine is what Bon Jovi needs. Tomorrow the rockers will set a new Canadian record by playing the Air Canada Centre for the fifth time in the same tour, making it the first time any touring act has played the same venue that many times. To mark the special performance the band will be giving away gifts, including a trip to London.

The National Post contributed to a conference call interview with the band back in February, when they were first embarking on their sold-out tour to lay audiences down on a bed of roses.

Their new album, entitled Lost Highway, started when the band went to Nashville “with a blank pad and a pen,” said Richie Sambora. “It’s the Hollywood of music.”

Half of the album was recorded in Nashville and half in L.A., which would explain why it is the band’s first full-length country album.

“What prompted the interest in country is because with this style of music it’s all about song writing,” said Richie Sambora. “And we fancy ourselves good songwriters. Besides, Lost Highway is not a country record, but more of a Nashville sound, and we’re on a constant quest of evolution. I don’t think we’ll ever make an entire country album again, but it always has been and always will be a piece to our sound.”


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