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Bon Jovi still giving rock a good name 17 April 2008
Fort Worth Star Telegram article

Source: Fort Worth Star Telegram

DALLAS -- About an hour into Monday night's lengthy set, Jon Bon Jovi sang the lyrics "Do we still got it anymore," and then paused and used his bedroom eyes to great effect by sending a pleading look out into the crowd.

The resounding answer, delivered in screams, cheers and applause, was "Yes!"

And they were right. Although the set was packed with hits the band has been playing for years, you would have thought it was performing them for the first time.

Lead singer Jon Bon Jovi hit the high notes -- all of them -- with no trouble, and his voice has gained a richness and character as he has aged.

He worked the audience with the skill of a Baptist preacher, coaxing fans into waving their hands in the air and singing along at his cue.

Bon Jovi kicked off the evening with Lost Highway, the title single off its latest album, and peppered in other songs from the record.

The fans clearly wanted to hear old hits, but the band, particularly the man himself, seemed to connect more deeply with lesser-known material.

With just his guitar for company and his eyes closed, Jon Bon Jovi sang an emotional version of Blood Money, a song about betrayal, letting a few tears slip down his face near the end.


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