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MUSIC: Bon Jovi, City of Manchester Stadium, Sunday 22 June 26 June 2008
The Asian News (UK) article

Source: The Asian News - UK

IT DOESN'T take a genius to work out why Bon Jovi named their recent hits collection 100,000,000 Bon Jovi Fans Can’t Be Wrong.

They might be one of the biggest-selling rock bands on the planet, but Bon Jovi remain a soft target for critics and rock purists.

At worst, they’re a reminder of bloated Eighties rock; all big hair and big, cheesy clichés. At best, Bon Jovi are one of rock music’s ‘guilty pleasures’ – you can enjoy songs like Livin’ on a Prayer – but only if you’ve got your tongue lodged firmly in your cheek.

Not that the band’s hunky singer, Jon Bon Jovi, is bothered about being fashionable.

Over the course of an incredibly successful 24-year career, he’s prided Bon Jovi on being a real ‘People’s Band’.

They may have emerged in the superficial, rather comical ‘hair-metal’ movement of the Eighties (see also: Def Leppard, Motley Crue), yet Bon Jovi have always done their utmost to emphasise their earthy, working man roots.


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