|Bon Jovi, From Sayreville To The Circle: An Evolution In Photos
If Bruce Springsteen is New Jersey's favorite son, the the men of Bon Jovi would have to be the state's favorite nephews. The band recently released their eleventh studio album The Circle, which debuted on top of the Billboard album chart. Their continued evolution as a band has been nothing short of remarkable. They began as a scrappy bar band, elevated themselves to hair metal icons, attempted a classic rock reinvention during the early '90s, jumped headlong into new technology at the turn of the century and now operate in a middle ground that incorporates classic riffs, state of the art pop production and just a hint of country twang. Through all that, they've accumulated four chart-topping singles ("You Give Love a Bad Name," "Livin' on a Prayer," "Bad Medicine" and "I'll Be There For You") and have sold upwards of 120 million albums worldwide. Not bad for a couple of street kids from Sayreville.
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