Bon Jovi is a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2018 Nominee

Bon Jovi

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2011, 2018
  • David Bryan
  • Jon Bon Jovi
  • Hugh McDonald
  • Richie Sambora
  • Alec John Such and Tico Torres

Over 120 million albums. More than 2,600 concerts around the world. They’ve seen well over a million faces – and yes, rocked them all.

Bon Jovi redefined the rock anthem by dominating arenas and captivating audiences with hooks that continue to define the decade.


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Hard-working musicians and prolific songwriters from blue-collar backgrounds in New Jersey, musicians Jon Bon Jovi, Richie Sambora, David Bryan, Tico Torres and Alec John Such created a dedicated global following that spans every continent.

Along the way, they have carved out a place on the charts with their most familiar songs – “You Give Love A Bad Name,” “Livin’ On A Prayer,” “Bad Medicine” and “I’ll Be There For You” in the ’80s; “Blaze Of Glory,” “Bed Of Roses” and “Always” in the ’90s; “It’s My Life,” “Have A Nice Day,” the Grammy-winning “Who Says You Can’t Go Home” and “We Weren’t Born To Follow” in the 2000’s.

Beyond the numbers – over 120 million albums sold, more than 2,600 concerts performed in over 50 countries for more than 34 million fans, including 2017This House Is Not For Sale tour – there is also Bon Jovi’s enormous influence on innumerable young bands seeking to follow in their footsteps.

Despite personnel changes over the years, Bon Jovi steadfastly follows their own instincts, ignoring obvious trends and providing a model for other bands and musicians just starting out on their careers.

selected discography

Bon Jovi (1984) • 7800° Fahrenheit (1985) • “You Give Love A Bad Name,” “Livin’ On A Prayer,” Slippery When Wet (1986) • “Wanted Dead Or Alive” (1987) • “Bad Medicine,” “Born To Be My Baby,” New Jersey (1988) • “I’ll Be There For You” (1989)  • Keep The Faith (1992) • “Bed Of Roses” (1993) • “Always” (1994) • “This Ain’t A Love Song,” These Days (1995) • “It’s My Life,” Crush (2000) • Bounce (2002) • “Who Says You Can’t Go Home,” Have A Nice Day (2005) • “(You Want To) Make A Memory,” Lost Highway (2007) • “We Weren’t Born To Follow” (2009)


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