Bon Jovi will launch their new album Bounce in Japan with a special club gig to be broadcast across Japan.
Here's the Press Release:
Fans are important to Bon Jovi and they very much value the bond between the band and the fans. Even though the band has become one of the top performers worldwide, Bon Jovi has never forgotten to show their gratitude to their fans. As one of the top successful rock band, Bon Jovi regularly hold concerts at stadium sized halls.
But the band wanted to do something special for their Japanese fans. The band thought, 'when we release our new album, we want to perform at a small club as a thank you to our loyal Japanese fans.' The band and the management overcame many difficulties and made a dream come true! September 11th, 2002 19:00 Zepp Tokyo Bon Jovi?s plan comes together!
Performing at a club for the first time in Japan!! Tickets for this special night will NOT BE ON SALE 100% of the attendees will be there by invitation. Tickets will be a gift from the band. The audience will be chosen by drawing from those who have pre-ordered a copy of the new album Bounce those who win the MTV NATIONWIDE LIVE invitation contest, and those who win drawings held by various media nationwide. In addition, to accommodate the overwhelming response of fans who could not make it to the Tokyo show, the concert will also be beamed via satellite to venues in Sapporo, Sendai, Nagoya, Osaka and Fukuoka!!!
For those who can not make it to any of the venues Bon Jovi has requested a full back up plan from MTV Japan. Seeing how the band is determined to carry out this special live performance, MTV Japan will cover the whole event and the footage will be broadcast on a later date.

Meanwhile Island Records have released covers for two different versions of the first Bounce single Everyday.



There's a small insight into the filming of Bon Jovi's new video Everyday at: Undercover
Everyday is the first single from the new album Bounce - due out now in Japan September 11, Internationally September 23 and in the US October 8. The single is due in stores September 8.


There is another great Bon Jovi tribute band doing the rounds and being well recieved - check gig details for Bad Medicine at their website:


Richie Sambora joined Los Angeles based Bon Jovi tribute band Slippery When Wet onstage at the Canyon Club in Agoura Hills CA recnetly.
Rumours circulated throughout the club that he was "in the house" and after confirmed, he was invited up onstage.
Richie grabbed the acoustic guitar to play Wanted, Dead Or Alive.


Press Release from Island Records:
So Bon Jovi are heading back into the recording studio to begin work on the next band album. Last time, fans were able to watch the making of Crush via web cameras set up in the studio and linked to this site.
They were on the minute the guys went into the studio in the morning until the minute the left (the footage was replayed overnight for fans in different time zones around the globe to view.)
Bon Jovi TV is returning for the making of the new album, but this year it will be different. For the first demo session, instead of full-time access with web cams in the studio, we'll have an EPISODE from the studio (much like the "Reports from The Road" this summer while the guys were on tour.) In fact, Obie is going to be the host. He's taking his video camera to work with him and capturing the footage from the first batch of demo sessions. Once they're edited, we'll get them up on for you all to watch...we're going quality over quantity of footage from the studio. Plus, fans all over the world can watch them whenever they want. Keep checking back here for details - and once we've got the first episode ready for you, we'll let you know!!!
Be sure to check out the Bon Jovi website for all the latest news and info at

Best Web Resources:
Official Site
JBJ Backstage

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Keep The Faith - 1992

Slippery When Wet - 1986