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Concert Gallery: Lorenza Ponce at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, CT

April 12, 2011 by  
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Lorenza Ponce has played violin with the best of them – and by “them” we mean Bon Jovi, Sheryl Crow, Ben Folds and Thriving Ivory, just to name a few.  Stepping out on her own, about a year ago Lorenza debuted her album Soul Shifter which she described as “a style change from the classical training and new age music of my past, while incorporating the ‘graduate degree’ I have earned at the school of rock star employers and mentors.” She was able to put her graduate degree of rock to good use when she opened for Bon Jovi on their Mohegan Sun tour stop recently.  Check out our gallery from her set below and find out more about Lorenza on her official website here.

Lorenza Ponce
March 4, 2011

Mohegan Sun Arena – Uncasville, CT
Photos by: Mary Ouellette

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First Listen: Check Out The New Bon Jovi Track “What Do You Got?”

August 27, 2010 by  
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We brought you the news that Bon Jovi will be releasing a greatest hits album in November with a few new tunes.  The band is giving fans a chance to check out one of the new tracks “What Do You Got?” now on their website.  Listen to it here.

Bon Jovi Announce November 9th Release Date For “Greatest Hits”

August 25, 2010 by  
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Bon Jovi has announced plans to release a new greatest hits cd on November 9th. 

Bon Jovi GREATEST HITS will be a 16-song single disc  full of the band’s biggest chart-toppers including “Livin’ On A Prayer,” “Always,” “It’s My Life,” “Wanted Dead or Alive,” and “Who Says You Can’t Go Home.” Two new songs, including lead single “What Do You Got,” round out the tracklisting.  Listen for “What Do You Got” to impact radio at the end of August.

Bon Jovi GREATEST HITS – THE ULTIMATE COLLECTION will be a 28-song two disc edition made up of the GREATEST HITS CD from the standard edition and a second disc featuring  fan favorites including “Bed of Roses,” “Blood on Blood,” “These Days,” and “Keep The Faith” plus the third and fourth new tracks created for this project.

The four new songs (“The More Things Change,” “No Apologies,” “This Is Love, This Is Life” and the first single, “What Do You Got?”) were written specifically for inclusion in this compilation.

For all the latest on Bon Jovi visit their official website.


Tune In Tonight For A Live Set From Bon Jovi’s Circle Tour

April 11, 2010 by  
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Tune in tonight at 6:30 PT to catch the first four songs of Bon Jovi’s set live from The Circle Tour at their stop in Dallas, Tx. (You can tune in earlier for pre-show content and chats as well. For more info and all the latest hit up their official site.

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Should Your Band Open For Bon Jovi?

April 2, 2010 by  
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If you’e in a band, Bon Jovi is giving you the chance to open for them on “The Circle Tour”

The band that has played more than 3,000 concerts to over 32 million fans in 50-plus countries is looking to share the stage with the best emerging talents on OurStage. Find out how YOU can open for Bon Jovi and win tickets to see the band live on The Circle Tour this summer:

Artists – Rock, pop and country artists are invited to enter their best original songs in one of the “Bon Jovi Wanted: A Superband Tonight!” channels. Artists who reach the Top 30 will be eligible for opening slot consideration. Winners will be picked to perform at each of the selected tour stops by Bon Jovi. Band entries are accepted on Bon Jovi’s website and Facebook pages and OurStage’s website.

Fans – Judge the “Bon Jovi Wanted: A Superband Tonight!” channels starting April 6 to help the best talent rise to the top of the charts. The fans named Best Predictor for each Regional Music Channel will win tickets to see Bon Jovi on The Circle Tour.

In partnership with OurStage, the online community-powered, new music discovery site, “Bon Jovi Wanted: A SuperBAND Tonight!” is sponsored by VH1. “Wanted: A SuperBAND Tonight!” will be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for new acts to make their dreams come true — opening for Bon Jovi in front of tens of thousands of cheering fans. Emerging artists will be invited to open for Bon Jovi on each one of the selected tour dates below.

May 19 Hershey, PA Hersheypark Stadium
May 26, 27 & 29 East Rutherford, NJ New Meadowlands Stadium
July 24 Foxboro, MA Gillette Stadium
July 30 Chicago, IL Soldier Field

Enter Your Band Now

Fans can begin voting on your favorite local bands starting April 6, 7am ET.

Bon Jovi Digs Deep Into The Vault In To Kick Off “The Circle Tour”

February 14, 2010 by  
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Bon Jovi kicked off “The Circle Tour” this week with two shows in Honolulu, Hawaii.  The two shows boasted a set list that would make any lifer Bon Jovi fan a little weak in the knees with songs they haven’t played on recent tours as well as songs dating back pre-Slippery When Wet that were thought to have been lost in the vault forever.  Can we expect these kind of set lists for the rest of the tour? 

Check out the set lists and a few videos below.  If you have videos, send them over, we’d love to post them!

Bon Jovi performing “Only Lonely” from 1985’s 7800° Fahrenheit:

Bon Jovi performng “Roulette” from their 1985 self titled album:

Set List from Night 1:
Blood on Blood
We Weren’t Born to Follow
Bad Name
Born to be My Baby
Shot Through the Heart
When We Were Beautiful
Whole lot of Leavin’
Superman Tonight
We Got It Goin’ On
It’s My Life
Bad Medicine
Make a Memory
Diamond Ring
Bed of Roses
Work for the Working Man
Have a Nice Day
Who Says You Can’t Go Home
Loves the Only Rule
Tokyo Road
Wanted Dead or Alive
Livin’ On A Prayer

Set List from Night 2:

Lost Highway
We Weren’t Born to Follow
Bad Name
Born to be My Baby
Get Ready
Only Lonely
Thorn in My Side
When We Were Beautiful
Whole Lot of Leavin’
Superman Tonight
We Got it Goin’ On
It’s My Life
Bad Medicine
I’ll Be There For You
Broken Promise Land
Someday I’ll be Saturday Night
Who Says You Can’t Go Home
Loves the Only Rule
Wanted Dead or Alive
Livin’ on a Prayer

Bon Jovi to Open Meadowlands Stadium, Full NA Tour Announced

October 22, 2009 by  
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Bon Jovi just announced that they will be opening the new Meadowlands Stadium on May 26th and 27th, 2010. They also announced a full NA tour kicking off in February via live stream from

Here are the tour dates so far:
Feb. 19, KeyArena at Seattle Center, Seattle, WA
Feb. 22, HP Pavilion At San Jose, San Jose, CA
Feb. 24, Arena, Glendale, AZ
Feb. 26, Honda Center, Anaheim, CA
March 2, ARCO Arena, Sacramento, CA
March 4, Staples Center, Los Angeles, CA
March 6, MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, NV
March 8, Pepsi Center, Denver, CO
March 9, Qwest Center Omaha, Omaha, NE
March 11, INTRUST Bank Arena, Wichita, KS
March 13, Fargodome, Fargo, ND
March 15, Sprint Center, Kansas City, MO
March 17, The Palace Of Auburn Hills, Auburn Hills, MI
March 19, Bell Centre, Montreal, QC, CANADA
March 20, Bell Centre, Montreal, QC, CANADA
March 23, The Wachovia Center, Philadelphia, PA
March 24, The Wachovia Center, Philadelphia, PA
March 29, Verizon Center, Washington, DC
April 7, Xcel Energy Center, Saint Paul, MN
April 10, AmericanAirlines Arena, Miami, FL
April 13, BOK Center, Tulsa, OK
April 15, Philips Arena, Atlanta, GA
April 17, St. Pete Times Forum, Tampa, FL
April 18, BankAtlantic Center, Sunrise, FL
April 21, Sommet Center, Nashville, TN
April 22, Time Warner Cable Arena, Charlotte, NC
May26, Meadowlands Stadium, East Rutherford, NJ
May 27, Meadowlands Stadium, East Rutherford, NJ
July 15, Commonwealth Stadium, Edmonton, AB, CA
July 17, Canad Inns Stadium, Winnipeg, MB, CA
July 20, Rogers Center, Toronto, ON, CA
July 24, Gillette Stadium, Foxborough, MA
July 28, Mosaic Stadium at Taylor Field, Regina, CA
July 30, Soldier Field, Chicago, IL


The Circle Tour, named after their forthcoming album, sets the band off in the spring of 2010 in the US before reaching the shores of London for a residency at The O2. Early ticket on-sales for New Meadowlands Stadium will be available for American Express cardmembers from Monday, October 26th through Friday, October 30th. The New Meadowlands concerts will go on sale to the public at 10am on Saturday, October 31st, while additional tour dates go on sale November 9th and 16th. Sign up for info at!

Bon Jovi – Boston, MA

Bon Jovi
July 10, 2008
TD Bank North Garden – Boston, MA
Photos by:  Mary Ouellette

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Lonn Friend

August 29, 2006 by  
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lonnmainDuring the late 80s and early 90s there were few ways that metalheads and rock fiends were able to get intimate with their favorite bands.  A time before the internet, a time before satellite radio; there were no ipods, no podcasts, in fact, compact discs were the NEW form of media.  During that time, the name Lonn Friend stood for rock and roll.  He was a beacon for all that was metal.  As the executive editor of the rock magazine RIP, Lonn’s face and easy going demeanor were inviting and relatable.  With his personality and raw, unprocessed passion for the music, he worked his way into the inner most sanctums of rock n’ roll – VIP access on world tours, tour bus invitations, exclusive interviews with bands who trusted no one else, he had it all.  Some of the bands that he befriended during this time have gone on to become legends in the industry. (Guns N Roses, Metallica, Bon Jovi, Motley Crue).  After RIP he worked at ARISTA Records and soon learned the corporate, reckless and emotionally bankrupt ways of the music industry.

Over a decade later, Lonn has released a book chronicling some of his most personal experiences with the bands that we as fan only see from the other side of the glass.  “Life on Planet Rock” will transport you back to a time where rock n’ roll and metal were known for its excesses…drugs, sex, attitude.  There are very few people who could write a book like this with such honesty and relay such true emotion.  Each chapter brings you on a new road trip, teaching you a little more about the bands you loved to love or loved to hate, either way, they made you feel something.

Thanks to Lonn for writing this homage to a era in music that will live on in my heart forever.

Interviewed by: Mary Ouellette | September 2006
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