Therefore, those two things combined made a reference to "hot American rock". It seemed appropriate for the up-n-comin' band. It's also been said that the title is a tip o' the hat to the classic Ray Bradbury novel Fahrenheit That title temp was the point where book paper catches fire and burns. Email This BlogThis! Despite being a fan favorite, the band was unsatisfied with the sound of the album and essentially disowned it once they had solidified their status as worldwide superstars with Slippery When Wet and New Jersey.
We had no time to make it and we didn't know who we were… We did whatever producer Lance Quinn said. He was a brilliant guitarist and had made records with Talking Heads , so you listened. It wasn't a pleasant experience… Lance Quinn wasn't the man for us, and that added to the feeling that we were going about it badly.
None of us want to live in that mental state ever again. We've put the record behind us, and moved on. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Bon Jovi. Hard rock glam metal . Saturday 19 October Sunday 20 October Monday 21 October Tuesday 22 October Wednesday 23 October Thursday 24 October Friday 25 October Saturday 26 October Sunday 27 October Monday 28 October Tuesday 29 October Wednesday 30 October Thursday 31 October Friday 1 November Saturday 2 November Sunday 3 November Monday 4 November Tuesday 5 November Wednesday 6 November Thursday 7 November Friday 8 November Saturday 9 November Sunday 10 November Monday 11 November Tuesday 12 November Wednesday 13 November Thursday 14 November Friday 15 November Saturday 16 November Sunday 17 November Monday 18 November Tuesday 19 November Wednesday 20 November Thursday 21 November Friday 22 November Saturday 23 November Sunday 24 November Monday 25 November Tuesday 26 November Wednesday 27 November Thursday 28 November Friday 29 November Saturday 30 November Sunday 1 December This was followed by their biggest-selling and longest-charting single " Always " and the album These Days , which proved to be a bigger hit in Europe than in the United States, producing four Top Ten singles in the United Kingdom.
Following a second hiatus, their album Crush , particularly the lead single, " It's My Life ", successfully introduced the band to a younger audience. The band followed up with Bounce in The platinum albums Have a Nice Day and Lost Highway saw the band incorporate elements of country music into some of the songs, including the single " Who Says You Can't Go Home ", which won the band a Grammy Award and became the first single by a rock band to reach No.
The Circle marked a return to the band's rock sound. The band also enjoyed great success touring, with both the —06 Have a Nice Day Tour and —08 Lost Highway Tour ranking among the Top 20 highest-grossing concert tours of the s and the Because We Can Tour ranking among the highest-grossing of the s.
The band continues to tour and record, with their most recent album This House Is Not for Sale and its associated tour encompassing — Bon Jovi has released 14 studio albums , five compilations and three live albums.
They have sold more than million records worldwide, making them one of the bestselling American rock bands ,   and performed more than 2, concerts in over 50 countries for more than 34 million fans. Jon Bon Jovi began performing music live in , at the age of 13, playing piano and guitar with his first band, Raze. By mid, out of school and working part-time at a women's shoe store, Jon Bon Jovi took a job at the Power Station Studios , a Manhattan recording facility where his cousin Tony Bongiovi was co-owner.
Jon made several demos —including one produced by Billy Squier —and sent them to record companies, though failing to make an impact. His first professional recording was as lead vocals in "R2-D2 We Wish You a Merry Christmas," which was part of the Christmas in the Stars album which his cousin co-produced.
Jon was reluctant, but eventually gave them the song, which he had rerecorded in following a rough early recording in with local studio musicians whom he designated The All Star Review—guitarist Tim Pierce , keyboardist Roy Bittan , drummer Frankie LaRocka , and bassist Hugh McDonald. The song began to get airplay in the New York area, then other sister stations in major markets picked up the song.
Tapped to play lead guitar for a short tour supporting "Runaway" was Bon Jovi's friend and neighbor, Dave Sabo "The Snake" , though he never officially joined the band.
Sabo later went on to form the group Skid Row. Jon saw and was impressed with hometown guitarist Richie Sambora who was recommended by fellow bassist Alec John Such and drummer Tico Torres. Sambora had toured with Joe Cocker , played with a group called Mercy and had been called up to audition for Kiss.
He also played on the album Lessons originally intended for release in ;  re-released on CD through Long Island Records in with the band Message, for which Alec John Such was the bassist. Message was originally signed to Led Zeppelin 's Swan Song Records label, although the album was never officially released at the time.
He appeared on 26 records and had recently recorded with Franke and the Knockouts , a Jersey band with hit singles during the early s. David Bryan had quit the band that he and Bon Jovi had founded in order to study medicine. While in college, he realized that he wanted to pursue music full-time, and was accepted to Juilliard School , a New York music school.
When Bon Jovi called his friend and said that he was putting together a band, and a record deal looked likely, Bryan followed Bon Jovi's lead and gave up his studies. Once the band began playing showcases and opening for local talent, they caught the attention of record executive Derek Shulman , who signed them to Mercury Records and who was part of the PolyGram company.
This name was chosen instead of the original idea of Johnny Electric. Pamela's suggestion of the name was met with little enthusiasm, but two years later they hit the charts under that name. With the help of their new manager Doc McGhee they recorded the band's debut album, Bon Jovi , which was released on January 21, The album included the band's first hit single, " Runaway ", reaching the top forty on the Billboard Hot The album peaked at number forty-three on the Billboard album chart.
The group soon found itself opening for Scorpions in U. At the end of the European tour, the band began a six-month run of U.
The band also performed at the very first Farm Aid in After two moderately successful albums, the group changed its approach and hired professional songwriter Desmond Child as a collaborator. Bruce Fairbairn was chosen to produce and, in early , Bon Jovi moved to Vancouver, Canada to spend six months recording a third album. They named it Slippery When Wet after visiting a strip club in Vancouver. It spent eight weeks atop the Billboard By the end of , Bon Jovi were well into six months of headline dates in arenas across America.
In August , they headlined England's Monsters of Rock festival. Asked what this breakthrough to worldwide fame meant, Jon Bon Jovi said, "Everything is bigger, and it moves twice as fast. You're recognized twice as often. This is bigger, the whole world gets bigger. You have to sell more records, be huger. You get smarter and you understand the business a little more, so it's more responsibility.
You understand it now, and you want to make sure everything goes right". New Jersey peaked at number one in the U. The album produced five Top 10 hits on the Billboard Hot , giving Bon Jovi the record for the most Top 10 singles spawned by a hard rock album. They visited more than 22 countries and performed more than shows. On June 11, , the band performed a homecoming concert at Giants Stadium in New Jersey; the venue was sold out.
Bon Jovi were the first band officially sanctioned by the Soviet government to perform in the Soviet Union, and New Jersey became the first U. The exhaustion of recording Slippery When Wet and New Jersey back to back and going on highly paced world tours took its toll.
By the end of the New Jersey tour, the band had 16 months of concerts under its belt. The bandmates were exhausted physically, mentally and emotionally. Following the final tour date in Mexico, and without any clear plans for their future, the members of the band simply went home. During the time they took off from the scene, members of the band retreated to their own projects and showed no desire to make another album.
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