Bon Jovi

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    December 18, 2013

    Take This Kanye West Quiz. It Has Funny Illustrated Clues!

    [Editor's Note: In his column Serrano Time, award-winning writer and goofball Shea Serrano writes about his life and times.] This game is very simple: Look at the pictures and guess what Kanye West song each one represents. Boom. That's it. That's all. You're done. That's a little thing called res ... More >>

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    August 13, 2013

    Vintage Trouble: Preserving Rhythm and Blues Is "A Mission We'll Gladly Wear"

    The soul-rock-blues quartet Vintage Trouble see themselves as not just practitioners of what they call "live-wired, straight-shootin, dirty-mouth'd, pelvis-pushing juke music," but protectors of a long and fruitful legacy. The band of veteran musicians - Ty Taylor on vocals, Nalle Colt on guitar, ... More >>

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    August 12, 2013

    Top Five Must-See Phoenix Shows This Week

    It's not often that band names are as straightforward as "Masked Intruder." They wear masks, they claim to be interested in breaking into your house and stealing your VCR, the end. Something like "Earth Crisis"--you're left wondering what the crisis is, and why they're named after it. Of course, Ly ... More >>

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    August 8, 2013
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    July 17, 2013

    The Top 10 Glam Metal Bands of All Time

    These guys were glam enough, but were they good enough?by Alex Distefano Call it what you will--glam metal, hair metal, cock rock, or plain old '80s metal--but there's something to be said for a subculture that extended from the late '70s into the early '90s that refuses to wash off its makeup and ... More >>

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    June 3, 2013

    Top Five Must-See Phoenix Shows This Week

    If you're looking for proof that yesterday's indie sound is today's mainstream sound, you could do worse than examining the record sales of Imagine Dragons and Mumford & Sons, two enormously successful rock acts that spend most of their time blurring what was already a pretty blurry line. If you'r ... More >>

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    May 30, 2013
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    April 24, 2013

    Bon Jovi - Arena - 4/23/2013

    Your mom wants to go see Bon Jovi in Glendale. Other people, too -- don't get me wrong. Former hair-metal aficionados, air-guitar soloists, a surprising number of people in what appear to be Bon Jovi football jerseys. But mostly your mom. Having successfully finished raising you and come into a li ... More >>

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    March 8, 2013

    Chad Horstman, What Are You Listening To?

    Chad HorstmanHorstman is the CEO of, an online lingerie and costume retailer.When you put your key in the ignition and turn on the radio, what station would play right now?  The radio is pretty bad. I usually stream Pandora.What's the first album you bought? Bon Jovi.What's the first ... More >>

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    February 28, 2013
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    February 14, 2013
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    January 18, 2013

    Jennifer Pilates, What Are You Listening To?

    Jennifer Pilates Pilates has been an advanced pilates instructor and celebrity trainer for more than 13 years. For more information, go here. What's the first album you bought? You have stumped me. It's a tie between Madonna and Michael Jackson. What's the first concert you saw? Bon Jovi. I'm alw ... More >>

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    November 28, 2012

    Bon Jovi, The Growlers, and Daniel Johnston (Rescheduled) Coming to Phoenix

    What is Bon Jovi up to these days? The New Jersey-based band is about to partake in the 12-12-12 fundraiser benefit show to benefit victims of Hurricane Sandy alongside Kanye West, Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band, Paul McCartney, Billy Joel, Eddie Vedder, and Dave Grohl. Jon himself worked ... More >>

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    August 9, 2012

    The Treatment Makes American Rock 'n' Roll (But Hails From England)

    What do you do when, as a young band of musicians barely out of your teens you're asked to fly across the pond and spend most of the summer churning out 30 minute sets in quarter-full arenas to crowds more intent on settling in for headliners KISS and Motley Crue than listening to you? You make the ... More >>

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    January 10, 2012

    MY 103.9 Format Details Emerge

    After tweets yesterday from Dave Pratt Live co-host Kassi Jayde indicated yesterday that KEXX-FM (103.9) would be shifting to a "classic rock" format, a Facebook post by Gadger, a X103.9 jock, who hosts (or hosted) the station's "Local Frequency" program, states that the format shift will be less " ... More >>

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    December 1, 2011

    License to Ill: Ten Songs for the Sickly

    ​The weather in Phoenix is finally starting to cool down. Lots of people have geared up by dusting off their jackets and/or uselessly wearing Ugg boots and scarves even though it's really not cold enough for that crap. (Is it ever cold enough for Uggs?) 'Tis the season to catch a cold, especially ... More >>

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    September 23, 2011

    Jeff Moriarty, What Are You Listening To?

    Devon Christopher AdamsJeff Moriarty​Jeff Moriarty Moriarty is the organizer of Ignite Phoenix. The next Ignite Phoenix is Friday, October 28 at the Virginia G. Piper Theater. When you put your key in the ignition and turn on the radio, what station would play right now? I haven't list ... More >>

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    June 17, 2011

    Foo Fighters Release Humorous Coloring Book Tour Rider

    ​The Foo Fighters have gone about assembling their tour rider in a rather non-traditional yet brilliant way. In fact, they essentially turned their tour rider into a 52-page playful and informative coloring book, according to Rolling Stone.The rider was made by Gus Brandt, the Foo Fighters' tour m ... More >>

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    June 2, 2011

    Arctic Monkeys' Suck It and See Album Cover Reportedly Censored by Some Retailers

    Press Here PublicityArctic Monkeys: Suck It and See what happens.​British garage pop rockers Arctic Monkeys' next album, Suck It and See, hits American store shelves Monday, June 6 -- but some stores are going to censor the album cover, according to singer Alex Turner in a recent interview with Lo ... More >>

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    March 22, 2011

    Bjork Releasing iPad App Album

    Icelandic singer Bjork has taken after the Gorillaz. Her latest album has been partially recorded on an iPad, according to Consequence of Sound.On the other hand, she's also taking a page from the Flaming Lips in that listeners will have to piece the album together. Biophilia, which will be Bjo ... More >>

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    January 31, 2011

    Bruno Mars Settles For a Fine and Community Service

    ​After facing charges for cocaine possession in September, Bruno Mars is taking a plea deal, according to MTV News.He's scheduled to appear before a judge in Las Vegas on February 4, a week before the Grammy Awards. He will be pleading guilty to his charges.As long as Bruno Mars, whose real name i ... More >>

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    January 27, 2011

    America Frowns Upon and Censors Elton John's Family Photo

    ​Us Weekly published a picture of Elton John and his family on their cover, and America wasn't having any of it, according to Spinner.Some states have been shielding the cover of that issue similarly to what is done with pornographic magazines as a result of a slew of customer complaints. The phot ... More >>

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    December 14, 2010

    Alice Cooper Headed to Rock Hall of Fame

    Alice Cooper will be inducted to Rock's hall of fame.​Congratulations, Alice, you're headed to Cleveland.Alice Cooper, the shock rocker raised and residing in Phoenix (Detroit is also trying to claim him today) has been selected for enshrinement in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum on the ... More >>

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    November 3, 2010

    10 Album Covers That Have Been Banned [NSFW]

    ​A few weeks ago Kanye West announced on his Twitter page that the original artwork for his upcoming album My Beautiful Twisted Dark Fantasy had been banned here in the US.Technically, the artwork wasn't banned. Instead Kanye's record label, strongly suggested that the album artwork be replaced f ... More >>

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    September 16, 2010

    Long Live Mock 'n' Roll

    Is it live, or is it Hair Raid?

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    July 27, 2010

    Hair Raid at Whiskey River Saloon

    Hair Raid: So named for a reason.​This is part of a series of reviews of bands who play weekly at local bars. The show: Hair Raid at Whiskey River Saloon. The look: Honky tonk with a coat of Aqua Net. The smell: Sweet. The carpet was sticky and you could tell lots of drinks had been spilled there ... More >>

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    July 21, 2010

    The Gaslight Anthem at Marquee Theatre on 7/20/2010

    ​You should be proud, New Jersey. Your garden state is more than reality TV show guidos and guidettes, big hair, fist-pumping and GTL (gym, tan, laundry). You guys know how to rock. New Jersey has spawned legendary rock bands like Bon Jovi and Bruce Springsteen.Oh, and the Gaslight Anthem Heavily ... More >>

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    July 15, 2010
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    February 18, 2010
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    January 14, 2010
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    December 18, 2009

    Concert Review: Sergio Mendoza y La Orkesta

    ​I cannot claim to be an expert on -- or even a dedicated aficionado of -- Latin music. My Spanish skills, though purportedly honed by classes taken over three years in high school and another two semesters in college, are more suited to ordering food and drinks than following the dialog ... More >>

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    December 3, 2009
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    December 3, 2009
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    November 11, 2009

    10 Music Documentaries You Should See, Pop Music Takes Over Broadway, New Magnetic Fields

    Electric Mustache: 10 Music Documentaries You Really Should SeeElectric Mustache: Turn Back O Man @ Local First Festival 11/7/09Idolator: Fergie Calls Kanye West "Gay Friendly" (But Not a Gay Fish)Idolator: Eat It, 'Les Miz': Pop Music Takes Over BroadwayNME: Steven Tyler onstage with Joe Perry: 'I' ... More >>

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    October 23, 2009

    Concert Review: Brand New Cover Songs From All Four Albums And Keep It Simple On Stage

    ​It's not often that a band garners encore-like chants from their fans before a show unless it's an arena band such as Bon Jovi or U2. However, this was the scene at Mesa Ampitheatre Thursday 10 minutes before Brand New greeted the fairly packed house. The Long Island punk act took ... More >>

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    October 22, 2009

    Bon Jovi Comes To Glendale on February 24

    ​If this week's U2 stadium show didn't slake your thirst for overblown artists from yesteryear, the coming weeks and months will undoubtedly satisfy your cravings for throwback acts: KISS is on their way to the Valley, as well as The Misfits, Y&T, MC Hammer, Cameo, and Brian Setzer. You can s ... More >>

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    September 17, 2009

    Michael Jackson Family Reality Show, Ida Maria's Boston Freakout, Kanye West Photoshop Craze

    Electric Mustache: Listen To Electric Mustache On BreakThru RadioIdolator: I Knew That Having Ida Maria On The Perez Hilton Tour Would Be A Bad IdeaNME: Jackson family reality TV show on the wayNME: Bon Jovi joins ex-Nirvana members in condemning Guitar Hero over Kurt CobainPitchfork: Devo Reissue C ... More >>

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    June 8, 2009

    Hairforce at Upper Deck Sports Grill: Move Over Metalhead, Hairforce Wants a Piece of the Money-Making Pie

    Kelly WilsonBobby Scott and G-String give love a bad name rockin' out to a Bon Jovi track. Metalhead must be pissed. There's another hair metal cover band in town and they have G-String, the group's old guitarist who was the most charismatic member of the group. First, let me say I love Metalhead. ... More >>

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    March 12, 2009

    Why You Have To Pay So Much for Good Seats

    On March 11, the Wall Street Journal ran an article titled "Concert Tickets Get Set Aside, Marked Up by Artists, Managers" written by Ethan Smith. In it, Smith explains the practice of large promoters, Ticketmaster, and artists teaming up to take the best seats at concerts and then not selling them ... More >>

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    March 6, 2008
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    January 18, 2008

    Better Than Petty?: Hypothetical Super Bowl halftime shows

    With Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers headlining Super Bowl XLII’s halftime show, we couldn’t help but wonder what other acts deserve the chance to play to one of the year’s biggest crowds. Of course, then also we got to wondering about what rare duets the event could motivate, especially after ... More >>

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    December 20, 2007

    Won't You Be My Neighbor?

    Arcadia after dark

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    August 30, 2007

    Highwire Fiction

    In a Crowded Room

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    April 20, 2006

    Goo Goo Dolls

    Let Love In
    (Warner Bros.)

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    March 9, 2006

    Seconds to Breathe


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    December 27, 2001

    Bottoming Out

    Trailer-park Scrooge finds 10 reasons to say humbug about the music of 2001

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    June 21, 2001

    Welcome to My Nightmare

    Trashman suffers through a holiday weekend's worth of wife-beaters, prison cutthroats and Ian Astbury songs

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    June 24, 1999

    Everybody Knows Your Name

    Karaoke fans the flame of friendship at Macgruders

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    April 22, 1999

    Grist From the Mill

    Music Awards Showcase once again makes a virtue of excess

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    March 2, 1994
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