Rock veterans also reveal release date for their forthcoming 14th studio effort
Bon Jovi have announced details of their new album and posted the video for the LP’s first single.
The rock veterans are set to release their 14th studio album, ‘This House Is Not For Sale’ on October 21. You can watch the video for the LP’s title track below.
To usher in the single’s release, Bon Jovi also posted a short promotional film last night (August 11) which features lead singer Jon Bon Jovi in the shower. The frontman’s brother barges in on him to inquire when the new single drops, and he replies: ”You’re kidding me. One more day!”
This ‘House Is Not For Sale’ was produced by John Shanks. Bon Jovi released their 13th album ‘Burning Bridges’ in 2015. It features songs the band hadn’t finished for previous album ‘What About Now’ and is their first without Richie Sambora, who left to go solo in 2013.
Having stated they were leaving Mercury after 32 years with ‘Burning Bridges’, the band rejoined the label, saying “We sobered up”. No replacement has been named for Sambora, with Bon Jovi saying the guitarist would be welcome to rejoin at any time.
Bon Jovi was recently hassled into singing his 1986 hit ‘Livin’ On A Prayer’ at a wedding.
He was a guest at the wedding in Florida of a couple who have chosen to stay nameless.
Knowing that the singer was going to be in attendance, the wedding band for the couple had prepared a deliberately cheesy smooth cover of ‘Livin’ On A Prayer’, hoping Bon Jovi would join in.
Wedding band leader Lourdes Valentin managed to persuade a reluctant Bon Jovi to perform the song, which featured a trumpet player doing a solo in place of Richie Sambora’s guitar.
Valentin said that she’d spoken to Bon Jovi before the wedding, and was told he didn’t want to be involved. She said: “I was very surprised when Jon did then grace us with his talent.”