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Bon Jovi to NJ: I’ll be there for you

jon-bon-jovi-nj-story-07-2013Rock star and New Jersey native Jon Bon Jovi made an appearance Monday to announce his $1 million contribution to New Jersey’s Sandy Relief Fund.

“My being here is not political. It’s emotional because I grew up here. I went to school here. I met my wife here,” he said at an event held to announce the donation. “And in the days following the storm, when I visited these streets and spoke to the residents, one thought that came to me time and time again was what can I do?”

Beaming with pride, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said Bon Jovi and his wife are people “who never take New Jersey away from themselves.” Read more at CNN.com…

Two new Bon Jovi DVDs released this month

Bon JoviGreat news for Bon Jovi fans around the globe! Bon Jovi has released Live at Madison Square Garden DVD and Bon Jovi – DVD Collector’s Box Set (actual public release date for DVD Collector’s Box is Jan. 25, 2011).

Could the reason the two Bon Jovi DVDs released this month were prompted by the fact that their mega-hit album Slippery When Wet was released 25 years ago this August? Or could it be that Bon Jovi performed at Madison Square Garden 19 years to the day after the band first performed there? Whatever the reason, these two DVDs are a must have for any Bon Jovi fan.

Bon Jovi’s Live at Madison Square Garden is an incredible document Bon Jovi Live at Madison Square Garden (2011)of their return to Madison Square Garden, New York City’s most iconic venue. For a group born across the water in New Jersey, `The Garden‘ was the always a holy grail, the marker that they had made it. Bon Jovi returned to the same stage for the last date of their historic “Lost Highway” tour, officially the biggest tour on the planet in 2008. Created by award winning Director, Anthony M. Bongiovi and shot with 23 High Definition cameras, “Live From Madison Square Garden” features a career spanning set list including “Have A Nice Day,” “Always,” “Wanted Dead Or Alive,” “Livin’ On A Prayer” and even a cover of Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah” that Cohen himself rates as his favorite version. This is a snapshot of a band 25 years into a record-breaking career and still hitting their peak in the live arena.

Bon Jovi DVD Collector's Box Set

The Bon Jovi: DVD Collector’s Box Set two-disc documentary chronicles the entire story of the New Jersey rockers institution’s career. Despite never having been particularly fashionable, Bon Jovi carry on year after year, releasing dynamic material and playing stunning live shows – and in the process remain amongst the most successful and best selling rock bands of all time; these guys must be doing something right! Indeed, what they have done right since their emergence in the early 1980s is keep their fans delighted, entertained and excited, and feeling part of the great Bon Jovi family at all times. And it is for those very same fans that this DVD box set has been created.

Over two discs this set tells the complete story of Bon Jovi, from their days working, night after night, in the nightclubs and bars of New Jersey, to their position today as prime movers in rock’s elite class. Featuring rare performance and interview footage of the group, contributions from those who have known them best – including friends, colleagues, fellow musicians and others with whom they have worked – location shoots, news reports, seldom seen photographs (many of which come from private collections and remain previously unpublished) and of course some of the best music made during the past 30 years. Both discs also contain multiple extra features and this limited edition package is all set to become a BJ collector’s item of the first order.

2011 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame nominees include ’80s artists Bon Jovi, Beastie Boys, Alice Cooper & J. Geils Band

It could be a blaze of glory for Bon Jovi at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

The Jersey boys are up for possible induction in the hallowed hall, along with first-timers Donovan, Dr. John, Alice Cooper and Neil Diamond.

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame released its list of nominees Tuesday. There were some familiar names: Darlene Love, LL Cool J, Donna Summer and the Beastie Boys which have been up for the prestigious honor before.

Other previous nominees include the J. Geils Band; Tom Waits; Chuck Willis; Chic and Joe Tex.

To be eligible for the hall, an act must have released its first batch of music at least 25 years ago.

Inductees will be revealed in December, and the ceremony will be in March in New York City.

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Catch up on your 80’s news with a few eighties inspired articles around the web

’80s sitcom actor Rick Schroder, family man

Ricky Schroder stole our hearts in the ’80s TV sitcom “Silver Spoons” as the rich kid we all loved. Now 40, Rick has outgrown the child star persona — and the “y” — and appeared in shows such as “NYPD Blue,” “Lonesome Dove” and “24.” Rick is also a dedicated family man, having been married to Andrea for 20 years. Together, they have four kids: Holden, 18, Luke, 17, Cambrie, 13, and Faith Anne, 9. Rick opened up about his personal evolution, Holden’s traumatic head injury, the nonstop cooking and cleaning it takes to raise four kids, and their one-year adventure in Spain. Continue reading →

Published by Jenny Schafer, McClatchy-Tribune



Nadine Coyle ‘didn’t intend ’80s sound’

Nadine Coyle has insisted that she didn’t mean to create an ’80s sound on her new album Insatiable.

The singer said that she was not influenced by music from the decade and put the comparisons down to the record’s “live” sound.

“I didn’t pick the ’80s at all. I was born in the ’80s, so it’s not a particular time that I even remember well!” she told Bang Showbiz. Continue reading →

Published by Robert Copsey, Music Reporter – Digital Spy



The Frisky’s take on writing six 80’s Movie Sequels via ABC News

Wall Street 2,” the sequel to the ’80s tome about unfettered greed, “Wall Street,” opens this weekend. I never saw the first “Wall Street”—I was in elementary school when it came out and still think a hedge fund is money you save to buy new shrubbery—so I’ll probably skip “Wall Street 2.” But! There are a bunch of movie sequels we Frisky gals would love to make a reality. And it’s just a matter of time before some uncreative studio jumps on these sure-to-be-hit film ideas! Movie moguls, call us!

“The Breakfast Club”
In this sequel to 1985’s “The Breakfast Club,” titled “The Brunch Club,” we catch up with the five lovable misfits who starred in the original. Nerd Brian (Anthony Michael Hall) is now unhappily married to Claire (Molly Ringwald) and is an internet kazillionaire. Misfit Allison (Ally Sheedy) and John (Judd Hirsch) are recently divorced. The two couples reunite upon finding out that their jock “Breakfast Club” buddy Andrew (Emilio Estevez) has fallen on hard times after not getting his college football scholarship. Continue reading →

Published by Julie Gerstein – The Frisky


‘Greed Is Good’ and the 80 Greatest Quotes About Money from ’80s Movies

This week, moviegoers are being reintroduced to Gordon Gekko, the (hated? beloved?) villain of Oliver Stone’s 1987 film “Wall Street.” In the sequel, “Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps,” there are sure to be attempts at topping the brilliant, much-quoted lines of the original. In the trailer, Mr. Gekko (Michael Douglas) says, “Someone reminded me I once said, ‘Greed is good.’ Now it seems it’s legal.” Continue reading →

Published by Brad Tuttle – TIME partnered with CNN


‘Secretariat’ star Diane Lane is ‘a little fuzzy’ about ’80s relationship with Jon Bon Jovi

You can ask Diane Lane about her relationship with Jon Bon Jovi. Just don’t expect her to remember anything.

The thoroughly beautiful actress, who stars in the upcoming film “Secretariat,” says she’s “a little fuzzy” about recently published reports that her ’80s relationship with the Jersey rocker fell apart when Bon Jovi caught her frolicking with his guitarist Richie Sambora. Continue reading →

Published by Gatecrasher with Frank DiGiacomo via the New York Daily News


Got 80’s EE Bonds? Time to cash ‘em in!

The Series EE U.S. savings bond turns 30 this year.

And any EE bonds issued in 1980 will stop earning interest this year — in the month they turn 30 to be exact.

If you own any such bonds, you can calculate their current value using a tool on TreasuryDirect.gov. You’ll need the bond series, denomination, serial number and issue date. Continue reading →

Published by Emily Glazer – Wall Street Journal


Brooke Shields Can Still Wear Her ’80s Calvins!

Brooke Shields says she can still fit into the Calvins she wore in the Eighties!

The model and actress, 45, managed to get herself into the iconic jeans that she wore at age 15 in the iconic ads.

“They didn’t look pretty,” she admitted, “but they fit. Continue reading →

Published by ShowbizSpy