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Past JoviNews - November

 

UPDATE November 29th

Curtesy of Bon Jovi's official fan club:
Backstage with JBJ


MY VH-1 AWARDS  PLEASE VOTE!!!!   [http://www.vh1.com/mymusic/2001] This is the HOME STRETCH folks!   BON JOVI are up for THREE (3) AWARDS at
Sunday night's MY VH-1 AWARDS.  They are nominated for MY FAVORITE GROUP, HOTTEST LIVE SHOW and COOLEST FAN WEBSITE (for www.operationbonjovi.com)

The voting is counted until the VERY LAST MINUTE so make sure you get online and VOTE for the guys!   JON and RICHIE (and Heather Locklear) will
be attending.  JON & RICHIE will be presenting an award.  We want them to take home some awards too, right?  OK - now go VOTE!    And make sure to
tune into the awards this Sunday night on VH-1.   Red Carpet coverage begins at 8pm (est) and awards begin at 9pm (est).   *Remember, your vote
WILL count - any "irregularities" in the voting process have been corrected.   Keep the Faith.

RICHIE on RADIO!!!!
As part of the promotion of the VH-1 Awards, RICHIE is going to be doing a bunch of radio interviews tomorrow from LA (11am-1pm pst) with radio
stations all over the country.   Major markets.... keep you ears open in cities like NY, LA, Chicago, Charlotte, Detroit, Atlanta, St. Louis,
Boston, Cincinnati... midday and afternoon radio shows on stations who play Bon Jovi and the other artists on the VH-1 awards.

DEMO SESSION #1
BON JOVI wrapped up the first of many demo sessions on their way to their next album.  The next album is currently titled 'BOUNCE'.  

Jon and Richie have written 26 songs so far and have demo-ed 13 of them.  Look for PHOTOS from the sessions in the next fan club newsletter!

 

 

ELTON JOHN AIDS FOUNDATION
JON & RICHIE will be performing on December 12th in Universal City, CA as part of the benefit concert Elton John is hosting for his Elton John AIDS
Foundation commemorating the 20th Anniversary of the discovery of the AIDS virus. Other performers include Elton himself, Sting, Pete Yorn and
Matchbox 20.

2002 WINTER OLYMPIC GAMES
BON JOVI will be performing at the CLOSING CEREMONIES for the 2002 WINTER OLYMPIC GAMES in SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH on SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 24th.

 

 

 

UPDATE November 21st

 

Click here to see the transcript of the Bon Jovi chat from last night!

 

 

UPDATE November 17th

Click here too see Tico's article on the american magazine People. Curtesy of Conex„o Bon Jovi Mailing List.

 

 

 

UPDATE November 15th

Curtesy of Bon Jovi's official fan club:
Backstage with JBJ

PEOPLE MAGAZINE
Check out the SEXIEST MAN ALIVE 2001 issue of PEOPLE magazine (available on newsstands November 16 - Pierce Brosnan is on the cover
and wears the crown this year...)JON is in the issue TWICE: LADIES' CHOICE (read what Vivica A Fox has to say about Jon) and RANDOM ACTS OF SEXINESS (an honorary doctorate degree is declared sexy...)

WWW.PEOPLE.COM
Thanks to fans like you, JON won the www.people.com ONLINE POLL as "SEXIEST MUSICIAN". Keep in mind - this is an online poll only and does not determine who ends up in the magazine.

WWW.BONJOVI.COM
Yes, there will be a CHAT with BON JOVI live from the STUDIO this TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 20th at www.bonjovi.com - the details are being worked out for you so as soon as we get the information you need to take part, we'll pass it along to you!

WWW.VH1.COM
We're just over 3 weeks away from the MY VH-1 AWARDS so make sure you get out there and VOTE, VOTE, VOTE for BON JOVI in all three
categories they're nominated in:MY FAVORITE GROUP, HOTTEST LIVE SHOW and COOLEST FAN WEBSITE (for Operation Bon Jovi) - so far, the band
is leading in all three categories but we need to widen the gap between BON JOVI and the competition.

 

 

UPDATE November 14th

Curtesy of Bon Jovi's official fan club:
Backstage with JBJ

THE NEXT BON JOVI ALBUM
JON and RICHIE already have 26 songs written! Next week, the guys are heading into the studio to begin the demo process. Currently the working title for the album is 'BOUNCE'. JON is really anxious to get to work on the new music!

JON on ALLY McBEAL
JON began work on the television series ALLY McBEAL last week. JON's character is named VICTOR "VIC" MORRISON and he's a CONTRACTOR doing construction on Ally's apartment. So far, JON's been enjoying his time on the set, getting to know the other actors and adjusting to acting on a television series. JON's first epidose is slated to debut on JANUARY 14th on FOX.

2002 WINTER OLYMPICS
BON JOVI have been confirmed as performers at the CLOSING CEREMONIES of the 2002 WINTER OLYMPIC GAMES in SALT LAKE CITY, UT. Other performers include Charlotte Church and 'N Sync. This will be televised on NBC. The date is FEBRUARY 24th, 2002. You can go to www.saltlake2002.com for more information on the Olympics, the Closing Ceremonies and the purchase of tickets for these events.

ELTON JOHN AIDS FOUNDATION BENEFIT
On DECEMBER 12th, BON JOVI will be taking part in the ELTON JOHN AIDS FOUNDATION Benefit Concert commemorating the 20th Anniversary of the Discovery of the AIDS VIRUS. This event will be taking place at Universal City, Los Angeles, California. Other performers include Matchbox 20, Sting, Pete Yorn and Elton himself. All monies raised go to the treatment of and research into AIDS. Currently, TicketMaster is listing the event as sold out.

BRAVO PROFILES
Make sure your VCRs are set. If you missed it's premiere in JULY, BRAVO NETWORKS is re-airing the INSIDE THE CREATIVE MIND: JON BON JOVI profile on NOVEMBER 19th (7pm and 10pm, EST)

WWW.BONJOVI.COM
There have been a lot of new additions to the www.bonjovi.com website - their message boards are now up & running, there's a big contest to win commemorative Giants Stadium memorabilia (unfortunately that contest is for US residents only apparently due to legal restrictions) and there's a new Q&A section to submit your questions about Bon Jovi. While most of them are answered by "BON JOVI INFO HQ" the man himself, JBJ, has answered some himself.

NEW RELEASES: Don't forget to pick up copies of the VERY SPECIAL CHRISTMAS 5 CD out in stores now - all proceeds benefit the Special Olympics and the CD includes Jon's live version of "Blue Christmas" for the White House performance last winter. Make sure you plan to purchase a copy of A TRIBUTE TO HEROES CD coming out - that's from the telethon on September 20th. "Livin' On A Prayer" is included. And also pick up a copy of the CONCERT FOR NEW YORK double-CD slated for release - BON JOVI's performances from MSG (Prayer, Wanted, It's My Life) will be included. Remember, all proceeds from both the telethon and Concert for NY CDs go to charities benefitting the victims & families affected by the World Trade Center terrorist attacks.

 

 

 

UPDATE November 5th

The fifth edition of the SPECIAL OLYMPICS "Very Special Crhistmas" album is coming. The track listing is as folow:
MACY GRAY - This Christmas (Hang All The Mistletoe)
WYCLEF JEAN - Little Drummer Boy / Hot Hot Hot
EVE 6 - Noel! Noel!
JON BON JOVI - Blue Christmas
STEVIE WONDER & WYCLEF JEAN - Merry Christmas Baby
CITY HIGH - O Come All Ye Faithful
SR-71 - Christmas Is The Time to Say I Love You
DIDO - Christmas Day
SHERYL CROW - Run Rudolph Run
B.B. KING & JOHN POPPER - Back Door Santa
TOM PETTY & THE HEARTBREAKERS - Little Red Rooster
POWDER - Christmas Don't Be Late (Chipmunk Song)
STEVIE NICKS - Silent Night
STEVIE WONDER & KIMBERLY BREWER - I Love You More
DARLENE LOVE - White Christmas

JON's version of BLUE CHRISTMAS was recorded live a The White House last December 2000. 

In case you've been wondering what folks do in the Bon Jovi world now that the tour is over, check out the credits for the Very Special Christmas 5. Jon Bon Jovi is listed among the Executive Producers. The album was mixed by Obie O'Brien, who was assisted by Mike Rew (and on certain songs, Obie was the producer too!)

 

 

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