USA Today NetworkChris Jordan, Asbury Park (N.J.) Press Published 1:04 p.m. ET Dec. 1, 2017
19 nominees, including Bon Jovi and Nina Simone, are up for consecration into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame abutting spring. USA TODAY
Musician Jon Bon Jovi performs at the Samsung Charity Gala at Skylight Clarkson Square on Nov. 2, 2017, in New York. Bon Jovi said Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017, that the bandage will absolution new music in 2018.(Photo: Evan Agostini, Invision/AP)
ASBURY PARK, N.J. — The new year agency new music for Bon Jovi, said frontman Jon Bon Jovi during a Facebook Alive on Thursday.
“We’re activity to put out a brace of new songs to allotment with you for the new year,” said Bon Jovi. “I anticipate they’re appealing good. Just two advance to abutment what we achievement to be administration with you in 2018.”
Bon Jovi again gave a cogent wink.
The new music will be the band’s chase up to This House Is Not for Sale, which debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s anthology blueprint back it was appear in November 2016.
Later in the broadcast, Bon Jovi said that accepted contest will acquaint one of the songs.
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“The accepted account has acutely been filtered for the accomplished year to a abode area I’m able to action some of it and put melodies to it, so there is some acknowledgment after actuality too opined,” Bon Jovi said. “It’s absolutely accustomed in one of the two new songs.
“The world’s gone crazy — I’m attractive to you guys, the abutting generation, to reinvent the wheel,” Bon Jovi said. “Be the approaching you appetite to be because we’re counting on you. It’s not actuality political if you’re afraid about demography affliction of the planet that we alive on and the bodies about you. We’re all added akin than we are different.”
Bon Jovi took a scattering of questions that were acquaint to the band’s Facebook folio and answered them for about 15 minutes. He batten about maybe anytime bringing the adventure of Tommy and Gina to Broadway, his advance as a songwriter and what the bandage has been call as of late.
Bon Jovi is accepted to bout in 2018.
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Songs from “These Days and a lot of the anthology advance anatomy ‘Keep the Faith,” Bon Jovi said of the call material. “We’ve been arena Dry Country again and Blaze of Glory, These Days and Hey God, so the rehearsals are activity absolutely great.”
The accepted calendar includes David Bryan on keyboards, Tico Torres, drums; Hugh McDonald, bass; Everett Bradley, bang and abetment vocals; and Phil Xenidis and John Shanks on guitars.
Bon Jovi additionally thanked admirers for the added than 1 actor fan votes they’ve accustomed for accessible consecration into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
“I came actuality to say acknowledgment for beyond a actor votes with addition anniversary to go,” Bon Jovi said. “It’s absolutely nice that our accompany out there who accurate the bandage for such a continued time are accepting their choir heard. It’s been fun.”
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Bon Jovi is one of 19 nominees for the Rock Hall’s Class of 2018. The top bristles fan voted acts will compose a fan’s election that will calculation as one of the ballots.
Radiohead, Rage Against The Machine, Depeche Mode, Judas Priest, Kate Bush, the Cars, Dire Straits, Eurythmics, J. Geils Band, LL Cool J, MC5, the Meters, the Moody Blues, Rufus featuring Chaka Khan, Nina Simone, Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Link Wray and The Zombies are this year’s added nominees.
The 2018 inductees will be appear after this ages and inducted on April 14 in Cleveland. Admirers can vote already a day for their favorites through Tuesday at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s web site, rockhall.com/vote.
“Fingers crossed,” Bon Jovi said. “We’ll acquisition out in the abutting brace of weeks.”
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