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  • Jon Bon Jovi says "Legendary" hit is a "bumper sticker" for "where I'm at"

    ABC/Heidi GutmanWe're less than two weeks away from the release of the new Bon Jovi album, FOREVER, and the first single, "Legendary," is a hit. Jon Bon Jovi tells ABC Audio why he felt that "Legendary" was the right song to be the album's first single."You know, I think that it just sums up the bumper sticker for where I'm at in my life today," he says. "'I've got what I want because I got what I need/ A fistful of friends that'll stand up for me/ And right where I am is where I want to be.' And I think that pretty much sums it up."The song proves that, 40 years later, Bon Jovi can still come up with a hit. But Jon says the music business is quite a different animal than it was when he and the band first started out."You know, the rules are changing. And it's not any better or worse. It's just different for [a] different generation of people that are coming up now," notes Jon."They have to worry about likes, you know, things like that that are so much different than when I started," he continues. "It was all really solely about a song. And then, could you perform? That was the criteria." FOREVER is Bon Jovi's first album since October 2020. Due to Jon's ongoing vocal issues, the band hasn't announced any touring plans, but while we're waiting to see if that happens, you can watch their Hulu documentary, Thank You, Goodnight: The Bon Jovi Story, streaming now.Disney is the parent company of Hulu and ABC News.Copyright © 2024, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.

  • Concert films by Queen, Tom Petty, Robert Plant & more screening on AXS TV

    Dave Hogan/Getty ImagesA run of iconic concert films will screen on AXS TV as part of the cable channel's summer programming.Among those being shown are Queen's Live at Wembley, Tom Petty's Live from Gatorville and Robert Plant's Live from the Artists Den, which will air June 29, June 22 and June 1, respectively.Live at Wembly was recorded during Queen's record-breaking 1986 performance at the famed London stadium. Live from Gatorville captured Petty's return to his hometown of Gainesville, Florida, alongside The Heartbreakers in 2006, while Live from the Artists Den was filmed during Plant's performance alongside his solo Band of Joy group during a 2011 episode of the long-running concert series.The lineup also includes concert films by Metallica, Aerosmith, Nirvana, Foo Fighters, Fleetwood Mac, ZZ Top, The Doobie Brothers, Elvis Costello, Bon Jovi, Journey, Foreigner and Heart.Copyright © 2024, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.

  • John Lennon's "Help!" guitar sells for a record $2.9 million at auction

    Courtesy of Julien's AuctionsLooks like someone didn't need any "Help!" spending their money on a unique collectible from The Beatles. On the first day of its Music Icons sale at the Hard Rock Cafe New York, Julien's Auctions sold a 12-string guitar used by John Lennon to record several Beatles classics for a whopping $2.9 million. That makes it the most expensive Beatles guitar ever to sell at auction. The person who bought it purchased it via a telephone bid, the auction house says.As previously reported, the Framus 12-string Hootenanny acoustic guitar was used by both John and George Harrison to record songs like "You've Got to Hide Your Love Away," "Girl," "It's Only Love," "I've Just Seen a Face," "Help!" and "Norwegian Wood." It can also be seen in the movie Help!Presumed lost for 50 years, the guitar was recently discovered in the attic of a 90-year-old man who once worked as the road manager for the '60s duo Peter and Gordon. The duo's Gordon Waller had gotten it from Lennon in 1965 and then passed it along to the road manager.Other Beatles items sold during the auction's first day include the band's RIAA Gold single award for "Hey Jude," previously owned by Julian Lennon, which went for nearly $32,000, and a copy of the band's Please Please Me album signed by all four Beatles, which went for $39,000. A guitar played by early Beatles collaborator Tony Sheridan, who worked with them during the very early '60s, sold for more than $76,200.Copyright © 2024, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.

  • The Police's 'Synchronicity' to be reissued for 40th anniversary

    UMe/PolydorThe Police's final album, Synchronicity, is being reissued in honor of its 40th anniversary.The release will be available in a variety of different formats, including six-CD and four-LP sets, on July 26. The most expansive edition boasts 55 previously unreleased tracks, including alternate takes, instrumentals, demos and live recordings.You'll also find new liner notes, interviews and previously unseen photographs.You can preorder your copy now.Synchronicity was released in 1983 and became The Police's bestselling album. It's certified eight-times Platinum by the RIAA and spawned hits including "Every Breath You Take," "King of Pain" and "Wrapped Around Your Finger."The Police went on hiatus in 1984 before breaking up in 1986, making Synchronicity their final album.Copyright © 2024, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.

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