Bon Jovi is an American rock band from New Jersey, formed in 1983. The band includes vocalist John Bon Jovi, keyboardist David Bryan, bass player Hugh MacDonald, guitarist Phil X and drummer Tico Torres. Over the years, the composition of the group remained virtually unchanged, only in 1994 did bassist Alec John Sach leave them, replaced by Hugh MacDonald. In 2013, guitarist Richie Sambora left the band. In 2016, Hugh MacDonald and Phil X became full members of the team. The worldwide popularity of Bon Jovi contributed to the album Slippery When Wet (1986). In 1990, after heavy touring tours and a large number of hits, the group suspended activity; then John Bon Jovi and Sambora released on a solo album. Continue reading
ROCK FESTIVALS – MMFM’89
So, what is hard rock promoting now, what ideas does it advocate? Before talking about the texts of some groups, I must say a few words about rock festivals held under the motto “No to alcohol, war, drug addiction, etc. …” I think everyone knows the Woodstock festival, about which no need to speak. But about one of the most unprecedented cases, about the festival, held in Moscow in 1989, it’s worth talking about.
It probably already became clear what I want to write about the Moscow World Music Festival, which was attended by such stars as Ozzy Osbourne, Skid Row, Motley Crew, Cinderella, Bon Jovi, Scorpions, and which music critics of the whole world called nothing more than Woodstock on the Moscow River. Continue reading
Rock music (Eng. Rock music) – the generalized name of many areas of music. The word “rock” – rocking – in this case indicates the rhythmic sensations characteristic of these directions associated with a certain form of movement, by analogy with “roll”, “twist”, “swing”, “shake”, etc. Such signs rock music, such as the use of electric musical instruments, creative self-sufficiency (rock musicians are characterized by the performance of their own compositions) are secondary and often misleading. For this reason, the belonging of some styles of music to rock is disputed. Rock is also a special subcultural phenomenon; subcultures such as fashion, hippies, punks, metallers, goths are inextricably linked with certain genres of rock music. Continue reading