Paul McCartney invites Bruce Springsteen, Jon Bon Jovi onstage in tour finale
What You Need to Know: Paul McCartney What You Need to Know: Paul McCartney (NCD)EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Paul McCartney ended the North American leg of his “Got Back” tour with star power on Thursday night, as Bruce Springsteen and Jon Bon Jovi joined him onstage during his show at Met Life Stadium. >> Read more trending news“Here’s a local boy,” McCartney, who turns 80 on Saturday, told the crowd at the stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey, as he introduced Springsteen. Springsteen previously performed “I Saw Her Standing There” with McCartney during the former Beatle’s show on Aug. 5, 2013, at London’s Hyde Park, Variety reported. Bon Jovi later walked onstage, balloons in hand, to sing “Happy Birthday” to McCartney, according to Rolling Stone. Bruce and Bon Jovi came back for the encore.wftv.com
Alec John Such, original bassist for Bon Jovi, dead at 70
Alec John Such, a founding member of Bon Jovi, has died, Jon Bon Jovi announced on social media on Sunday. >> Read more trending newsJon Bon Jovi posted news about the bassist’s death in a Twitter post. “We are heartbroken to hear the news of the passing of our dear friend Alec John Such,” Bon Jovi wrote. As a founding member of Bon Jovi, Alec was integral to the formation of the band. He booked Jon Bon Jovi & The Wild Ones when he was the manager of the Hunka Bunka Ballroom in Sayreville, New Jersey, the entertainment website reported.wftv.com
Former Bon Jovi bassist, founding member Alec John Such dies
Obit-Alec John Such In this June 19, 2004 photo Alec John Such, of Colts Neck, N.J., sits for a portrait inside his second floor bathtub. Alec John Such, the bassist and a founding member of Bon Jovi, has died. (M. Kathleen Kelly/NJ Advance Media via AP) (M. Kathleen Kelly)NEW YORK — (AP) — Alec John Such, the bassist and a founding member of the iconic rock band Bon Jovi, has died. A publicist for singer-songwriter Jon Bon Jovi didn't immediately respond to messages. "As a founding member of Bon Jovi, Alec was integral to the formation of the band."wftv.com
Former Bon Jovi bassist, founding member Alec John Such dies
Obit-Alec John Such In this June 19, 2004 photo Alec John Such, of Colts Neck, N.J., sits for a portrait inside his second floor bathtub. Alec John Such, the bassist and a founding member of Bon Jovi, has died. (M. Kathleen Kelly/NJ Advance Media via AP) (M. Kathleen Kelly)NEW YORK — (AP) — Alec John Such, the bassist and a founding member of Bon Jovi, has died. Jon Bon Jovi on Sunday announced the death of John Such, the New Jersey rock band's bassist from 1983 to 1994. "As a founding member of Bon Jovi, Alec was integral to the formation of the band."wftv.com
Celebrities go online to voice support for Ukraine
(AP Photo) (Uncredited)NEW YORK — (AP) — A group of inter-generational stars from film, TV, sports and music — including Bruce Springsteen, Hugh Jackman, Elton John, Jon Bon Jovi, Jonas Brothers and Billie Eilish — have signed up for a social media campaign to show support for Ukraine. The Global Citizen-organized social media rally Friday urges governments, institutions, corporations and individuals to help fund humanitarian efforts in Ukraine and other regions of the world. Celebrities are being asked to use their social media accounts to publicize the effort, using the hashtag #StandUpForUkraine. Springsteen went to Twitter ahead of Friday's online rally to show his support: “Refugees in Ukraine and around the world need our help now,” his message read. The campaign takes place a day before a pledging conference Saturday co-hosted by European Commission President Ursula Von Der Leyen and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.wftv.com
Jon Bon Jovi tests positive for COVID-19, cancels concert
Virus Outbreak Bon Jovi FILE - Jon Bon Jovi performs at the fifth annual Love Rocks NYC concert to benefit God's Love We Deliver at the Beacon Theatre on Thursday, June 3, 2021, in New York. Bon Jovi tested positive for COVID-19 during a rapid test just before he was set to perform a concert in Miami Beach. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File) (Charles Sykes)MIAMI — (AP) — Jon Bon Jovi tested positive for COVID-19 during a rapid test just before he was set to perform a concert in Miami Beach. Bon Jovi, 59, and his bandmates took rapid tests just before the concert and Bon Jovi tested positive. “Jon feels great,” the announcer told the crowd, adding that the “Livin' On a Prayer" singer was going to bed.wftv.com
Coronavirus: Jon Bon Jovi cancels Florida concert after testing positive
MIAMI BEACH, Fla. — Rocker Jon Bon Jovi was forced to cancel a concert in South Florida at the last minute after testing positive for COVID-19. A WSVN reporter captured Bon Jovi, 59, leaving the Loews Miami Beach hotel just before 7 p.m. EDT. In March 2020, Bon Jovi keyboardist David Bryan was among the first artists to reveal they had tested positive for COVID-19, Rolling Stone reported. Jon Bon Jovi cancels Miami concert. @jonbonjovi @wsvn pic.twitter.com/Hrvn7ETEwG — Jessica Holly (@JhollyW) October 30, 2021Singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran announced last Sunday that he had tested positive for coronavirus.wftv.com
Jon Bon Jovi, James Gandolfini honored by New Jersey with rest stops
New Jersey honor FILE PHOTO: Jon Bon Jovi and James Gandolfini are among the celebrities who are being honored with rest stop displays. >> Read more trending newsThe state is naming rest stops along the Garden State Parkway in honor of iconic Jersey natives. Nine parkway service stations will now bear the names of people like baseball player Larry Doby, rocker Jon Bon Jovi and actor James Gandolfini, The Associated Press reported. Connie Chung, Whitney Houston, Toni Morrison, Judy Blume, Celia Cruz and Frank Sinatra will also be immortalized at rest stops, the AP reported. Each service stop will have exhibits similar to what you may find in a Hard Rock Cafe, the AP reported.wftv.com
Hollywood on the Potomac: A-list turns out for Biden-Harris
A full-throated, supremely confident Lady Gaga belted out the national anthem at President Joe Biden's inauguration in a very Gaga way — with flamboyance, fashion and passion. While stars mostly eschewed Trump's inauguration four years ago, the A-list was back for Biden. Brooks was careful to call his decision to perform on Wednesday non-political, and in the spirit of unity. He had performed during the inaugural celebration for Obama in 2009, but turned down a chance to perform for Trump in 2017, citing a scheduling conflict. Alone with his guitar, The Boss sang his “Land of Hope and Dreams” in front of the Lincoln Memorial.
An inauguration unlike any other amid a pandemic, unrest
Final preparations are made ahead of the 59th Presidential Inauguration at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021. What to watch for on Inauguration Day:THE SWEARING-INBiden's oath of office is the only essential. Others say the first eyewitness account of a president using those words came at Chester Arthur’s inauguration in 1881. Youth Poet Laureate Amanda Gorman will read an original poem, “The Hill We Climb.”THE SPEECHA president’s inauguration speech is designed to set the tone and the policies the new administration will pursue. The National Mall is closed and just a fraction of the tickets usually handed out for an inauguration will be distributed.
From Gaga to Garth, Miranda to Moreno: Celebs join inaugural
(AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)Like so much this past year, the inaugural celebration will be like no other: pared down, distanced, much of it virtual. But for actor Christopher Jackson — the original George Washington in Broadway's “Hamilton" — performing in a virtual “ball” is a way of participating in an essential rite of American democracy. Miranda will contribute a classical recitation, joining musicians like Bruce Springsteen, Katy Perry, John Legend, Demi Lovato, Foo Fighters, Justin Timberlake and Bon Jovi. The inaugural committee has made sure to blend this high-powered list with ordinary Americans and inspiring stories. And the “AAPI Inaugural Ball: Breaking Barriers” celebrated the Asian American and Pacific Islander communities with planned participants including actors Kal Penn, John Cho, Kumail Nanjiani and Chloe Bennet.
The Latest: Springsteen, Miranda set for inaugural gala
Iconic artists Lin-Manuel Miranda, Jon Bon Jovi and Bruce Springsteen are among the stars who will highlight a primetime virtual celebration televised Wednesday night following President-elect Joe Bidens inauguration. Biden’s inaugural committee announced the lineup Sunday for “Celebrating America,” a multinetwork broadcast that the committee bills as a mix of stars and everyday citizens. Musicians John Legend, Demi Lovato and Justin Timberlake, among others, will join Springsteen and Bon Jovi. The safeguards will remain in place leading up to President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration on Wednesday. Fencing, boarded-up windows and lines of police and National Guard troops have transformed statehouse grounds ahead of expected demonstrations leading up to President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration on Wednesday.
INAUGURATION EXPLAINER: Biden’s event will be very different
The outgoing president traditionally attends the inauguration to symbolize the peaceful transfer of power. And there will be no inaugural balls for Biden, Harris and their spouses to dance the night away. But in the wake of the violent Jan. 6 mob attack on the Capitol by Trump supporters, all semblance of normality might be gone. Biden, first lady Jill Biden, Harris and second gentlemen Douglas Emhoff will later visit Arlington National Cemetery to lay a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. The inauguration comes just two weeks after the insurrection at the Capitol by Trump supporters as Congress was confirming Biden's victory.
Stars return to inauguration, with J.Lo, Gaga set to perform
FILE - In this Nov. 2, 2020 file photo, Lady Gaga performs during a drive-in rally for then Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh. Try Lady Gaga and J. “In the end, I don’t think having Lady Gaga or J. “Lady Gaga is as big as you can get, and she is very talented,” he said. “If I were being inaugurated and I could have Lady Gaga, I would take it.”
Tom Hanks heads TV special celebrating Biden's inauguration
Bon Jovi, Timberlake and Lovato will perform at a 90-minute primetime TV special celebrating the inauguration of Joe Biden as president of the United States. (AP Photo)NEW YORK – Tom Hanks will host a 90-minute primetime TV special celebrating the inauguration of Joe Biden as president of the United States, with performances by Justin Timberlake, Jon Bon Jovi, Demi Lovato and Ant Clemons. It will also be streamed live on YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, Twitch, Amazon Prime Video, Microsoft Bing, NewsNOW, DirectTV and U-verse. The inauguration will look different from other presidential inaugurations because of last week’s riot at the U.S. Capitol. The event was already going to be pared down because of COVID-19; Biden had asked supporters to say home and watch from afar.
Kevin Bacon brings music back to venues for charity concert
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Musician and actor Kevin Bacon is bringing live music back to venues that have been shuttered this year with an all-star concert TV special. The charity concert airing on CBS on Dec. 15 will raise money for the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund and WhyHunger. All these independently owned venues were closed to the public because of the COVID-19 pandemic. “The joy that you see among the people that are playing, I think, is very infectious in our show,” said Bacon. Although he also hasn't been able to perform in front of fans this year, Bacon has been singing and playing to a smaller audience of sorts.
New this week: Jingle Ball 2020 & 2 doses of Meryl Streep
MOVIES— Travel may seem closed off right now but how about a cruise with Meryl Streep, Dianne Wiest and Candice Bergen? — If one Streep film wasn’t enough for you, she’s again in typically fine form in “The Prom,” parodying a diva actor in Ryan Murphy’s adaptation of the 2018 Broadway musical. — AP Film Writer Jake CoyleMUSIC— Jon Bon Jovi has already produced an album this year with “2020” and the concert film "On a Night Like This — Bon Jovi 2020." — AP Entertainment Writer Mark KennedyTELEVISION— This season’s winner for lengthy title: “High School Musical: The Musical: The Holiday Special,” debuting Friday on Disney +. — The CW’s “iHeartRadio Jingle Ball 2020,” a 90-minute special based on the annual concert, will air at 8 p.m. EST Monday, Dec. 14.
Inauguration planners rethink how to party in age of virus
The inaugural platform on the Capitol's West Front is going up just like always, but it probably won't be as crowded. Work to build the inaugural platform at the Capitol and the White House reviewing stand began before the Nov. 3 election, as is traditional. Sen. Roy Blunt, R-Mo., who heads the congressional inaugural committee, has been careful not to refute Trump’s baseless claims that he won the election. But Waltz said the congressional inaugural committee staff nonetheless is ready to work with Biden's Presidential Inaugural Committee. Even though plans are still taking shape, Biden's inaugural committee is already raising money for such events as balls and concerts.
Trump aide: 'We're not going to control the pandemic'
The vice president had a shout-out for supporters who braved what he called “this night of tempest, to stand in the rain and stand firm” for Trump. He and first lady Melania Trump wrapped up the busy weekend by hosting costumed children for a socially distanced Halloween trick-or-treating on the White House grounds. “It’s one standard for the vice president and another for all the rest of us," Gostin said. Trump, campaigning in Londonderry, New Hampshire, said the rising rate of infections was nothing to be concerned about. We are going to control the fact that we get vaccines, therapeutics and other mitigation areas,” Meadows said on CNN.
The Latest: Pence's top aide tests positive for coronavirus
Short is Pence’s closest aide and the vice president is considered a “close contact” under Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines. ___6:25 p.m.President Donald Trump says he voted “straight Republican” when he voted early in Florida on Saturday. “But we’ve got to come together.”President Donald Trump has repeatedly accused Biden of supporting a ban on fracking. Trump voted Saturday in Florida before rallies in North Carolina, Ohio and Wisconsin. That event came mere hours before Clinton lost to Donald Trump.
Surging coronavirus colors White House race in closing days
Trump’s remarks came hours before the White House announced that a top aide to Vice President Mike Pence had tested positive for the virus. Pence has been in close contact with the adviser, the White House said, but still planned to keep traveling and holding rallies around the country. More than two dozen people linked to the White House have contracted COVID-19 since that gathering, as have campaign aides. “It's always cases, cases, cases. “You know why we have cases?” Trump asked.
'I am a witness to history' — Jon Bon Jovi tackles 2020
Jon Bon Jovi poses for a portrait in New York on Sept. 23, 2020 to promote his new album "2020". (Photo by Drew Gurian/Invision/AP)NEW YORK – Jon Bon Jovi has been churning out love songs and arena anthems for nearly 40 years, but his latest release “2020,” has taken his music to another level. Bon Jovi says that’s not his intention. I thought it would be social commentary,” Bon Jovi said. Bon Jovi shared his thoughts on these tumultuous time during an interview with The Associated Press.
Jon Bon Jovi is selling his French chateau mansion in NJ for $20 milliontake a look inside
Rock legend and New Jersey native Jon Bon Jovi is selling his French chateau-inspired home in Middleton, New Jersey for $20 million. Bon Jovi recently took the listing public, but it has quietly been on the market since 2017, according to a spokesperson. The 18,000 -square-foot home was custom built in 1999 for Bon Jovi and his wife of 30 years, Dorothea, who lived there with their four children, Stephanie Rose, 26; Jesse, 24; Jacob Hurley, 17; and Romeo Jon, 15. The 15-acre property is located an hour outside of New York City and designed by famous architect Robert A.M. Stern. Take a look inside.cnbc.com
Jon Bon Jovi sends fundraising plea for fellow New Jersey native Cory Booker
Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Jon Bon Jovi is playing a tune that transcends beyond the music realm. I can't think of anyone better than Cory Booker to rise to the challenge," Bon Jovi wrote in the email. Bon Jovi has publicly supported Booker's campaign for several months -- even hosting a fundraiser for Booker's campaign at his home in the Hamptons in August. Booker and Bon Jovi both grew up in New Jersey. "To put it simply, I think Cory Booker is a great man who would do an amazing job in the White House," Bon Jovi's email continued.cbsnews.com