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Sambora leaves Bon Jovi tour

AUSTIN, Texas, April 7 (UPI) -- Rock star Jon Bon Jovi says his band's lead guitarist, Richie Sambora, has left the current tour for a "personal matter."

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Jon Bon Jovi opens up about 19-year-old daughter's heroin use

Jon Bon Jovi opens up about 19-year-old daughter's heroin use

NEW YORK, March 22 (UPI) -- New Jersey rocker Jon Bon Jovi says he received the "worst phone call ever" after his 19-year-old daughter, Stephanie Bongiovi, overdosed on heroin.

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Stars raise $30M-plus for Hurricane Sandy relief efforts

Stars raise $30M-plus for Hurricane Sandy relief efforts

NEW YORK, Dec. 13 (UPI) -- Bruce Springsteen, Billy Joel and Jon Bon Jovi helped raise more than $30 million for Hurricane Sandy relief efforts at a star-studded New York concert.
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Bon Jovi calls daughter's OD a 'tragedy'

Bon Jovi calls daughter's OD a 'tragedy'

NEW YORK, Nov. 21 (UPI) -- New Jersey rocker Jon Bon Jovi says his family will "get through" the "tragedy" of his daughter's recent heroin overdose.
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Drug charges against Bon Jovi's daughter dropped

Drug charges against Bon Jovi's daughter dropped

SYRACUSE, N.Y., Nov. 15 (UPI) -- Drug charges against Jon Bon Jovi's 19-year-old daughter, Stephanie Rose Bongiovi, were dropped, the Oneida County District Attorney's Office in New York said.
Keys, Joel, Springsteen to play Sandy benefit in NYC

Keys, Joel, Springsteen to play Sandy benefit in NYC

NEW YORK, Nov. 15 (UPI) -- Jon Bon Jovi, Billy Joel, Alicia Keys, Kanye West and Bruce Springsteen are to perform at the 12-12-12 Hurricane Sandy benefit concert in New York.
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Report: Bon Jovi's daughter arrested

Report: Bon Jovi's daughter arrested

NEW YORK, Nov. 14 (UPI) -- Rocker Jon Bon Jovi's 19-year-old daughter, Stephanie Rose Bongiovi, was arrested in New York Wednesday after allegedly overdosing on heroin, police said.
Stars turn out for Sandy telethon

Stars turn out for Sandy telethon

NEW YORK, Nov. 2 (UPI) -- Native New Yorker Christina Aguilera opened Friday night's telethon by assuring victims of Hurricane Sandy they aren't alone and won't be forgotten.
Sandy death toll: 88 in U.S., 157 overall

Sandy death toll: 88 in U.S., 157 overall

HOBOKEN, N.J., Nov. 1 (UPI) -- The U.S. death toll from superstorm Sandy reached 88 and the number of homes and businesses without electricity fell to 4.9 million, officials said Thursday.
Joel, Springsteen to play Sandy telethon

Joel, Springsteen to play Sandy telethon

NEW YORK, Nov. 1 (UPI) -- Jon Bon Jovi, Billy Joel, Bruce Springsteen and Sting are to take part in a New York telethon to benefit those impacted by superstorm Sandy, NBC said Thursday.
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Jon Bon Jovi arrives for the Voices of September 11th Always Remember Event to benefit 9/11 Living Memorial Project at Pier 60, Chelsea Piers in New York on June 9, 2009. (UPI Photo/Laura Cavanaugh)
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Jon Bon Jovi (born John Francis Bongiovi, Jr.; March 2, 1962) is an American musician, singer, songwriter, and actor, best known as the founder and lead singer of Bon Jovi. Throughout his career, he has released two solo albums and eleven studio albums with his band which have sold over 130 million albums worldwide.

As a solo artist, Bon Jovi has numerous awards for his work, including a Golden Globe and an Academy Award nomination for his solo hit, "Blaze of Glory". He was awarded an honorary Doctorate of Humanities from Monmouth University in 2001. He campaigned for Al Gore in the 2000 Presidential election, John Kerry in the 2004 Presidential election, and Barack Obama in the 2008 Presidential election.

He was ranked 31st in the Hit Parader's top Metal vocalists of All Time.

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