Bon Jovi fans have a reason to rejoice as the latest album from the legendary American rock band has been completed.
Jon Bon Jovi tweeted the good news via Twitter and confirmed the completion of “This House Is Not for Sale” last May 25, Billboard reported. The end of the band’s contract with Mercury Records marked what the singer referred to the “end of an era” and the publication even noted the label on his shirt in the celebratory pic posted online.
Their latest album will be under the Island/Universal Music Group (UMG) label, the publication cited an unnamed source. The band is excited about their latest album as they felt it represented the best of them at this point in their career.
“The record is done and it is just being mixed now. I’m ecstatic with it if for nothing else, out of pain comes great songs and I’m really, really happy with the record. I think we’ve got a fantastic representation of who we are at this time,” APP quoted the statement from a YouTube video post about the event.
Its release date is slated for September 2016 and the likelihood of a tour could be at the start of 2017, Yibada surmised. Hence, fans can likely expect a “huge comeback” as they join forces with UMG, the publication added. Yet one band member that fans won’t likely see on the prospective Bon Jovi tour is Ritchie Sambora. As it turns out, Jon Bon Jovi had not seen the guitarist and his collaborator in three years, he told CBS News.
“I haven’t seen him in over three years. He just didn’t show up for work anymore. And that’s the truth of the matter,” he revealed. The singer though didn’t seem to have any ill feelings towards Sambora.
“And, you know, life goes on. You know, being in a rock band is not a life sentence … you have other things in your life that you care to do. But it’s okay because you share your art as long as you choose to share it. You know, you don’t have to do this for a living — you choose to do it for a living,” he added. The singer also revealed that songwriting was the “greatest thing” for him and not performing onstage.
“When I write a song, that’s when the magic happens. Having written something that’s going to be around long after we’re all gone is as close to immortality as we’ll ever be,” he told CBS News. “Livin’ on a Prayer” is a classic Bon Jovi hit that’s a favorite karaoke song of Rihanna.