Bon Jovi

Some of their album covers feature great, simple designs too.

For many, Bon Jovi is a guilty pleasure they don’t like to talk about or fess up to. It’s like that glasses-wearing metal mouth down the street with a bad perm that everybody likes to make fun of, only it turns out she has a killer bod. This is starting to sound like a bad 80s teen comedy.

Speaking of the 80s and bad perms, Bon Jovi has managed to sustain their popularity for the better part of 30 years now, and it has absolutely nothing to do with the fact that they sold out to the country music scene. Pisha! As if that wasn’t a cash-grab. Come on, get real.

But you know, if they were still playing hair metal, you know they wouldn’t be on Ellen. Don’t get me wrong; they still play the hits, and they still have some rockin’ guitar riffs, but their sound has unquestionably changed with the times. If you want to play the game, you’ve got to modernize. It’s like how Vanilla Ice would never make it in today’s music industry. Oh, how naïve we were…

But hey, who wants to make the same album over and over again? Oh, right. AC/DC, Nickelback, Coldplay… Never mind. Some bands have made a career out of it.

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