19 nominees, including Bon Jovi and Nina Simone, are up for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame next spring.
ASBURY PARK, N.J. — The new year means new music for Bon Jovi, said frontman Jon Bon Jovi during a Facebook Live on Thursday.
“We’re going to put out a couple of new songs to share with you for the new year,” said Bon Jovi. “I think they’re pretty good. Just two tracks to support what we hope to be sharing with you in 2018.”
Bon Jovi then gave a telling wink.
The new music will be the band’s follow up to This House Is Not for Sale, which debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s album chart when it was released in November 2016.
Later in the broadcast, Bon Jovi said that current events will inform one of the songs.
“The current news has obviously been filtered for the past year to a place where I’m able to process some of it and put melodies to it, so there is some mention without being too opined,” Bon Jovi said. “It’s definitely prevalent in one of the two new songs.
“The world’s gone crazy — I’m looking to you guys, the next generation, to reinvent the wheel,” Bon Jovi said. “Be the future you want to be because we’re counting on you. It’s not being political if you’re worried about taking care of the planet that we live on and the people around you. We’re all more alike than we are different.”
Bon Jovi took a handful of questions that were posted to the band’s Facebook page and answered them for about 15 minutes. He spoke about maybe someday bringing the story of Tommy and Gina to Broadway, his growth as a songwriter and what the band has been rehearsing as of late.
Bon Jovi is expected to tour in 2018.
Songs from “These Days and a lot of the album tracks form ‘Keep the Faith,” Bon Jovi said of the rehearsal material. “We’ve been playing Dry Country again and Blaze of Glory, These Days and Hey God, so the rehearsals are feeling really great.”
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