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Classic Rock: Before the Online Radio Stations

By Michele Kadison

classic rock music Classic Rock: Before the Online Radio StationsThe popular definition of “classic” is something that stands up over time. What is traditionally known as “classical music”, encompassing composers such as Bach, Beethoven, and Mozart, holds the same criteria for any other type of music that continues to engage listeners. Tracks and criteria for each online classic rock radio station vary widely; by definition, Classic Rock is when a given album has generated more than one or two hit songs that are still popular today. Currently, the Classic Rock genre generally encompasses music from the late 1960′s through the early 80′s. As we move through time, these boundaries will certainly expand.

There is no one style that fits the full spectrum of the genre from the first classic rock to today’s online classic rock radio station picks. Each artist and band in this category has a stamp all its own, from the early Rolling Stones to Led Zeppelin, and Queen to the Jefferson Airplane. Longevity and playability is the key to Classic Rock. With this in mind, we have many, many examples of what made this period so vital and revolutionary. Just take a look at any list of what are now considered Classic Rock bands to see the diversity in the genre.

Classic Rock: The Early Days

jimi hendrix Classic Rock: Before the Online Radio StationsSprouting up among the innovations of the 1960′s, where commercially successful singles defined the marketplace, Classic Rock emerged out of what dubbed “Album Oriented Rock,” or AOR. DJs recognized that they could successfully play various tracks off an album instead of relying on a top 40 single to draw in their listeners. Thus radio formats changed as artists and bands began to create more synthetic work, sometimes theme-driven and sometimes driven by the sheer power of their image.

Classic Rock Radio Stations: Revolutionizing the Scene

the beatles Classic Rock: Before the Online Radio StationsIt is hardly arguable that the Beatles revolutionized the music scene of the time, especially with albums like “Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band,” which came out in 1967. Here was an unfolding of what would become emblematic of classic rockers: something indefinable, yet totally distinctive. Out came the wild flashy performers such as Kiss and Black Sabbath; anthem rockers like Queen; British rockers like Led Zeppelin and Mott the Hoople; new wave rockers like The Police, the Clash, the Cars, and Elvis Costello; glam rockers like David Bowie and T.Rex; Southern rockers like Lynyrd Skynyrd and Bad Company; and psychedelic rockers with vivid stories to tell like Janis Joplin, the Doors, the Jefferson Airplane, the Grateful Dead, and Jimi Hendrix.

Everyone was different, everyone had something to prove, everyone had something to say. Whether the music was drug-inspired such as with the Doors, the Dead, and the Airplane; anthem driven as introduced by the Who and singer/songwriter Bruce Springsteen, or anything else in between, it all felt personal.

Classic Rock has another claim to fame, and that’s the birth of the rock impresario. Because the music was big, the venues had to change, and so the concerts were now held in stadiums that could hold enormous crowds. Two of the first big rock concerts were the Monterey Pop Festival in 1967 and Woodstock in 1969. Featured were artists representing the psychedelic aspect of rock, their songs reinforcing the Hippie anthems of peace and love. These concerts helped to unite people of like mind, creating the feeling of a grand tribe against the system.

pink floyd fireworks Classic Rock: Before the Online Radio StationsIn more formal settings, Pink Floyd was the first band to introduce light shows and fireworks on stage. Concert halls such as the Fillmore East and West had enormous cachet with music fans on both coasts. Merchandising came hand in hand with the new concert scene, and serious money began to be made outside of just record sales.

Some of the most riveting and revolutionary moments in Classic Rock came as a result of the politics of the time. Neil Young wrote “Ohio” as a funereal anthem to the student killings at Ohio State University in 1970. In 1971 George Harrison, Eric Clapton, and Bob Dylan arranged an enormous concert at Madison Square Garden to help the people of Bangladesh, which opened up the gates for many similar money and consciousness-raising events that continue today.

the doors Classic Rock: Before the Online Radio StationsA new sexuality emerged as a result of the classic rockers. The Rolling Stones’ Mick Jagger upped the ante on his swagger, Jim Morrison of The Doors brought sex up front and center in every millisecond he spent on stage and off, David Bowie made androgyny into a sensual phenomenon, and Janis made it all so raw, with her rasping voice and her blatant freedom. Death became a kind of morbid rock n roll fashion statement, with many artists tragically succumbing to drug overdoses.

The power of the burgeoning sound was undeniable. In 1971 Led Zeppelin recorded “Stairway to Heaven” on their album, “Led Zeppelin IV”, which to date has received more radio station airplay than any other song in history. The Eagles’ 1976 album, “Their Greatest Hits,” became so popular that it is still one of the biggest selling albums of all time, and the Grateful Dead had people quitting their jobs to following them all around the country.

Classic Rock: Historical Highlights

Year Event
1966 - The Beatles come out with “Revolver”
1967 - The Beatles release the album, ” Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band”

- The Monterey Pop Festival in San Francisco starts the big festival trend

1968 - Concert promoter Bill Graham opens the Fillmore East in New York
1969 - Woodstock makes history
1970 - The National Guard kills four students at Ohio’s Kent State University.

- Neil Young writes “Ohio,” one of the most forceful political protest songs in rock history

- Elton John makes his US debut and wows them with his performing antics

- Black Sabbath releases its first album

- Janis Joplin dies

1971 - Led Zeppelin records their huge hit, “Stairway to Heaven”

- George Harrison, Eric Clapton, and Bob Dylan create the concert to raise money for Bangladesh at Madison Square Garden in New York

- Jim Morrison dies

1972 - David Bowie debuts Ziggy Stardust, the first rock n roll alien
1973 - Graham Parsons, the visionary country rock artist, overdoses on heroin
1974 - The Ramones debut at CBGBs in New York, home to all rock rebels
1975 - Patti Smith releases her album “Horses” with her picture on the cover taken by photographer Robert Mapplethorpe

- Bruce Springsteen debuts his album ” Born to Run”

1976 - The Eagles’ album “Their Greatest Hits,” is first album in history to be certified platinum
1977 - The Sex Pistols sing their version of “God Save the Queen” and scandalize Queen Elizabeth II’s Silver Jubilee ceremony

- The Bee Gees have a huge success with the soundtrack of “Saturday Night Fever”

- Queen’s “God save the Queen” makes it to #1 on the charts

1978 - Brian Eno releases “Music for Airports” and ambient music is born
1980 - John Lennon is murdered
1981 - MTV is launched
1982 - Michael Jackson releases “Thriller”

Your Online Classic Rock Radio Station: The Current Phenomenon

Most artists that emerged during the Classic Rock period had enormous influence on music to come. Musicians like Patti Smith, Brian Eno, Bowie, the Talking Heads, the Ramones, Bruce Springsteen, the Police, Ozzy Osbourne, and so many more have had an undeniable effect on the progression of music through their immense risk taking and creativity. As such, Classic Rock music will always have a place in the fabric of our listening habits, no matter how seemingly far away current musical trends seem to get from these roots. Radio stations continue to play the staples as listeners come back for more, not simply from nostalgia, but for the strong desire to hear great, timeless music. Whether you listen to music online or on local radio stations, the songs in a good online Classic Rock radio station will remain classic for all the right reasons.

Alternative Music Online: A Quick History

By Michele Kadison

Alternative music online, also known as “indie” music, emerged in the 80s as an alternative to music being played on commercial radio stations. It was first known as “college rock” as it was played by many college radio stations, reflecting the tastes of students who were tired of the typical classic rock format being played on FM radio. It wasn’t until the mid-80s that the name “Alternative” became standard.

Born of bands that rejected commercial, mainstream culture, Alternative artists began their careers playing in small local clubs and were signed to the new indie record labels such as SST Records, Twin/Tone Records, Touch & Go Records, and Dischord Records.

alt alternative music Alternative Music Online: A Quick HistorySpawning many sub-genres, this independent music scene became fertile territory for exploring forms of expression that would not necessarily be embraced by the mainstream. Thought Alternative was a catch-all word describing the general underground rock sound, there were many categories that defined the new artists coming out of the punk, new wave, and post punk scene.

Alternative Music: The Early Days

violent femmes Alternative Music Online: A Quick HistoryWhat we call today’s alternative music online originally evolved from the punk rock scene that was strong in the 1970s. Most of the first part of this phase gave birth to cult bands that found their way to listeners through word of mouth and local college stations. Many bands featured a fusion of sound, like the Feelies, the Violent Femmes, and the Velvet Underground who merged a punk sound with folk. The Paisley Underground created a more psychedelic sound, while groups like Husker Du and the Replacements appeared. Starting out as punk bands and then progressing to a more melody-driven sound over time. The Meat Puppets and the Minutemen had sounds that married punk with country and funk. Other early bands such as The Pixies, They Might Be Giants, Throwing Muses, Butthole Surfers, Sonic Youth, and Big Black each had their own unique artistry which continued to expand the Alternative dimension, presaging the Alternative music we have online today.

Alternative radio stations began to crop up, playing a wide range of artists. Los Angeles’ KROQ FM and Boston’s WFNX were two of the most prominent. When R.E.M. and the Cure gained their huge fan base, commercial radio stations got up to speed, providing more airplay to many indie bands.

Siouxie and the Banshees Alternative Music Online: A Quick HistoryMeanwhile in Britain, Alternative music had given birth to Gothic Rock, which came out of the 70s British post-punk phase. Bands like Bauhaus, Siouxie & the Banshees, and the Cure enraptured listeners with their dark feel and big synthesizer and guitar sounds that created what is often called “epic soundscapes.” The Goth subculture grew as nightclubs like The Batcave gained popularity with disenfranchised kids looking for a new tribe. The mid-80s saw bands like the Sisters of Mercy and the Mission rise to success on the UK charts while indie rock and pop bands like the Smith’s, Orange Juice, and Aztec Camera were signed to labels such as Rough Trade Records. Morrisey, former lead singer from the Smiths, went on to create an important solo career and other bands like the Jesus and Mary Chain, New Order, the Cocteau Twins, and My Bloody Valentine started getting more and more airplay, both in Brittan and elsewhere.

Alternative: The Evolution

In the Nirvana, Pearl Jam, and others entering mainstream radio play, helped Alternative music explode on the scene as a viable alternative to classic rock and pop. The end of the 80s saw many indie bands signing with major labels. R.E.M. and Jane’s Addiction both went gold, then platinum. The Pixies became a major success overseas; leading to the music industry increasingly becoming aware of the commercial possibilities of Alternative rock.

nirvana Alternative Music Online: A Quick HistoryIn 1991, Nirvana’s second album, “Nevermind” catapulted Alternative rock onto a level of visibility never imagined. Pearl Jam came out with “Ten”, Soundgarden with “Badmotorfinger”, and the Red Hot Chili Peppers with “Blood Sugar Sex Magik.”. Commercial radio stations were playing more indie music while more Alternative bands were signed to mainstream labels. The year also introduced a category called “Alternative Music” at the Grammy and MTV Video Awards. The new Lollapalooza festival featured indie bands. Created by Perry Farrell of Jane’s Addiction, he coined the name “Alternative Nation” for the bands joining the tour. Nine Inch Nails, the Smashing Pumpkins, Hole and many others became popular and available to mainstream audiences, especially with visibility on MTV and Vh3.

At the same time there were Alternative bands still leery of mainstream culture. New indie labels cropped up to accommodate these artists, such as Matador Records and Merge.

Upheavals came with the death of Kurt Kobain in 1994 along with Pearl Jam’s lawsuit against Ticketmaster for their high prices. In 1998, Lollapalooza couldn’t find a headliner and stopped dead in its tracks. Many popular indie bands broke up at the end of the 90s such as Rage Against the Machine, Stone Temple Pilots, and Alice in Chains, making way for new sounds to break though like the White Stripes, the Strokes, the Killers, Interpol, and Death Cab for Cutie.

There was also enormous growth of the genre in Britain during the 90s with indie bands like Oasis, Blue, Suede, and Pulp. Australia brought forward Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, the Vines, and the Go-Betweens. Canada had its bevy of Alternative bands with Barenaked Ladies and Crash Test Dummies, and Iceland had the Sugarcubes, ultimately giving birth to Bjork’s solo career. Japan, Mexico, Argentina, and other countries generated their own versions of indie artists, which continue to this day.

Alternative Music Online: The Phenomenon Now

radiohead Alternative Music Online: A Quick HistoryIn 2009, Radiohead won best Alternative Music Album of the Year at the Grammys for their tour de force, “In Rainbows.” Beck, Death Cab for Cutie, Gnarls Barkley, and My Morning Jacket were other award contenders who have received enormous attention from listeners, radio stations, and CD stores. With alternative music artists online and on TV receiving constant visibility through MTV, Vh3 and other music television venues along with heavy radio airplay, we can be sure to see upcoming artists enjoying the same kind of successes with alternative music online as their forebears did on the radio.

Online Music Privacy

There has been a lot of talk going on about your privacy on the Internet. Information can be easily accessed and retrieved without you even knowing. Most recently, Facebook, a social networking service, has been in the headlines for upsetting their users over privacy issues. Another company that was in the news for such an issue was Pandora. The issue is regarding playlists you create for your private use that are available to seen by the public. How private do you wish your taste in music to be?

Some people may not care who sees or listens to the music they choose for a playlist or music channel. Other people may want to hide the fact that their guilty pleasure is listening to the Backstreet Boys or Hannah Montana. If you are using Pandora, you may be unaware that your music stations are actually public. When you sign up to become a member of their music network, you have to provide an e-mail address. This is where the privacy issue becomes an issue. After providing an e-mail address, anyone who knows your address can search Pandora and find your customized music stations that you created.

Should social networking and music services make this information more readily available to their users? Or should there be easier options to control privacy settings? The Pandora privacy article was brought up on the Wired blog,, where you can read the full article of the Pandora problem, and how the blogger discovered his music station was not private as he, and other users, thought.

A lot of people use online music sites to listen to their favorite bands as opposed to buying CDs. An online archive of music is easily accessible and can be listened to from work or school; anywhere you have access to an Internet connection and your online music site. If you want your playlist to be private, you may want to consider using another service instead of Pandora. It is important when you are becoming a member of a social networking service to read the privacy policy before you register.

If the company does not protect your privacy or does not make their policies clear, you may want to reconsider joining or limit the information you post. It is always important to remember that once something is put on the Internet, it will be there forever. Be safe, and be smart when using a social networking service and creating playlists on online music sites.

About the Author: Jeff Bachmeier is owner of, an online music and online radio station network providing live streaming Internet Radio channels with music from the 50’s thru Today. Users can also choose to create their own customized on demand playlist through their own social media profile. For more information please visit

Macy Gray: Soul Singer

Macy Gray, born September 6, 1967, has been famed for her raspy voice, extreme fashion statements and newfound film roles. Generally plated in the R&B genre, several of her peers have noted her as an original artist with a sound far outside the lines.

Macy Gray’s beginnings were in her twenties, where she agreed to write a session of songs for a friend. After the friend did not turn up to the scheduled demo session, Gray decided to sing the songs herself. The demo project was followed by many small opportunities in the Los Angeles arena. In 1998 she was signed with Epic records, after they listed to the initial demo tape recorded due to her friend’s absence.

In 1999 Gray released the album, On How Life Is, which was welcomed by a worldwide audience with excitement. Her second album, I Try, is the album in which Macy Gray saw as her entry into the successful world of musical artistry. The song, ‘I Try’, was featured on the romantic-comedy soundtrack of Picture Perfect, featuring actress Jennifer Aniston.

In 2001 Gray won numerous awards for her works, including a Grammy Award for ‘Best Female Pop Vocal Performance’, for ‘I Try’. The song was also nominated for ‘Song of the Year’, as the album was nominated for ‘Album of the Year’.

After much success with ‘I Try’, the collaboration requested began to line up. To date, Gray has worked with such artists as: Justin Timberlake, The Black Eyed Peas, Natalie Cole, Fergie, Santana, Erykah Badu and Fatboy Slim. Gray was also asked to appear in movies such as, Spiderman, Training Day and Idlewild.

Currently, Gray has appeared on Bravo’s Celebrity Poker Showdown playing for Habitat For Humanity. In 2002 she was the voice for Seeiah Owens in the video game SSX Tricky. She also sang the theme song for the cartoon show on Nickelodeon, appeared on the 2008 Formula One Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix, headlined at the 2008 Summer Sundae music festival in Leicester, England, sang the American National Anthem as part of the Israeli flag-raising ceremony, and collaborated with Australian DJ and singer Kaz James. She also worked with Carmit Bachar on songs for her upcoming solo album.

Gray has been a political activist as well, mixing her music with her beliefs. In 2007 she performed at the Brazilian leg of Live Earth at Copacabana Beach in Rio de Janeiro. Gray and her band members wore politically-motivated messages and on her dress she had the words “Darfur Red Alert” written.

Macy Gray was born Natalie Renee McIntyre and also called Natalie Hinds in her music. To date she has released four studio albums, one compilation album and one live album.

In her personal life, Macy Gray was married to Tracy Hinds for two years, with whom she mothered three children (Aanisah, Tahmel and Cassius). She, politically, also was a supporter of Barak Obama for approximately two years before his presidential campaign. Gray has also been noted for her work with underprivileged teenagers looking to pursue careers in the music industry.

Macy Gray’s fifth studio album, “The Sellout”, which includes a duet with Bobby Brown, is to be released on June 22, 2010.

Jeff Bachmeier is owner of, an online music and online radio station network providing live streaming Internet Radio channels with music from the 50’s thru Today. Users can also choose to create their own customized on demand playlist through their own social media profile. For more information please visit

Online Music Store Lala Shuts Down

If you are a fan of great music then you are probably no stranger to music stores online and Internet radio stations. You may be such a fanatic that you also buy old records and CDs of your favorite artists as a way to archive music. Perhaps you are on your computer so much that you prefer to do all your shopping online including music buying. You may also listen to all your music online and use your computer as your personal radio station creating playlists of your favorite tunes.

If you are a fan of Apple and have an iPhone, you may have heard of or are currently using their music store called Lala. It was originally created by Bill Nguyen, an entrepreneur from Silicon Valley. On December 4, 2009, Apple bought the music store. The service allows its members to create personalized playlists and play full length songs, purchase CDs, purchase MP3 versions of songs, and participate in forums and be involved in an online music community.

Apple recently announced that they are shutting down Lala. All services will be ended on the 31st of this month, and no new members are being accepted at this time. For current members who have credit on their site, all monies will be refunded but only in the form of iTunes credits. You may or may not be a fan of this announcement. If you do not use iTunes, I can see how you would be bothered by this type of refund.

If you are not purchasing music or CDs from online music stores, but still prefer to listen to online music you may want to consider finding an Internet radio station. There are a lot of channels with different genres that play the music you like. Some Internet radio stations allow you to create personalized playlists where you become the DJ and offer iPhone apps to listen to the music from your playlist.

Many people are wondering the motive behind Apple’s decision. Are they trying to push sales on iTunes? Are they developing a new online music store? Are they creating a new cloud based phone application for streaming music? If you are a member of Lala you only have until the end of the month to find a new outlet for listening to music online. If you liked the online community and forums that Lala had, you will be pleased to know that a lot of Internet radio stations have the same type of communities.

About the Author: Jeff Bachmeier is owner of, an online music and online radio station network providing live streaming Internet Radio channels with music from the 50’s thru Today. Users can also choose to create their own customized on demand playlist through their own social media profile. For more information please visit

Court Yard Hounds take a sidestep from Dixie Chicks

Martie Maguire and Emily Robison of the Dixie Chicks have taken a parallel, but new road. Vocal harmonists known for their musical talent with the Dixie Chicks, have formed their very own musical duo: “Court Yard Hounds”. The group, “Court Yard Hounds”,was first formed in 2008 after Natalie Maines, lead singer of the Dixie Chicks, stated she was not prepared to start up a 2009 album. Finding it necessary to continue in music, the sisters (Martie and Emily) decided to record under a different name, signing with Columbia Records.

Sisters, Emily Robison (formally Emily Erwin) and Martie Maguire (formally Martie Erwin) first formed the Dixie Chicks in 1989. Lead vocalist Lynn Macy was replaced by, the feisty, Natalie Maines in 1995. The Dixie Chicks additionally managed to form their own record label, Open Wide Records, in direct association with Columbia Records. Robison and Maguire announced their new group in January 2010, stating that the Dixie Chicks are not a closed chapter, but rather a project put on pause. Robison claimed, “One reason I felt like we needed to not let the cat out of the bag too soon, is that every time I would tell someone about the project, they’d say, ‘Well who are you going to get as the leader singer?’ It was hard to explain what we were trying to do”.

The Dixie chicks originally formed in 1989 in Dallas, Texas and was labeled a bluegrass and country music band. The band received great success with hit songs “Wide Open Spaces”, “Cowboys Take Me Away”, and “Long Time Gone”.

The group became controversial during the Bush era and the invasion of Iraq. The group commented that they were embarrassed for Texas and that Bush was from their state.

Despite the controversy, the group went on and produced more albums and became involved with other projects. In 2006, their album “Taking The Long Way” was the ninth best-selling album in the United States. During the 49th Grammy Awards Show, the group won all five categories for which they were nominated including the top awards of Song of the Year and Record of the Year for “Not Ready To Make Nice” and Album of the Year for “Taking the Long Way”. After the Grammys, “Taking The Long Way” hit #8 on Billboard 200 on the #1 country album charts.

The group was also nominated for the 2007 Country Music Association’s award for Top Vocal Group and in May 2010 began touring with the Eagles.

Now, as the group has reformed as the “Court Yard Hounds”, they were joined on their first self-titled album, by Jakob Dylan. Although they added Dylan to the song, “See You in the Spring”, the album is said to be ‘very personal’ for the sisters: an autobiography of sorts. Natalie, lead singer of the Dixie Chicks has also proven to be quite supportive of the new album, hoping that Dixie Chick fans will hold to the new idea of the “Court Yard Hounds.”

The “Court Yard Hounds” will go on tour starting June 18, 2010 until July 10, 2010.

Jeff Bachmeier is owner of, an online music and online radio station network providing live streaming Internet Radio channels with music from the 50’s thru Today. Users can also choose to create their own customized on demand playlist through their own social media profile. For more information please visit

Bon Jovi Re-Releasing Entire Collection of Albums

If your band’s albums sell well the first time, why not re-release them and sell them again years later? This is exactly what the band Bon Jovi has decided to do. Starting May 11, 2010, the group will re-release their entire collection of studio albums as Special Editions. The 11 studio albums to be re-released include: Bon Jovi, 7800° Fahrenheit, Slippery When Wet, New Jersey, Keep The Faith, These Days, Crush, Bounce, Have A Nice Day, Lost Highway and The Circle. The albums will feature the original studio tracks plus era-specific live recordings as bonus tracks. These bonus tracks will include songs taken live from sound checks and concert venues from around the world.

Bon Jovi formed in 1983 and was made up of lead singer Jon Bon Jovi, guitarist Richie Sambora, keyboardist David Bryant, drummer Tico Torres, and bassist Hugh McDonald. The band initially become known for writing several rock anthems.

Jon Bon Jovi, for whom the band was named after, began playing piano and guitar in 1975 in the small town of Casa Grande, Arizona at the age of thirteen with his first band ‘Raze’. By sixteen, he formed the 12-piece cover band Atlantic City Expressway and played in New Jersey clubs. Bon Jovi didn’t achieve recognition easily, it took persistence and pushing a New York radio station director into playing his track “Runaway”. Once the song hit the airways, sister studios picked up the song. It wasn’t long before the band was signed with Mercury Records and recorded its debut album “Bon Jovi”. The group soon began opening for ZZ Top, Scorpions and kiss.

In 1985 Bon Jovi released its second album 7800° Fahrenheit. The album didn’t do as well as the first but allowed the band to continue touring. In 1986, the group released their third album “Slippery When Wet”. The album proved Bon Jovi’s talent and its single “You Give Love A Bad Name” became the band’s first #1 single on the U.S. Billboard Charts. This single was followed by another successful single “Livin’ On A Prayer”, which also hit #1.

“Slippery When Wet” holds the record for the most weeks for a hard rock album at #1 in United States. The album spent 8 weeks at #1 on Billboard 200. By 2009, “Slippery When Wet” had become one of the best selling albums of all time with global sales of 25 million. In the United States, it received a Diamond Certification for selling 12 million copies.

Moving forward, Bon Jovi released their fourth album “New Jersey” in 1988. The album was also a commercial hit, spending four weeks at #1 on Billboard 200. Singles “Bad Medicine”, “I’ll Be There For Your” both hit #1 on the Billboard Hot 100.

Exhausted from tours and success, between 1990 and 1991, band members went their separate ways. Jon Bon Jovi began recording on his own and released the soundtrack “Blaze Of Glory” for the movie Young Guns II.

Coming back to center, the group rejoined and released “Keep The Faith” in 1992, this time, playing a few small gigs in New Jersey clubs. The break didn’t last long as the group later released “Cross Road” and “These Days”. This was followed by a world tour. Again, the group exhausted themselves and again tried going their separate ways. Jon Bon Jovi began acting until the group reunited again in 1999.

The band went on to release “Crush”, “Wild Night”, “Have A Nice Day” and “Lost Highway”.

Now, all of the band’s albums were repackaged and are being sold with bonus tracks for those Bon Jovi fans and potential soon to be fans.

Jeff Bachmeier is owner of, an online music and online radio station network providing live streaming Internet Radio channels with music from the 50’s thru Today. Users can also choose to create their own customized on demand playlist through their own social media profile. For more information please visit

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