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PHOTO: Jon Bon Jovi Walks Super-Fan Down the Aisle | Jon Bon Jovi

Jon Bon Jovi Walks Super-Fan Down the Aisle

Originally posted 10/14/2013 03:30PM

He gives love a good name!

Jon Bon Jovi made one super-fan's dreams come true when he surprised her by walking her down the aisle Saturday at the Graceland Wedding Chapel in Las Vegas – 24 years after he married wife Dorothea at the exact same venue.

In August, Australian Bon Jovi fan Branka Delic had started an online petition recruiting him for her wedding to Gonzalo Cladera. The rocker was to be in town the same weekend for the "Because We Can" tour at the MGM Grand.

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Relive 12-12-12 Concert for Sandy Relief's Top 5 Moments

Paul McCartney Goes Grunge & 12-12-12 Concert for Sandy Relief's Top Five Moments

Originally posted 12/13/2012 11:00AM

Let's hear it for New York!

On Wednesday night, some of music's biggest stars came together for the 12-12-12 Concert for Sandy Relief at Madison Square Garden.

The concert – which included performances from Bruce Springsteen, Paul McCartney, Alicia Keys, Kanye West and more – raised money to benefit those affected by the superstorm in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut.

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Eric Clapton, Bruce Springsteen Rocked Out, Raised Money at Sandy Relief Concert | Alicia Keys, Kanye West

UpdatePosted 12/12/2012 11:35PM

Eric Clapton, Bruce Springsteen, Kanye West & More at 12-12-12 Sandy Relief Concert

Originally posted 12/12/2012 06:30PM

It's time for a concert for a great cause.

On Wednesday at 7:30 p.m., musicians including Bruce Springsteen, Paul McCartney, Alicia Keys and Kanye West took the stage at Madison Square Garden for the 12-12-12 Concert for Sandy Relief.

The concert raised money to benefit those affected by the superstorm in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut.

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Bon Jovi, Bruce Springsteen to Headline 12-12-12 Sandy Relief Concert

Bon Jovi, Bruce Springsteen to Headline 12-12-12 Sandy Relief Concert

Originally posted 12/07/2012 02:20PM

A benefit concert to help the victims of Superstorm Sandy will showcase both hometown talent, such as Bon Jovi and Bruce Springsteen, and stars from abroad, including Paul McCartney and Eric Clapton.

The event – 12-12-12: The Concert for Sandy Relief – will be held at Madison Square Garden on Wednesday and will benefit the Robin Hood Relief Fund, which offers assistance to those in the tri-state area who have been impacted by Sandy, the devastating storm of historic proportions that has left thousands homeless and caused millions of dollars worth of damages.

The event is set for broadcast Dec. 12 and will be live-streamed right here on PEOPLE.com as well as at 121212concert.org.

Other artists set to perform include: Dave Grohl, Billy Joel, Alicia Keys, Chris Martin, Eddie Vedder, Roger Waters, Kanye West, The Who and more.

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FIRST LOOK: Tom Cruise Rocks Chiseled Abs

Tom Cruise Bares Abs in Rock of Ages Poster

Originally posted 04/20/2012 02:35PM

Who's the intense-looking dude in the shades, wide-brimmed hat and shaggy coat with the amazing abs peeking out? None other than Tom Cruise leading an all-star cast in the poster for the upcoming Rock of Ages based on the Broadway show and opening in movie theaters June 15.

Against a soundtrack that includes Def Leppard, Joan Jett, Journey, Foreigner, Bon Jovi, Night Ranger, REO Speedwagon, Pat Benatar, Twisted Sister and Poison, Cruise stars as an aging rocker alongside Julianne Hough, Russell Brand, Paul Giamatti, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Malin Akerman, Mary J. Blige, Bryan Cranston and soon-to-be groom Alec Baldwin.

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Richie Sambora Leaves Tour Reportedly for Rehab

Richie Sambora Leaves Tour Reportedly for Rehab

Originally posted 04/28/2011 06:35PM

Richie Sambora got a vote of confidence from his bandmates in Bon Jovi as he takes a temporary break from the tour, reportedly to enter a treatment center.

"Our support for Richie is absolute," Bon Jovi says in a statement Thursday. "He is, and will remain, a member of Bon Jovi. Although he will be absent from upcoming shows for the time being, we very much look forward to his healthy return. In the meantime, we will keep our commitment to our fans and continue our tour."

The band, whose next stop is April 30 in New Orleans, did not cite a reason for Sambora's absence. But online reports say the guitarist, 52, is getting rehab for his sobriety and exhaustion. – Joey Bartolomeo

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Rihanna 'Lives on a Prayer' with Bon Jovi in Madrid | Jon Bon Jovi, Rihanna

Rihanna 'Lives on a Prayer' with Bon Jovi in Madrid

Originally posted 11/07/2010 01:00PM

"Wait ... Did I just rock out with Bon Jovi tonight???"

Yes, Rihanna, you did! The red-haired singer Tweeted after she was the surprise addition to Bon Jovi's Madrid show Saturday night. She joined the veteran rockers for a rendition of their hit "Living on a Prayer" at an intimate gig in Madrid.


 And, the New Jersey rockers didn't let the 1,000-strong crowd at Teatro Circo Price down with a set list including "Wanted Dead or Alive" and their new single "What Do You Got?"

"It was so beautiful. She sang great, she's a sweetheart of a girl. She's a big fan too. It was great," Jon Bon Jovi told PEOPLE at the 17th MTV EMAs Sunday, also in the Spanish capital, where the band received the inaugural Global Icon award.

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Bon Jovi Named 2008's Top Touring Band | Jon Bon Jovi, Richie Sambora

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Bon Jovi Named 2008's Top Touring Band

Originally posted 12/11/2008 07:10AM

Blaze of glory, indeed.

Bon Jovi has been named the top touring band of 2008, according to Billboard magazine.

The band's Lost Highway tour brought in $210.6 million, just edging out Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band – which grossed $204.5 million. (The magazine based its finding on the period between Nov. 14, 2007 and Nov. 11, 2008).

Rounding out the Top 10 were Madonna ($162 million), the Police ($150 million), Celine Dion ($91 million), Kenny Chesney ($86 million), Neil Diamond ($81.2 million), the Spice Girls ($70 million), the Eagles ($56.6 million) and Rascal Flatts ($55.8 million).

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Bon Jovi Helps Rehab a Detroit Neighborhood | Jon Bon Jovi

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Bon Jovi Helps Rehab a Detroit Neighborhood

Originally posted 07/08/2008 12:00PM

Jon Bon Jovi gave Detroit’s East Side something to sing about Monday. The Grammy winner helped knock down a block’s worth of buildings to make room for five new homes.

The houses are being built by a partnership between the rocker’s Philadelphia Soul Charitable Foundation, the Saturn car company and Habitat for Humanity.

“I wanted to give something back to you,” the rocker, whose foundation provides affordable housing to communities in need, told the crowd, according to the Associated Press. After construction crews demo’d amid “Knock it down!” chants, Detriot-area Saturn dealers helped raise the first wall of a new home.

Bon Jovi, 46, in town for a concert that night as part of his Lost Highway Tour, gave a speech and then said he had to leave: “I have to go my day job now.”

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Jon Bon Jovi Admits He's Been 'No Saint' | Jon Bon Jovi

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Jon Bon Jovi Admits He's Been 'No Saint'

Originally posted 10/15/2007 11:00AM

He's been married to his childhood sweetheart, Dorothea, for 18 years, and they have four children. But Jon Bon Jovi admits he's waded into the "shallow pool" of the rock-star life over the years.

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