Posted by: Jack ()
Date: June 17, 2000 07:13AM

Hey folks,

Found the following at the Billboard site......sheds some light on Max Martin's participation and the subsequent accusations of being Backstreet Boys soundalikes. Jon Talks about Martin's degree of participation.......

Bon Jovi's "Crush" is the veteran rock outfit's first new album in five years. The set -- the band's first for the Island/Def Jam Music Group, the label that subsumed Bon Jovi's longtime label, Mercury Records, in the Universal/PolyGram merger -- debuted at No. 1 on the U.K. album chart.

When the band reunited 18 months ago to begin working on its first album since "These Days," Jon Bon Jovi surprised his bandmates by walking in with 30 songs. He then spent the next year writing another 30 songs with band guitarist Richie Sambora.

First single "It's My Life" is already off to a good start at hot AC, top 40, and rock radio. The song was co-written by Jon Bon Jovi and Sambora, although popmeister Max Martin is also given a songwriting credit primarily for his encouragement.

"He's gonna get a piece of the song for coming in and telling Richie and me what a big thing 'Livin' On A Prayer' was to him," says Jon Bon Jovi. "He didn't write every word of it; he didn't write the chord progression either. But he did sit at the keyboard when we were in the room, and the rules are if you're in the room, I give you a third of the song."

A 50-date tour starts July 12 in Tokyo and goes to Europe before coming to the U.S. in the fall.

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Crush504 Jack 06/17/2000 07:13AM
Speaking of which....... 393 Jack 06/17/2000 01:13PM
RE: Speaking of which....... 296 travis 06/17/2000 01:40PM
RE: Speaking of which....... 299 Andrew 06/17/2000 03:47PM
I like it...well, half of it... 323 Benno 06/18/2000 02:39PM
RE: I like it...well, half of it... 315joe06/19/2000 02:02AM
Dude, I'll check it out 323 Benno 06/19/2000 01:03PM
RE: I like it...well, half of it... 336Rocker Chic06/21/2000 12:53AM
RE: I like it...well, half of it... 380 Rammy 06/23/2000 07:35PM

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