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Bon Jovi giving up on country for new album




This is either good news or irrelevant news, depending on whether you're a Bon Jovi fan (or Bon Jovi apologist): Rolling Stone magazine says Bon Jovi is going “back to rock and roll” on their new album The Circle, which is due in stores Nov. 10.

The band's last album -- Lost Highway -- was more country influenced, which may have turned off some fans ... even though it still became a platinum seller.

“I think what happened is the fact that we made the kind of Nashville-influenced record, and it created this vacuum now for a big rock record from us,” guitarist Richie Sambora told Rolling Stone. “[The Circle] doesn’t sound like any other previous record.”

The first track -- We Weren't Born To Follow -- hit the radio on Monday. Click here to listen to it online.

Sambora also promised a big world tour to support the new album, beginning in 2010.

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[Last modified: Wednesday, June 9, 2010 2:50pm]


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