During a Facebook session this past Thursday, Jon Bon Jovi confirmed that the band will drop new music next year, and that they’ll be touring behind it; in fact, they’ve already begun rehearsals for their live shows. “We’re going to put out a couple of new songs to share with you for the new year,” he said. “I think they’re pretty good. Just two tracks to support what we hope to be sharing with you in 2018.”
With world+dog doing social commentary in their songs, will Bon Jovi be on that bandwagon? Yep, according to his response to fan questions. “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. 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. 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 also expressed his thanks to fans for the massive support the band have received for their Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame nomination — more than one million votes. Voting continues until Tuesday, with the final induction list to be revealed before Christmas.
Next year’s album will be the followup to 2016’s This House Is Not For Sale, and yes: that album artwork is the same thing you’ve seen on the intro for the 1995 reboot of The Outer Limits, courtesy of Jerry Uelsmann.