Friday, April 12, 2024

Bon Jovi Comes in at Number 1, With David Bowie a Strong Number 2


I told you: Jon Bon Jovi, Richie Sambora, Tico Torres and David Bryan finished at number 1 on the charts this week with “What About Now.” These endlessly hard working good guys sold 100,415 copies of their album of new material some 30 years after they first got started. Amazing. Of course, they’re not in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. But who freakin’ cares? Meanwhile, David Bowie’s superb “The Next Day” came in at a strong number 2-  83,118 copies. It’s Bowie’s first album in 10 years and had better be nominated for Best Album next year. I can’t stop listening to “Where Are We Now” and “I’d Rather Be High.”

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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