Bon-Jovi’s Celebrating Their 12th Album with a Giveaway

Okay– I am getting ready to show my real age here. I have been a lover of Bon Jovi since they recorded the album Slippery When Wet. The band became real popular about the time I started showing an interest in boys and rock music. I can remember buying his cassette tape and listening non stop on my Walkman (see told you I was going to show you my age!). In fact, I believe that I had to purchase 2 more copies of that album during that time because I kept wearing it out. They were indeed my favorite band during my teenage years.

Bon Jovi is celebrating the release of their twelfth album, “What About Now” with Walmart Soundcheck. With over 130 million records sold worldwide, the band reflects on how they continue to stay relevant in a rapidly evolving industry. Watch their exclusive 7-song set and interview here and pick up “What About Now” online and in Walmart stores nationwide!

Soundcheck is an original performance series where you get up close and personal with your favorite artists. Check out live performances and behind-the-scenes footage from original in-studio sets – all filmed exclusively in HD.

Log on to Soundcheck for headlining acts, noteworthy new artists and all the latest music releases.

Enter to win!

We are giving away 2 “Because We Can” tour packs to two lucky readers here. To enter this contest, all you need to do is visit the Wal-Mart Soundcheck site and let us know what your favorite part of Bon Jovi’s soundcheck concert is. Come back here and leave that comment for a chance to win one of the concert prize packs.

What’s included?

Each kit contains:

  • 1 signed Bon Jovi 2013 tour t-shirt
  • 1 deluxe edition of Bon Jovi’s new album “What About Now”
  • 1 Bon Jovi 2013 tour tote bag
  • $25 Walmart gift card
The total value of each pack is over $100.
So what is your favorite part?
This giveaway will remain open until April 6th.

This post is sponsored by Lunchbox. All opinions listed are our own.


  1. says

    I love how incredibly well-preserved they are. Those men are looking good. Not too many 80s rockers look that fabulous…. and we must be the same age, bacause SWW was one of my favorite tapes (yes I said tapes) as a kid.

  2. Anne Lehnick says

    I love the interview portion – especially the story about how they had the artwork for the album cover commissioned.

  3. says

    I LOVE Bon Jovi so I am “Living On A Prayer” and crossing my fingers on this contest – lol!

    Love all of the songs and the interview but I really enjoyed It’s My Life – of all of their songs – and they have many that could qualify – I think it is truly an “anthem” song!

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  4. Susan P. says

    I love how you can watch the videos from the concert on Walmart Soundcheck and see the interview with the band.

  5. Mami2jcn says

    My favorite part is the performance of “You Give Love a Bad Name”. I remember being in 6th grade when that song was popular.

  6. Cynthia R says

    i love how they can still play new songs that rock, they are still as good as they were in the 80’s and they don’t get into trouble. Favorite song is Its My Life.

  7. Cindy S says

    I love how he opens the concert with “You Give Love a Bad Name”. Always reminds of the first concert I went to. I continue going to his concerts when he comes to Texas.

  8. Mary Wright says

    Jon in black leather- what’s not to LOVE?? I dreamed of Giving Love a Bad Name with him when I was much, much younger!

  9. april yedinak says

    I have to admit that Bon Jovi started my interest in rock bands when I was a teenager. I was so ridiculously crazy about them! I had life size posters, went to the concerts, watched their videos over and over. My mom still makes fun of me because when their videos would come on I would trample people to get to the tv to watch. My favorite part of soundcheck was the performance of “You Give Love a Bad Name”.

  10. Louis says

    I liked the interview portion at the end
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  11. Heidi C. says

    Performance-wise, I loved “Amen” but I also really enjoyed the interview portion. I grew up with Bon Jovi so it’s fun to hear their stories!

  12. Jackeline says

    Oh My Goodness!!…..You Give Love a Bad Name. The minute I heard it I immediately get a flush of childhood memories! The track still makes my head bop!

  13. Cindy B says

    Being “older” I’ve never really listened to Bon Jovi, but I liked a lot of the songs! My favorite is “You Give Love A Bad Name”
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  14. Jennnifer McLean says

    I have to say, just like so many others, I loved the opening song, brings back so many memories of teen years.

  15. Sharon Harris Hively says

    Keep the Faith my young Moms. I was around for 8-tracks! My favorite tune has got to be “Bad Name”. Oh, be still my heart.

  16. Carolyn G says

    I love watching them play music. Bon Jovi is a great band so anyt itme they are on stage is my favorite part

  17. Linda Szymoniak says

    I especially love “It’s My Life” (although their song “Always” is my fave of their music!)

  18. Melissa Hartley says

    I love everything but especially the song “You give Love A Bad Name” but the interview was great too–Jon is such a generous man who truly cares about others .. & what a talent he is! :) And Bon Jovi were a big part of my young adulthood .. yes, I am almost 47 .. have only seen them once live but really hope I can find a way to see them next month in Kansas City .. they are one of my very favorite bands .. thank you.

  19. Melissa says

    Have loved this band forever! I’ll never forget seeing them in concert (my first ever). The whole video was awesome and brought back some great memories. Thanks!

  20. Sherl Bastien says

    the opening song: “You Give Love a Bad Name”…as you can see how much I love them the first part of my email and screen name has always been…jbjovibaby :)

  21. says

    My favorite is watching him twirl the mike stand during You Give Love a Bad Name. Love that song and the guitar playing it is unbelievable.

  22. Harry Barbee says

    You give love a bad name I saw them in the 80s open up for RATT fantastic show.I want that shirt to frame up and hang in my mancave

  23. Diana Stanhope says

    This is fantastic! I have loved Bon Jovi since I was a teenager! My favorite part of this was you Give Love A Bad Name! ♥

  24. Tricia Cooper says

    I love their new song ‘Amen’! It was interesting to hear the story of how the album cover was designed. I also like that all of the band members spoke in the interview. Everyone should love their jobs as much as these four do!!

  25. Frank M says

    What did I like best about the Walmart soundcheck concert and giveaway – Very simply – the cd giveaway. Let me explain – my wife is no doubt the biggest Bon Jovi fan ever. We have been at every tour and even the solo ones. She owns every album (on cd and cassette) her wardrobe consists of many Bon Jovi items so the thought of finally getting a free one is very attractive. If I ever get to meet any of the band I am going to let them buy me a beer. ( in return of the thousands of dollars I have given them over the last 30 years – lol). I am a fan also but my wife is a “superfan”. It would be awesome to win

  26. joni says

    My daughter and I are two of Bon Jovi’s biggest fans! We were fortunate enough to see them perform recently. We even stayed in the same hotel has they did and got to meet some of the band members in the hotel lobby. What I like best is that they have such big hearts and the new songs have so much meaning. I would love to volunteer for them if I lived near by.

  27. kathy pease says

    I loved you give love a bad name performance the man still has it and has not aged one bit..I love him :)

  28. Terry S. says

    My favorite part of the Bon Jovi Walmart Soundcheck is “Amen” because it’s my favorite song on their new CD so it was great seeing JBJ sing it live. I got chills when he got to the chorus. His voice is amazing on that song! They were my favorite band in the 80’s & continue to be today. I REALLY want to WIN this one!!!!

  29. Amy Green says

    My favorite part was when Jon Bon Jovi and Richie Sambora played guitar and sang together at the mike, during ”That’s What the Water Made Me”. It reminded me of when they duetted on their legendary ‘unplugged’ performance of “Livin’ On A Prayer” at the 1989 MTV Video Music Awards!

  30. Jennifer says

    I love bon jovi, he seems like a genuinely nice guy- he’s married to his high school sweetheart, you never hear nasty things about him and he volunteers his time!

  31. Dawn Cook says

    i liked the opening the best, i remember going to their first concert, think i may even have the ticket stubs somewhere…

  32. Vanessa says

    I’ve been listening to Bon Jovi since I was a baby. I love them! I liked the interview the best. <3 momlovesdeals at gmail dot com

  33. June M. says

    Everything! I have been a fan of Bon Jovi since I was about 9 or 10. I remember when their first album came out, I loved RUNAWAY :) And they only got better!

  34. Melissa D says

    I loved seeing the band perform “You Give Love a Bad Name,” which was my favorite song when I was a Bon Jovi-loving teenager! They still sound (and look) great!

  35. patricia gambrell says

    I love bon he has been an model for me since i was little love how he just cares about everything,. and his songs are the bomb

  36. Kari Flores says

    I love how the song “You Give Love A Bad” name has matured into something a bit more artistic. They have done a lot more styling to the song making it more interesting to listen to musically without losing the original song.

  37. Wendi S says

    I love everything about bon jovi. Especially Jon, I love him, I love Him, I love Him! Oh yeah, I love my husband too!

  38. Katharina says

    My favorite part of the WalMart SoundCheck on Bon Jovi was getting to hear You Give Love a Bad Name again! And my goodness, Jon is looking fabulous!
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  39. Belinda Shaw says

    I like all of his songs and I remember before going into surgery that the surgeon was playing his songs.

  40. thischickwins says

    i liked “livin on a prayer”- i have memories of trying to win a radio contest when that song would come on

  41. Debbie Englaender says

    Because we can video is my favorite part of the sound check. our 10 month old grandson has made us love this song … we joke we should send bon jovi a check cause he sings our baby to sleep every night with that song

  42. Rachel L says

    It is so hard to choose just one favorite part of the Bon Jovi Soundcheck. I love the band so much. I have two favorites if I have to choose. My first favorite is when Jon Bon Jovi stops playing for a minute just to look at the audience and smile. It shows such a love for performing and being on stage. His passion is infectious. I also love when he sings “Because We Can”. “Because We Can” is significant for a couple reasons – it’s his newest single; it’s an amazing song that sends an incredibly powerful positive message about wanting to make a difference and stand out.

  43. Joanne tweten says

    Jon looks amazing!!a very sexy 51 year old man!! I have been obsessed since I was 14!! I just saw them again in Edmonton they are amazing!! They best band ever!!

  44. Barbara B. says

    My favorite is “You Give Love a Bad Name” I have been in love with this band since they released “Runaway” from the album “Bon Jovi” and then 7800° Fahrenheit!! yes, I am too showing my age! 😉 he is like a fine wine…just gets better with age! 😉 I have not missed a concert since 1987/1988 in buffalo ny/Syracuse NY! I would kill for one of these prize packages!

  45. Kathleen S. says

    The opening with You Give Love a Bad Name. Such a classic! I’ve seen Bon Jovi in concert and love when they play this song.

  46. Sherry Butcher says

    Love the whole thing. Even took my forgin exchange student in 1989 to a Bon Jovi concert. I thing I like the interview.

  47. Barbara Stenby says

    I loved hearing some new stuff I really LOVED That’s What The Water Made Me. I am going to see them in July & am stoked about the new album! I have listened to them since high school! Jon looks so freakin’ amazing.

  48. Ola says

    My favourite part is Amen. Jon’s voice is amazing. Richie’s guitar is incredible, I like the candles behind him…

  49. Vicki D. says

    You Give Love A Bad Name is such a great song. I love it! The signed Bon Jovi t-shirt is the best part of this giveaway. If I won this package, I’d have the t-shirt framed and hang it on my wall. Thanks for the chance!

  50. Beverly Metcalf says

    I like the song on the video that they sing “You Give Love a Bad Name”. Thanks for this contest.

  51. Charlene Kuser says

    My favorite is 04 It’s My Life.I love the song and performance.The song has so much meaning for me.

  52. B. Wilcox says

    I have always liked the song “You give love a bad name” so I would have to say that’s my favorite part, but the whole thing looks good.

  53. says

    My favorite part was watching the whole band playing together in their awesome black outfits. Richie Sambora just took a leave of absence from the band, so it was cool to see them playing and looking happy.

  54. Fabs says

    I really loved the whole thing, but if I have to pick a favorite it would be You Give Love a Bad Name!

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