Bon Jovi Similar Artists

Jon Bon Jovi - 100% match to Bon Jovi

Genres: Pop / Rock Soundtracks
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s
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John Francis Bongiovi, 2 March 1962, Perth Amboy, New Jersey, USA. The highly photogenic lead singer of soft rockers Bon Jovi established himself as a respected actor and solo artist in the late 90s. For a period from the late 80s to the mid-90s, Bon Jovi was one of the biggest-selling acts in the world, thanks to the multi-platinum success of Slippery When Wet and New Jerse Read more

Richie Sambora - 82% match to Bon Jovi

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Richard Stephen Sambora, 11 July 1959, Perth Amboy, New Jersey, USA. The immensely talented lead guitarist with bestselling US soft rockers Bon Jovi, Sambora occasional solo forays have revealed a more eclectic approach than his work with that band. Sambora, who started his career as a session musician, recorded Stranger In This Town during a lengthy hiatus in Bon Jovi’ Read more

Aerosmith - 42% match to Bon Jovi

Genres: Heavy Metal Music Theme Pop / Rock Pop / Rock Spoken Word
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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One of America’s most popular heavy rock acts, Aerosmith was formed in 1970 when vocalist Steven Tyler (Stephen Victor Tallarico, 26 March 1948, Yonkers, New York City, New York, USA; vocals) met Joe Perry (b. Anthony Joseph Perry, 10 September 1950, Lawrence, Massachusetts, USA; guitar) while the latter was working in a Sunapee, New Hampshire ice cream parlour, the Anc Read more

Poison - 38% match to Bon Jovi

Genres: Funk Heavy Metal Music Theme Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock Pop / Rock Spoken Word
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This US heavy rock band was formed in Pennsylvania, in the spring of 1983 by Bret Michaels (Bret Michael Sychak, 15 March 1963, Butler, Pennsylvania, USA; vocals) and Rikki Rockett (b. Richard Allan Ream, 8 August 1961, Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, USA; drums). They were soon joined by Bobby Dall (b. Robert Harry Kuykendall, 2 November 1958, Miami, Florida, USA; bass) and Ma Read more

Europe - 37% match to Bon Jovi

Genres: Heavy Metal Pop / Rock Pop / Rock Spoken Word
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This Swedish heavy rock outfit enjoyed brief international success in the late 80s. The origins of the band can be traced back to 1978, when Joey Tempest (Joakim Larsson, 19 August 1963, Stockholm, Sweden; vocals/keyboards), John Norum (b. 23 February 1964, Vardö, Norway; guitar), and Tony Reno (b. Tony Niemstö; drums) joined Peter Olsson in Force. Olsson quit the Read more

Scorpions - 36% match to Bon Jovi

Genres: Easy Listening Heavy Metal Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This German hard rock band was formed at school in 1965 by guitarist Rudolf Schenker (31 August 1948, Savstedt, Germany). With younger brother Michael Schenker (b. 10 January 1955, Savstedt, Germany; guitar), Klaus Meine (b. 25 May 1948, Hannover, Germany; vocals), Lothar Heimberg (bass) and Wolfgang Dziony (drums), they exploded onto the international heavy rock scene with Read more

Whitesnake - 35% match to Bon Jovi

Genres: Heavy Metal Music Theme Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This UK-based heavy rock band has been led throughout its career by David Coverdale (22 September 1951, Saltburn-By-The Sea, North Yorkshire, England). The lead vocalist with Deep Purple since 1973, Coverdale left that unit in 1976 and recorded two solo albums, Whitesnake and Northwinds. Shortly afterwards, he formed a touring band from musicians who had played on those reco Read more

Bryan Adams - 33% match to Bon Jovi

Genres: Pop / Rock Pop / Rock Soundtracks
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Bryan Guy Adams, 5 November 1959, Kingston, Ontario, Canada. The unpretentious Adams developed into one of the most popular Canadian artists of the late 80s and 90s, and remains well known for his romantic ballads and classic rock songs.Born in Canada of English parents, the young Adams grew up in a variety of countries as the son of a diplomat, mostl Read more

Mr. Big - 31% match to Bon Jovi

Genres: Heavy Metal Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Firehouse - 30% match to Bon Jovi

Genres: Heavy Metal Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s
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Guns N' Roses - 29% match to Bon Jovi

Genres: Heavy Metal Music & Radio Music Theme Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock Pop / Rock Spoken Word
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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The original members of the most controversial heavy rock band of the late 80s included Axl Rose (an anagram of Oral Sex) (William Bruce Rose Jnr., 6 February 1962, Lafayette, Indiana, USA) and Izzy Stradlin (b. Jeffrey Dean Isbell, 8 April 1962, Lafayette, Indiana, USA). Vocalist Rose, who had first sung at the age of five in a church choir, met guitarist Stradlin in Los An Read more

Skid Row - 29% match to Bon Jovi

Genres: Heavy Metal Pop / Rock Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This US pop metal band was formed in New Jersey in 1986 by Dave ‘The Snake’ Sabo (16 September 1964, Perth Amboy, New Jersey, USA; guitar) and Rachel Bolan (b. James Southworth, 9 Feburary 1966, Perth Amboy, New Jersey, USA; bass). Canadian vocalist Sebastian Bach (b. Sebastian Philip Bierk, 3 April 1968, Freeport, Bahamas; ex-Madam X), Scotti Hill (b. Scott Lawren Read more

Cinderella - 27% match to Bon Jovi

Genres: Heavy Metal Heavy Metal Music Theme Pop / Rock Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA-based band was formed in 1983 by Tom Keifer (guitar/vocals), Eric Brittingham (bass) and Michael Kelly Smith (guitar) and Tony Destra (drums). The latter pair soon left to form Britny Fox, and it was a line-up comprising Keifer, Brittingham, Jeff LaBar (ex-White Foxx) and Jody Cortez that signed to PolyGram Records. The label acted on Jon Bo Read more

Motley Crue - 25% match to Bon Jovi

Genres: Heavy Metal Music Theme Pop / Rock Pop / Rock Spoken Word
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This heavy rock band was formed in 1980 by Nikki Sixx (Frank Carlton Serafino Ferranna, 11 December 1958, San Jose, California, USA; bass) and comprised former members of several other Los Angeles-based outfits. Tommy Lee (b. Thomas Bass, 3 October 1962, Athens, Greece; drums) was recruited from Suite 19; Vince Neil (b. Vince Neil Wharton, 8 February 1961, Hollywood, Califor Read more

White Lion - 25% match to Bon Jovi

Genres: Heavy Metal Latin Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This US hard rock band was formed in Brooklyn, New York, during 1983, by Mike Tramp (Michael Trampenau, 14 January 1961, Copenhagen, Denmark; lead vocals, ex-Mabel) and Vito Bratta (b. 1 July 1961, Staten Island, New York, USA; guitar, ex-Dreamer). After a series of false starts, they signed to Elektra Records with Felix Robinson (bass, ex-Angel) and Nicki Capozzi (drums) co Read more


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