Bon Jovi Documentary Coming Soon in Honor of the Band’s 40th Anniversary of Self-Titled Album

Portrait of American rock band Bon Jovi backstage before a performance at the Rosemont Horizon, Rosemont, Illinois, May 20, 1984. Pictured are, from left, David Bryan, Tico Torres, Jon Bon Jovi, Alec John Such, and Richie Sambora
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Thank You, Goodnight: The Bon Jovi Story, a four-part docuseries about the band’s history is coming to Hulu. Set to premiere on April 26, 2024, the documentary had cooperation from all of the current and past members of Bon Jovi and hopes to give fans an inside look.

The official description reads, “As thrilling as the story of a once-in-a-lifetime talent is, it is even more rare that a legend like Jon Bon Jovi lets the world into his most vulnerable moments while he’s still living them. Forty years of personal videos, unreleased early demos, original lyrics and never-before-seen photos that chronicle the journey from Jersey Shore clubs to the biggest stages on the planet. The series relives the triumphs and setbacks, greatest hits, biggest disappointments and most public moments of friction.”

Gutchie Kojima/Shinko Music/Getty Images) US rock band Bon Jovi, group portrait in a hotel room during their first visit to Japan, Nagoya Kanko Hotel, Aichi, Japan, 4th August 1984. (L-R) David Bryan, Tico Torres, Alec John Such, Richie Sambora, Jon Bon Jovi

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The docuseries comes amid the 40th anniversary of the band’s self-titled album, released on January 21, 1984. Jon Bon Jovi, born John Francis Bongiovi, Jr. faced rejection after rejection when going to record companies. However, things changed when his song “Runaway” won a New Jersey radio station’s Best Unsigned Band competition. It became a hit and led to him being signed with Mercury Records. He then had to get a band together and recruited bassist Alec John Such, drummer Tico Torres, keyboard player David Bryan, and lead guitarist Richie Sambora.

Jon Bon Jovi performs during a welcome dinner hosted by iHeartmedia at ANA Masters of Marketing at Rosen Shingle Creek on October 24, 2023 in Orlando, Florida

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Bon Jovi put together songs including “Come Back” and “Breakout” for their first album. Just a few years later, the band had catapulted into stardom and became one of the top ’80s bands that we still know and love today. By selling over 130 million records worldwide, they became one of the best-selling bands of all time. They have released 15 studio albums, five compilation albums, and three live albums. The band has big plans for its 40th anniversary but will there be a tour to celebrate? Stay tuned! For now, tell us… what’s your favorite Bon Jovi song?

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