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Bon Jovi splits from record label after 32 years

Veteran rockers Bon Jovi have parted ways with Mercury Records after 32 years on the books.

By: PTI | Los Angeles |
August 24, 2015 11:38:04 am
Bon Jovi Bon Jovi hinted the split was a bitter one, urging fans to listen to the lyrics of “Burning Bridges”, the title track of the band’s last album. (Source: AP)

Veteran rockers Bon Jovi have parted ways with Mercury Records after 32 years on the books. Frontman Jon Bon Jovi, 53, declared it is the “end of an era” and hinted the split was a bitter one, urging fans to listen to the lyrics of “Burning Bridges”, the title track of the band’s last album, if they want to know the full story, reported Billboard magazine.

“It is the end of an era. (The album fulfils) a commitment to Mercury Records. After 32 years, we have parted ways. That is the big news. If you listen to Burning Bridges, the song, it is clearly spelled out… This hits it right in the head and tells you what happened. Listen to the lyrics because it explains exactly what happened. And that’s that,” he said.

The song, which is the last track on the album, features the lyrics, “After 30 years of loyalty, they let you dig the grave. Now maybe you can learn to sing or strum along. Well I’ll give you half the publishing. You’re why I wrote this song.”

The singer also revealed the musicians endured a difficult year following the departure of guitarist Richie Sambora quit, but they are working on a new album and have a tour scheduled for early 2016.

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“A lot happened. Richie’s sudden departure, my trying to buy the (Buffalo) Bills (football team) and now this with the label. I have a lot of material to write about. Believe me, the new record is good. It’s pointed. It is something we are going to be very proud of in the spring when we put it out.”

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