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Jon Bon Jovi performs with Bon Jovi in Anaheim, California on Oct. 9, 2013. The band earned the No. 1 spot on Pollstars list of top-grossing tours of 2013. / Jon Bon Jovi performs with Bon Jovi in Madrid, Spain on June 27, 2013. - Provided courtesy of OTRC / Alfaqui / Kelly A. Swift / Startraksphoto.com
12/31/2013

Bon Jovi earned $259.5 million in tour revenue in 2013 and comes in at No. 1 on Pollstar's list of top-grossing world tours that year, beating the likes of Beyonce, Justin Bieber and One Direction.

Others who made the cut include Bruce Springsteen - a friend and childhood idol of singer Jon Bon Jovi, as well as pop stars Taylor Swift, Rihanna and Pink. Check out the top 10 list below.

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11/27/2013

A rock god, a prince, and a pop princess gave quite the performance at recent charity event in London.

Prince William, the 31-year-old Duke of Cambridge and future heir to the British throne and Swift, 23, took to the stage at the Winter Whites Gala, benefitting Centrepoint, at Kensington Palace in London on Tuesday to join Bon Jovi, 51, as he performed his band's 1986 hit "Livin' On A Prayer." It marked Swift's first appearance at a royal event.

10/14/2013
Jon Bon Jovi appears with bride Branka Delic on her wedding day on Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013, as seen in her Twitter profile picture. - Provided courtesy of twitter.com/branksd

For love -- he'll give it a shot.

Jon Bon Jovi made an Australian woman's lifelong dream come true by walking her down the aisle at her wedding, following an online campaign she had launched months ago.

07/09/2013
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Jon Bon Jovi gives a speech in his hometown of Sayreville, New Jersey on July 8, 2013. The rocker donated $1 million to the  Hurricane Sandy New Jersey Relief Fund. - Provided courtesy of OTRC

Jon Bon Jovi recently donated $1 million to help the survivors of Hurricane Sandy and traveled to his hometown of Sayreville, New Jersey to meet with Governor Chris Christie.

Bon Jovi gave a speech during his visit to Sayreville on July 8. Watch the video above and check out a transcript below.

07/09/2013
Jon Bon Jovi gives a speech in his hometown of Sayreville, New Jersey on July 8, 2013. The rocker donated $1 million to the  Hurricane Sandy New Jersey Relief Fund. - Provided courtesy of OTRC Jon Bon Jovi speaks in hometown of Sayreville, N.J. on July 8, 2013 after donating $1M to help Hurricane Sandy survivors.
11/21/2012
Jon Bon Jovi talks to OTRC.com about the 2012 movie Stand Up Guys. - Provided courtesy of OTRC Jon Bon Jovi talks to OTRC.com about his acting career, his music for 'Stand Up Guys' and Hurricane Sandy.
12/12/2012
The official logo for the 121212 Concert for Sandy Relief. - Provided courtesy of 121212concert.org

The 12-12-12 Concert for Sandy Relief, aimed at raising funds to help those affected by Hurricane Sandy, will be broadcast live from Madison Square Garden in New York on December 12 at 7:30 p.m. ET to some 2 billion people worldwide.

The event, whose proceeds will benefit the Robin Hood Relief Fund, will feature performances from Paul McCartney, David Grohl of Foo Fighters, Alicia Keys, The Who, Eddie Vedder, The Rolling Stones, Eric Clapton, Chris Martin of Coldplay, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band and Kanye West. Watch the concert on OTRC.com.

12/03/2012
Jon Bon Jovi talks to OTRC.com about the 2012 movie Stand Up Guys. - Provided courtesy of OTRC

Jon Bon Jovi recently opened up more about his daughter's recent drug arrest, citing her "sudden and steep decline."

"I didn't have any sisters," Bon Jovi told the Associated Press in an interview published on December 3. "We bring home this girl the first day. Now what? Where's the manual? There was no manual. So you bring her up the best you can, you surround her with hugs and kisses and know that she may eventually fall down. I appreciate the outpouring of kindness in light of what happened in my household."

11/21/2012
Jon Bon Jovi talks to OTRC.com about the 2012 movie Stand Up Guys. - Provided courtesy of OTRC

Jon Bon Jovi has appeared in films and television but is nowadays concentrating on his music career and work with his rock band, which is preparing for another world tour, and his efforts to help the survivors of Hurricane Sandy.

He recently returned to writing music for films and has contributed two songs to the new crime comedy "Stand Up Guys," which stars Al Pacino and Christopher Walken.

11/21/2012
Jon Bon Jovi talks to OTRC.com about the 2012 movie Stand Up Guys. - Provided courtesy of OTRC

Jon Bon Jovi has opened up about his 19-year-old daughter Stephanie Bongiovi's recent drug arrest and reported heroin overdose, saying his family will get through the "tragedy."

Bongiovi was hospitalized earlier this month was charged with drug possession after police responded to an emergency call at Hamilton College in New York. She and a male student were arrested for drug possession. The charges were later dropped due to a state law that exempts people who suffer overdoses or those who report them from being prosecuted for drug cases.

09/06/2012
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Jon Bon Jovi performs at a Bon Jovi concert in Vienna, Austria in July 2011. - Provided courtesy of flickr.com/photos/cheesy42/

Jon Bon Jovi's 19-year-old daughter Stephanie Bongiovi will no longer have to face drug charges following her recent arrest at Hamilton College because of a New York State law amendment that offers an exemption from criminal prosecution if an emergency call was made to report an overdose.

The incident occurred early on Wednesday. Police were called to a residence hall to investigate a report about a woman who had suffered an apparent heroin overdose. Bongiovi was taken to a hospital. Officers later found heroin and marijuana in a dorm room and arrested her and a 21-year-old male student, who had made the emergency call.

11/14/2012
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Jon Bon Jovi performs at a Bon Jovi concert in Vienna, Austria in July 2011. - Provided courtesy of flickr.com/photos/cheesy42/

Jon Bon Jovi's 19-year-old daughter Stephanie Bongiovi has been arrested on suspicion of drug possession after police investigated a report of a woman who allegedly overdosed on heroin at a dorm at Hamilton College in New York.

Investigator Peter Cania, who works for the Town of Kirkland police department, told the Associated Press that Bongiovi is recovering at a hospital that he declined to name. Bongiovi and Bon Jovi's rep had no immediate comment.

09/06/2012
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Jon Bon Jovi performs at a Bon Jovi concert in Vienna, Austria in July 2011. - Provided courtesy of flickr.com/photos/cheesy42/

A New Jersey man has pleaded guilty to burglarizing Jon Bon Jovi's house and other homes and faces up to five years in prison.

Nicholas Tracy, 22, entered his plea at a court in Freehold on Tuesday, the Associated Press reported. He carried out the thefts between March and April of 2011. The homes are located on the same road near the Jersey shore. Tracy stole more than $300,000 worth of personal items from the homes, including jewelry valued at about $100,000 from Bon Jovi's house, court records show.

07/02/2012
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Jon Bon Jovi appears in this promotional photo for Avons new line of Unplugged fragrances for men and women in July 2012. - Provided courtesy of Avon

For many Bon Jovi fans, the words "Jon Bon Jovi" and "Unplugged" bring to mind an acoustic performance by frontman Jon and guitarist Richie Sambora at the 1989 MTV Video Music Awards as well as a intimate 1992 MTV concert that featured the heartthrob singer rocking a pair of ridiculously tight jeans.

Now, some 20 years later, Jon Bon Jovi, 49, has teamed up with popular cosmetics company Avon, the self-proclaimed "company for women" to launch a line of "Unplugged" fragrances for members of both genders.

12/19/2011
Jon Bon Jovi appears in a photo posted on his official Facebook page on December 19, 2011. - Provided courtesy of David Bergman / DavidBergman.net / Facebook.com/BonJovi

Jon Bon Jovi is the most recent target of the celebrity death hoax, but rest assured, he is alive and well.

The rocker posted the photo pictured above on his band's official Facebook page, holding up a sign with the current date, time and joking that, "Heaven looks a lot like New Jersey."

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