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Bon Jovi Exclusively to Blame for Crappy Economy

All he asks for in return is a hat that fits.

As millions of impoverished American families gather around the dinner table for a meal of cat food and tree bark this Christmas, they can be thankful that at least one New Jersey hair-metal band managed to beat the recession. Bon Jovi's summer concerts extracted an astonishing $210.6 million from fans, the most lucrative tour in a year in which the live-music industry grossed a record $4 billion worldwide. [AP]

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