Put to rest any fears about Bon Jovi gone country.
Even without the stonewashed jeans and frayed denim jacket, Bon Jovi still rocks. Hard core.
The band proved its rock cred Monday night at the Pepsi Center in Denver, part of its tour to promote its most recent album, “Lost Highway,” a Nashville-tribute twist that added a fiddle/violin player to the stage.
But the crowd didn’t let a little twang discourage them from throwing up their metal signs. My pinky and pointer fingers are exhausted.
After all, Bon Jovi’s song “Wanted Dead or Alive” pulled out the acoustic style back in the mid- ’80s. And lest you forget, the lead singer is a cowboy; on a steel horse he rides.