Yeah... not a fan of Bon Jovi either, but I can respect that the dude can draw a CROWD, and has had oodles of hits over several decades. There's definitely some there there, but it's not my kind of thing.
It's funny. I was going to list 2 or 3 bands that started in the early 80's... but the list was just SO AMAZING, I kept going. Such a range of things... Nick Cave and Run DMC started the same year as Metallica?!? Really?