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The Duke of Cambridge joined the musicians on stage for the finale

PolyGram builds profit


Can't sing, can't dance. Looks great

OK, so you're ready to storm the charts with your head-melting new blend of Schoenbergian 12-tone, Dixieland jazz and Belgian techno. You're all set up to be the biggest thing since Michael Jackson's underwear bill, but there's a problem. Too much studio time and junk food has left you bleary-eyed and pimply and, frankly, your clothes suck. Man, you need image.

Playing for his lunch

Jon Bon Jovi in the Covent Garden piazza in London yesterday with his lead guitarist, Richie Sambora. Equipment for the impromptu event was set up in mid-morning and by the time the rock stars arrived just after noon in a grey Mercedes 2,000 fans had gathered. 'I thought we were going out for a cheeseburger for lunch,' said Bon Jovi before playing for half an hour. He was then ushered back through the crowd to the waiting car. The Bon Jovi group, who reformed last year for a world tour, appear on Top of the Pops today and have a greatest hits album out next month.

'Four Weddings' pushes PolyGram profits to pounds 85m: Group's half-year result fails to impress analysts

THE FILM Four Weddings and a Funeral helped PolyGram, the entertainment group, to raise net profits by 14.7 per cent to 234m guilders ( pounds 85.64m) in the first half.

Multimedia: Music business faces big shake-up

NEXT TIME you want to listen to Beethoven or Bon Jovi why not watch them as well?

TELEVISION / 'Heh-heh, heh-heh, heh-heh': Beavis and Butthead enjoy sniffing paint-thinner, setting fire to things and torturing frogs. Other interests: television, Bon Jovi and snot. Typical lads, according to John Lyttle who, ahead of the pair's arrival on Channel 4, takes a look at their predecessors and ponders the appeal of never growing up

Boys, listen up. Remember when your parents warned you that if you watched too much television, listened to too much rock music and thought about girls all the time, you'd turn into a permanent moron, not to mention grow hair on the palms of your hands? Well, they were right.
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