Bon Jovi says their next album will be a "big rock record" that will feature "a lot of social commentary." Speaking at a press conference in London on Wednesday, Jon Bon Jovi said 'What About Now,' due March 26th, documents a "moment in time – a post-first-term Obama, where America was and is" that will address the economy and unemployment, among other issues:

That moment in time almost forced the record to come out...because otherwise the time would pass and the subject matter becomes dated.

While noting that the album's anthemic first single, 'Because We Can,' represents "Bon Jovi at its best," the frontman said there was plenty of variety on the record.