Richie Sambora is excited for a ''joyous'' Bon Jovi reunion when the band are inducted into the Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame in April.
The legendary guitarist - who spent 31 years in the 'Livin' On A Prayer' band before leaving four years ago - said their induction will be a ''joyous'' occasion as he reunites with his former band mates for the show.
Speaking to Billboard, he said: ''It's the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame - it'll be a joyous occasion. I was there for 31 years and we sold 150 million records or something and we put a lot of a**es in seats in stadiums around the world and made a lot of people happy.
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RSO (Richie Sambora and Orianthi Panagaris) perform live at the Margaret Court Arena, Melbourne, Australia - Wednesday 28th September 2016
It's bad news again for Richie Sambora.
Richie Sambora would like you to know that he absolutely did not threaten his lover and former business partner Nikki Lund. This week, Lund came out with the claim that the Bon Jovi guitarist threatened her life during a heated argument back in March.
Lund and Sambora being interviewed together in May 2014.
Her claims gained traction and the authorities are now looking into the matter. According to the New York Daily News, police have confirmed that they want to talk to Sambora about the alleged threats.
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Bon Jovi guitarist, Richie Sambora, is under investigation by police after his ex-girlfriend files a report alleging he physically assaulted her and threatened to make her "disappear".
Richie Sambora's ex-girlfriend, Nikki Lund, has claimed he threatened to kill her. Lund has filed a police report in which she alleges 55-year-old Sambora physically assaulted her and issued threats against her life in a series of phone calls.
Nikki Lund and Richie Sambora photographed together in 2014.
Richie Sambora - Richie Sambora and his girlfriend Orianthi Panagaris arrive at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) - Los Angeles, California, United States - Friday 5th September 2014
Orianthi Panagaris and Richie Sambora - Richie Sambora and Orianthi arrive for their concert at the Ulster Hall - Belfast N Ireland, United Kingdom - Tuesday 1st July 2014
The veteran rockers may have suffered some turbulence in their ranks, but that hasn't stopped them bringing in the Benjamins
Bon Jovi made over $205m (£125m) collectively over the last twelve months of being on tour; an impressive amount by all means, ensuring they finish 2013 as the highest grossing touring group of the year. Since January, the band have performed 90 sets to over two million fans, according to Billboard's yearly rankings, with each show a sell-out, making them easy victors in this year's rankings.
Bon Jovi performed to millions of people across the globe and made millions back in return
The Michael Jackson-inspired 'Michael Jackson The Immortal World Tour' by Cirque Du Soleil came in second and despite not scoring a single sell-out performance, they contortionists still managed to bring in $157m Third and fourth place was decided by a few (hundred) thousand, with Pink edging out Bruce Springsteen for the No. 3 spot. Her 114 shows in 2013, 111 of which sold out, earned the singer $147.9m as she performed to over 1.5 million people across the globe. Springsteen saw his 53 tours sell out in 36 locations, with over 1.3 million people paying a combined $147.6m to see The Boss.
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The guitarist has been fired by JBJ from the group's ongoing tour, with the break-up apparently stemming from monetary concerns
The long-serving guitarist of Bon Jovi, Richie Sambora, has been fired from the group's current tour in what appears to be a dispute over money. As confirmed by Rumor Fix earlier this week (21 August), the guitarist and frontman of Bon Jovi, Jon Bon Jovi, came to blows over Sambora's earnings over the course of the tour, with Sambora being replace by the much more affordable Phillip 'Phil X' Xenidis.
Sambora was apparently fired for earning too much
According to RF, Sambora had been earning as much as $2,000,000 a month from touring with the band; an amount that had caused rifts in the backstage area between the rest of the group. There may be more to it, but as far as we know, it was the money that was right at the root of the dispute and ultimately led to Sambora's dismissal. In addition to the $2 mil he was making a month, the 30+ years-serving guitarist for Bon Jovi was also making 20% of earning from each live show, whilst Phil X will only receive $10,000 a month (which really can't be complained about considering he now gets to perform with one of rock's most enduring acts for a living).
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After earning $2 million a month, we doubt he'll be "livin' on a prayer."
Richie Sombora, Bon Jovi's touring guitarist, has been fired from the band's tour over money issues. The band aren't exactly scraping around for money but it has reportedly been decided that Sambora, who has toured with Jon Bon Jovi for 30 years, earns too much and this may have caused a rift within the rock band.
The Band Said 'Have A Nice Day' To Richie Sambora.
Richie was making $2 million a month from the band, according to RumorFix, and took 20% of the profits after each show. He has been replaced by Canadian guitarist, Phil "X" Xenedis who has filled in for Sambora in the past when he was in rehab. After Richie dropped out of the tour this year due to "personal issues," Phil X stepped up for some Bon Jovi axe action. The benefit of having Phil X on tour is that his salary is just $10,000 a month - a 200th of what Richie was on before he left, meaning there's a lot more cash around to be gleaned by rockers Jon, David and Tico.
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Faithful lieutenant could be out after almost thirty years
He’s Jon Bon Jovi’s trusted lieutenant, a guitarist who can claim almost as much credit for one of the commercially successful heavy rock bands of all time as its bouffant haired front man. Richie Sambora has a pretty justified reputation as being one of rock’s good guys, with not just his solid playing for Bon Jovi, but also the countless good deeds he’s done for charities around the globe, including Dream Street, The Steve Young Forever Young Foundation and Michael J Fox’s Parkinson’s disease foundation; his commitment to those he supports has been with awards and rightly so. He’s a force for good.
Yet sadly Sambora also has another side, one weak to the dangerous advances of alcohol and drugs. Sambora is thankfully aware enough fellow to check these problems in when they become too much, having checked into rehab twice in both 2007 and 2011. Unfortunately though the guitarist seems to suffer from a problem that won’t go away.
"Due to personal issues, Richie Sambora will not be performing on this upcoming leg. All shows will go on as scheduled," said a statement on the band's website on Wednesday, tersely. There were no details on why he’d left Bon Jovi’s current tour, though some sources have suggested a tension between him and his front man. Hopefully it isn’t down to a relapse, you really hope that it isn’t. It’s believed that Jon Bon Jovi has constantly belittled Sambora, whose so far dutifully kept up with him, but perhaps things have gotten to a head. Yahoo has reported there could be money issues between the pair as well, although both have been coy on the exact reasoning.
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Does Richie Sambora bailing on the tour spell out the end for Bon Jovi?
We’re gonna go out on a limb and guess that you weren’t expecting to read about Bon Jovi or Richie Sambora today. The band has popped up in news feeds for the first time in a while, but sadly, it's not good news for them.
After years of internal tension, lead guitarist Richie Sambora has announced that he is quitting the band, right before their upcoming world tour. Sambora’s reps have cited “personal issues”, but fret not, apparently it has nothing to do with substance abuse. Instead, Richie’s split is due to a conflict with frontman Jon Bon Jovi. According to a source for TMZ, the two have been butting heads for years, and the conflict has just erupted now. "It's a classic Jagger/Richards blowup," the source also comments.
There is speculation about the root of the problem. Reportedly, part of it is that Bon Jovi constantly belittles Sambora, but there’s an even bigger issue between the two – money. Wouldn’t you know it.
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Bon Jovi fans left wondering where the guitarist is, as Richie Sambora pulls out of tour
Bon Jovi fans will no doubt have been waiting with heightened anticipation for the band to embark upon their world tour. They will, of course, have been eagerly awaiting news of what songs the band will play from their back catalogue, what kind of shape they’ll be in, musically, even what the band will be wearing and what merchandise they’ll have on sale. One thing they will not have been expecting to be greeted by the sight of a Bon Jovi with a missing Richie Sambora.
The band have issued a very brief statement on their website however, revealing that Sambora will not be performing on “this upcoming leg” of the tour. They did not detail exactly which dates will see the guitarist absent from the line-up and nor were the personal issues expanded on. In the past, LA Times reports, Sambora has been ‘side-lined’ from the band because of issues that he’s had in the past, including painkiller addiction and DUI arrests. Last year, Sambora released his own album Aftermath of the Lowdown.
At last night’s show in Calgary (April 2, 2013), the band’s singer Jon Bon Jovi told the crowd “I had two choices - pack up and go home or give you everything I got .... Richie Sambora won't be performing for a while. If there's ever a night I need you, it's tonight, Calgary!"
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Richie Sambora Monday 19th October 2009 Opening Night of the Broadway musical 'Memphis' at the Shubert Theatre - Arrivals New York City, USA
Richie Sambora Sunday 4th November 2007 performing live in concert at the Prudential Center Newark, New Jersey
Date of birth
11th July, 1959