BON JOVI - Richie Sambora On Rift With Jon Bon Jovi; "Nothing Is Resolved"

May 26, 2013, a year ago

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BON JOVI guitarist Richie Sambora continues to sit out the band's current tour due to a rift with frontman Jon Bon Jovi. Sambora has tweeted the following: "Hey everybody, there's nothing I can say right now cause nothing is resolved. I thank you all for your loyalty and concern…"
On the April 23rd edition of The Ellen Degeneres Show, Jon Bon Jovi addressed the ongoing rift and he briefly stated: "It's a personal matter. We love him very much. He's still a member of the band." In early April, TMZ reported that "guitarist Richie Sambora is bailing on the Bon Jovi world tour because of 'personal issues,' but it has nothing to do with substance abuse... it's all about a war that's exploded between Jon and Richie." Apparently, "sources directly connected to Bon Jovi tell TMZ... tensions between Jon and Richie have been running high for years and it's finally erupted. One source tells them, 'It's a classic Jagger/Richards blowup'.
Their sources go on to say part of the problem is that Jon constantly belittles Richie. But there's another part of the problem - they're fighting over money." Further details can be found at TMZ. Bon Jovi's complete live itinerary can be found here.

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