Richie Sambora Fired From Bon Jovi Tour - Over Money?
8/23/2013 9:47:00 AM
Richie Sambora has been fired from Bon Jovi’s tour. According to RumorFix.com: "Sources close to the band tell us it’s all about money. We are told just like any divorce, their differences are irreconcilable."
Sambora still collects songwriting royalties and profits from merchandise, but he won’t be rejoining the band onstage after stepping down earlier this year.
Neither the guitarist nor Bon Jovi have discussed the split or the reason for it, but Sambora is reportedly not taking the news well.
A source says, “Richie wants to go back on stage – that’s his first love. He’s really upset over the news.”
The 54 year old is quoted as saying, “I am not going to be onstage at Hyde Park sadly. It’s just not happening right now. I truly want to be there and I feel very sad for the fans that I won’t be performing. I love the fans, I love the band.”
He added, “Jon (Bon Jovi) and I have been tight for, like, 30 years, so all of this is very sad.”