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Richie Sambora says he wants to reunite with Bon Jovi

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Richie Sambora says he wants to reunite with Bon Jovi

The guitarist Richie Sambora joined Bon Jovi in 1983 and left the group in 2013, reuniting briefly with them at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction in 2018. But now, in an interview with ITV the musician said that he would like to reunite with the band and also record new material.


Richie Sambora says he wants to reunite with Bon Jovi

“We’re talking about it. I don’t think there’s any reason not to at this point. Jon (Bon Jovi) was having a hard time with his voice a little bit there and he needed to take a little bit of a breather. I don’t know when Jon’s going to get his voice together and (When the reunion is) going to happen, but we have to get out there and do it for the fans, really. I feel a second obligation.”

He was then asked if he would like to record new material with the group and he replied: “Oh, if he doesn’t let me, he’s crazy. I’m on a tear. Actually, I did write that other (Bon Jovi) stuff, too. It’s a misnomer when people go just because his name is on. That’s the name. We just couldn’t think of anything else really. People think that I just come up with the guitar parts and something like that.”

Sambora continued:

“But songwriting is conceptual. You have to have a concept. It’s a story. And it can sometimes just come from looking out the window and observing and a lot of times it comes from your own life and for the most part of Bon Jovi, my life was a lot (more) colorful than everybody else’s in the band.”

The musician also said that he has a good relationship with Bon Jovi. “You know what, there’s no malice. I mean, we did something… there’s not a lot of bands that did what we did. I mean, obviously, bands like The Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd and U2 (have),” Richie Sambora said.

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