In an interview with The Daily Mail, former Bon Jovi guitarist Richie Sambora talked about his relationship with his ex-bandmate Jon Bon Jovi and unveiled whether there were any reunion plans for the near future.
As you may remember, Richie Sambora had been the lead guitarist of Bon Jovi for 30 years until his departure from the band in 2013. Richie later revealed the reason for leaving Bon Jovi was to focus more on his family.
After leaving the band, Sambora only joined the band for their Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction in 2018. He was also the co-writer of many Bon Jovi classics, including ‘Livin’ on a Prayer‘ and ‘It’s My Life.’
Recently, Richie Sambora joined an interview with The Daily Mail and shared his thoughts on Jon Bon Jovi’s previous statements claiming Richie wasn’t able to get it together anymore.
Here’s what Jon Bon Jovi asserted about Sambora:
“There’s not a day that goes by that I don’t wish that Richie had his life together and was still in the band, and you know, in a weird way it’s because of his inability to get it together anymore that we went on and wrote ‘This House Is Not for Sale.'”
During the latest interview, Richie responded to his former bandmate’s claims by stating he was actually the ‘happiest dude‘ and continued:
“When people say I don’t have my life together – are you kidding me? I’m the happiest dude on the block.”
Furthermore, when Sambora asked about the possibility of a Bon Jovi reunion in the near future, he claimed that even though he didn’t have any resentment, it had to be a special event for him to go back to the band.
Here’s what Sambora stated about the reunion rumors:
“It would have to be a special situation for me to go back, but I’m certainly not counting it out. I have no malice toward that band.”
Additionally, the original Bon Jovi guitarist clarified whether there was any bad blood between Jon Bon Jovi and him since they had to spend so much time together back then by adding:
“We’ve had our ups and downs throughout the years as any married couple has. Jon and I spent more time together than we spent with our families because he and I wrote the songs.”
Click here to read the entire interview with Richie Sambora.