BON JOVI - Richie Sambora On Rift With Jon Bon Jovi; "Nothing Is Resolved" BON JOVI
guitarist Richie Sambora
continues to sit out the band's current tour due to a rift with frontman Jon Bon Jovi.
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
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
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.