Insiders and Bon Jovi fans were hoping that Richie Sambora and Jon Bon Jovi would have resolved their dispute by now so that the guitarist could appear before a sold-out crowd at the Staples Center Friday.
But, RumorFix has learned exclusively Richie will not take the stage. “He’s still very unhappy with the situation,” a source close to Richie tells us. “He’s been in secret talks with the band and Jon and they couldn’t come to terms in time for tonight’s concert.”
We’re told, “He feels bad for the fans. He would have loved to be there in his hometown. He’s genuinely upset.”
Our source says, “Even though they haven’t resolved their problems, Richie would have performed tonight — but he was never asked!”
He has told close friends, “I am Bon Jovi, of course, I will be back!”