Richie Sambora & Jon Bon Jovi Have Secret Talks, But Still No Deal — Exclusive

Posted on April 19th, 2013 at 5:50 pm
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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!”

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    • Fede

      THIS IS PURE CRAP!!! There is no dispute between Jon and Richie or between Richie and any other band member. He had to leave due to PERSONAL issues, issues that he doesn’t need to speak about in public. There is no such thing as a negotiation going on, he just took a time off to take care of his things. There’s no need to ask him to play, he is a band member as always, he’ll be back whenever he is ready, he doesn’t need to ask permission to play!! Shitty article written by stupid ‘journalist’ for stupid, lame and pathetic web site.

      • joanne

        You tell them. I am over all the bullshit. Leave the boy alone i say huh :)

      • iknowwhatyouknow@yahoo.com

        Where does it mention money in this story, what are talking about??? It just says Richie hasn’t resolved issues with Bon Jovi and won’t be back until he has. Sound true enough to me. That Jon Bon Jovi is a greedy narcissistic big head if you ask me who like to control everything. This is a good story. Certainly gave my what I needed to know… I’d day you don’t even know Richie affter reading silly comment.

      • kaymichigan1

        If it isn’t true then Jon or Richie needs to say so. The longer we go with no news, and no denials, the more true it looks. I think it’s a lot more accurate than some fans want to think. Even very close friends will fight viciously over money. We know it’s not a health issue and has nothing to do with family. If it was a legal matter we would have heard about it. The idea that he and Jon are fighting over money sounds like the most plausible reason for his absence right now, even if it’s sad to think about.

    • jonboncrap

      Richie is amazing without him there is no band. Tonight’s show was pure crap without him. thanks for btinging us thise news

    • diehardjovi

      Great info!!!!!! THere ain’t no Bon Jovi without our man Richie – BS concert tonight without our man Richie

    • @cynni112

      This is pure crap is right! You people know nothing about this band RICHIE WILL BE BACK AFTER THIS LEG OF THE TOUR! You’re making statements and reporting lies maybe you should rethink your profession when you have to make sh*t up to write about. Richie is not a greedy person this band is close knit. Explain to me why after 3 years and millions of dollars that Richie has made NOW he wants more money? This is the most ignorant thing I have ever read about this band.

      • http://twitter.com/cynni112 Cynthia

        I meant to type 30 years

        • iknowwhatyouknow

          It doesn’t mention money in any part of this story, what are talking about??? I just says Richie hasn’t resolved issues with Bon Jovi and won’t be back until he has. Sound true enough to me. That Jon Bon Jovi is a greedy narcissistic big head if you ask me who like to control everything. This is a good story. Certainly gave my what I needed to know… I’d day you don’t even know Richie affter reading silly comment.

      • nat

        well that turned out not to be true, he wont be in europe or africa

    • disgruntledFan1

      I hope Jon and Richie settle their difftreces before the leg of the, I I paid money to see Bon Jovi WITH Richie!!! Does not make sense without him. I will feel ripped off if he isn’t the on the night I see Bon Jovi – I would be more “NON” JOVI aftter that!!!!

    • jimbob23

      Clearly Richie is being bashed by industry insiders, if you ask me I think he should talk publically and put Jon in his place if this goes on we the fans have a right and a need to know what is going on. I agree with @disgruntledFan1

    • BringbackRichie

      I feel bad for Richie he is an integral part of a super group since the 80′s and they treat him this way. The show was BS last night. Bring back Richie!

    • lordhavemercy

      CORRECT!!! A RUMOR WELL FIXED – WE LOVE RICHIE S!!!!

    • Guest

      The problem is that most fans accept it and continue going to shows without Richie!!

      • ROCKSGIRLSPARKLE

        But sadly, it isn’t the same without Richie, however you look at it, Richie ROCKS!

    • tommyboy

      Richie is walking on a tight rope. Whenever he feels its right for him to go back its ok? This time around I think he needs to step down. I bet that if his solo career took off , hahahahahahahaha, he would of left the band faster then his bs story that he had his issues back in LA.
      Just to prove what a scum he turned into is that his hometown is Woodbridge, Nj… Not LA, CA. All I can say is Phil X is really growing on me. I am done paying for Richie to take off when ever he wants to. Idiot!!!!!!!!!!!!
      Jon, Stick to ur guns… U made Richie and u made Alec. Alec said and I quote from the slippery when wet videos vhs. I used to sell dinette sets from door to door. Well Jon made him millions and it got over his head. Hugh kicks ass for Alec and Phil X is way to much of an ass kicker over Richie..
      Oh yeah, The best thing is Rich can do another Snapple commercial.

    • http://twitter.com/LaraSEllis Lara Sasseen Ellis

      Sorry, but Bon Jovi is not Bon Jovi without Richie. It’s ‘Bon Jov’ like those crap t-shirts I saw a pic of that were being sold bootleg outside of the Staples show. No one knows what’s going on behind the scenes, so put a lid on it. Not fair to pass judgement on Jon or Richie right now until the real cards are placed down on the table for us to see. Knowing their history, we may never know the sorted details of what is going on.

    • Guest

      Jon Bon Jovi solo band,