Richie Sambora decided to leave Bon Jovi: “There was really almost no choice in this regard.”

RICHIE SAMBORA Regarding his decision to leave BON JOVI:

In the new issue of People magazine, Richie Sambora opened about his controversial decision to leave GOOD LUCK in 2013, saying he wants to spend more time with his daughter Ava, now 23.

“It was not a popular decision in any case, obviously, but there was almost no choice in this regard. I had a lot of conscious work to do around it [my personal life]”said the 61-year-old guitarist.

“We went through a lot of things together. It was a period of psychological maintenance for the family. You know, I’m not an angel. But I realized, Ava I needed to be around at that moment. The family had to come first and that’s what happened. “

Sambora, who spent time in rehab in 2007 and 2011 for the consumption of alcohol and prescription drugs, added that the rock and roll lifestyle has finally taken effect.

“My lord, when I look back and start listing the tours … 18 and a half months, 52 countries,” he said. “It’s like, Wow. It was really time for a break. I’ve done this 14 times over a 31-year period.”

Two months ago, Sambora said the UK’s Daily mail that he did not oppose reunification one day GOOD LUCK, provided that the circumstances are correct. “It should be a special situation for me to come back, but I certainly don’t count it,” he said. “I have no malice for that band.”

RichieThe comments came just weeks later Jon Bon Jovi said Germany Rock Antenna that “there is not a day that passes that I do not want this Richie he had his life together and was still in the band. And yet, in a strange way, I continued and wrote because of his inability to bring them together more. “This house is not for sale”. “

address Jonremarks directly, Richie said Daily mail: “When people say I don’t have my life together – are you kidding me? I’m the happiest guy on the block.”

Sambora, who joined GOOD LUCK in 1983 and co-wrote most of the band’s iconic hits over the next three decades, he hasn’t performed a full show with the band since he left “Because we can” tour seven years ago. He later said he was thinking GOOD LUCK “should have taken several steps to become a band” and not turn into “Jon being the guy in front and nothing else. ” Jonin turn, he claimed SamboraHis “choices” had led him astray.

Sambora reunited GOOD LUCK on stage in April 2018 at Rock And Roll Hall of Fame entrance ceremony in Cleveland, marking his first song with the band in five years. He also appeared with the band and bassist Alec John Such, which he had not played with GOOD LUCK from a one-off performance in 2001. They performed several favorites of the crowd, including “Livin ‘On A Prayer”, “You give love a bad name” and “It is my life”.

GOOD LUCKnew album, “2020”, was released in October via Island Records.


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