Earlier this week, Bon Jovi announced it will be moving forward on its current tour without longtime guitarist Richie Sambora. Little is known about why the musician decided to bail, save his reasons fall under the extremely vague category of ”personal”. That being said, there are, of course, plenty of theories as to what the hell is going on.
Given Sambora’s extensive history with drugs and alcohol, it’s not surprising the most common theory seems to relate to him taking a rehabilitation-related hiatus from the band. If TMZ is to be believed, however, that couldn’t be further from the truth. The outlet claims Sambora is sober. He just can’t get along with Jon. Apparently, the two of them have been fighting a whole lot lately over both money and personality issues, and Richie is allegedly sick and tired of Jon belittling him.
On the one hand, this story sounds believable enough. There have been some rumors of in-fighting in the band before. On the other hand, Bon Jovi and Sambora have rocked out together for thirty years. It seems like if there was legitimately a personality beef big enough for someone to leave a tour, it would have come out a long time before this.
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