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Jon Bon Jovi spoke about departed Bon Jovi guitarist Richie Sambora in a new interview with Pollstar, and he stated he would prefer to have Richie still in the band. As he’s not in the band, it’s like Jon has “one arm tied behind my back.”
Richie exited the band in the middle of the “Because We Can” tour in 2013.
“It wouldn’t be fair to Tico (Torres) or David (Bryan) or to me, to have let it falter because of Richie’s … problems, his issues,” Jon said. “So there was no way that I was going to … the name of the band is Bon Jovi, it’s not anything else. This isn’t a band that is dependent on the guitar player like Van Halen or U2 or something, it was about the songs and it was about me. We got it. I wish he was here, too, because we were a formidable duo. Our voices were the magic and he’s a great guy and all that kind of stuff but his choices have led him astray.”
Richie is the co-writer of most of the Bon Jovi classics, including “Livin’ on a Prayer,” “Wanted Dead or Alive,” and “It’s My Life.”
Still, Bon Jovi without Richie did rack up a gross of $868.8 million in concert ticket sales from 2010 to 2019 to finish fifth in Pollstar’s decade concert tally.
Richie leaving the band did not help things, Jon said.- Source