|Bon Jovi Should Take A Page Out Of Its Playbook To Solve Personnel Problems
Richie Sambora has been Bon Jovi’s guitarist for 30 years. On April 30th we learned from the band’s website that Sambora is on a hiatus from the band because of “personal issues.” Considering that the last few times Sambora left the band it was to go to rehab for alcoholism, the implication was that he might be boozing again. When Jon Bon Jovi told the London Evening Standard that “It’s getting more and more difficult every day to not just sit here and say something… all I can say is this – it’s for personal reasons,” he lent support for that theory, since “personal reasons” can be code for rehab.
But Sambora does not appear to be in rehab. He claims he is fine and working hard on his fashion company. If so, then why did he leave? Sambora’s statements to the press hint at internal friction. “Enough with the trash-talking,” Sambora told the Daily Mail last Wednesday, “Jon needs to stop talking about me publicly.”
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