Bon Jovi Revisits Richie Sambora Departure In New Album: ‘With Great Pain, Comes Great Art’

It’s been three years since Richie Sambora left Bon Jovi and after the guitarist sparked rumours there might be a reconciliation, we had to go straight to the man himself, Jon Bon Jovi, to clear it up.

Sambora told Australia’s that fans should “never say never” regarding a reunion.

“There’s no malice. People propagate a story that there’s problems. No. You spend 30-something years in a band. That’s a long time. Not a lot of bands had that kind of longevity,” he explained.

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And Jon agrees, telling Erin Cebula, “It’s evident that he has moved on in his life. One day he woke up and decided he didn’t want to be in the band anymore… Being in a rock band is not a life sentence and just because he chose not to come back that was his prerogative, end of story.”

But losing his co-writer didn’t stop the rocker from writing new music and gearing up to release a new album in October.

“You know, we had always believed in writing the upbeat optimistic anthem,” Bon Jovi said of his previous albums.

“The thing about ‘This House Is Not For Sale’ is, with great pain comes great art.”

Watch Erin Cebula play “Rockstar Confessions” with the rocker below and tune in Monday, October 10 at 7:30 pm ET for the full one-on-one.


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