Bon Jovi fans love the combination of Jon Bon Jovi and Richie Sambora.
In a recent interview with Pollstar, Jon Bon Jovi talked about his former bandmate saying Richie led himself astray after exiting the group in 2013.
“This isn’t a band that is dependent on the guitar player like Van Halen or U2 or something,”
“[I]t was about the songs and it was about me.”
Discussing Sambora’s departure he said:
“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.”
“Well, if you consider numbers, we’re as big or bigger than ever.”
“You see how they come back again and trust in the change in lineup and the musical direction. … I’m not trying to rewrite ‘You Give Love a Bad Name.’ I think that speaks to me as the leader and primary songwriter, that they trust me as an audience.”