In a recent interview with Absolute Radio, guitarist Richie Sambora said that he’s in talks to reunite with Bon Jovi for live performances.
Here’s what Richie said:
“We’re talking about it. I don’t think there’s any reason not to at this point. Jon (Bon Jovi) was having a hard time with his voice a little bit there and he needed to take a little bit of a breather.
“I don’t know when Jon’s going to get his voice together and [when the reunion is] going to happen, but we have to get out there and do it for the fans, really. I feel a second obligation.”
Asked more if he’s considering writing new music with Bon Jovi in the future, Sambora replied:
“Oh, if he doesn’t let me, he’s crazy. I’m on a tear. Actually, I did write that other (Bon Jovi) stuff, too. It’s a misnomer when people go just because his name (Jon Bon Jovi) is on [the band] that’s the name. We just couldn’t think of anything else really. People think that I just come up with the guitar parts and something like that. But songwriting is conceptual.”
“You have to have a concept. It’s a story. And it can sometimes just come from looking out the window and observing and a lot of times it comes from your own life and for the most part of Bon Jovi, my life was a lot [more] colorful than everybody else’s in the band.”