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Richie Sambora

Bails on Bon Jovi

Jon Treats Him Like Crap

4/3/2013 1:00 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Richie Sambora
is bailing on the Bon Jovi world tour because of "personal issues," but it has NOTHING to do with substance abuse ... it's all about a war that's exploded between Jon and Richie.

Sources directly connected to Bon Jovi tell TMZ ... tensions between Jon and Richie have been running high for years and it's finally erupted. One source tells us, "It's a classic Jagger/Richards blowup."

Our sources say part of the problem is that Jon constantly belittles Richie. But there's another part of the problem -- they're fighting over money.

Richie was a no-show at a Bon Jovi concert in Calgary last night, and yesterday he posted on the Bon Jovi website that he was pulling out because of "personal issues."

During the Calgary concert, Jon told the crowd, "I had two choices: pack up and go home or give you everything I got ... Richie Sambora won't be performing for a while. If there's ever a night I need you, it's tonight, Calgary!"

In the meantime, Richie's been spending personal time with his daughter -- the two were on vacation in Hawaii last week. We're told it was an 11-day trip filled with zip-lining, hikes, paddle boarding, and chilling at the pool.

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Richie has had alcohol issues in the past, but we're told in no uncertain terms ... Richie is clean now.

Sources close to the band tell TMZ ... Sambora's camp is hopeful the two sides can work things out before April 19, when Bon Jovi is set to play in L.A. -- Richie's hometown.

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1.

The New Improved Sock Puppet    

Yeah, Yeah, dude looks like a lady

504 days ago
2.

su    

unbridled herpes will do that to a guitarist.

504 days ago
3.

jimmy d    

never got into this group,but jon seems like a midget priq,somebody get him tom cruieses shoe lifts......uncle floyd plays better than jon

504 days ago
4.

Gary    

Comparing J Bon Jovi amd Richie Sambora to Mick Jagger and Keith Richards is LUDICROUS.
It's impossible to compare world-class talent with no talent.

504 days ago
5.

lander    

another whore being a whore. news at eleven.

504 days ago
6.

wrx7182    

how old is the kid? She is hot

504 days ago
7.

mrharrybawls2012    

Anything that leads to a break up of this shyte band is a good thing. It was very sad to see they had "fans" back in the 80s and absolutely tragic if anyone is still going to see them now. Bon Jovi has about as much influence on the music scene as Taylor Hicks at this point.

504 days ago
8.

Ashley     

very sensitive men
that makes crap music fighting...........whatever

504 days ago
9.

Skins    

Stick to your guns Richie! Jon is a pompous tool and you are just as big a part of the bands success as him

504 days ago
10.

Alan Carver    

They make $100K of $'s and they BITCH because of MONEY! How childish is that? WHO CARES if you need more money Sambora ... grow a pair and try it on your own if you are unhappy! Stop your bitching ... half of this country is living on food-stamps! I have no sympathy for you WHAT-SO-EVER!

504 days ago
11.

beautyqueenfrommars    

Biggest selling tour out there! New album debut at #1! Speaks for itself!! Idiots!

504 days ago
12.

EasilyHard    

See Lamar Odom for tax breaks

504 days ago
13.

MasktRacer    

Rule #1, NEVER name your band after one member. It always comes back to haunt you with ego problems. Do what you want Richie, you have enough money to never worry about BS. IF Jon is really your friend, then you guys should be able to work it out.

504 days ago
14.

billybob    

Bon Jovi Fans
Bail on Richie Sambora:
Richie Treats Us Like Crap! Rather Chills On Hawaii Than Perform For The Paying Crowd!

F* U Richie and keep the mon...er...faith!

504 days ago
15.

Toilethead    

Who even gives a crap about those two dinosaurs?

504 days ago
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