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Richie Sambora

I WILL Return to Bon Jovi

11/24/2013 1:23 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

112413_richie_sambora_launch_v2Richie Sambora's hasty departure from Bon Jovi was only temporary ... so claims the guitar player himself, who tells us his shredding days with the band are hardly over.

The 54-year old rock legend was blowing out of L.A.X. when we asked about his rift with the band ... and Sambora told us to keep the faith.

We broke the story ... Sambora pulled out of Bon Jovi's current world tour for "personal issues" -- Richie sources say it was a fight over money, but others in the band claim Richie was hitting the bottle again.

Fun Fact:  Bon Jovi were the highest paid band in '13 ...  $79 mil ...more money than the tours of Kanye West, Coldplay and One Direction.

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MEEEEEEEEEEEEEE    

You broke the story because of meeeeeeeeeeeeee emailing you the tip. Hey, still haven't received my check???? on the other hand, glad to hear he's coming back----Bon Jovi is not the same without Richie!!

146 days ago
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Yurra Knutz    

One of the most unique guitarist I've ever seen.

146 days ago
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The Zombie    

Fabulous. I can't sleep at knight knowing Richie and Jon are beefin'.

146 days ago
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some guy    

Nowadays, I think Richie's more likely to shred his hip instead of a guitar.

146 days ago
5.

Toilethead    

Nobody cares.

146 days ago
6.

static    

Richie they did you a favor kicking you out its a chance for you to do something cool on your own instead of rehashing the same tired old crap.

146 days ago
7.

JiLL1    

Every Bon Jovi song sounds the same to me

146 days ago
8.

Duke    

Is Richie living on a prayer?

146 days ago
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barnyardhumor    

. Of course Bon Jovi makes more money than the other slugs mentioned - it has TALENT which is lacking in screechy little girl Kanye..

146 days ago
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Lucky_130    

Every man has a price

146 days ago
11.

DJ    

No thanks you have been replaced by the great Phil X

146 days ago
12.

RealityBites    

Saw them last summer without him and they weren't as good, the crowd wasn't as into the show as they were the time before, says a lot, they are not the same without him, Glad I only paid $20 for the ticket.

146 days ago
13.

Rodney King    

Can't we all just get along?

146 days ago
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sandra hiatte    

anyone who treats their bandmates and fans who bought tickets should not even call themself still a member of the band---and still wearing his stupid hats--more then alittle to old for that

146 days ago
15.

Ali    

Pressing questions: 1) Why does his body-guard look like an old Arab Woman? 2) Why does Richie's hair look like a soccer Mom style?

He's so washed up. Time to fade away gracefully.

146 days ago
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