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Richie Sambora

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Richie Sambora is one of music's most talented and respected songwriters, singers, guitarists and producers. As a founding member of Bon Jovi, he has toured the world and collected over 68 gold and platinum albums. In 1998 Sambora released his second solo album, "Undiscovered Soul". The album was produced by Don Was and features contributions by Chuck Leavell of The Rolling Stones, Rami Jaffee of The Wallflowers and Steven Tyler of Aerosmith.Sambora was born in Perth Amboy, New Jersey, and raised in Woodbridge. He got his first guitar in 1971 when he was 12, and started playing in bands three years later. A diversified music listener, Sambora comes from a background of The Beatles, Eric Clapton, Johnny Winter, Led Zeppelin and "a lot of blues stuff". Sambora had the opportunity to explore all of his musical avenues when he was afforded the making of his first solo album, "Stranger In This Town". "Mr. Bluesman", a single from the album, was inspired by Clapton, and when he agreed to play lead guitar on the track, a longtime dream of Sambora's was filled. He is a self-taught musician and plays many instruments such as all guitars, piano, bass, drums, trumpet, saxophone and accordion. He divides his time between Los Angeles and New Jersey with his daughter Ava Elizabeth, who was born on October 4, 1997.  See full bio on IMDb »

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Richie Sambora -- I'm the Best Wedding Singer in Bon Jovi ... Sorry, Jon (VIDEO)

Richie Sambora
I'm the Best Wedding Singer ... In Bon Jovi (Sorry, Jon)

Richie Sambora just beat Jon Bon Jovi in a game of wedding singer. We just got this video of former JBJ lead guitarist Richie strumming the band's classic, "Livin' On a Prayer" at his nephew… READ MORE >

Ava Sambora Modeling -- Heather Locklear's Apple Fell RIGHT Under the Tree (PHOTOS)

Ava Sambora Modeling
Heather Locklear's Apple Fell RIGHT Under the Tree

Heather Locklear and Richie Sambora's little girl is ... NOT a little girl anymore -- Ava Sambora is now a full-fledged model. 18-year-old Ava did a photo shoot on the beach in Malibu -- and… READ MORE >

- 135 days ago
Richie Sambora -- You Snooze, You're Gonna Lose in Court

Richie Sambora
You Snooze, You're Gonna Lose in Court

Richie Sambora and his ex-girlfriend Nikki Lund just got socked with a big judgment in small claims court, but not because they were in the wrong ... but because they didn't bother to show… READ MORE >

- 265 days ago
Richie Sambora -- You and Your Ex-Girlfriend Stiffed Us ... Ex-Employees Sue

Richie Sambora
You & Your Ex Stiffed Us ... Ex-Employees Sue

Richie Sambora and his ex-girlfriend better put their own court battle on the back burner -- they both got slapped with lawsuits from former employees who say their paychecks were a little light.… READ MORE >

- 383 days ago
Richie Sambora Sues Ex You Extorted Me Over Fake Death Threats

Richie Sambora
Sues Ex You Extorted Me Over Fake Death Threats

Richie Sambora is striking back with a lawsuit against his ex Nikki Lund, who he alleges extorted him to the tune of more than $150k and then tried to frame him for allegedly making death… READ MORE >

- 440 days ago
Richie Sambora Off The Hook for Allegedly Threatening to Kill Ex-Girlfriend

Richie Sambora
Off The Hook for Alleged Threats Against Ex-Girlfriend

Richie Sambora's alleged death threats against his ex-girlfriend were really just a huge misunderstanding between the gf and a publicist -- so he will not be charged. Nikki Lund had claimed… READ MORE >

- 449 days ago
Richie Sambora -- I Never Threatened to Kill Ex-Girlfrriend ... I Just Pulled Out Of Her Biz

Richie Sambora
I Never Threatened to Kill Ex-GF ... I Just Pulled Out Of Her Biz

Richie Sambora had a heated phone call with his ex-gf Nikki Lund about their failing business deal -- but he never threatened to bury her in the desert ... according to Sambora's rep. … READ MORE >

- 482 days ago
Heather Locklear -- Now I'm Worried About MY Rolex!

Heather Locklear
Now I'm Worried About MY Rolex!

Heather Locklear is a little shaken over John Mayer's lawsuit ... claiming a big time watch dealer sold him counterfeit Rolexes ... because she got a Rolex from the same dude.Locklear's ex-hubby… READ MORE >

- 860 days ago
Cooper, Tyler, Hagar, Sambora -- Best Concert of 2014 ... So Far

Cooper, Tyler, Hagar, Sambora
Best Concert Of 2014 ... So Far

It sure beat watching Anderson Cooper and Kathy Griffin hijack New Year's Eve in Times Square  .. Alice Cooper, Steven Tyler, Sammy Hagar, Richie Sambora, the Doobie Brothers and Weird Al… READ MORE >

- 939 days ago
Richie Sambora -- I WILL Return to Bon Jovi

Richie Sambora
I WILL Return to Bon Jovi

Richie 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… READ MORE >

- 977 days ago

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