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 >
Richard Stephen "Richie" Sambora (born July 11, 1959) is an American rock guitarist, producer, musician, singer/songwriter who is the longtime lead guitarist of the popular rock band Bon Jovi. He and frontman Jon Bon Jovi form the primary songwriting unit of the band. He is also a solo artist, having released two solo albums; Stranger in This Town in 1991, and Undiscovered Soul in 1998. Sambora was born in Perth Amboy, New Jersey, the son of Joan, a secretary, and Adam Sambora, a factory foreman. Sambora is of Polish descent and was raised Catholic. He grew up in Woodbridge, New Jersey and attended Woodbridge High School there, graduating in 1977. He began playing the guitar at the age of 12 following the death of guitar legend Jimi Hendrix in 1970. From his early days Sambora was strongly influenced by blues and 60s rock 'n' roll. His most important influences were Eric Clapton, Jimi Hendrix, Jeff Beck, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Johnny Winter, Jimmy Page, Joe Perry and George Harrison. He was also influenced by Spanish classical music and began a life long love of the Spanish guitar. Classical music directly inspired several of his songs, such as The Answer which was originally written on piano.
Richie Sambora was NOT allowed to play a hardcore guitar riff during the Breeder's Cup because officials were afraid it would cause the horses to FREAK OUT ... and TMZ has the rendition that was… READ MORE >
Never Say Goodbye Bon Jovi fans ... Richie Sambora tells TMZ, his split from Jon and the rest of his band mates is NOT forever ... probably. As TMZ previously reported ... Sambora pulled out of… READ MORE >
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.… READ MORE >
If you want to know how Richie Sambora achieved TMZ American Hero Hall of Fame status -- just ask Heather Locklear AND Denise Richards. Or ... just watch this story.Check out TMZ on TV -- click… READ MORE >
Heather Locklear is finally erasing the last trace of her 12-year marriage to Richie Sambora ... his last name.Heather -- who filed for divorce in 2006 -- filed documents on Friday in L.A. County… READ MORE >