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Richie Sambora

Richard Stephen "Richie" Sambora (born July 11, 1959) is an American rock guitarist, producer, musician, singer, and songwriter who is the longtime lead guitarist of the rock band Bon Jovi. He and frontman Jon Bon Jovi form the primary songwriting unit of the band. He has also released three solo albums: Stranger in This Town in 1991, Undiscovered Soul in 1998, and his third, Aftermath of the Lowdown was released in September 2012. Sambora was born in Perth Amboy, New Jersey, the son of Joan, a secretary, and Adam, a factory foreman. Sambora is of Polish and Italian 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, Joe Kmiecik, and George Harrison. He was also influenced by Spanish classical music and began a lifelong love of the Spanish guitar. Furthermore, he has stated that

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Heather Locklear -- Dumping Sambora All Over Again

Heather Locklear -- Dumping Sambora All Over Again

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 >

Richie vs. Rock vs. Jovi: Who'd You Rather?

Richie vs. Rock vs. Jovi
Who'd You Rather?

Rock divos Richie Sambora, 50, Kid Rock, 39, and Jon Bon Jovi, 48, showed up to the same event in Detroit the other day.Question is ...  READ MORE >

- 1637 days ago
Whose Rockin' Bod?

Whose Rockin' Bod?

Can you guess which rocker busted out their tummy rug while sunning in Maui this week? READ MORE >

- 1675 days ago
Richie Sambora -- Like Buttah!

Richie Sambora -- Like Buttah!

Here's rehabbed Bon Jovi guitarist Richie Sambora in his Babwa weave at an event in Hollywood on Monday (left) -- and Mike Myers as "SNL" persona Linda Richman (right).Talk amongst… READ MORE >

- 1767 days ago
Richie Sambora -- Extremely High Risk Blackjack

Richie Sambora -- Extremely High Risk Blackjack

There's no place more dangerous in the world for a recovering alcoholic than a Blackjack table in Vegas -- but this weekend at the Hard Rock, Richie Sambora was in the mood to gamble...… READ MORE >

- 1972 days ago
Richie & Heather Enjoy Some Vagabonding Time

Richie & Heather Enjoy Some Vagabonding Time

Looking like a homeless couple waiting for the bus, rehabbed exes Richie Sambora and Heather Locklear came together to watch their daughter Ava's soccer game in L.A. on Tuesday.Alert their… READ MORE >

- 2081 days ago
Richie Sambora -- Santa Still Loves Me

Richie Sambora -- Santa Still Loves Me

Richie Sambora pled no contest to driving with a blood alcohol level of .08 or higher earlier this year with his daughter in the car -- but he doesn't think that's bad enough to get him on Santa's… READ MORE >

- 2115 days ago
Heather & Richie -- Blood Brings Them Together

Heather & Richie -- Blood Brings Them Together

Heather Locklear and Richie Sambora have something in common other than his and hers DUIs -- their love for daughter Ava.The ex-couple (plus Richie's new GF) reunited Saturday night at a hotel in… READ MORE >

- 2160 days ago
Sambora Gives the Ex Report

Sambora Gives the Ex Report

Richie Sambora says ex-wife Heather Locklear is doing A-OK -- but he doesn't keep up with the exploits of one of his other famous exes.insertBCSinglePlayer(1667940814); See Also Heather Checks… READ MORE >

- 2258 days ago
Sambora: Bon Jovial at Photog's Interrogation

Sambora: Bon Jovial at Photog's Interrogation

Richie Sambora was at LAX today, and although our photog hit the rocker with a barrage of questions, he played it pretty coy when asked who was hotter: Heather or Denise. It's hot vs.… READ MORE >

- 2316 days ago

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