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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 »

LATEST STORIES
  
Richie Sambora -- Livin' On a Prayer ... Of Reconciliation?

Richie Sambora
Livin' On a Prayer of ... Reconciliation?

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 Bails on Bon Jovi -- Jon Treats Him Like Crap

Richie Sambora
Bails on Bon Jovi Jon Treats Him Like Crap

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 >

- 1184 days ago
Richie Sambora -- New Inductee to the TMZ American Hero Hall of Fame

Richie Sambora
How I Got Into The TMZ Heroes Hall of Fame

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 >

- 1756 days ago
Richie Sambora -- Out of Rehab, Joining the Tour

Richie Sambora
Out of Rehab, Joining the Tour

Richie Sambora is out of rehab and has just landed in New York City, but he's not staying long -- he's rejoining the Bon Jovi tour. Sambora told our photog at JFK he was feeling good -- which was… READ MORE >

- 1852 days ago
Bon Jovi -- The Show Must Go On

Bon Jovi -- The Show Must Go On

TMZ has learned, Bon Jovi's upcoming concert tour will go on, despite the fact that Richie Sambora will be entering rehab.According to a rep for the band, Richie "will be absent from upcoming… READ MORE >

- 1890 days ago
Richie Sambora Will Go to Rehab -- Again

Richie Sambora Will Go to Rehab -- Again

Richie Sambora will be checking into rehab, sources confirm with TMZ.We're told Richie has fallen off the wagon, and Richie made the decision yesterday to enter rehab.  We're told he has not… READ MORE >

- 1890 days ago
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 >

- 2105 days ago
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 >

- 2286 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 >

- 2324 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 >

- 2416 days ago

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