Richie Sambora Teases Return to Bon Jovi in UK Interview
Shortly after being revealed as Jacket Potato on the UK version of The Masked Singer, former Bon Jovi guitarist Richie Sambora is talking about his future with the band.
Asked if he will join Bon Jovi for a future reunion, the guitarist told planetradio.com.
“We’re talking about it. I don’t think there’s any reason not to at this point,” he said. ““Jon (Bon Jovi) was having a hard time with his voice a little bit there and he needed to take a little bit of a breather.”
He continued: “You know what, there’s no malice. I mean, we did something… there’s not a lot of bands that did what we did. I mean, obviously, bands like The Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd and U2 (have).”
Sambora-who revealed he has a new solo rock record produced by Bob Rock due by the end of March “or beginning of April”–didn’t reveal specifics, but said he is open to the reunion when it is time.
“I don’t know when Jon’s going to get his voice together and (when the Bon Jovi reunion is) going to happen, but we have to get out there and do it for the fans really. I feel a second obligation,” he said.
Will that plan include recording new music in the studio?
“Oh, if he doesn’t let me, he’s crazy. I’m on a tear,” he said. “Actually, I did write that other (Bon Jovi) stuff, too. It’s a misnomer when people go just because his name (Jon Bon Jovi) is on (the band) that’s the name. We just couldn’t think of anything else really”
“People think that I just come up with the guitar parts and something like that. But songwriting is conceptual. You have to have a concept. It’s a story,” he continued. “And it can sometimes just come from looking out the window and observing and a lot of times it comes from your own life and for the most part of Bon Jovi my life was a lot (more) colourful than everybody else’s in the band!”