N.Y. PAPER ALLEGES THAT RICHIE SAMBORA WAS “PUSHED” OFF THE BON JOVI TOUR

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bonjoviband400 The New York Post’s Page Six reports:

Richie Sambora didn’t jump — he was pushed, sources say.

The hard-partying Bon Jovi guitarist left the band over “personal issues,” the group announced on its Web site this week. He was replaced at Tuesday night’s show in Calgary, Canada, by Theofilos “Phil X” Xenidis, who also filled in during Sambora’s second stint in rehab in 2011.

“Jon [Bon Jovi] has been trying to get rid of him. He drinks constantly and has a stream of Hollywood bimbos around all the time,” one insider said. At the urging of his wife, Dorothea, Bon Jovi wants to keep the tour free of booze and drugs. But Sambora is apparently no longer striving for sobriety. “He told me that he didn’t believe in rehab,” said our source. “He really is a hard partier, and so are the women he hangs out with.”

Sambora might also be depressed over the lackluster sales of his latest solo album, Aftermath of the Lowdown, on which he was said to have spent $1 million of his own. He also lost several million dollars in his failed clothing company, White Trash Beautiful.

source: nypost.com

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  • Raymond Carver on

    I think these are just rumors. Jon posted on his twitter page that Richie will be back soon. It’s hard to know what’s true or not, but I sure hope that money isn’t the issue with this band. Hopefully it’s just a personal issue that Richie’s dealing with.


    • Jay on

      You must remember when talking about Bon Jovi finances that Jon Bon Jovi owns the band and everyone else is an employee. He had the recording contract for Bon Jovi before there was a band. So he has always made the lions share of the money.


    • Eddie on

      I am aware of that. I don’t write the news, only post the stories out there


  • Steve on

    Whats wrong with partying? If he can play leave him the hell alone . Hes a grown man Yoko ono!


  • Ryan on

    Jon Bon Jovi seems like a douchebag. If Richie’s guitar playing is suffering, then push him out, but if it isn’t, let the man drink and hang out with ditzy chicks. I’m sure if any of this article is true, that is probably the same thing Richie told stick in his ass Jon Bon Jovi and Bon Jovi’s wife.


  • Jason on

    Wow… A rock star partying with hot chicks? Say it isn’t so!


  • PJ Schwackhammer on

    Who cares? “Jon” is a douche, and Bon Jovi is a glorified boy band. They have about as much to do with actual rock as Lady Gaga.


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