Richie Sambora Sends A Public Message To Jon Bon Jovi

A reunion with Bon Jovi might be in the works for Richie Sambora, according to his recent interview with People. During the talk at the Breeders’ Cup in Arcadia, California, he mentioned ongoing discussions with Jon Bon Jovi about getting back together.

Reflecting on the band’s music, Sambora said:

“I think that we wrote a lot of songs that changed a lot of people’s lives just by letting them have a good time. I know that’s what music did to me … kept me company. And I hope that I can reflect that in what I do.”

About the possibility of reuniting with the other members, he went on:

“So yeah, it definitely could happen. It’s just a question of when everybody’s ready to go do it. It will be a big, massive kind of undertaking.”

As for when the reunion might take place, the guitarist added:

“I’m not sure. It’s up to peoples; it’s got to be right. That’s all. It’s time to do it, though. This is our 40th anniversary, but I feel younger than ever. I’m having a ball.”

Ready To Work With The Band Again

Previously, in an interview with ‘Nights With Alice Cooper,’ Sambora expressed his willingness to reunite with Bon Jovi despite not being asked yet. Following that, in a recent chat with ‘Shred With Shifty,’ he revealed if there was any progress on the matter by saying:

“We’re talking about it. Yeah, it’s that [talking on the phone with Jon Bon Jovi], there’s a demand out there for it, you know, especially outside of the USA. I mean, we were a larger band [also] outside our own country and gladly.”

Sambora’s Departure And What Followed

Sambora’s departure from the band came in 2013, following the release of ‘Because We Can.’ He left just before an April concert during the supporting tour, choosing to spend more time with his family. He has played with the band only once since then, at their Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction in 2018.

During his time away from Bon Jovi, the guitarist worked on new projects with his girlfriend, Orianthi. Following the EPs called ‘Rise’ and ‘Making History,’ the two released the album, ‘Radio Free America’ in May 2018.

Meanwhile, the band produced three albums without Sambora, the last of which, titled ‘2020,’ came out in May 2020.