Jon Bon Jovi Had The BEST Response When Asked This Burning Question About Richie Sambora
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Could It Be?
As they prepare to wrap up a hectic year that included a sold out tour in support of their 2016 album This House Is Not For Sale, New Jersey rockers Bon Jovi are setting their sights on a positively insane year ahead as they prepare to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. First eligible in 2009, Bon Jovi’s road to Cleveland is one that is slated to include former members Alec John Such and Richie Sambora, who left the band in 2013 in the midst of their Because We Can tour.
While there’s no bad blood between Sambora and Bon Jovi, his exit and subsequent replacement with guitarist Phil-X made fans wonder as to whether he’d be welcome to rejoin Bon Jovi onstage again and if so, whether he’d even want to, especially in the wake of the band’s induction into the Rock Hall.
Sambora revealed in the weeks and months leading up to yesterday’s announcement that he’d be honored to join Bon Jovi’s performance at next year’s induction ceremony; former bandmates David Bryan and Tico Torres warmly extended invitations to both Sambora and Alec John Such, leaving only Jon Bon Jovi to weigh in with the final word…and he didn’t disappoint.
In an interview with Sirius XM show Feedback, Bon Jovi was asked if he’d be amenable to a “family reunion” of sorts with Sambora and Such, to which he enthusiastically replied,
“Absolutely. I had envisioned for 20 years, if this day had come, to call Alec Such, wherever he is — I gotta put the Bat Signal up in the sky somewhere to find him… But the same invite will absolutely be extended to Richie.
I think that everybody who helped me and us get to this place should celebrate the moment. He’s absolutely invited to join us onstage with the current guys.”
It’ll be an emotionally charged night as it marks the first time since 2013 that Sambora has come face to face with his former bandmates, exchanging only “some texts back and forth” with Jon over the years. If last year’s Journey’s reunion with former singer Steve Perry is anything to go by, both Bon Jovi and their fans are in for one hell of a night.