Despite his contentious history with BON JOVI, Richie Sambora has stated that a reunion with the band is not out of the question.
Sambora left BON JOVI in 2013 to spend more time with his daughter, Ava. He revealed the reason only years after leaving the group.
After nearly a decade since he shared a stage with BON JOVI, the 63-year-old guitarist discussed a possible reunion at a UK festival next year.
On Monday, during the red carpet event for The Music Industry Trust Awards at The Grosvenor House Hotel in London, Sambora spoke to Metro about his renewed collaboration with his former BON JOVI bandmates. This reunion will reportedly take place at the Glastonbury festival next year, with BON JOVI headlining the performance.
Since they had begun to discuss it, he smiled and said, “it’s a possibility.”
His recent remark echoed his comments two years ago, when he told Germany’s Rock Antenne (via Brave Words) that he was looking forward to returning and was not ruling it out.
“I was in a situation and it was not easy to make that decision to leave the band and the fans. I was in a dire situation with my family, and I had to make a tough decision and I did, and I’m sure people weren’t happy about it. When people say I don’t have my life together – are you kidding me? I’m the happiest dude on the block.”
Last year, Sambora spoke with Nile Rodgers on Apple Music 1’s “Deep Hidden Meaning Radio” about his experiences with the band members.
Nonetheless, he stated that part of his agreement was to remain silent while Jon Bon Jovi did all the singing and writing.
To be successful, Sambora’s band required a signature song. Despite leaving the band, he significantly contributed to BON JOVI by writing the 1987 song “Wanted Dead or Alive.” The song came on while he was sitting in his mother’s basement, and he immediately recognized the riff.
Sambora joined BON JOVI in the 1980s, replacing Dave Sabo. From 1984 to 2013, he appeared on 12 albums by the band.