Posted: 8:20 a.m. Saturday, June 29, 2013
Rocker Richie Sambora tells RumorFix exclusively that he and Jon Bon Jovi are “very close” to resolving their issues so that two of America’s greatest rockers can be reunited back on stage.
The guitarist has been missing from the band for three months, while they’ve been touring the world and it was hoped that they would be reunited in time for their huge concert at London’s Hyde Park on July 5.
But, Richie tells RumorFix, “That is not true. We’re just not happening at the moment. Right now I’m just focusing on the fashion stuff.”
Tbe musician has created a sexy women’s fashion line with designer Nikki Lund to create Nikki Rich. We caught up with the rock star at Genlux magazine’s party to celebrate their Summer issue on Friday at the Luxe Hotel in Beverly Hills.
“I love my fans, I love the band. Jon and I have been relying on each other for like 30 years now — Hey things are going to work out,” he told us.
Richie took the high road and wouldn’t reveal details of his dispute with Jon, adding, “Family issues are family issues — the band is like a family and there’s not reason for me to say anything.
When we asked for Richie’s reaction, he said, “If I’m not somebody should look at the writing credits and the producing credits on the last 14 albums — so if I’m not part of the band — surprise to me.”
While the dispute rages on, the 53-year-old is enjoying being a full-time dad to his 15-year-old daughter, Ava, from his marriage to Heather Locklear.
“I’m taking my daughter on Sunday to Rome and Paris and we’re going to hang out. I’m going to show her the world a little bit.”