Several reports say BON JOVI lead guitarist RICHIE SAMBORA has been fired. THE SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLEreports SAMBORA reportedly fell out with JON BON JOVI and his bandmates over money.
SAMBORA has not been onstage with the band since SPRING, citing a "personal matter." He also missed the band's JULY performance at HYDE PARK in LONDON.
At the time, SAMBORA was quoted as explaining, "I am not going to be onstage at HYDE PARK sadly. It’s just not happening right now. I truly want to be there and I feel very sad for the fans that I won’t be performing. I love the fans, I love the band." He added, "JON and I have been tight for, like, 30 years, so all of this is very sad."