Wow, it must have been bad enough for members of Bon Jovi to get rid of their crowd-drawing guitarist. New reports from RumorFix.com say the guitarist has been officially fired from the rest of band’s current tour. For months, the band and Sambora have been going back and forth with rumors and statements from all being copacetic to saying that Richie had major drug problems. (See all that mumbo jumbo here.) Sambora walked away from the tour abruptly in April due to an unknown personal matter, and has since been said to be feuding with Jon.
But now, according to the website, Bon Jovi has opted to hire a less-expensive replacement guitarist rather than pay Sambora a salary of two-million dollars per month.
The gossip site says Richie will continue to get royalty checks from the tour, however.