(Excerpt from) Interview with “Gitarre und Bass”: Richie Sambora - A New Beginning

RS: In fucking Bon Jovi, it took me and Jon three albums to finally develop chemistry.

Q: Your ex-boss stated that you won’t be playing with the band anytime soon. Is there even still a future with Bon Jovi?


RS: I don’t think so. I was in that band for 30 years. That’s a damn long time. I missed most of my life. I worked myself to death in that band. The last tour alone was 18 months. I was always there for them. I wrote almost all of the songs and produced the records. And guess how many of my guitar parts finally made it on the records? Be honest, how many guitar solos are on the recent albums? Not many. I didn’t have much of a family life either. There comes a time when you ask yourself: Is it even worth it? Who am I? I was like a robot; everyday I did everything for that band. And I kept having to put up with the same old shit…

Q: You sound angry…


RS: As a musician it wasn’t fun anymore. I wasn’t happy. When I had the choice between happiness and money, I chose happiness. I already have enough money…

The thing is, I find it really sad that it seems like he wants to somehow destroy the brotherhood image he helped to create for so many years. 

Bon Jovi is not only a band to many of it’s fans. Not just a group of people making music. They promoted themselves as a brotherhood, a family. They weathered hard times. Stood strong together against their critics. Helped one another through the good and the bad. This made us love them even more. Made us believe in their music. Made them special.

I know that we could debate for hours the fact that Richie owes us nothing more than the music and what he has given us all these years. I myself would agree with this to a point but I still believe there’s one more thing that maybe he doesn’t owe to us, but maybe he could find it in his heart to give to his loyal fans that in numbers name him as their hero or inspiration. 

Please Richie. Allow us to keep the faith in the music and the brotherhood that made the message so strong. Please stop the assault on Jon and the band in the media. Take it to the lawyers. Take it to Jon, Dave and Tico. Take it to the grave. 

Nothing positive is being gained by these comments.

Nothing.

Happy Birthday to The King Of Swing…

Allosaurus-rex asked “Is this open to anyone?? Because I’d love to join in :D”

ABSOLUTELY! If you love Bon Jovi we want to know…

What’s your story?

So, yesterday I made a new friend Chryssa     http://chryssabedofroses.tumblr.com/

During our conversation we got to talking about how we became Bon Jovi fans and it got me thinking…

Bonjovifamily/Fan Challenge:

Make a post about how you found Bon Jovi and why you feel they made such an impact on your life.

C’mon! You know you wanna!

http://www.epochtimes.de/Richie-Sambora-und-Jon-Bon-Jovi-gehen-weiter-getrennte-Wege-a1153202.html
Bon Jovi co-founder Richie Sambora (54) for the time being will no longer be on stage with the rock band. He had the group around frontman Jon Bon Jovi (52) Although not yet written off, “but we are currently just in completely different phases,” the guitarist and songwriter said the “Stuttgarter Nachrichten” (Monday). 

31 years ago, the two musicians had joined in the American New Jersey for the band Bon Jovi and together recorded international hits such as “Livin ‘On A Prayer”, “Wanted Dead Or Alive” and “Keep The Faith”. Last year, Sambora had turned his bandmates during a tour surprisingly the back.
In June, Richie Sambora is with his solo album “Aftermath Of The Lowdown” on tour in Germany. Concerts are in Stuttgart (19.6.), Munich (20.6.), Berlin (22.6.) And Cologne (24.6.) Planned.

(Google Translate version) 
Sigh…

http://www.epochtimes.de/Richie-Sambora-und-Jon-Bon-Jovi-gehen-weiter-getrennte-Wege-a1153202.html

Bon Jovi co-founder Richie Sambora (54) for the time being will no longer be on stage with the rock band. He had the group around frontman Jon Bon Jovi (52) Although not yet written off, “but we are currently just in completely different phases,” the guitarist and songwriter said the “Stuttgarter Nachrichten” (Monday). 

31 years ago, the two musicians had joined in the American New Jersey for the band Bon Jovi and together recorded international hits such as “Livin ‘On A Prayer”, “Wanted Dead Or Alive” and “Keep The Faith”. Last year, Sambora had turned his bandmates during a tour surprisingly the back.

In June, Richie Sambora is with his solo album “Aftermath Of The Lowdown” on tour in Germany. Concerts are in Stuttgart (19.6.), Munich (20.6.), Berlin (22.6.) And Cologne (24.6.) Planned.

(Google Translate version) 

Sigh…

So someone found an old copy of the BONJOVIFAMILY LIST and I’ve seen it on a few blogs and people are sending me messages because their names aren’t on it BUT that is only because it’s a really old version of the list. In most cases you were added after that list so I guess the only thing to do is repost a current list♥
It will take me a bit because I have to go through and delete blogs that are gone and add some as well.
If your Url has changed in the last year or you want to be added please message me before next Friday May 23rd ♥
(likewise if you want to be removed let me know as well)
xoxo Notoldjustolder
http://notoldjustolder.tumblr.com/

So someone found an old copy of the BONJOVIFAMILY LIST and I’ve seen it on a few blogs and people are sending me messages because their names aren’t on it BUT that is only because it’s a really old version of the list. In most cases you were added after that list so I guess the only thing to do is repost a current list

It will take me a bit because I have to go through and delete blogs that are gone and add some as well.

If your Url has changed in the last year or you want to be added please message me before next Friday May 23rd 

(likewise if you want to be removed let me know as well)

xoxo Notoldjustolder

http://notoldjustolder.tumblr.com/

I am so happy I made the Bonjovifamily Birthday List!

Seeing so many of you sending each other love just makes me feel really good. 

That’s one of the things that makes us THE BONJOVIFAMILY!

I will be reposting so if you were missed please send me a message with your name and birthdate 

xoxo NOTOLDJUSTOLDER

I am really happy it’s Friday and I see some of you have already enthusiastically began beautifying my dash with “Jon’s Sexy And He Knows It” photos which was a truly beautiful thing to wake up to…
However, I want to say something before I submerge myself in all that is Jon Bon Jovi…
I was a little saddened and disappointed by yesterday’s participation in “Keep The Faith In The Brotherhood” theme…
I know a lot of people are hurt and jaded over the recent history of Richie’s departure from the band but I also hoped people would embrace what we have known and loved about them for almost 30 years. Put aside the current state of affairs and heal a little. 
There’s been so much negativity around this issue for so long. I was hoping we could step back to “when we were innocent…I hoped we could go back and find it…” 
I’m not going to lie and say that I feel exactly about “the brotherhood” as I did before. Or that I haven’t been disappointed in the playing out of events. I have questioned it all many times over in my head but in the end no matter how upset I get at Richie leaving, ultimately, I really want to see them happy and hopefully back together.
Maybe not enough time has passed. I don’t know, but it’s clear by the few people who posted or reblogged that this is a delicate subject for many of us…
Not judging anyone…just felt I needed to say something even if just to get the feels out about it…
Still tryin to keep the faith.

I am really happy it’s Friday and I see some of you have already enthusiastically began beautifying my dash with “Jon’s Sexy And He Knows It” photos which was a truly beautiful thing to wake up to…

However, I want to say something before I submerge myself in all that is Jon Bon Jovi…

I was a little saddened and disappointed by yesterday’s participation in “Keep The Faith In The Brotherhood” theme…

I know a lot of people are hurt and jaded over the recent history of Richie’s departure from the band but I also hoped people would embrace what we have known and loved about them for almost 30 years. Put aside the current state of affairs and heal a little. 

There’s been so much negativity around this issue for so long. I was hoping we could step back to “when we were innocent…I hoped we could go back and find it…” 

I’m not going to lie and say that I feel exactly about “the brotherhood” as I did before. Or that I haven’t been disappointed in the playing out of events. I have questioned it all many times over in my head but in the end no matter how upset I get at Richie leaving, ultimately, I really want to see them happy and hopefully back together.

Maybe not enough time has passed. I don’t know, but it’s clear by the few people who posted or reblogged that this is a delicate subject for many of us…

Not judging anyone…just felt I needed to say something even if just to get the feels out about it…

Still tryin to keep the faith.

♥ Keep the faith in the brotherhood…♥

Everyday…

♥ Keep the faith in the brotherhood…♥

Everything reminds me of Jon Bon Jovi… #21

Just two white trash train track kids…

Let’s take it back to the beginning…

KEEP THE FAITH IN THE BROTHERHOOD THURSDAY!

YOU KNOW YOU WANNA!

Let’s post Jon and Richie today…

You never know what a little Jovilove might do.

The Power of We!

(Please tag keep the faith in the brotherhood! ;)

Everything goes back to Bon Jovi…