November 14, 2012 |
NEW YORK - On his new solo record Richie Sambora has a lot to say about his past. But after two vigorous months of promoting it, the Bon Jovi guitarist found himself on doctor-ordered vocal rest. The 53-year-old rocker canceled shows in the northeast due to laryngitis, but he'll return to the stage Tuesday at the Fonda Theatre in Los Angeles in support of "Aftermath of the Lowdown. " He plans to donate all proceeds from ticket sales to the Red Cross to help with Hurricane Sandy relief efforts.
October 12, 2012 |
Richie Sambora has a lot on his mind. Beyond the brotherhood that is Bon Jovi, guitarist/vocalist Sambora has had to contend with personal demons throughout the last decade, often documented in the tabloid press. "I'm a big boy and knew full well what came with the territory," says Sambora. "It's the nature of celebrity, part of my vocation. I'm used to it - it was really intense when I was living with Cher - but I don't have to be happy about it. " It's those intimate ordeals and entanglements with their ensuing hassles and mediation and Sambora's struggles to find peace that are at the lyrical heart of Aftermath of the Lowdown , his first solo album in 14 years.
September 26, 2012
Conan (11 p.m., TBS) - Joseph Gordon-Levitt; Emily Deschanel; Jamie Lee. Late Show With David Letterman (11:35 p.m., CBS3) - Actress Sofia Vergara; actor Jonny Lee Miller. The Tonight Show With Jay Leno (11:35 p.m., NBC10) - Kirstie Alley; Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino; Richie Sambora performs. Jimmy Kimmel Live (midnight, 6ABC) - Keanu Reeves; Ginnifer Goodwin.
April 30, 2011
Bon Jovi guitarist Richie Sambora will not be joining the band on its next tour, which begins tonight in New Orleans, because he's entering rehab. Spokesman for the band said he "recently has been drinking too much and wants to get his life together. " Sambora is missing out on some choice scratch. Bon Jovi was the biggest touring act of last year, raking in a whopping $201 million in ticket sales. Hey, Jon Bon Jovi , Lady Tattle is sure she can feather her hair in a Sambora-esque manner if you're looking for a replacement.
April 18, 2010 |
It's a Friday night video shoot at the storied Kaufman Astoria Studios in Queens, and cavernous Soundstage E is rockin'. Inside a tunnel of billowing white silk and flashing blue lights, Jon Bon Jovi lets loose on "Superman Tonight," the Jersey boy's paean to everyday heroes. Off to the side, Bon Jovi's longtime lead guitarist, Richie Sambora, watches on a monitor with two extras from Philadelphia. Back in the day, he tells the women, shoots like this were an excuse for blow-your-mind bacchanalia.
March 27, 2008 |
"I'm a cowboy, on a steel horse I ride/I'm wanted dead or alive. " SO SANG Jon Bon Jovi on Bon Jovi's 1986 hit "Wanted Dead or Alive," coincidentally the same time he sang "You Give Love a Bad Name. " So, Richie Sambora, what were you thinking? The band's lead guitarist is reportedly a great guy and a loving family man, but hasn't he been to rehab enough? Richie was arrested about 11 p.m. Tuesday for investigation of driving under the influence of alcohol, with his 10-year-old daughter, Ava, in the car, a woman and another child.
June 9, 2007 |
Sacked after sacks and sacks of sorrys Even though it looked as if he did a particularly elaborate penance dance and asked for forgiveness for his various transgressions, Isaiah Washington still has been let go from the smash-hit TV show Grey's Anatomy. Last fall, Washington made headlines when, during an on-set shoving match with Patrick Dempsey, he used a lowlife homophobic slur to refer to Grey's castmate T.R. Knight. Washington later compounded the mess by repeating the slur backstage at the Golden Globes in front of the assembled journos and TV cameras.
July 14, 2006 |
We come to praise Jon Bon Jovi. Not to bury him. Because after selling a gazillion albums, owning a football team, acting in films, and partnering with a guitarist now in the limelight for his dating skills and not his six-string ones, the New Jersey native deserves some respect. Right now. "Start a revolution, man," Bon Jovi says, holding back a laugh while heading onto a plane to Miami. "Make the respect start with you. " Maybe he's joking. But, why not? Even if you wanted to make light of the anthemic rockers' retinue of blue-collar pop-metal hits, from "You Give Love a Bad Name" to "It's My Life," you'd have to admit that Bon Jovi - the singer-songwriter and his namesake band of brothers - has found weightier themes to go with a heavier sound.
November 10, 2000 |
Jon Bon Jovi's gone Hollywood by way of New Jersey. His stellar performances in Pay It Forward and U-571 show a flair for cool emotional display, an attitude similar to that which he's put into Crush (Island), his first effort with drummer Tico Torres and guitarist Richie Sambora since 1995's These Days. "Acting's made me a more concise storyteller," he chuckles under his breath from his New Jersey home. "I can create full characters rather than just set forth imagery for imagery's sake.