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Richie Sambora: Hire The Edge

2013-06-12 21:48
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Los Angeles - Richie Sambora has hit back at Jon Bon Jovi after he appeared to claim the guitarist wasn't a vital part of the band.

The musician and the band's frontman have exchanged guarded words since Richie quit their Because We Can tour in April citing "personal issues".

Jon first revealed Richie was suffering with an issue he has been through before, sparking speculation he was referencing the axeman's last stint in rehab, for alcohol abuse, in 2011.

The singer later hinted he didn't think Richie was an integral part of the band.

'Jon hasn't called Richie once'

He said: "Life goes on, so if someone chooses not to be here... unlike if this were, God forbid, The Edge, and he for some reason couldn't make a U2 show, [then] it would be very difficult to just step in."

According to, Richie has now sent Jon a short and scathing e-mail, reading: "Hire The Edge."

A band insider added: "Richie was so pissed off and insulted with The Edge comment that he couldn't bite his tongue any longer. He sent Jon an e-mail, but Jon did not respond.

"Jon hasn't called Richie once since this all began. It would seem that he does not want the band back together."

Bury the hatchet

Richie, fed up of Jon's "trash talking", recently told the MailOnline he would love to bury the hatchet and return for the Livin' on a Prayer band's upcoming show in London's Hyde Park.

He said: "I would love to be in London... let's see what happens. I love my fans, I have no personal problems. I am a happy man!"

He has previously said: "[The fans] have paid money to see Bon Jovi and right now, they are not getting the whole deal." publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

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