Friday, August 19, 2016
Richie Sambora to Jon Bon Jovi: Peace
The new Bon Jovi single, "This House Is Not for Sale," received a big thumbs from an interesting source on Thursday, Aug. 18: Richie Sambora.
The former Bon Jovi guitarist tweeted a video of himself and collaborator Orianthi giving praise from a tropical location with palm trees in the background.
"Heck, congratulations on the new single man, God bless, good luck -- hope you guys do great," Sambora says. "Travel safe."
Jon Bon Jovi replied in kind a few hours later.
"thanks Richie and Orianthi. Look forward to hearing your record too...all the best, JBJ," Bon Jovi tweeted.
Sambora and Bon Jovi, co-writers of many Bon Jovi hits, including "Livin' on a Prayer," "You Give Love a Bad Name" and "Wanted Dead or Alive," have had at times a frosty relationship since Sambora exited the band in the middle of a 2013 tour.
Coincidentally -- or not -- the detente happened on the 30th anniversary of the release of the band's breakthrough album, "Slippery When Wet," (Aug. 18, 1986). Bon Jovi is a native of Sayreville, N.J. and Sambora's from nearby Woodbridge, N.J.
The upcoming Bon Jovi album, "This House Is Not for Sale," due Oct. 21, was recorded without Sambora. The track "This House Is Not for Sale" was written by Jon Bon Jovi, John Shanks and Billy Falcon.
Core members David Bryan and Tico Torres along with long-time bassist Hugh McDonald and guitarist Phil Xenidis appear in a recently released video for the song.