End of the road for Bon Jovi??

TopicsAll ForumsGeneralThe Corner PubEnd of the road for Bon Jovi??

This topic has 8 voices, contains 12 replies, and was last updated by  PT5150 1405 days ago.

May 28, 2013 at 7:26 pm Quote #25875

PT5150
(5509)

I am not a massive JOVI fan but they touring Australia soon & there is a lot of talk about Richie not being involved.

After Richie Sambora’s sudden exit from Bon Jovi for “personal reasons,” many fans and band insiders fear this is the end for one of the greatest rock bands of all time and NOT because of Richie’s exit, but because of the beef that’s been brewing between Jon Bon Jovi and Richie Sambora for too long.

A source recently revealed to the NY Post that Richie was outed from the band because Jon had had enough of Richie’s hard-partying lifestyle. However, sources tell Hollyscoop that Jon has been trying to blame the split on Richie’s non-existent alcoholism and the feud is actually about Jon’s ego.

“Jon Bon Jovi had his ego hit hard when daughter Stephanie overdosed on heroin on November 14, 2012 in her college dorm. Since then Jon has been distraught and even angrier to business associates and friends. Jon said point-blank to Richie’s face, ‘I thought an overdose would have come from a daughter of yours, not mine.’”

It was this low-blow comment from Jon to Richie that basically ended whatever relationship they DID have. Sources say that since Jon’s daughter’s overdose, Jon has gotten even angrier and more cruel to Richie. Richie has always maintained that his exit was for “private reasons” that he would not go into. We now know that this “private matter” was actually Jon’s belittling.

“Richie just went quietly and played for 20 plus shows that ended in late February, but when he had to return on April 2 for the next leg, Richie decided he wasn’t being paid enough to go through with all the cruelty from Jon,” adds the source.

Our sources even think that Jon’s recent jab at Justin Bieber was a hidden passive-aggressive dig at Richie for ditching the band.

Basically, our insider is pretty positive this is the end for the band.

“After what Jon said to Richie about Richie’s daughter and his comments and actions to hurt Richie, Bon Jovi may be a thing of the past.”


EDDIE’S fingers aren’t fingers they are muscle-powered pistons that hammer guitar strings to the fretboard with the force of a rivet gun”.


  Quote
May 28, 2013 at 7:27 pm Quote #25876

PT5150
(5509)

@MonstersOfRock: What the heck is going on in the Bon Jovi camp??? http://t.co/5OAO17AExb


EDDIE’S fingers aren’t fingers they are muscle-powered pistons that hammer guitar strings to the fretboard with the force of a rivet gun”.


  Quote
May 28, 2013 at 9:29 pm Quote #25880

Dave
(1940)

It’s not the end for Bon Jovi, even if Richie leaves for good. John thinks everyone in the band is replaceable. In his eyes, it’s his band. Who’s to say he’s wrong? The name of the band IS Bon Jovi.


Stay Frosty


  Quote
May 28, 2013 at 10:06 pm Quote #25881

mrmojohalen
(5435)

Dave:
It’s not the end for Bon Jovi, even if Richie leaves for good. John thinks everyone in the band is replaceable. In his eyes, it’s his band. Who’s to say he’s wrong? The name of the band IS Bon Jovi.

Time will tell if the fans will go for it.


When you turn on your stereo, does it return the favor?


  Quote
May 29, 2013 at 2:39 am Quote #25890

Mink
(2610)

Initially I think he did put that band together. So he probably could hire new musicians and carry on. I don’t think the fans would support it like he might think, but GNR is still going on Axel. So who knows.



  Quote
May 29, 2013 at 6:14 am Quote #25891

guitard
(7354)

Bon Jovi might be bigger than a lot of casual fans might realize. It’s a band that truly enjoys world-wide popularity at a high level. northern east Asia and also southeast Asia, South America, all of Europe, Russia — you name it — and they can sell out very large arenas and even stadiums in some places. Very few bands enjoy this level of popularity. I’d say Jon accounts for a very large portion (85%?) of the band’s popularity. The band’s popularity will take a hit if Richie is no longer in the band – but ultimately, I think the band will pretty much fully recover from it and can carry on very nicely without him.

My 2 cent’s worth.


  Quote
May 29, 2013 at 3:31 pm Quote #25904

cabosanlucas139
(1004)

Total shit they churn out these days. I would not waste my money going to see them. There are a lot better bands to see live. Saw Richie solo in Munich last year and he is a better singer live than Jon is. Mr Bon Jovi has had his day but I am sure there are many suckers around the world.

My 2 cent’s worth.


  Quote
May 29, 2013 at 4:28 pm Quote #25905

Gilligan
(1415)

I saw them in ’89 and they were awesome. Saw them in 2009 and it was a snoozefest. They’ve mellowed out considerably, but I’m guessing with Jon’s catalog of hits he can tour for as long as he want. Especially overseas.


  Quote
May 30, 2013 at 7:34 pm Quote #25941

sbnitro
(484)

Gilligan:
I saw them in ’89 and they were awesome.Saw them in 2009 and it was a snoozefest.They’ve mellowed out considerably, but I’m guessing with Jon’s catalog of hits he can tour for as long as he want.Especially overseas.

Reminds me of Def Leppard! Same deal!


  Quote
May 31, 2013 at 6:52 am Quote #25959

PT5150
(5509)

MELODIC BRIEFS:
“Bon Jovi guitarist Richie Sambora has posted a tweet stating that he issues with Jon Bon Jovi are far from being resolved at this stage. Sambora posted, “Hey everybody, there’s nothing I can say right now cause nothing is resolved. I thank you all for your loyalty and concern…” Earlier this week after speculation that Sambora left Bon Jovi to start a clothing line he wrote, “Just to be clear, I’ve been running the fashion company for 5 Yrs. It does not take me away from the band, I’m an artist first. Always will be.”

WHAT IS REALLY AT THE HEART OF THE BON JOVI/SAMBORA ISSUE?:
Bon Jovi guitarist Richie Sambora has stated fans paying to see the band without him are getting an inferior product. Richie Sambora left the US leg of Bon Jovi’s tour abruptly in April, citing personal reasons. Promoters have not confirmed whether he will return for the Australian leg in December, but Sambora said Bon Jovi is making his return “very difficult”. As feuding between Sambora and Jon Bon Jovi goes public, the guitarist has hit out at being replaced on the tour.
“The fans have paid money to see Bon Jovi and right now they are not getting the whole deal,” Sambora told the UK’s Daily Mail. It follows Bon Jovi suggesting to UK paper The Guardian that Sambora left the tour due to substance issues that saw him also disrupt a Bon Jovi tour in 2011. “It’s getting more and more difficult every day to not just sit here and say something … because all I can say is this – it’s for personal reasons,” Bon Jovi said. “He’s been through it before, fortunately for us the same guy who filled in last time was available this time.”
In a messy case of he said/he said, Sambora told the Daily Mail: “I don’t have any major problems in life right now, I love my fans and I feel bad for them at the moment. Bottom line. My opinion is Jon wants to see if he can pull off stadiums by himself. He is making it very difficult for me to come back. Enough with the trash talking! Jon needs to stop talking about me publicly. I am fine working very hard on my fashion company Nikki Rich and this is a private matter.”
Bon Jovi also suggested Sambora – who has been in the band since 1983 – was easier to replace than U2 guitarist The Edge. “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. You have a choice – you either figure it out, go and grow, not only survive but thrive. Or, you say, ‘I hate my brother and I’m gonna quit the band’.”
Meanwhile the band have sold out of the $1875 Diamond VIP packages on their Australian tour in every city except Melbourne. The $1875 packages include a souvenir chair which is put in the front row and which fans can take home with them, however does not include a meet and greet with the band. Bon Jovi also released a limited amount of $35 tickets for more budget-conscious fans.
NewsLink: http://www.heraldsun.com.au/entertainment/jon-bon-jovi-and-richie-sambora-trade-insults.


EDDIE’S fingers aren’t fingers they are muscle-powered pistons that hammer guitar strings to the fretboard with the force of a rivet gun”.


  Quote
May 31, 2013 at 7:48 am Quote #25963

guitard
(7354)

Meanwhile the band have sold out of the $1875 Diamond VIP packages on their Australian tour in every city except Melbourne. The $1875 packages include a souvenir chair which is put in the front row and which fans can take home with them, however does not include a meet and greet with the band.



You only pay $1875 AND you get to keep the chair?? What a deal~~!!!!


  Quote
July 2, 2013 at 7:57 pm Quote #27483

PT5150
(5509)

Smells like $$$$ to me.

@MonstersOfRock: #RichieSambora says his feud with #JonBonJovi will be resolved soon and thinks he could be back in the band by September.


EDDIE’S fingers aren’t fingers they are muscle-powered pistons that hammer guitar strings to the fretboard with the force of a rivet gun”.


  Quote
December 16, 2013 at 2:52 pm Quote #31495

PT5150
(5509)

Sambora ‘would think about’ Bon Jovi return

16th Dec 2013 | 10:44

Estranged guitarist addresses feud rumours by saying he “fell out of love with music” and needed “time to grow up”

Richie Sambora has gone into detail about the personal issues that saw him leave Bon Jovi’s world tour earlier this year – and it seems to kill off rumours of a feud with his frontman.

The guitarist insists there was “no malice” in his sudden decision to leave the band. Instead, he says he needed time away from the constant grind after 30 years.

And he says he’s considering rejoining next year – although it’s not a certainty.

Sambora tells the Hollywood Reporter: “We were the hardest-working band in the world. You’re talking 24-7 and you don’t get to come home.

“I missed so much of my child’s life, and you get to that place where you realise: ‘Oh my god, this is so important.’”

He’s spent his downtime with teenage daughter Eva and with his mum, who recently broke her hip. He says: “Everything has its time. I had some time to grow up – rock’n’roll will make you a virtual 17-year-old.

“I needed to be with the kid, go to the parent-teacher conference, take out the garbage, pick up the dog shit, watch her play and put on her sweet-sixteen party.”

But he emphasises that a return to Bon Jovi isn’t definite. “I would think about it for sure,” he says. “There’s no malice. You get along for thirty years. That’s a damn good marriage.

“I did fourteen cycles for thirty years, and I also had three solo albums and tours, wrote songs for other people. I missed a lot. A lot of life happened.

“‘Burnt’ isn’t the right word – but I almost fell out of love with music, and I needed to fall in love with it again.”

Asked whether money was a factor, Sambora replies: “Baloney. You look at your bank account, and you see the currency of love and happiness is more important than the currency of money.”

One thing he’s sure about is his desire to rebuild his solo career, after describing last year’s solo album Aftermath Of The Lowdown as “something that didn’t go right”.

“They blew me off the second week,” he says of his former label. “I want to get together with people I like and try to build a brand – go out and gig on my own and make a living.”

Meanwhile, Bon Jovi’s Because We Can world tour has been named the highest-grossing of 2013. The band made $205m over 90 shows in front of over 2m people, according to the Billboard top 25 list.

But on an average per-show basis the Rolling Stones topped the rock chart, making $5.47m per appearance, ahead of Paul McCartney ($3.33m), Roger Waters ($3m) and Bruce Springsteen ($3.77m), with Bon Jovi in fourth position ($2.27m).

Billboard top-earning rock tours chart

(Number in parenthesis shows placing in full music industry list)

1 (1). Bon Jovi: $205m over 90 shows, avg $2.27m per show
2 (4). Bruce Springsteen: $147m over 53 shows, avg $2.77m per show
3 (6). Rolling Stones: $126m over 23 shows, avg $5.47m per show
4 (11). Roger Waters: $81m over 27 shows, avg $3m per show
5 (16). Paul McCartney: $70m over 21 shows, avg $3.33m per show
6 (17). Fleetwood Mac: $62m over 45 shows, avg $1.37m per show
7 (19). Dave Matthews Band: $53m over 61 shows, avg $0.87m per show
8 (25). Iron Maiden: £45m over 34 shows, avg $1.32m per show


EDDIE’S fingers aren’t fingers they are muscle-powered pistons that hammer guitar strings to the fretboard with the force of a rivet gun”.


  Quote

You must be logged in to reply to this topic.