Richie Sambora Fired From Bon Jovi Tour
Posted by Joseph Lee on 08.22.2013
That's why he's not there...
RumorFix reports that guitarist Richie Sambora will not return to tour with Bon Jovi this year because he has been fired.
The disagreements came down to money. Sambora, who has been with the band for thirty years, was making $2 million per month and 20% of profits from each show. His replacement, Philip "Phil X" Xenidis, only makes $10,000 a month. Even while being fired, Sambora co-wrote most of the band's songs his likeness appears on merchandise, so he will still get royalty checks.
A source said: "Richie wants to go back on stage — that's his first love. He's really upset over the news."