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 Posted: Fri Apr 5th, 2013 03:23 pm
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Earlier this week it was announced that Richie Sambora was taking another leave of absence from Bon Jovi for "personal reasons".  This is always code for rehab, and Samboar actually just came out of rehab last year, so it wasn't very surprising.  But now it turns out that Sambora is still clean and left the band after a fight that almost turned physical between him and Jon.  It's been described as a classic "Jagger/Richards blow-up" and those close to Sambora say that it's probably over for good this time.  Richie's very comfortable and has been putting up with Jon for many years, and Jon has treated all his band members like contracted temps for at least 20 years now.  The guy seems like a brilliant businessman but impossible to deal with.  The more successful he's become in other enterprises, the more he manages Bon Jovi like a business, and that's only commendable to a certain point.  It's great that he's not blowing his money on drugs and hookers anymore and has amassed more wealth than probably anyone else out of the '80s scene, but at some point it's still rock 'n' roll and you need to have some heart.  Jon's been simply putting in his 9-to-5 and spitting insipid lyrics out of a machine utilizing market research and all this other crap that the band is unlistenable at this point, even live, which used to be their strong suit even after their studio albums started sucking.



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