As we all know by now, Richie Sambora was unceremoniously booted from the current Bon Jovi tour back in April due to unspecified “personal reasons.” Since then, relations between the two longtime buds has been frosty at best, with Sambora imploring JBJ to stop “trash-talking” him in the press.
Ever since Sambora’s departure, the band no longer seems to be the hot ticket it once was. The band played to a number of empty seats during a recent Detroit show, and a recent date in Cleveland was even canceled due to lackluster ticket sales. Now, on the eve of a show in the band’s home state of New Jersey, Radar Online is reporting that Sambora wanted to return to make an appearance at tonight’s concert, but Jon is not returning any of Richie’s phone calls.
“Jon won’t allow Richie to come back for that show, and Jon won’t even pick up the phone and talk to Sambora,” a source told Radar Online. “Sambora has tried to end this feud but Jon won’t respond.”