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Jon Bon Jovi reportedly fires Richie Sambora from Bon Jovi


UPI News Service, 08/23/2013 

Longtime Bon Jovi guitarist Richie Sambora has been fired from the New Jersey rock band and will not be returning to the group's concert tour, RumorFix said.

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The celebrity news website cited sources close to the band as saying Sambora wanted more money and front man Jon Bon Jovi declined.

Sambora, a Bon Jovi musician for 30 years, was making $2 million a month and 20 percent of the profits of each concert. In a massive drop in payments, his replacement, Philip "Phil X" Xenidis, is making $10,000 a month.

Sambora is expected to continue getting royalty checks since he co-wrote many of the band's biggest hits and his image appears on merchandise, the report said.

"Richie wants to go back on stage -- that's his first love. He's really upset over the news," an insider told RumorFix.com.


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