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Heather Locklear vacations with ex Richie Sambora in Hawaii

Heather Locklear vacations with ex Richie Sambora in Hawaii

April 1 (UPI) -- Heather Locklear and Richie Sambora split up in 2007, but seem to have kept their relationship amicable.
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Jon Bon Jovi fires Richie Sambora from tour, report says

Jon Bon Jovi fires Richie Sambora from tour, report says

NEW YORK, Aug. 23 (UPI) -- 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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UPI Almanac for Thursday, July 11, 2013.
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Sambora extends leave from Bon Jovi tour

LOS ANGELES, May 5 (UPI) -- Bon Jovi guitarist Richie Sambora has announced he will not be joining the New Jersey band for the European and South African leg of its "Because We Can" tour.

Sambora leaves Bon Jovi tour

AUSTIN, Texas, April 7 (UPI) -- Rock star Jon Bon Jovi says his band's lead guitarist, Richie Sambora, has left the current tour for a "personal matter."
Richie Sambora takes break from Bon Jovi concert tour

Richie Sambora takes break from Bon Jovi concert tour

LOS ANGELES, April 3 (UPI) -- Bon Jovi said Wednesday guitarist Richie Sambora will not be performing on the upcoming leg of the New Jersey rock band's concert tour.

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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, July 11, 2012.
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Richards and Sambora break up again

Richards and Sambora break up again

LOS ANGELES, June 12 (UPI) -- U.S. actress Denise Richards and rocker Richie Sambora have broken up after less than a year of dating, sources told UsMagazine.com.
Locklear and Wagner end engagement

Locklear and Wagner end engagement

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 15 (UPI) -- Heather Locklear's publicist says the Hollywood actress has ended her three-month engagement to actor Jack Wagner.
Sambora confirms Richards romance

Sambora confirms Richards romance

NEW YORK, Nov. 4 (UPI) -- U.S. rocker Richie Sambora has confirmed he is once again dating actress Denise Richards.
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Richards and Sambora back together

Richards and Sambora back together

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 2 (UPI) -- U.S. actress Denise Richards and rocker Richie Sambora are back together after a yearlong romance ended in 2007, a source told E! News.
Locklear and Wagner get engaged

Locklear and Wagner get engaged

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 12 (UPI) -- Heather Locklear's publicist says the U.S. actress is engaged to her longtime beau, actor Jack Wagner.
Sambora completes rehab, is ready to tour

Sambora completes rehab, is ready to tour

NEW YORK, June 6 (UPI) -- U.S. rocker Richie Sambora says he has completed a stint in rehab and is ready to rejoin his band Bon Jovi on the European leg of its concert tour.
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Actress Heather Locklear and her husband, musician Richie Sambora arrive for the 32nd annual American Music Awards, Sunday, November 14, 2004, at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. (UPI Photo/Jim Ruymen)
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Richard Stephen "Richie" Sambora (born July 11, 1959) is an American rock guitarist, producer, musician, singer/songwriter who is the longtime lead guitarist of the popular rock band Bon Jovi. He and frontman Jon Bon Jovi form the primary songwriting unit of the band. He is also a solo artist, having released two solo albums; Stranger in This Town in 1991, and Undiscovered Soul in 1998. Sambora was listed by Time magazine as one of the best guitarists of all time.

Sambora was born in Perth Amboy, New Jersey, the son of Joan, a secretary, and Adam, a factory foreman. Sambora is of Polish and Italian descent and was raised Catholic. He grew up in Woodbridge, New Jersey and attended Woodbridge High School there, graduating in 1977. He began playing the guitar at the age of 12 following the death of guitar legend Jimi Hendrix in 1970. From his early days Sambora was strongly influenced by blues and 60s rock 'n' roll. His most important influences were Eric Clapton, Jimi Hendrix, Jeff Beck, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Johnny Winter, Jimmy Page, Joe Perry and George Harrison. He was also influenced by Spanish classical music and began a life long love of the Spanish guitar. Furthermore, he has stated that psychedelic soul singer Janis Joplin crept into his heart very early in the late 60s and early 70s, having a big influence on his musical style. Classical music directly inspired several of his songs, such as The Answer which was originally written on piano.

Sambora played guitar for and auditioned for big-name bands Kiss and Poison (the latter of which was then named Paris). He was also a guitarist for the band Message, and with that band he gave out a record, which was re-released in 1995 under the name "Message", and in 2000 under the name "Lessons". Bon Jovi added Sambora to replace original lead guitarist Dave Sabo. Sambora went to a show and, after being impressed by Bon Jovi, approached him and informed him that he thought they should work together. They immediately hit it off as friends, and Sambora was invited to a rehearsal. By the time Bon Jovi arrived, the band was sounding better than ever and Sambora was hired on the spot.

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