Report says Richie Sambora was fired from Bon Jovi

6:17 PM, Aug 23, 2013   |    comments
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(USA TODAY) Bon Jovi guitarist Richie Sambora, who has been absent from the group's tour in recent months, may not return soon.

A report in Rumorfix quotes sources as saying that Sambora has been fired from his band of 30 years. According to the report, money is the issue: Sambora was making $2 million a month and 20% of the profits from each show, the article says, while his replacement is earning $10,000 a month.

A statement from the band cited "personal issues" as the cause of Sambora's departure from Bon Jovi's tour last spring.

A spokesperson for Bon Jovi's record company had no comment when reached by USA TODAY Friday morning.

Elysa Gardner, USA TODAY

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