BON JOVI: Reunion for Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction coming together
Jon Bon Jovi confirms that he's been in touch with former band mate Richie Sambora regarding Bon Jovi's induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on April 14th in Cleveland. Looks like the chances of an onstage reunion are pretty good.
Jon says, "He's looking forward to coming as is Alex Such. So yeah, they've been invited to both not only come and celebrate but to perform with us."
Jon says that his communication with Richie, who left the band in 2013, has been through E-mail, but that he and the band spoke in person to Alec John Such. He hasn't said where Alec is. When the induction announcement was made in December, Jon said he was out of touch with the bass player, who was booted from the band in 1994
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