So Bon Jovi is back on tour and here are Jon and Richie back at it again. Richie is off the tour...........again........ but this time who knows if he's coming back!
Richie has had his bouts of drinking and has had to sit out gigs before while heading off to rehab but this departure seems to have a darker tone to it. From Richie's camp you hear it's about "show me the money" and not getting the respect he deserves as the twin big time issues.
From a blurb in today's Post Page 6 you hear that he was pushed off tour for too much boozing and too many hangers on hanging on.
It's near to impossible for any of us looking from the outside in to know what the real truth is. If Richie is boozing big time, you hope he finds a way to get it under control because as we've all seen and read in band bios a billion times: No Good Can Come From It.
I keep my fingers crossed that Jon and Richie find a path here to make things work......somehow, someway. They've already done band psych 101 so that train probably left the station a long time ago. I just hope like you that there's a path for everyone to get what they need to be on stage for 2 hours or so comes July at Metlife. Maybe an old fashioned "sit down" is what's needed. Whatever it is, I have my fingers crossed that Jon and Richie find a way to coexist on stage together so we can have that magic between them and the rest of the band this summer.
The more of the band tell alls and documentaries about are favorites we read and watch, is there anything harder then trying to be in a band? I just hope that Richie isn't heading towards being the Don Felder of Bon Jovi.