Richie Sambora Finally Strikes Back in Bon Jovi Catfight

Ever since Richie Sambora backed out of Bon Jovi’s world tour, JBJ’s been hinting that Sambora’s personal (ahem, drug) issues are holding him back. He also basically called him replaceable, saying that his absence was “unlike if this were, God forbid, The Edge, and he for some reason couldn’t make a U2 show.” (Though, somehow, he’s “absolutely” the band’s guitar player.)

Well, guess what? Richie has had enough. Speaking publicly about the feud (can we call it that?) for the first time, Sambora tells the Daily Mail, which cares, that in fact, “Jon wants to see if he can pull off stadiums by himself. He is making it very difficult for me to come back.” Also: “Enough with the trash-talking!” [Daily Mail]