Jon Bon Jovi managed to get a good slam in to his former bandmate and songwriter partner, Richie Sambora while promoting his just-released new Bon Jovi album, 2020.
During an online chat with Germany’s Rock Antannae, Bon Jovi went so far as to insinuate that Sambora’s life is in disarray — as well as surmising that the band might’ve fallen prey to “laziness” had Sambora not bailed in 2013: “Some things happened that are the catalyst for why other good things happen. Y’know, there’s not a day that goes by that I don’t wish that Richie had his life together and was still in the band. And, yet, y’know, in a weird way, it’s because of his inability to get it together anymore that we went on and wrote This House Is Not For Sale and it was a very strong record and that I’m able to write songs like this. Maybe we would’ve gotten lazy. I don’t know where we would’ve gone. But, through all that pain and heartbreak came this.”

CHECK IT OUT: Bon Jovi — with Richie Sambora — on April 14th, 2018 at their Rock Hall induction in Cleveland performing “Livin’ On A Prayer”: