Former BON JOVI guitarist Richie Sambora recently revealed that he has been working on new music for the last couple of years and has a new album in the can.
Samobora’s comments were made during an appearance on the red carpet at the Nordoff Robbins O2 Silver Clef Awards at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London, England on July 1, where said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET) “I have a new record that’s ready to go and I’ve been kind of holding it through the pandemic. And I’d say in the fall we’re gonna put it out.”
When Richie was asked if it was difficult not being able to perform music during the pandemic, Richie said: “It was interesting for me because it was probably one of the first times there I had a chance to — forcibly — slow it down. So what that did for me is I just practiced a lot and wrote every day, wrote songs and just kind of sharpened the pencil. And I played a lot of piano too. So it was actually a decent time for me because it slowed me down on purpose.”
Speaking about what fans can expect from the new music, Sambora said: “I’m very proud of it. I don’t write bad songs anymore; I just don’t; it just doesn’t happen. And the people I work with would be, like, ‘That’s bollocks.’ But it’s not hard for me. I’m just lucky that way. And plus, I just write all the time, so it’s like a daily exercise for me. I try to come up with something every day. It’s like having a journal. It’s like keeping a journal of your thoughts, keeping a journal of what’s going on in your life, how you’re feeling.”
Richie Sambora left BON JOVI back in 2013, saying that he wanted to spend more time with his daughter Ava, who is now 24.