In a new interview with Billboard magazine this morning, Jon Bon Jovi was asked if he was ticked off by it taking awhile to get into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (Yes he was). Also, whether or not former bandmates would be allowed back in, including Richie Sambora.
Jon Bon Jovi: The same invite will be extended to him (as was former bass player Alec John Such). I appreciate everything he did. He was my right hand for a long time, so there was never ill will, just like I told everybody. (He) just didn’t' show up anymore. We went on, but he was there for three decades and he should be there to celebrate the moment. So he'll be invited to join the rest of the band in all of the festivities.
Does that include performing together again at the induction ceremony?
Oh yeah. Yeah, yeah, yeah. (Sambora's) absolutely invited to play along with Phil (X) and Hugh (McDonald) and Alec. I think it's a celebration. This is not the tour; this is a one-off night that everybody should certainly show up with a smile and sing the songs.