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Richie Sambora details personal struggles in new songs


Bon Jovi guitarist Richie Sambora has detailed his dramatic personal problems in emotional tracks for his new solo album.

The guitarist has endured a turbulent few years, which have included a stint in rehab, a DUI conviction and a divorce from actress Heather Locklear, and he has opened up about his addiction issues and personal problems in his third solo album, "Aftermath of the Lowdown."

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Sambora says the tracks are written about his real experiences before he cleaned up.

He tells the Los Angeles Times, "When I fell off that cliff, I realized who I was, unrelated to the band (Bon Jovi). I'd started to clean up five years ago, but I slipped, and made those amends. I'm lucky I wasn't a guy who lost his family or relationships. I had cleaned up my act about 85 percent five years ago. But I was naive. I just wanted to drink as a stress reliever, and I slipped again."

The rocker also reveals he is still working with music teachers to improve his songwriting skills. He adds, "I'm still learning; I still have a guitar teacher and a vocal teacher. I've tried to maintain my innocence as a musician and be able to tell my story, and I'm realizing it's kinda everyone's story."

Sep 5, 2012 8:19AM

why does all this dating crap end up in the comments here?

its annoying...meanwhile, I wish Richie Sambora good luck with

his new CD..he has an awesome voice if you've never heard him

sing solo...

Sep 5, 2012 6:06AM
He lost me after he cheated on heather with her BEST FRIEND!  thats a MAJOR NO-NO, his problems are of his own doing .....
Sep 5, 2012 5:24AM
Oh, another rich and famous person ( in this case a guy with a huge D%^K;according to Heather) crying about his addictions  , I am a former addict and average guy who wasn't blessed with an extra large ,ah......income. I'll trade places. Oh, I'll need to keep MY brain and attitude.
Sep 5, 2012 5:10AM
good for him, i hope he can be a good example and continue taking the right path.
Sep 4, 2012 4:24PM
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