Turn it up!
Bon Jovi fans brace yourselves.
Guitarist Richie Sambora IS NOT returning to tour with Bon Jovi this year — he’s been fired from the tour, RumorFix has learned exclusively.
Sources close to the band tell us it’s all about money. We are told just like any DIVORCE, their differences are irreconcilable.
Richie, who has been a member of the band for 30 years, was making $2 million a month and 20 percent of the profits after each show. His replacement Philip ‘Phil X’ Xenidis is only making $10,000 a month.
Uber Liberal (and big time supporter of Dear Leader) Jon Bon Jovi want’s us taxpayers to pony up for every Liberal project under the sun. But, when the rubber meets the road, Bon Jovi is not exactly generous with his own money.
Oh, for the record, Phil X is a way better guitar player than Sambora….
Great take on the old ZZ Top classic.
If you are not sure who JJ Cale is, here’s a quick biography:
Guitar player, songwriter, singer, engineer, technician, legend, icon, call him what you will, but Eric Clapton calls him a “master” and it was Clapton who jump started Cale’s career and may have saved him from obscurity. When Clapton cut Cale’s “After Midnight” in 1970, a song Cale put down in the mid-60s, everything changed. “I had already given up on the business part of the record business and had moved back to Tulsa and had gotten me a job playing with some friends of mine,” remembers Cale. “When Eric cut that song it opened up a bunch of doors and I drove over to Nashville and that’s when Naturally was done.”
Since then it’s been a slow, steady climb to the top. In addition to “After Midnight,” Clapton went on to record Cale’s “Cocaine,” “Travelin’ Light” and “I’ll Make Love To You Anytime.” Lynyrd Skynyrd made “Call Me The Breeze” famous, and diverse artist such as Santana, The Allman Brothers, Johnny Cash, The Band, Chet Atkins, Freddie King, Maria Muldaur and Captain Beefheart have all covered his songs. Cale even found inroads to a younger generation of rock fans with jam band heroes Widespread Panic and moe. performing extended versions of lesser known gems like “Ride Me High,” “Cajun Moon” and the aforementioned “Travelin’ Light.” In addition to those who play Cale’s songs, landmark artists such as Neil Young, Mark Knopfler and Bryan Ferry cite Cale as a major influence. And the great state of Oklahoma has even nominated “After Midnight” to potentially be the Official State Rock Song.
Here is JJ Cale performing one of his most recognizable hits back in 1971: