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May 26, 2008

Richie Sambora would love to give Becks free guitar lessons

Bon Jovi lead guitarist Richie Sambora has offered to teach footie ace David Beckham how to strum a guitar.

The 48-year-old rocker became pals with the Man U mid-fielder when they met on a photo shoot last month and insists that he would be privileged to give guitar lessons.

"Most definitely. David should come and see me. I'd gladly give him lessons. I'd be privileged," The Sun quoted Sambora as saying.

"He's such a big name and brought soccer to a different level and its now played in schools. It's just a pity that he doesn't get to play more as he's been injured.

"Beckham is a good guy. He's done so much for soccer in the US. We both recently featured in the Father's Day edition of a Los Angeles children's magazine with our children," he added.

Meanwhile, the rock band including David Bryan and drummer Tico Torres is set to kick off its 22 date European tour, which began in Germany on May 22.

Richie added that he takes an astonishing 24 guitars on the road, the most expensive is 200,000 pounds.

"My guitars are all different flavours," he said.

"It's like having different colours of paint. Music is like a palette, but you paint with instruments like guitars. And different guitars give you different colours and shades," he added.

After winning multiple awards the rock band insists that their enthusiasm for the job never wanes.

"It's in our blood. The joy of bringing something you come up with out of thin air is a joy. We have this arsenal of songs that are a fabric of people's lives and we have the poise and knowledge to go out and make people happy," said Richie

"We've been together for 25 years but the touring experience gets richer. Every time we step on stage it's an honour as we know we're incredibly lucky to be doing what we are doing," added David.

Posted by riesambo at May 26, 2008 10:55 PM