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February 26, 2009

SHOF to induct Bon Jovi, Sambora

Jon Bon Jovi and Richie Sambora will be inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame this year along with fellow Jersey-connected artists Felix Cavaliere and Eddie Brigati, the organization announced today.

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Posted by riesambo at 06:42 AM |

February 23, 2009

Band mates

Play our quiz; match the missing rockers

You know Bono and Chris Martin. And you're probably even vaguely familiar with Richie Sambora. But who are all those other guys in the world's biggest bands? Does anyone know? Take our quiz to see whether you have the slightest clue.

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February 19, 2009

Does Magic or Bette Midler live next door to you?

Magic Johnson bought a home in Ritz Cove, Dana Point last year. Richie Sambora from Bon Jovi owns a house in Lagunita, Bette Midler owned a home for years in Victoria Beach. Dallas Raines, Channel 7 weatherman, owns a beach house in Niguel Shores, Dana Point and San Clemente attracts many prominent people from the Surf and Sunglass industries. Rita Rudner, comedian from Vegas owns a beach house in Monarch Bay.

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February 17, 2009

Hitchhiking through Hermosa

Hitchhiking through Hermosa: Rock star Richie Sambora, the lead guitarist with Bon Jovi, made a surprise appearance at Hermosa’s Café Boogaloo last Saturday. He sat in with Hook Herrera and the Hitchhikers, a rotating band that on Saturday also featured bluesman Tab Benoit and guitarist Tony Gilkyson (formerly of X as well as Bob Dylan, Lone Justice, and Peter Rowan).

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February 15, 2009

Richie Sambora visit the doll signing

Marie Osmond held a Valentine’s Day themed doll signing at The Flamingo Las Vegas yesterday and fans lined up around the building to meet the star and buy autographed dolls (Photo: � Erik Kabik/ RETNA/ www.erikkabik.com).� Marie featured her popular Bridal, Valentine and Sweet Tots Collections, and offered a special discount to Nevada residents.

Meanwhile, famed record producer John Titta had gotten married on the property and his best man was Richie Sambora of Bon Jovi.� After the ceremony John, his wife Lana, and Richie showed up at the doll signing to visit Marie.

Marie and her brother Donny Osmond currently headline the Donny & Marie show at The Flamingo.

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February 07, 2009

Bon Jovi Added to Jazz Fest Lineup

NEW ORLEANS - Bon Jovi has been added to this year's New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, putting the rockers in the company of Aretha Franklin, James Taylor, Sugarland and others already slated to perform.

Bon Jovi formed in the early 1980s with lead singer Jon Bon Jovi, guitarist Richie Sambora, keyboardist David Bryan and drummer Tico Torres. The band has been rocking for a quarter-century and has sold more than 100 million records worldwide.

In the wake of Hurricane Katrina, which devastated New Orleans and much of the Gulf Coast in August 2005, Bon Jovi gave Oprah Winfrey 1 million dollars to help build more than 20 homes for low-income families displaced by the storm.

The homes were built in Houma, a coastal Louisiana community roughly 50 miles southwest of New Orleans, through Habitat for Humanity and Oprah's Angel Network.

The group will join Dr. John, Kings of Ten, The O'Jays, Cowboy Mouth and more than a dozen other acts performing on May 2. In all, Jazz Fest spans seven days over two weekends - April 24th to 26th and April 30th to May 3rd.

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