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Richie Sambora has been kicked out of Bon Jovi, this according to new reports.
Rumor Fix reports that Sambora, who has been with the group for 30 years, demanded $2 million a month to continue on with the group. Additionally, the group notes that Sambora has not played with them since early this spring.
“There were a lot of well-documented problems, so this was the best decision for now," a source tells Us Weekly.
As The Star notes, the band posted a message on their website regarding Sambora’s absence from prior concerts saying “Due to personal issues, Richie Sambora will not be performing on this upcoming leg. All shows will go on as scheduled.”
Sambora will be replaced by Phillip "Phil X" Xenidis who will earn $10,000 a month. A source tells RumorFix, “Richie wants to go back on stage — that’s his first love. He’s really upset over the news.”
The group has not addressed the reports at this time.