Former Bon Jovi guitarist Richie Sambora says the experience of rehearsing with the band for their upcoming induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame was a “wonderful” experience. He quit in 2013 in circumstances which, at first, caused friction between him and Jon Bon Jovi, but he’ll take the stage alongside the frontman at the ceremony in Cleveland on Apr. 14, with former bassist Alec John Such also taking part.
“It feels great to see everybody,” Sambora told Billboard. “We already rehearsed and it was wonderful, it wasn't awkward. The chemistry came back very quickly; it’s matrixed into our muscle memory at this point. If you’re on the road performing and touring for 30 years, [the Rock Hall] is just another cycle – and it’s a good one, so here we go.”