Richie Sambora is all set for next week's reunion with Bon Jovi at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony in Cleveland.
Sambora, who left the band in 2013, has rejoined his former bandmates in preparation for the April 14th ceremony. He told Billboard, "Everybody falls back into place... 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 ceremony] is just another cycle -- and it’s a good one, so here we go."
He also says, "You don’t go out and make music for the awards. You make music for the fans. And this award is all about them, because without them, there would be no Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. There would be no music business. Think about it: you put a concert on, and if the fans didn't show up, there ain’t no concert."
Sambora will release Radio Free America, an album with his guitar-playing girlfriend Orianthi, on May 11th.