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Richie Sambora solo and happier than ever

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NEW YORK (MYFOXNY) - Richie Sambora spent 30 years as the lead guitarist of rock band Bon Jovi. Nowadays, he's touring with Orianthi, the former lead guitarist for the late King of Pop, Michael Jackson.

“We’ve been tearing it up. It’s been the improvisational thing. It’s a very exciting thing," said Sambora during Good Day New York.

The New Jersey native from "a blue collar, working class family" missed home and watching his daughter grow.

"A 30 year marriage is pretty good. Everybody experiences life, fame and stardom at different speeds. We are grown up. I really wanted to be home with my daughter. We did 52 countries in 18 and a half months. It’s 24-7; you don’t get to go home," said Sambora about life on the road with Bon Jovi.

Sambora is taking his act to New York City Tuesday and Wednesday night with proceeds from the performance benefiting the Les Paul Foundation.

"It never gets old," said Sambora.

Catch him on stage at the Iridium Jazz Club. For more information, visit TheIridium.com

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