Bon Jovi guitarist Richie Sambora has confirmed that he is hard at work on his first solo release in 14 years. Speaking with Rolling Stone, Sambora explained that while he's very dedicated to Bon Jovi, the project stands on its own.
"I think people look at Richie Sambora and they put me in the Bon Jovi box, but that's not what this record is," he said. "I think they don't see me as a singer, and I was the lead singer in every band I was in before Bon Jovi. I hope I get to change people's minds on this record. That's what I'm gonna try to do."
In addition to work on his own album, which is due out this summer, Sambora also confirmed that he is working on a new Bon Jovi release:
"We're in the studio and it sounds great," Sambora said of Bon Jovi. "Jon [Bon Jovi] and I were writing. I'd fly to New York and we came up with a lot of great tracks and we started laying down basics a couple of weeks back. That will be out sometime in early 2013."
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