OK, it's guilty secret time...we here at Belfastmetalheadsreunited have a small hankering for Bon Jovi when they were still 'good'.
Having seen the band (not just the 'man') at Donington Monster of Rock in '87 - in a bill including Metallica, Anthrax and WASP - and then again in Belfast's Kings Hall on the New Jersey tour, it was clear that the driving force behind a lot of the music, both live and on albums, was Richie Sambora.
Sambora has over the past number of years been recording critically acclaimed albums. And, now after 25 years the axe slinger is returning to Belfast for the first time for a date in the Ulster Hall on July 1st.
Given that one of our colleagues on RockradioNI, is a bit of a Sambora fanatic - and that's an under-statement - it would not have been fair to hog an interview with the man all to ourselves.
So (with only a slight hint of reluctance) we, through the good graces of MCD, organized an interview with Sambora for RRNI.
The interview took place last night (3rd June) and Sambora graciously gave half an hour of his time, to RRNI, only one of a select few interviews given for the Belfast and Dublin dates.
It will be broadcast in full this coming Friday (6th June). Just link here on Friday to hear the interview on NI Rocks Friday Rock Show.
Later this week, we'll be reviewing Sambora's latest album release and when a full transcript of the interview is available, we'll publish it so you can read it at your leisure.
Tickets for Sambora's Ulster Hall show are still available from all usual outlets