Listen: Richie Sambora Premieres Defiant New Song, “Come Back As Me”

July 30th, 2013

Richie Sambora has posted a new song, “Come Back as Me,” which you can check out via the YouTube player below.

The song, which the longtime Bon Jovi guitarist unveiled Sunday, July 28, features a pounding rhythm and some nice guitar work.

“What do you want me to say, I gave you everything I could give. But everything just wasn’t enough, so I just let live and live,” sings Sambora.

As Asbury Park Press music writer Chris Jordan points out, Sambora was conspicuously not with his Bon Jovi bandmates at the band’s July 25 and 27 homecoming dates at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey.

We don’t know if the song is the precursor to an upcoming solo album; there’s actually very little information available at this point — but we’ll keep you updated!

For more about Sambora, check out his official website.

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  1. Posted by john on July 31st, 2013, 10:07 [Reply]

    i love richie, i hope he comes back to bon jovi

  2. Posted by finn on July 31st, 2013, 10:08 [Reply]

    mmm nice and soulfull!

  3. Posted by Kern on July 31st, 2013, 10:10 [Reply]

    Pure Richie, all the way! Great vocalist, great guitarist, great songsmith. What else is there to say?

  4. Posted by danny on July 31st, 2013, 11:12 [Reply]

    love Richie , don’t like the lead singer in bon jovi !! the guy is such a freakin , well you know ! good to see Richie doing his thing . Richie I had you solo album years back , but now this is just me . everything is so over produced now days . like the vocals , but lay them back a bit more guitar riffing like a bluesy thing . you’ve got the gear to make it sound great .. go old school !!!

  5. Posted by amber on July 31st, 2013, 11:46 [Reply]

    Jbj get your crap together. U need rich

  6. Posted by Bbilly B on July 31st, 2013, 14:33 [Reply]

    That is just so epic, one of my guitar heroes, I have for a long time regarded Ritchie as one of the best guitar lords of his time. Now he is not only proving his super talent as such, but to show his talent as a full blown soloist. Can’t get better than that. Thank you Ritchie for all the years in Bon Jovi, but I so look forward to hearing you as yourself.

  7. Posted by guitarslinger1 on July 31st, 2013, 21:21 [Reply]

    at this stage in the game ritchie does’nt need bon jovi so get your band together and let’s hear some sanbora

  8. Posted by kenny on July 31st, 2013, 21:44 [Reply]

    never needed Bon, but Heather may be a different story

  9. Posted by j on July 31st, 2013, 21:50 [Reply]

    not much to it, maybe an octave and waw pedal on a slow lead pattern. hurt my ears.

  10. Posted by amir on August 8th, 2013, 08:07 [Reply]

    I love this guy…please come back to bonjovi’s group..please


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