About Richard Stephen 'Richie' Sambora
Richard Stephen "Richie" Sambora (born July 11, 1959) is an American rock guitarist, producer, musician, singer/songwriter who is the longtime lead guitarist of the popular rock band Bon Jovi. He and frontman Jon Bon Jovi form the primary songwriting unit of the band. He is also a solo artist, having released two solo albums; Stranger in This Town in 1991, and Undiscovered Soul in 1998.
Richie has received critical recognition as a guitarist. In August 2009, Time Magazine ranked him on its list of the "10 Best Electric Guitar Players of All-Time". He was also ranked on Gigwise's list of the Greatest Guitarists Ever".