Jon Bon Jovi Opens Up About The Richie Sambora Rift

Rock and roll's great survivor, Jon Bon Jovi has spoken about the ongoing rift with former band member Richie Sambora, in an interview with Lisa Wilkinson on The Sunday Project.

The 80s rocker is bringing the band back Down Under in December and Bon Jovi sat down with Wilkinson ahead of the This House Is Not For Sale tour.

For decades, the band Bon Jovi has filled arenas around the world while millions have rocked out to their anthems.

But in 2013, longstanding guitarist Richie Sambora left the band after three decades.

Frontman Bon Jovi wasn't reunited with his former bandmate until April this year, when Sambora joined the band to be inducted in to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

But Bon Jovi maintains there wasn't a falling out, Sambora just didn't make the effort to see his band in five years.

"The truth of, the truth of the truth is he didn’t come to a show. And then he never came to see us in five years," he told Wilkinson.

"There was no falling out."

But Bon Jovi blamed Sambora's "habits" for interfering with his work with the band.

"His habits got into the way of him coming to work. And he just didn’t show up," he said.

Catch the full interview with Lisa Wilkinson on The Sunday Project on Sunday 6.30pm.