Richie Sambora is Reportedly Not Happy with Bon Jovi Docuseries, “Thank You, Goodnight”

Richie Sambora, a former member of Bon Jovi, expressed dissatisfaction with his portrayal in the band’s docuseries “Thank You, Goodnight.”

Despite contributing extensive interviews to the series, Sambora disagreed with how the producers depicted his departure from the band.

According to his representative, Sambora left the screening of the series at Jon Bon Jovi’s house after the third episode, feeling unhappy with the portrayal. His representative emphasized Sambora’s prioritization of personal happiness over financial gain.

A source told PEOPLE, “Richie left after the third episode because he was sick and tired of what he was seeing.  He didn’t like the way he was being cast. He disagrees with how they framed his departure from the band and to him, the currency of happiness is more important than the currency of money.”

Meanwhile, Bon Jovi himself told PEOPLE, “I’ve been waiting at the door for 10 years (to talk to Sambora) but just to be clear, there was nothing but love. There was never a fight. Ultimately being in a rock band is not a life sentence. He had to deal with his other issues.”

Directed by Gotham Chopra, “Thank You, Goodnight: The Bon Jovi Story” offers fans an inside look into the band’s journey with exclusive interviews. The 4-part series features insights from the band’s current lineup, including Jon Bon Jovi, Tico Torres, David Bryan, and Phil X, as well as former guitarist Richie Sambora and music icon Bruce Springsteen. Additionally, viewers will hear from renowned music manager Doc McGee and Jon Bon Jovi’s wife, Dorothea Bongiovi.

Available for streaming on Hulu in North America and Disney+ internationally, fans from around the world can delve into the history of Bon Jovi. Whether you’re in America, the UK, or anywhere else, you can join this musical journey and gain valuable insights into the band’s legacy.

Kathy Hutchins