Richie Sambora says Bon Jovi is not "the real thing" without him. Sambora also added “I know Mick Jagger wouldn’t tour without Keith Richards and call it the Rolling Stones.”

Of course Sambora and Jon Bon Jovi have been at odds for a while now, and the latest quotes might lead you to believe a reconciliation is not likely anytime soon. Sambora still contends he left the band to spend more time with his daughter and admits the decision was "unpopular" with fans and the band, according to ultimateclassicrock.com.

If you are a Richie fan and are hoping for a reunion, Sambora didn't offer a lot of hope. shrugging and saying, "There will have to be a lot of communication, a lot of talking.” Sambora was scheduled to perform at a children's charity show last night, benefiting the Starlight Foundation in Melbourne, according to a story at news.com.au.