Bon Jovi axeman Richie Sambora is prepping to release his third solo album, Aftermath of the Lowdown, and the guitarist says the set reflects the ups and downs he’s experienced over the past several years. That, of course, includes his divorce with actress Heather Locklear and his struggle with substance abuse.
Sambora says that because of the very personal nature of the new album, a wide range of fans can relate to the songs’ subject matters.
“The stuff that I've gone through isn't that alien,” he told Rolling Stone. “The stuff that I've gone through, anybody can go through in their lives and they probably will. Ups and downs and things like that.”
Sambora added that the collection of songs came together quickly and naturally. Following a short vacation with his daughter, Sambora came home rested and ready to write, which is exactly what happened. “Once I started writing, I really liked the material and it was authentic, passionate and honest…” he said. “So there was a bit of magic happening right off the bat.”
Aftermath of the Lowdown is set to hit stores on Sept. 18. To listen to a stream of the release, head to RichieSambora.com.
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