Richie Sambora stopped by to promote his new solo record, 'Aftermath of the Lowdown', and defended his and Jon's decision to name their band, Bon Jovi: "We really tried. For like months, man. And they all sucked." To wit, Richie said he was trying to name his current band, listing a few ideas:
1. The Disgusting Rabbis
2. Satan Castro & the Exiles
3. Richie Sambora & the Katy Perry Dancers
4. The Fine Cocksmen
5. Dick & the Cocktails
Howard didn't like any of them: "How about I Banged Denise Richards?"
Richie said he'd already had 2 record deals by the time he met Jon at a club called the Fountain Casino. He'd also turned down a career-making gig: "I got asked to join KISS and I flew out to LA. ... I was going to replace Ace when they were looking for a guy." But KISS wanted a guitarist who worshipped them--Richie couldn't oblige: "They got a little upset."
Rehab With Lilo
Asked about his 2011 trip to rehab, Richie said he'd relapsed shortly after kicking painkillers: "I was drinking wine, predominantly as a stress reliever." Richie denied sleeping with Lindsay Lohan, who'd been staying at the same recovery facility: "No, but I think she banged someone else and got in trouble? She was hot, man." Richie and his (still unnamed) band then performed 'Livin On A Prayer' and a new tune, 'Every Road Leads Home To You.'