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  5. <modified>2009-06-28T22:43:54Z</modified>
  6. <tagline>Everything about Richie Sambora on the web.</tagline>
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  11. <title>Iran - Stand by Me - Andy Jon Bon Jovi Richie Sambora</title>
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  13. <modified>2009-06-28T22:43:54Z</modified>
  14. <issued>2009-06-28T22:40:38Z</issued>
  15. <id>,2009:/samborablog//1.1434</id>
  16. <created>2009-06-28T22:40:38Z</created>
  17. <summary type="text/plain">
  18.        My Damn Channel † Stand By Me †...</summary>
  19. <author>
  20. <name>riesambo</name>
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  24. <dc:subject>video</dc:subject>
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  27.        My Damn Channel ? Stand By Me ? Stand By Me" href="" target="_blank">
  28.        My Damn Channel ? Stand By Me ? Stand By Me</a></div>
  30. <p>On June 24, Iranian Superstar Andy Madadian went into an LA recording studio with Jon Bon Jovi, Richie Sambora and American record producers Don Was and John Shanks to record a musical message of worldwide solidarity with the people of Iran. </p>
  32. <p>This version of the old Ben E. King classic is not for sale - it was not meant to be on the Billboard charts or even manufactured as a's intended to be downloaded and shared by the Iranian give voice to the sentiment that all people of the world stand together....the handwritten Farsi sign in the video translates to "we are one".</blockquote></p>
  34. <p>[video & mp3]<br />
  35. <a href="" target="_blank">Stand By Me</a><br />
  36. <a href="" target="_blank">Stand By Me with Intro</a></p>]]>
  38. </content>
  39. </entry>
  40. <entry>
  41. <title>Songwriters Hall Of Fame Induction Held In Times Square</title>
  42. <link rel="alternate" type="text/html" href="" />
  43. <modified>2009-06-22T15:49:16Z</modified>
  44. <issued>2009-06-22T11:47:24Z</issued>
  45. <id>,2009:/samborablog//1.1433</id>
  46. <created>2009-06-22T11:47:24Z</created>
  47. <summary type="text/plain">
  48.        NY1  | 24 Hour Local News | Top...</summary>
  49. <author>
  50. <name>riesambo</name>
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  54. <dc:subject>video</dc:subject>
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  57.        NY1  | 24 Hour Local News | Top Stories | Songwriters Hall Of Fame Induction Held In Times Square" href="" target="_blank">
  58.        NY1  | 24 Hour Local News | Top Stories | Songwriters Hall Of Fame Induction Held In Times Square</a></div>
  59. <img alt="20090618hug.jpg" src="" width="317" height="240" /></blockquote>]]>
  60. <![CDATA[<blockquote>
  62. <p>The 40th annual induction ceremony of the Songwriters Hall of fame was held Thursday night at the Marriott Marquee in Midtown.Among the inductees honored was Crosby, Stills, and Nash. David Crosby and his significant other came down the red carpet. Although Crosby wrote many classic songs, he was a man of few words on the red carpet."It feels great [to be inducted," he said. "Thank you." Stephen Stills said he was thrilled to be among the inductees. "Well it's quite an honor," said Stills. "It's very good company. It's quite something. I'm quite pleased."The early 1960s songwriters, The Rascalls were also honored."It's my belief that a good song lasts forever," said Felix Cavaliere of the group. "So hopefully that same tenet applies now."The Rascalls weren't the only boys from New Jersey to be inducted; John Bon Jovi and Richie Sambora also added their sound to the Hall of Fame."It feels really good actually," said Bon Jovi. "I don't want to be a wise guy and tell you how old I feel. But the body of work speaks for itself, George. It's pretty nice. We were in the studio until 3'o'clock today. We're still making records right now."Sir Tom Jones received the hit-maker award. He spoke about another honor he received."Being knighted was the biggest thing that has ever happened to me," said Jones. "It's a great tradition. I love the British royal family and to kneel in front of the queen and she puts that sword on your shoulder. You know, that's a special moment."Andy Williams received the Towering Performance Award for the timeless "Moon River.""Without the songwriters, I guess, the singers are nothing," he said. "The song is the most important thing. They are the real artist. Singers are just the interpreters of their music."</blockquote></p>]]>
  63. </content>
  64. </entry>
  65. <entry>
  66. <title>Fathers Day Dance Performance</title>
  67. <link rel="alternate" type="text/html" href="" />
  68. <modified>2009-06-21T11:23:58Z</modified>
  69. <issued>2009-06-21T09:52:57Z</issued>
  70. <id>,2009:/samborablog//1.1431</id>
  71. <created>2009-06-21T09:52:57Z</created>
  72. <summary type="text/plain">
  73.        Getty Images - Malibu Lumber Ya...</summary>
  74. <author>
  75. <name>riesambo</name>
  76. <url></url>
  77. <email></email>
  78. </author>
  79. <dc:subject>photo</dc:subject>
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  81. <![CDATA[<blockquote><div class="quotetitle"><a title="
  82.        Getty Images - Malibu Lumber Yard Hosts Charissa Seaman?s "Fathers Day Dance Performance"
  83. " href="" target="_blank">
  84.        Getty Images - Malibu Lumber Yard Hosts Charissa Seaman?s "Fathers Day Dance Performance"
  85. </a></div> Malibu Lumber Yard Hosts Charissa Seaman?s "Fathers Day Dance Performance"
  87. <img alt="20090620.jpg" src="" width="438" height="120" />
  89. <p>MALIBU, CA - JUNE 20:  Richie Sambora and Heather Locklear at Malibu Lumber Yard hosts Charisa Seaman?s Fathers Day Dance Performance at Malibu Lumber Yard in Malibu, CA on May 20, 2009.  </blockquote></p>]]>
  91. </content>
  92. </entry>
  93. <entry>
  94. <title>NY: 40th Annual Songwriters Hall of Fame Ceremony - Show</title>
  95. <link rel="alternate" type="text/html" href="" />
  96. <modified>2009-06-21T11:05:26Z</modified>
  97. <issued>2009-06-21T09:47:29Z</issued>
  98. <id>,2009:/samborablog//1.1430</id>
  99. <created>2009-06-21T09:47:29Z</created>
  100. <summary type="text/plain">
  101.        Getty Images - Search
  102. NY: 40th ...</summary>
  103. <author>
  104. <name>riesambo</name>
  105. <url></url>
  106. <email></email>
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  108. <dc:subject>photo</dc:subject>
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  111.        Getty Images - Search
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  113.        Getty Images - Search
  114. </a></div>NY: 40th Annual Songwriters Hall of Fame Ceremony - Show
  116. <p><img alt="20090618Show.jpg" src="" width="410" height="120" /><br />
  117. </blockquote></p>]]>
  119. </content>
  120. </entry>
  121. <entry>
  122. <title>NY: 40th Annual Songwriters Hall of Fame Ceremony - Cocktails and Backstage</title>
  123. <link rel="alternate" type="text/html" href="" />
  124. <modified>2009-06-21T10:45:49Z</modified>
  125. <issued>2009-06-21T09:44:08Z</issued>
  126. <id>,2009:/samborablog//1.1429</id>
  127. <created>2009-06-21T09:44:08Z</created>
  128. <summary type="text/plain">
  129.        Getty Images - Search
  130. NY: 40th ...</summary>
  131. <author>
  132. <name>riesambo</name>
  133. <url></url>
  134. <email></email>
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  136. <dc:subject>photo</dc:subject>
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  138. <![CDATA[<blockquote><div class="quotetitle"><a title="
  139.        Getty Images - Search
  140. " href=" 40th Annual Songwriters Hall of Fame Ceremony - Cocktails and Backstage" target="_blank">
  141.        Getty Images - Search
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  144. <p><img alt="20090618CP.jpg" src="" width="483" height="120" /><br />
  145. </blockquote></p>]]>
  147. </content>
  148. </entry>
  149. <entry>
  150. <title>NY: 40th Annual Songwriters Hall of Fame Ceremony - Red Carpet</title>
  151. <link rel="alternate" type="text/html" href="" />
  152. <modified>2009-06-21T10:31:18Z</modified>
  153. <issued>2009-06-21T09:29:31Z</issued>
  154. <id>,2009:/samborablog//1.1428</id>
  155. <created>2009-06-21T09:29:31Z</created>
  156. <summary type="text/plain">
  157.        Getty Images - SearchNY: 40th A...</summary>
  158. <author>
  159. <name>riesambo</name>
  160. <url></url>
  161. <email></email>
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  163. <dc:subject>photo</dc:subject>
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  165. <![CDATA[<blockquote><div class="quotetitle"><a title="
  166.        Getty Images - Search" href=" 40th Annual Songwriters Hall of Fame Ceremony - Red Carpet" target="_blank">
  167.        Getty Images - Search</a></div>NY: 40th Annual Songwriters Hall of Fame Ceremony - Red Carpet
  169. <p><img alt="20090618RC.jpg" src="" width="418" height="120" /></blockquote></p>]]>
  171. </content>
  172. </entry>
  173. <entry>
  174. <title>Bon Jovi, Sambora Honored</title>
  175. <link rel="alternate" type="text/html" href="" />
  176. <modified>2009-06-21T12:04:56Z</modified>
  177. <issued>2009-06-21T09:25:39Z</issued>
  178. <id>,2009:/samborablog//1.1432</id>
  179. <created>2009-06-21T09:25:39Z</created>
  180. <summary type="text/plain">Player | Sympatico / MSN News
  183. Bon Jovi...</summary>
  184. <author>
  185. <name>riesambo</name>
  186. <url></url>
  187. <email></email>
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  189. <dc:subject>video</dc:subject>
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  191. <![CDATA[<blockquote><div class="quotetitle"><a title="Player | Sympatico / MSN News" href="" target="_blank">Player | Sympatico / MSN News</a></div>
  192. <img alt="20090618video.jpg" src="" width="282" height="240" />
  194. <p>Bon Jovi, Sambora Honored</blockquote></p>]]>
  196. </content>
  197. </entry>
  198. <entry>
  199. <title>Bon Jovi, creators of Hair to join U.S. Songwriters Hall of Fame</title>
  200. <link rel="alternate" type="text/html" href="" />
  201. <modified>2009-06-19T12:21:29Z</modified>
  202. <issued>2009-06-18T21:20:38Z</issued>
  203. <id>,2009:/samborablog//1.1427</id>
  204. <created>2009-06-18T21:20:38Z</created>
  205. <summary type="text/plain">Bon Jovi, creators of Hair to join U.S. ...</summary>
  206. <author>
  207. <name>riesambo</name>
  208. <url></url>
  209. <email></email>
  210. </author>
  211. <dc:subject>press</dc:subject>
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  213. <![CDATA[<blockquote><div class="quotetitle"><a title="Bon Jovi, creators of Hair to join U.S. Songwriters Hall of Fame" href="" target="_blank">Bon Jovi, creators of Hair to join U.S. Songwriters Hall of Fame</a></div>
  215. <p>Jon Bon Jovi and Richie Sambora, and the songwriting team behind the musical Hair are to be inducted into the U.S. Songwriters Hall of Fame on Thursday Night.<br />
  216. The seven songwriting talents to be inducted also include soul group the Rascals, and 1960s rockers Crosby, Stills and Nash.<br />
  217. Broadway is well-represented with Canadian pianist and composer Galt MacDermot, James Rado and the late Gerome Ragni, who together wrote Hair, and Stephen Schwartz, who began his songwriting career with Godspell and also wrote Wicked and films such as Pocahontas.<br />
  218. It is the 40th anniversary of the Hall of Fame founded by U.S. hitmaker Johnny Mercer.</blockquote></p>]]>
  219. <![CDATA[<blockquote>
  221. <p>The full list of inductees:<br />
  222. <UL><br />
  223. <LI>Bon Jovi and Sambora: The pop group Bon Jovi had huge success beginning in the 1980s with rock songs such as You Give Love a Bad Name, It's My Life and I'll Be There for You, and anthems such as Wanted Dead or Alive and Blaze of Glory.<br />
  224. <LI>Felix Cavaliere and Eddie Brigati: The duo joined up in 1965 to form the Young Rascals, later the Rascals. Their soulful hits included Groovin', A Girl Like You, A Beautiful Morning and People Got to Be Free.<br />
  225. <LI>Roger Cook and Roger Greenaway: One of Britain's most prolific songwriting teams of the 1960s and '70s, they created You've Got Your Troubles for the Fortunes, My Baby Loves Lovin' for White Plains, Long Cool Woman in a Black Dress for the Hollies and I'd Like to Teach the World to Sing for Coke.<br />
  226. <LI>Crosby, Stills and Nash: David Crosby of the Byrds joined Stephen Stills of Buffalo Springfield and Graham Nash of the Hollies in 1968. Their songs, from the period before they were joined by Neil Young, include Helplessly Hoping, Marrakesh Express, Guinnevere and Southern Cross.<br />
  227. <LI>MacDermot, James Rado and Gerome Ragni: MacDermot scored the music of Hair to words by Rado and Ragni. The musical won a Grammy in 1969 and its songs were enduring hits, among them Aquarius/Let the Sunshine In, Hair, Good Morning Starshine and Easy to Be Hard.<br />
  228. <LI>Schwartz: New York City native Schwartz wrote Godspell at 23, winning two Grammy Awards. His other Broadway hits include Pippin, The Baker's Wife and Wicked, and he has been a prolific creator of songs for animated films, including The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Pocahontas, Prince of Egypt and Enchanted.<br />
  229. </UL><br />
  230. A celebrity crowd is expected at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York City to see the songwriters inducted.</p>
  232. <p>Clint Black, Daughtry, Berry Gordy, John Ondrasik, James Taylor, Ryan Tedder, Rob Thomas and Paul Williams are among those expected to present awards or perform.</p>
  234. <p>There will be tributes to singer Andy Williams and to the song Moon River.</p>
  236. <p>The Johnny Mercer Award will be presented to Brian Holland, Lamont Dozier and Eddie Holland, the songwriting team behind Motown hits such as You Can’t Hurry Love, Baby I Need Your Loving, How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You) and Stop! In The Name of Love.</p>
  238. <p>Tom Jones will also be honoured with the Howie Richmond Hitmaker Award for his long career of pop hits such as Delilah, She's A Lady, It’s Not Unusual and What's New Pussycat?</blockquote></p>]]>
  239. </content>
  240. </entry>
  241. <entry>
  242. <title>Community bands together to help renovate home for Woodbridge teen recovering from brain tumor</title>
  243. <link rel="alternate" type="text/html" href="" />
  244. <modified>2009-06-15T15:10:10Z</modified>
  245. <issued>2009-06-14T21:09:47Z</issued>
  246. <id>,2009:/samborablog//1.1426</id>
  247. <created>2009-06-14T21:09:47Z</created>
  248. <summary type="text/plain">Community bands together to help renovat...</summary>
  249. <author>
  250. <name>riesambo</name>
  251. <url></url>
  252. <email></email>
  253. </author>
  254. <dc:subject>press</dc:subject>
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  256. <![CDATA[<blockquote><div class="quotetitle"><a title="Community bands together to help renovate home for Woodbridge teen recovering from brain tumor | |" href="" target="_blank">Community bands together to help renovate home for Woodbridge teen recovering from brain tumor | |</a></div>
  258. <p>Mahon said he's touched by all the help people have offered the family, including a renovated handicapped-accessible van bequeathed to them in January and a fundraiser last summer by Woodbridge native Richie Sambora, the lead guitarist of Bon Jovi."It's a very nice feeling knowing so many want to help and want to get involved and offer their time to help you do something," Mahon said.</blockquote></p>]]>
  259. <![CDATA[<blockquote>
  261. <p>WOODBRIDGE — : Ever since young Kelly Mahon suffered a series of debilitating strokes in 2007, the Mahon's friends, family, neighbors - and even strangers throughout the township - have stood by the family during Kelly's long, slow steps to recovery.</p>
  263. <p>Saturday, about 30 township volunteers rolled up their sleeves to help the Mahons yet again. This time they helped build an addition to their ranch home on South Maple Street. The addition will house a bedroom for Kelly, while another bedroom in the house will be renovated into a handicap-accessible bathroom. Because she is unable to use her legs, Kelly has to be lifted, which is a difficult task in the family's small home, her father Matt Mahon said.</p>
  265. <p>The volunteers were organized by the Woodbridge Housing Authority's Tooling Around the Township, an eight-year-old volunteer program that helps seniors and needy families with household repairs.</p>
  267. <p>"This is the first time we've ventured into a reconstruction project," said housing director Donna Brightman, who added that the program in the past has helped other families with severely handicapped children.</p>
  269. <p>Mahon expects the renovation at his home to cost about $100,000. Saturday's volunteers helped put of the frame and roof on the extension using donated materials, he said. Work will also include a new deck with ramp access.</p>
  271. <p>Mahon has been working on the renovations in between going to work, taking care of his 5-year-old son and visiting Kelly everyday at the nursing home, JFK Hartwyk at Oak Tree in Edison.</p>
  273. <p>With the renovations, Kelly will be able to spend more time at home.</p>
  275. <p>"I usually bring her home on Saturdays or Sundays," Mahon said. "Since last Christmas we're only talking about eight or 10 times, if that."</p>
  277. <p>During the week of Thanksgiving in 2007, when Kelly was an honors student at Woodbridge High School, she underwent surgery to remove a benign brain tumor that had threatened to take her eye sight. Following the surgery, Kelly suffered several strokes that left her unresponsive for months.</p>
  279. <p>A year ago, she began breathing without a respirator and started speaking again. Kelly, however, was left with brain damage to both sides of her brain, which has left her unable to walk or to retain much short-term memory, Mahon said.</p>
  281. <p>"She's improving all the time but it's hard to say how far she is going to improve," he said.</p>
  283. <p>"Somebody can come to visit her and an hour or so later she may not remember it," he said. "But if I bring up the home renovations she smiles and she's happy about it."</p>
  285. <p>Mahon said he's touched by all the help people have offered the family, including a renovated handicapped-accessible van bequeathed to them in January and a fundraiser last summer by Woodbridge native Richie Sambora, the lead guitarist of Bon Jovi.</p>
  287. <p>"It's a very nice feeling knowing so many want to help and want to get involved and offer their time to help you do something," Mahon said.</blockquote></p>]]>
  288. </content>
  289. </entry>
  290. <entry>
  291. <title>Knight Greenstein with friends</title>
  292. <link rel="alternate" type="text/html" href="" />
  293. <modified>2009-05-31T11:23:20Z</modified>
  294. <issued>2009-05-31T01:21:29Z</issued>
  295. <id>,2009:/samborablog//1.1425</id>
  296. <created>2009-05-31T01:21:29Z</created>
  297. <summary type="text/plain">Gyllene Tider/Roxette fan becomes a Swed...</summary>
  298. <author>
  299. <name>riesambo</name>
  300. <url></url>
  301. <email></email>
  302. </author>
  303. <dc:subject>tabloid</dc:subject>
  304. <content type="text/html" mode="escaped" xml:lang="en" xml:base="">
  305. <![CDATA[<blockquote><div class="quotetitle"><a title="Gyllene Tider/Roxette fan becomes a Swedish knight  - The Daily Roxette" href="" target="_blank">Gyllene Tider/Roxette fan becomes a Swedish knight  - The Daily Roxette</a></div>
  306. <img alt="greenstein_per.gif" src="" width="220" height="180" />
  308. <p>NEW YORK - Few Gyllene Tider/Roxette fans have been in a position to share their love of Per's music with others as much as Scott Greenstein, who as the Chief Content Officer of Sirius XM, is the one who approached Per with the idea for the program that was later named Nordic Rox. As a result of the success of the show in promoting Swedish music in North America, he was — just last week — awarded the insignia of Knight of the Royal Order of the Polar Star by Ambassador Ulf Hjertonsson, Consul General of Sweden in New York (acting on behalf of the King of Sweden), at a ceremony at the Swedish residence on Park Avenue.</p>
  310. </blockquote>]]>
  311. <![CDATA[<blockquote>
  313. <p>Per, along with his wife Åsa and son Gabriel, were in New York and attended the event along with other guests who included actor and musician Steven Van Zandt (E-Street Band); director Lasse Hallström and actress Lena Olin; guitarist Richie Sambora (Bon Jovi); professional skateboarder Tony Hawk; singer Peter Jöback; Henrik Lundqvist of the New York Rangers; celebrity chef Marcus Samuelsson; and media host Martha Stewart.</p>
  315. <p>With this distinction, Greenstein is recognized for the strides made by the Nordic Rox program in introducing Swedish music and popular culture to American audiences.</p>
  317. <p>"Scott Greenstein has been instrumental in bringing a number of Swedish voices from the world of politics and culture to radio listeners across the U.S.," said Ambassador Hjertonsson. "His personal enthusiasm and professional dedication to Swedish music, in particular, led to the creation of the very popular radio channel Nordic Rox, a veritable gateway for Swedish music in North America."</p>
  319. <p>"Yes, Scott Greenstein is the main man behind [Nordic Rox]," said Per to The Daily Roxette in an interview three years ago. "He is a huge fan (he even knows the "Leva Livet" lyrics by heart) and he approached me about a year ago about this."</p>
  321. <p>Per was last at the Swedish residence in September 2000, when then Consul General Olle Wästberg hosted a reception and buffet dinner for Roxette that was attended by the media and other Swedish celebrities in New York, including Crown Princess Victoria. Roxette was here at that time to promote the release of a U.S. Greatest Hits album, and had performed earlier in the day at the Virgin megastore in Times Square.</blockquote></p>]]>
  322. </content>
  323. </entry>
  324. <entry>
  325. <title>SIGHTINGS</title>
  326. <link rel="alternate" type="text/html" href="" />
  327. <modified>2009-05-30T09:42:04Z</modified>
  328. <issued>2009-05-27T21:41:34Z</issued>
  329. <id>,2009:/samborablog//1.1424</id>
  330. <created>2009-05-27T21:41:34Z</created>
  331. <summary type="text/plain">SIGHTINGS- New York PostMay 27, 2009 -- ...</summary>
  332. <author>
  333. <name>riesambo</name>
  334. <url></url>
  335. <email></email>
  336. </author>
  337. <dc:subject>tabloid</dc:subject>
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  339. <![CDATA[<blockquote><div class="quotetitle"><a title="SIGHTINGS- New York Post" href="" target="_blank">SIGHTINGS- New York Post</a></div>May 27, 2009 --  SEAN Penn at the bar at Macelleria drinking a pre-lunch cognac, as his co-star Naomi Watts shot a scene outside as Valerie Plame for "Fair Game" . . . JON Bon Jovi, Richie Sambora and Steven van Zandt at Waverly Inn . . . DEREK Jeter at the World Bar in Trump World Tower, where he lives, with a few guys and a bevy of hot women . . . BRUCE Willis, in a baseball cap, and his gorgeous bride Emma Heming shopping for carpets at West Elm at Broadway and 61st.</blockquote>]]>
  341. </content>
  342. </entry>
  343. <entry>
  344. <title>My six top albums</title>
  345. <link rel="alternate" type="text/html" href="" />
  346. <modified>2009-05-24T12:48:01Z</modified>
  347. <issued>2009-05-23T12:47:25Z</issued>
  348. <id>,2009:/samborablog//1.1423</id>
  349. <created>2009-05-23T12:47:25Z</created>
  350. <summary type="text/plain">Sunday Express | Music :: My six top alb...</summary>
  351. <author>
  352. <name>riesambo</name>
  353. <url></url>
  354. <email></email>
  355. </author>
  356. <dc:subject>press</dc:subject>
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  358. <![CDATA[<blockquote><div class="quotetitle"><a title="Sunday Express | Music :: My six top albums" href="" target="_blank">Sunday Express | Music :: My six top albums</a></div>By Richie Sambora
  360. <p>RICHIE Sambora, 49, plays guitar with Bon Jovi, who have sold more than 100 million albums.</blockquote></p>]]>
  361. <![CDATA[<blockquote>
  363. <p><b>Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble: Texas Flood</b><br />
  364. (Sony)<br />
  365. Stevie is one of my greatest influences as a guitar player. I started out playing blues guitar like Stevie, he just inspires me. And this is just one awesome album.</p>
  367. <p><b>Jimi Hendrix: Are You Experienced?</b><br />
  368. (Island)<br />
  369. I wanted to be Jimi when I was growing up. Talk about a unique talent, he took that blues influence to so many places. He’s, quite simply, the man.</p>
  371. <p><b>Rolling Stones: Let It Bleed</b><br />
  372. (Decca)<br />
  373. The y were the band every aspiring rock group wanted to be and Let It Bleed is their finest moment . Our most recent album Lost Highway moulds country influences into rock and the Stones were among the first to do that on Let It Bleed.</p>
  375. <p><b>The Beatles: Abbey Road</b><br />
  376. (EMI)<br />
  377. If I had to choose a favourite Beatles album it would be this but I love all their stuff. I’ve always loved George Martin’s production and we got to know him, picking up tips for our own albums.</p>
  379. <p><b>Bob Dylan: The Essential Bob Dylan</b><br />
  380. (Sony)<br />
  381. I might be a fan of British music but Bob Dylan has been a huge influence on both Jon and me. Lyrically, you can find Dylan’s echoes throughout our work and there are often Dylan references in our records. </p>
  383. <p><b>Led Zeppelin: Led Zeppelin</b><br />
  384. (Atlantic)<br />
  385. Obviously Jimmy Page is a hero of mine, being one of the greatest guitarists ever. When we first became successful some very cool people wanted to meet us, including Jimmy. We always got them to play with us and playing with Jimmy was just the biggest thrill.<br />
  386. </blockquote></p>]]>
  387. </content>
  388. </entry>
  389. <entry>
  390. <title>Richie Sambora’s Courtside Kiss</title>
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  392. <modified>2009-05-15T17:29:21Z</modified>
  393. <issued>2009-05-14T17:20:17Z</issued>
  394. <id>,2009:/samborablog//1.1422</id>
  395. <created>2009-05-14T17:20:17Z</created>
  396. <summary type="text/plain">Celebrity Baby Blog †  † Blog...</summary>
  397. <author>
  398. <name>riesambo</name>
  399. <url></url>
  400. <email></email>
  401. </author>
  402. <dc:subject>tabloid</dc:subject>
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  404. <![CDATA[<blockquote><div class="quotetitle"><a title="Celebrity Baby Blog –  ? Blog Archive  Richie Sambora’s Courtside Kiss ?" href="" target="_blank">Celebrity Baby Blog –  ? Blog Archive  Richie Sambora’s Courtside Kiss ?</a></div><img alt="kissava.jpg" src="" width="120" height="90" /><br>
  405. His daughter Ava Elizabeth may be more interested in snapping cell phone photos of the action, but Richie Sambora makes time for a smooch while sitting courtside during Game 5 of the Lakers-Rockets playoffs on Tuesday in Los Angeles.
  406. Ava, 11 ?, is Richie’s child with ex-wife Heather Locklear.</blockquote>
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  410. </entry>
  411. <entry>
  412. <title>Richie &amp; Ava</title>
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  414. <modified>2009-05-15T17:15:35Z</modified>
  415. <issued>2009-05-14T17:13:47Z</issued>
  416. <id>,2009:/samborablog//1.1421</id>
  417. <created>2009-05-14T17:13:47Z</created>
  418. <summary type="text/plain">Guitarist Richie Sambora and his daughte...</summary>
  419. <author>
  420. <name>riesambo</name>
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  422. <email></email>
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  424. <dc:subject>photo</dc:subject>
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  426. <![CDATA[<blockquote><div class="quotetitle"><a title="Guitarist Richie Sambora and his daughter Ava Elizabeth are ... - Yahoo! News Photos" href="" target="_blank">Guitarist Richie Sambora and his daughter Ava Elizabeth are ... - Yahoo! News Photos</a></div>
  427. <img alt="20090512.jpg" src="" width="120" height="192" /><br>
  428. Guitarist Richie Sambora and his daughter Ava Elizabeth are pictured before the start of Game 5 of the NBA Western Conference semi-final basketball playoff game between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Houston Rockets in Los Angeles, May 12, 2009.</blockquote>]]>
  430. </content>
  431. </entry>
  432. <entry>
  433. <title>NFL players and NBA retirees party on the Strip</title>
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  435. <modified>2009-04-27T16:06:22Z</modified>
  436. <issued>2009-04-27T15:50:41Z</issued>
  437. <id>,2009:/samborablog//1.1420</id>
  438. <created>2009-04-27T15:50:41Z</created>
  439. <summary type="text/plain">NFL players and NBA retirees party on th...</summary>
  440. <author>
  441. <name>riesambo</name>
  442. <url></url>
  443. <email></email>
  444. </author>
  445. <dc:subject>tabloid</dc:subject>
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  447. <![CDATA[<blockquote><div class="quotetitle"><a title="NFL players and NBA retirees party on the Strip  - Las Vegas Sun" href="" target="_blank">NFL players and NBA retirees party on the Strip  - Las Vegas Sun</a></div>
  449. <p>Bon Jovi played the Hard Rock's recently-opened Joint on Friday and went down in history as the first act to not sell out at the new venue.</p>
  451. <p>However, Jon Bon Jovi and guitarist Richie Sambora made up for the handful of unsold seats with a plethora of grandiose rock star poses spread across their nearly two-hour set.</p>
  453. <p>Sambora later hit the tables at the Hard Rock and tried his luck with a few hands of Black Jack.</blockquote></p>
  455. <blockquote><div class="quotetitle"><a title="NFL players and NBA retirees party on the Strip  - Las Vegas Sun" href=",2933,518087,00.html" target="_blank">Supermodel Kathy Ireland Lashes Out Against Pro Choice  -</a></div>
  457. <p>Jon Bon Jovi working up a sweat on the treadmill at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino's gym in Vegas on Friday morning ahead of his sold-out show.</p>
  459. <p>Kenny Chesney hanging out with Bon Jovi in the green room along with model and television host Leeann Tweeden at the Hard Rock on Friday night. Following the high energy concert, bandmates Richie Sambora and David Bryan were seen playing blackjack among a crowd of adoring female fans as they sipped on water while their song "Bad Medicine" was playing overhead.</blockquote></p>]]>
  460. <![CDATA[<blockquote>NFL players and NBA retirees party on the Strip
  461. Britney Spears, Marissa Miller and Kato Kaelin also seen in Las Vegas
  463. <p>Star sightings got an early (though somewhat C-list) start this weekend.</p>
  465. <p>"One Tree Hill" star Antwon Tanner kicked things off at LAX, where he enjoyed Belvedere cocktails in the club's VIP area.</p>
  467. <p>Meanwhile, Bishop Gorman grad and former New York Giant, Grey Ruegamer, hosted a party at Rok Vegas in support of his charity, Ruegy's Readers.</p>
  469. <p>Fellow footballers from the Giants, Packers, Cowboys, Raiders and Patriots also showed up and showed their support for the free agent's very-worthy cause.</p>
  471. <p>Over at Planet Hollywood, former UCLA Bruin Ed O'Bannon, along with a handful of NBA retirees – All-Star SuperSonic Spencer Haywood, one-time New York Knick Jerome Williams, Chicago Bulls' former player and assistant coach, Michael Brown, and two-time Portland Trail Blazer, Tracy Murray – celebrated Haywood's 60th birthday at the grand opening of the Basketball Hall of Fame's Hoop Hall Experience.</p>
  473. <p>Celebrity hairstylist Michael Boychuck and America's favorite houseguest, Kato Kaelin, also stopped by.</p>
  475. <p>Kaelin recently extended what was supposed to be a two-week stint with "Tony n' Tina's Wedding."</p>
  477. <p>His second term as "celebrity wedding crasher" with the production began on Friday.</p>
  479. <p>Also at PH on Thursday, Elizabeth Berkley, who played "Jessie" in the classic late '80s and early '90s hit after-school show, "Saved by the Bell," took in the resort's new adults-only spectacle featuring Kelly Monaco and Mel B, "Peepshow."</p>
  481. <p>Sports Illustrated swimsuit model Marisa Miller made a trio of appearances at the Mirage on Friday as she kicked off the resort's 20th anniversary weekend.</p>
  483. <p>The Maxim magazine "Hot 100" list-topper first bared her assets at Bare pool lounge, then hit Rhumbar at 5 p.m., where she signed autographs for about 100 fans.</p>
  485. <p>Dressed in a chocolate brown Lloyd Klein dress and Christian Louboutin heels, Miller also took the time to smile for the camera and pose for pictures with fans.</p>
  487. <p>Later on, she finished the night at Jet.</p>
  489. <p>Jermaine Dupri, meanwhile, made his first of two Vegas appearances this weekend at Privé where he spun a guest DJ set.</p>
  491. <p>Over at the Palms, DJ AM, a.k.a. Adam Goldstein, made his resident Friday night DJ debut at Rain following a poolside party thrown in his honor. He hadn't played in Las Vegas since he left his post at Pure earlier this month but when Mandy Moore's ex resurfaced at Rain, he sounded much the same: Decade-transcending mash-ups with plenty of top 40 in between.</p>
  493. <p>Bon Jovi played the Hard Rock's recently-opened Joint on Friday and went down in history as the first act to not sell out at the new venue.</p>
  495. <p>However, Jon Bon Jovi and guitarist Richie Sambora made up for the handful of unsold seats with a plethora of grandiose rock star poses spread across their nearly two-hour set.</p>
  497. <p>Sambora later hit the tables at the Hard Rock and tried his luck with a few hands of Black Jack.</p>
  499. <p>Back on The Strip, Tennessee Titans defensive back Cortland Finnegan and a large group of friends partied at Pure. Finnegan and friends enjoyed Belvedere vodka and Malibu rum during their time in the club's VIP.</p>
  501. <p>The group really enjoyed themselves – so much so that they returned to the club the following night for a second round of all-night fun.</p>
  503. <p>Meanwhile, "Heroes" stars Milo Ventimiglia (who recently returned to the market after splitting from his co-star Hayden Panettiere) and Masi Oka heated things up at Lavo. British actor Ben Chaplin joined them on their Friday night boys night out.</p>
  505. <p>Also at Lavo were "Rush Hour" director and "Prison Break" producer, Brett Ratner, Pauly Shore, and Tera Patrick's husband, Evan Seinfeld, who joined the club's partners, Noah Tepperberg and Jason Strauss at their table.</p>
  507. <p>Next door, former "Bachelorette" stars Jeremy Anderson and DeAnna Pappas enjoyed both dinner and dancing at Tao. "Big Bang Theory" star Kunal Nayyar was also eyed inside the nightclub.</p>
  509. <p>Jorge Garcia from "Lost" hosted the evening's festivities while simultaneously celebrating a friend's bachelor party.</p>
  511. <p>He and a dozen friends started the night with dinner at the hotspot's Asian bistro, where they reportedly ordered Kobe beef and sushi before hitting the club.</p>
  513. <p>Garcia returned to Tao on Saturday, where he took in the poolside scenery at Tao Beach during the afternoon before heading over to Lavo for dinner on the terrace. After their Strip-side meal, the group headed upstairs to party in the adjoining nightclub.</p>
  515. <p>Actor Dash Mihok also had a rather legendary Tao and Lavo-filled weekend and was seen at Tao, Tao Beach, and Lavo in an entourage that at times reached 30 buddies strong. The gigantic group had dinner at Lavo on Saturday, and Mihok apparently picked up the entire tab.</p>
  517. <p>Britney Spears hit the stage at MGM Grand on Saturday night as her much-anticipated "Circus" tour made a stop in Las Vegas. Spears said very little during the 85-minute performance but changed outfits at least a dozen times, which made up for the lack of dialogue.</p>
  519. <p>After the show, Spears threw herself a party in a Palms Place penthouse. Though it started late (12:30 a.m.) and ended early (3 a.m.) guests included her manager, Larry Rudolph, Phil and Gavin Maloof and members of the Pussycat Dolls.</p>
  521. <p>Over at the Hard Rock, things went country on Saturday as another, very different "circus" tour – Kenny Chesney's "Sun City Carnival" tour – rolled in. Lady Antebellum and a fairly intoxicated but very fun Miranda Lambert opened for Chesney.</p>
  523. <p>Spotted amongst the crowd was Alice In Chains bassist Mike Inez. (See also: Random.)</p>
  525. <p>Inez was also eyed before the show eating dinner at the Hard Rock’s Mexican restaurant, Pink Taco.</p>
  527. <p>While Chesney was recently given a key to the Playboy Club he picked Ghostbar as his place to party the night before his show.</p>
  529. <p>He and a group of friends were seen at the Palms nightspot on Friday evening enjoying the view from a VIP table.</p>
  531. <p>Back on The Strip, the Pussycat Dolls, who opened for Brit-Brit, headed to Pure for a post-show party on Saturday night.</p>
  533. <p>Before hitting Caesars, however, Jessica Sutta, Melody Thornton, Ashley Roberts, and Kimberly Wyatt stopped by Privé at Planet Hollywood for the official post-Circus party.</p>
  535. <p>After a brief post-show mini-bash, the quartette of starlets headed over to Pure where they joined their fellow Doll, Nicole Scherzinger, and the group's creator, Robin Antin.</p>
  537. <p>The group spread out across two VIP tables and was treated to Sugar Factory lollipops between rounds of Grey Goose cocktails and Moet Champagne.</p>
  539. <p>Also taking in the scene at the club at Caesars Palace was former "American Idol" contestant Katrina "Bikini Girl" Darrell; Cortland Finnegan and his entourage of Belvedere and Patron-drinking friends; recently-engaged comic book artist Jim Lee and his fiancé; System of a Down drummer John Dolmayan; and former NBA player Antoine Walker, who spent the night drinking Grey Goose and Patron.</p>
  541. <p>Pauly Shore, Masi Oka and Milo Ventimiglia followed their Tao and Lavo-filled Friday with a night at the Palms on Saturday.</p>
  543. <p>Shore was spotted enjoying a late night snack and glass of wine with a friend at the N9NE Steakhouse lounge. The funny man ordered rock shrimp and spice crusted big tuna before heading up to the Playboy Club, where he was joined by his manager and two friends.</p>
  545. <p>The small group spent the night drinking Ketel One vodka and posing for photos with fans.</p>
  547. <p>Oka and Ventimiglia also partied at Playboy Club on Saturday, and also drank Ketel One, too.</p>
  549. <p>Also at the sexy Fantasy Tower casino-club was Seatle Seahawks wide receiver T.J. Houshmandzadeh Jr. Joined by his wife and two friends, Houshmandzadeh Jr. was said to have had a relatively quiet night, enjoying a couple rounds of drinks.</p>
  551. <p>Ryan Seacrest, Randy Jackson, Simon Cowell, and Jermaine Dupri were spotted on The Strip on Saturday amongst the capacity crowd at XS. Paris Hilton stopped by the glittery and golden nightspot, too.</p>
  553. <p>Before heading out to XS, however, Hilton and her boyfriend, "Hills" star Doug Reinhardt, had dinner at Lavo. The heiress' sister, Nicky Hilton, and comedian Jeff Beacher joined them at the Italian eatery.</p>
  555. <p>Former "Dancing with the Stars" contestant Stacy Keibler also enjoyed an evening meal at Lavo, but headed over to Tao post-dinner to party the night away. The Hilton entourage also followed suit.</p>
  557. <p>The popular Venetian destination was also actress Jamie King's party place of choice as she celebrated her birthday on Saturday night.</p>
  559. <p>Along with her director husband, Kyle Newman, and a collection of family and friends, the birthday girl had dinner in the bistro before heading up to Tao Beach to celebrate under the stars in a VIP cabana.</p>
  561. <p>Later that night, she went inside and partied with the Hiltons at their table.</p>
  563. <p>Meanwhile, boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. and a group of friends kicked back in one of the club's VIP sky boxes.</p>
  565. <p>The following day, King returned to the Asian-themed multiplex to soak up some post-party sun at Tao Beach.</p>
  567. <p>Dressed in a full-length black Cynthia Vincent sundress with a summery floral print, King and her sweet tooth were given both birthday cake and frozen yogurt to enjoy.</p>
  569. <p>Actor Jsu Garcia and singer/songwriter Nat Sharrat also stopped by her cabana to say hello.</p>
  571. <p>As the afternoon heated up, King shed the sundress and laid out in a pink bikini. After catching sufficient sun, she returned to her cabana for a massage, then headed indoors for dinner at Tao's sister restaurant-club, Lavo.</p>
  573. <p>Nicole Scherzinger also went to Tao Beach for some day-after r&r on Sunday, shading her black bikini-clad bod with a sheer back cover-up while sipping margaritas and mojitos.</p>
  575. <p>Though you couldn't tell from looking at the slender and sexy singer, she also enjoyed several of the beach club's culinary offerings: sushi, crispy rice and tuna, and sea bass fish and chips were all sent to the Pussycat Doll's cabana. Scherzinger reportedly finished it all off with an oversized fortune cookie.</p>
  577. <p>Carmen Electra also came to Las Vegas to celebrate her birthday this weekend. She and her hubby, guitarist Rob Patterson, celebrated both her birthday and the launch of "Daylife Sundays" season 2.0 at Wet Republic on Sunday afternoon.</p>
  579. <p>Electra walked the blue carpet at 3 p.m. wearing a flowing blue pattered sundress and sleek aviator-style shades. She told the Sun that said she planned to hit some of The Strip's best strip clubs, including OG's Olympic Gardens, after the pool party.</p>
  581. <p>Meanwhile, turntable heavyweight Steve Aoki spun a sun-drenched set over at the Hard Rock's adults-only pool party, Rehab.</p>
  583. <p>While the weekend may be over, the B- and C-list fun hasn't come to a halt quite yet: VH1 star and R&B singer Ray J will host Privé tonight.</p>
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