Richie says Jon should stop talking a...

Richie says Jon should stop talking about him

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Luanne

Alton, UK

#1 May 22, 2013

Since: Jan 09

Montreal, Canada

#2 May 22, 2013
I'm not sure if I really believe this artilce. The Daily Mail is a tabloid that does not have a good reputation anyway. I have a little difficulty believing that Richie will leave a lucratve tour to focus on his fasion line.
kris

Warwick, NY

#3 May 22, 2013
IDK if this is true but if it is I think its time for someone to fess up and own it already. clearly Jon is shall we say annoyed based on some of his comments recently and if this article is true and its not booze or whatever and quite frankly the article makes it sound like richie walked out on the band then be a man and admit it. we all know its not health because he is up and out its not ava (sorry to those who think this is about him spending "quality" time with her). if this is about his solo record then say so. if he is burnt out then say so....for 30 years the band avoided this kind of bad publicity even after 89 but this is a new world and if one guy sneezes the world knows about it and with this kind of crap going back and forth in the media it could get real ugly.
kris

Warwick, NY

#4 May 22, 2013
yam01 wrote:
I'm not sure if I really believe this artilce. The Daily Mail is a tabloid that does not have a good reputation anyway. I have a little difficulty believing that Richie will leave a lucratve tour to focus on his fasion line.
I still cant believe he ever got involved in that so called fashion line to begin with. is that thing even up and running yet.
asiorson

Poznan, Poland

#5 May 22, 2013
it's hard to believe that it's true. I remember dailymail making stories with Steph overdoes which always were full of s*it. This time is probably the same.
Good for Richie's personal life that he is making what he does want to do. But in the same time, if those words are Richie's, the sentence about Jon checking if he can fill the stadiums by himself, is just stupid. I cannot believe that is how he sees this situation.
Luanne

Alton, UK

#6 May 22, 2013
Yes,don't know.Richie is quoted though.
Charlotte 6

Orlando, FL

#7 May 22, 2013
kris wrote:
<quoted text>I still cant believe he ever got involved in that so called fashion line to begin with. is that thing even up and running yet.
The clothing line must be doing well. They changed the name to Nikki/Rich and it is in stores all over the US. The WTB line is Red Carpet only and Nikki post celebs wearing things all the time. They expanded into Chrome,the line for men this year. Blake Shelton wears alot of that line. Richie designs for Chrome and the red carpet line. All this is according to Nikki. But Richie has said himself that he picks out fabrics and help design Chrome. Nikki posted a few months ago (Feb/March) that the Nikki/Rich line would be going over seas in 2013.
Charlotte 6

Orlando, FL

#8 May 22, 2013
Damn I meant Crome not Chrome

“Hello Handsome!”

Since: May 08

Sambora Sanctuary

#9 May 22, 2013
This was all expected this year but then Jon decides to tour. Richie cannot be in 2 places at once. He needed some time but Jon didn't want it. Supposedly, Richie has invested highly in this and it needs to be successful.

Richie obviously gave quotes to the daily mail so this is legit.

Folks you now have your answers...just some will not like them.

Jon took 5 yrs off cause he wanted to be an actor but won't allow the 2 yrs he keeps promising the guys and speeds up the next tour. Well, some band members have other ventures that they want to do and need time for them. They planned this a long time ago and guess what?? Jon decides he wants to tour again...

Like I said before...I don't believe for one minute anymore that Jon wants the guys to have any outside success...he wants them as his hired band members.

Since Richie made this statement, it doesn't look like he will be back at all. Richie has quit.
kris

Warwick, NY

#10 May 22, 2013
iloverichie wrote:
This was all expected this year but then Jon decides to tour. Richie cannot be in 2 places at once. He needed some time but Jon didn't want it. Supposedly, Richie has invested highly in this and it needs to be successful.
Richie obviously gave quotes to the daily mail so this is legit.
Folks you now have your answers...just some will not like them.
Jon took 5 yrs off cause he wanted to be an actor but won't allow the 2 yrs he keeps promising the guys and speeds up the next tour. Well, some band members have other ventures that they want to do and need time for them. They planned this a long time ago and guess what?? Jon decides he wants to tour again...
Like I said before...I don't believe for one minute anymore that Jon wants the guys to have any outside success...he wants them as his hired band members.
Since Richie made this statement, it doesn't look like he will be back at all. Richie has quit.
I felt that same way when they started touring 2 months before the cd came out but the fact that they were going to tour this year wasnt some last minute decision so if richie knew he had this coming in the spring and now summer then he should have spoken up months ago maybe even before recording. I honestly dont know who to believe I do think that jon likes to be in control to the detriment of the others BUT at the end of the day richie is a big boy and like I said should have said something sooner.

Since: Jan 09

New Jersey

#11 May 22, 2013
Why start the tour... the band was off from July 2011 until Feb 2013. So they had 18 months off. Richie put off the clothing line for his "tour".

They took 5 years off because the record company kept changing management and labels.

What was the deep dark secret? Why would he just decide the day the tour was going to start back up after tweeting two days before that he was going on tour?

Worldwide tours don't pop up overnight, they are months and months in the planning.

David is having tremendous success with the touring schedule. Tico is doing really well in the art world and on the golf course in the time off. Jon is doing plenty in his time off. They all seem to be fairing well with the timeline.

“Hello Handsome!”

Since: May 08

Sambora Sanctuary

#12 May 22, 2013
Who says Richie didn't speak up and Jon said don't worry...we figure it out as we go? We don't know what was said so maybe Jon didn't keep his word and Richie had to take this time to get things done??

Since: Jan 09

New Jersey

#13 May 22, 2013
Sorry Richie's interview leaves a lot of unanswered questions because it doesn't make sense. Designing and picking fabric swatches can be done from the road. Many designers travel for inspiration.

Why the big secret on what he was doing? It is a lack of respect for his fans.

Designing clothes doesn't fall under the category of "personal matter".

Since: May 13

Location hidden

#14 May 22, 2013
Sounds like they're done.

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Since: Aug 08

in the Delta land

#15 May 22, 2013
Why would Richie tweet he had lots to say BUT couldn't say anything right now, and then suddenly spill his guts to a tabloid? Doesn't ring true to me. I also find it hard to believe Richie would toss aside fans and a 30 year brotherhood for a freaking clothing line. He has a partner who I assumed handled/handles most of the business. He and Jon need to end this pi$$ing contest one way or another.
Nicky

Providence, RI

#16 May 22, 2013
Spiders Mom wrote:
Why would Richie tweet he had lots to say BUT couldn't say anything right now, and then suddenly spill his guts to a tabloid? Doesn't ring true to me. I also find it hard to believe Richie would toss aside fans and a 30 year brotherhood for a freaking clothing line. He has a partner who I assumed handled/handles most of the business. He and Jon need to end this pi$$ing contest one way or another.
He was announcing that an interview was coming out I think without actually saying it. Yes tabloids print garbage but they do not make up entire interviews with direct quotes from celebrities. If they had said they spoke to a friend or inside source, then its most likely bs but this is an interview with Richie and these are his words. It seems so obvious to me.

Since: Jan 09

Montreal, Canada

#17 May 22, 2013
Matt tweet :

I'm tired of talking about negative and will only respond to positive. This article smells fishy to me. It looks like BS to me. Going 2 bed

So I don't know what to think...
reeder

Prairie Village, KS

#18 May 22, 2013
Jon isn't a "we'll figure it out as we go" kind of guy. And he's always said that he wants the guys to have success outside of the band because it makes them more creative/happy when they get back together working on a new cd. I love Richie but he's really let the fans down once again and I'm really getting tired of all the drama. I really wanted to go to Soldier Field in July but I think I'm going to sit this one out...never thought I'd say that!
Sara

Forest City, IA

#19 May 22, 2013
notice that in the article Richie says he is working on the clothing line and "it is a personal matter". "It" is something separate from the clothing line. We still don't know what "it" is.

I am increasingly thinking that "it" is infighting with Jon. I highly doubt that Richie quit the tour just because of the clothing line. I have a feeling the clothing line is part of a bigger issue.

In any case, it seems as though Jon's comments that alluded to him (Richie) being back on the bottle, and that comment Jon made about The Edge, struck a nerve with Richie. If Jon was alluding to drinking in order to keep people from speculating about another reason Richie wouldn't be on tour (like infighting) then I can see why such a diversion would upset Richie.

On the other hand, a lot of fans feel cheated by Richie not being on tour, and if they think the clothing line is the only reason, they may wonder where Richie's loyalties lie. Is it even with music anymore?

I still think there is more to this story.
Jasper

Sydney, Australia

#20 May 22, 2013
I think its complete bullshit and if its true ans that's a bid IF. Then I lost respect for Richie. He is leaving for a clothing line? He leaves in the middle of a world tour?

It reminds me of back at the end of the NJ tour. Where the press were talking and the members didn't know what was true. Then they got Lou Cox to help them. I think they need him again.

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