Skum’s John Eaton and Bon Jovi’s Richie Sambora hung out backstage at the Hard Rock Live at the Seminole Hard Rock Casino few weeks ago as Sambora hosted the Bikers Bash. The two guitar gods were joined by lead singer Hart Baur as the boys showed their support for the charity that raises millions each year for disadvantaged kids.
Sambora fresh off the world wide Bon Jovi tour that played in over 30 countries and to crowds in excess of 75,000, was ready to add his voice and guitar to the Biker Bash and raise some money for the kids.
Skum also has done its share of charity concerts, was glad to be represented. “It is great to be able to do this each year and help out the kids. It’s a good night for everyone,” added Sambora.
“It’s great to be out here supporting this event,” said Baur. “What Richie does each year is amazing. It is was great to see him and catch up. It’s has been awhile.”
The two guitarists talked about the recent Bon Jovi tour, the upcoming film “Skum Rocks!,” and Skum’s controversial use of a two bass line up.
“Two basses, crazy man” said Sambora laughing.
“I was telling Richie that we were trying to capture that fat sound they had on ‘Slippery’ and he understood.”
“You know a lot of those bass lines on ‘Slippery’ were guitar lines. So yeah, I can see that,” said Sambora as the two sat backstage waiting for Sambora to hit the stage.
“It’s all about the lead bass and the rhythm bass,” Eaton said.
“Yeah, lead bass and rhythm bass,” added Sambora laughing.
Afterward the guys headed out into the floor to catch the show.
“Richie rocked it out as expected,” added Eaton. ‘Guy is amazing and a great guy to be doing this. A lot of fellow musicians can learn from a night like this.”