Bon Jovi Guitarist Richie Sambora Unveils New Tunes, Clothing Line
Bon Jovi guitarist Richie Sambora isn't just working with Los Angeles designer Nikki Lund to create the somewhat racy women's clothing line White Trash Beautiful, the two are also making beautiful music together.
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Some of those tunes comprised the soundtrack of the duo's Feb. 17 New York fashion week runway show. And while unsmiling, perfectly-proportioned models sashayed up and down the runway, monochromatic beats, electronic rhythms and searing guitar lines merged with Lund's powerful pop vocals, creating a symbiosis of sex, sophistication and euphoria.
The tentative title for Sambora and Lund's group is WTB, and so far they've written 10 songs, which Sambora described to Noisecreep as "gorilla dance music with very heavy guitars and wild guitar solos."
Surprisingly, it was six months into their clothes-designing relationship before Sambora realized Lund (who also performs in Secret Mind) could also collaborate on music. "One day she says to me, 'You know, I'm actually a songwriter and artist, too,'" Sambora said backstage before the fashion show. "And I said, 'Get out of here!' Because she's so talented at what she does with fashion. I said, 'She can't be this talented.' But we sat down and wrote two songs and they were great."
Sambora and Lund then hired production team The Matrix -- who have worked with a wide range of talent from Korn to Avril Lavigne -- and before long, they had 10 new songs recorded and produced.
"We don't know what we're gonna do with it yet," Sambora said.