The rumor flying around the world of rock is that Jon Bon Jovi has fired Richie Sambora. It seems the big problem is M-O-N-E-Y. Wow, imagine that.

Sources (both reliable and other) are saying Sambora has been officially fired from the tour in a dispute over money. It seems that Sambora is hauling in about $ 2 million a month from Bon Jovi's current tour. How is that a problem? Well, Sambora is not even on the tour with the group! The only way to save the money is to terminate Sambora's contract.

The current tour is featuring Phil X, who was the lead guitarist for the group Triumph. Compare his salary of $10,000 a month with the Sambora salary of $2 million and the next thing you know you got yourself more profit.

Sambora's reps say that he is not at all happy about the deal. Well, no %&#$ !