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Richie Sambora and Orianthi Cover Bon Jovi and Debut New Song at NAMM

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Richie Sambora and Orianthi debuted new material and performed covers of Bon Jovi hits before a few thousand NAMM Show attendees.

The couple, whose new project is dubbed RSO—Richie Sambora Orianthi—performed on the Grand Plaza stage Thursday night in Anaheim.

In addition to covering tracks from Sambora’s former group, Bon Jovi—including “Livin’ on a Prayer,” “Wanted Dead or Alive” and “Lay Your Hands on Me”—they covered the Allman Brothers’ “Midnight Rider” and debuted a new song, “Making History.”

Sambora told the crowd they have just complete their first album, which was recorded in their kitchen with Bob Rock producing. The album has 22 tracks and will be released in a few months.

“Livin’ on a Prayer”

“Dead or Alive” (with last part of “Midnight Rider”)

“Lay Your Hands on Me”

“Making History”

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Christopher Scapelliti is editor-in-chief of Guitar Player (opens in new tab) magazine, the world’s longest-running guitar magazine, founded in 1967. In his extensive career, he has authored in-depth interviews with such guitarists as Pete Townshend, Slash, Billy Corgan, Jack White, Elvis Costello and Todd Rundgren, and audio professionals including Beatles engineers Geoff Emerick and Ken Scott. He is the co-author of Guitar Aficionado: The Collections: The Most Famous, Rare, and Valuable Guitars in the World (opens in new tab), a founding editor of Guitar Aficionado magazine, and a former editor with Guitar WorldGuitar for the Practicing Musician and Maximum Guitar. Apart from guitars, he maintains a collection of more than 30 vintage analog synthesizers.