The Silver Lake label Dangerbird Records is known for adventurous, crowd-pleasing indie artists such as Silversun Pickups and Fitz & the Tantrums. But according to a curious item that ran in the LA Weekly on Wednesday, the label might soon be working with a titan of '80s arena rock -- Bon Jovi guitarist Richie Sambora.
The Weekly interviewed Sambora about his latest charity work and a forthcoming solo album, and the guitarist casually mentioned that he's been keeping tabs on indie rock culture and working with Dangerbird for an album that "doesn't sound like Bon Jovi at all" and that features "lots of jamming."
Dangerbird released the debut from from Liam Gallagher's Beady Eye project, so it does have experience working with mainstream rock gods' side projects. We've reached out to the label for comment and will update with any new information about the potential release.
Does this herald a Bon Jovi revival among L.A.'s cool kids? If we start hearing "Runaway" at the Thirsty Crow on Fridays, we'll know why.
-- August Brown
Photo: Richie Sambora and Nikki Lund present their spring/summer 2011 fashion line White Trash on Oct. 17, 2010, in Hollywood. Credit: Kirk McKoy / Los Angeles Times.