Bon Jovi guitarist Richie Sambora is feeling a little bit on edge -- after Jon Bon Jovi made a snide comment about the differences between him and U2guitarist The Edge.
Jon appeared on Ellen and spoke about Sambora's sitting out the band's current tour for personal reasons, saying, “Life goes on, so if someone chooses not to be here…unlike if this were, God forbid, The Edge, and he for some reason couldn’t make a U2 show, [then] it would be very difficult to just step in.”
A source tells Radar Online that Sambora was livid and fired off a three-word E-mail reading, "Hire The Edge."
The insider says, “Richie was so pissed off and insulted with the Edge comment that he couldn’t bite his tongue any longer. He sent Jon an E-mail, but Jon did not respond. Jon hasn’t called Richie once since this all began."
Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder played for one his smallest audiences in years last week.
Vedder did a four-song acoustic set for former president Bill Clinton, Ben Affleck and 50 guests at a private event at the Los Angeles home of agent Patrick Whitesell and his wifeLauren. The night featured a Q-and-A moderated by Argo director Affleck that benefited the Eastern Congo Initiative.
Mumford and Sons, Bruce Springsteen, U2 and Kid Rock are among the acts that have performed songs for the Agit-8 campaign.
Started by Bono's One organization, the campaign features the artists tackling various protest songs to raise awareness about world poverty before this year's G8 meeting in Northern Ireland on Monday and Tuesday.
Songs that have posted on One's YouTube channel so far have included Kid Rock doing "For What It's Worth" by Buffalo Springfield and Mumford and Sons with Elvis Costellotackling Springsteen's "The Ghost of Tom Joad."
Videos from Springsteen and U2 will be posted later this week. The U2 clip was shot last month on the roof of Electric Lady Studios ion new York.
Check out performances by Kid Rock and Mumford and Sons with Elvis Costello below.