Someday we may find out what really happened between Richie Sambora and Bon Jovi, but for now both parties are saying it was time for a change.

In an interview with CBS This Morning Jon said, “I haven’t seen him in over three years. He just didn’t show up for work anymore. And that’s the truth of the matter. And, you know, life goes on.”

He goes onto say that he harbors no ill will towards the guitarist. “You have other things in your life that you care to do. But it’s OK, because you share your art as long as you choose to share it. You know, you don’t have to do this for a living — you choose to do it for a living.”

So while Richie pursues a solo career, Bon Jovi will release its first complete album without him. This House Is Not for Sale is due out in September.