But first, happy birthday wishes to the longtime lead guitarist for Bon Jovi, who turns 53 today.

New Jersey native son Sambora was born in Perth Amboy on July 11, 1959, and raised in Woodbridge.

He just kicked off a a Photo Project for the first single off his forthcoming new album (due out at the end of the summer), inviting fans to submit a picture of something in their own world that reflects the track's lyrics.

He'll choose his favorite photos to be part of the video he'll release with the new song,  "Every Road Leads Home to You".

It'll be Richie's third solo album, titled "Aftermath of the Lowdown" and is expected to be released September 4th in the U.S.