First, best wishes for a happy birthday to Richie Sambora, who was born on July 11, 1959 in Perth Amboy, New Jersey.

Bon Jovi is currently on their world tour, and of course we all know by now that Richie isn't part of it.

According to Richie pulled out of Bon Jovi's current world tour for "personal issues" -- sources told us part of the reason was Jon Bon Jovi and Richie were fighting over money.

But a recent video seems to give hope to the possibility that Richie will be back in the fold once again, because who said you can't go home? (Sorry, I couldn't resist)....

Check out the video and you decide if there's hope.