Just when you thought the drama in Journey couldn’t get any hotter come a another tweet from leader Neal Schon asking, “How would you feel if you found out the rest of the band wanted to tour without me? I’ve always been 100% JRNY and made the right choices.” Then he tweeted, “I will travel to new musical terrain that we never have and encompass everything,” Schon wrote on Twitter. “Hits are hits; we have a ton.” insinuating a new band or a new Journey. Then came a reminder that Schon probably owns the Journey name adding, “They will not tour with the Journey name. Trust me I’ve spent way too long building to give up the brand.” The tweets have since been erased by Schon.
The big line in the sand came just recently with keyboardist Jonathan Cain, bassist Ross Valory and singer Arnel Pineda visited the White house with Cain’s wife Paula White who happens to be Donald Trump’s spiritual advisor last week. The problem is many news out lets headlined the trip as “Journey visits the White House.”
After the visit Pineda tweeted, “Reminder, I don’t belong to any political group nor inclined to any religious sect. Not a single piece of my bone ambition such quest.
Since this all happened the fans seem to have a new found mission to get Steve Perry and Gregg Rolie back in the band. I’ve even had a few people telling me that Schon is talking to Perry. Is it true? – by John Beaudin
John Beaudin has been in major market radio (Edmonton, Vancouver & Calgary) for 33 years and a music journalist since 1989. He graduated from Broadcasting school as a news man so he would have the skills to write about the artists that inspired him since he bought his first album, “Madman Across The Water” by Elton John as a teen. In the 80’s Beaudin was the host of the syndicated radio show “The Cross Canada Report” which had two version (Rock and A/C). Beaudin was also asked to be a judge at the Juno Awards (Canada’s answer to the Grammys) Twice. He has anchored every position in radio including morning and afternoon drive and was a Program and Music Director for The Breeze and California 103 in Calgary. He currently hosts the popular Lovesongs at QM-FM in Vancouver and on iHeartRadio.
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