Journey Reach Settlement With Steve Smith And Ross Valory Following Alleged “Corporate Coup D’État”

Journey have officially resolved their legal dispute with ex-bassist Ross Valory and ex-drummer Steve Smith. This news comes after guitarist Neal Schon and keyboardist Jonathan Cain filed a lawsuit against the former members following an alleged “corporate coup d’état.”

Journey’s management Q Prime commented:

“The members of the band Journey who were parties to a recent lawsuit (Neal Schon, Jonathan Cain, Steve Smith and Ross Valory) are pleased to announce that they have resolved their differences and reached an amicable settlement agreement. Neal Schon and Jonathan Cain acknowledge the valuable contributions that both Ross Valory and Steve Smith have made to the music and the legacy of Journey. Ross Valory and Steve Smith wish their former bandmates well and much success in the future. Journey looks forward to continuing to tour and make new music for their dedicated fans around the world.”

As previously reported, Journey’s new lineup consists of guitarist Neal Schon, keyboardist Jonathan Cain, vocalist Arnel Pineda, bassist Randy Jackson, drummer Narada Michael Walden, and second keyboardist Jason Derlatka.

[via Blabbermouth]

Journey’s Arnel Pineda Shares Cover Of Jason Wade’s “You Belong To Me”

Journey singer Arnel Pineda has shared a cover of Lifehouse frontman Jason Wade’s “You Belong To Me” from the movie “Shrek.” You can find a video for that below:

Neal Schon Says Journey’s New Single “Should Be Coming Out Mid-February”

It was previously revealed that Journey were working on a new album and now it looks like we may get the effort’s first single next month. During a recent interview with Rolling Stone, guitarist Neal Schon said that the band are planning to release a new song in mid-February.

Schon said the following about the progress the band have made on their new album:

“It’s coming along, man. It’s really shaping up. Narada [Michael Walden, producer/drummer] and I have been working nonstop. Jonathan [Cain, keyboards] is also working from his houses in Florida and Nashville. Arnel [Pineda, vocals] is working from Manila. [Bassist] Randy Jackson is working mostly from L.A. And it’s one of those Zoom sessions and it sounds phenomenal. It sounds like we’re all playing in the room at the same time. I actually can’t wait until we do get together and start putting the show together. The new single should be coming out mid-February.”

He also added the following when asked how the group’s new lineup has impacted their sound:

“You have to hear it for yourself. It still sounds very much like Journey thanks to the songwriting, my guitar playing, and the vocals. But the rhythm section is definitely a powerhouse. Narada has been known for years, and Randy Jackson is a completely monstrous bass player. Some people may not be aware of his work, but they have credentials that go way, way back. Randy and I have always been pretty in tune, and Narada and I are in tune. And now it’s coming together. It’s got a new strut to it.

There’s nothing we really can’t play. I’ve got a track I laid down with Narada the other day. I sent it to Arnel and he was freaking out. He said, ‘This sounds like brand-new [Jimi] Hendrix or Prince. Please write more of that.’ And I was just messing around. It was just a jam we did and it turned out to be monstrous. We’re creating. We aren’t afraid to go to new places. It’s easy to stay safe and write where we have always been. We have a bit of that so we don’t lose everyone, but at the same token, this is a new chapter of Journey. I want to go where we have not gone before.”

Neal Schon Says Journey Are Headlining Lollapalooza Next Year

If the coronavirus pandemic doesn’t derail their plans, Journey will be headlining the Lollapalooza festival in Chicago next year. Guitarist Neal Schon confirmed the news during a recent appearance on SiriusXM’s “Trunk Nation With Eddie Trunk.”

Schon said the following:

“I’m dying to get on stage again. We have our first date booked for Lollapalooza, and we’re headlining in Chicago. And that’s supposedly in April. Hopefully that’ll not get pushed back, because vaccine is finally here. And hopefully they start dispersing it very quickly so everybody can get back on their feet and can get out and hear music, ’cause that’s what heals the world, I think.”

He continued when it was mentioned that the band were on an odd choice for a festival that mainly features alternative rock, hip-hop and electronic artists:

“I have not seen the bill. Alls I know is we’re headlining it. I can guarantee you that with the new blood in the band, when we get together for two weeks of rehearsal before that show, we will be the new alternative. [Laughs] We’re gonna add a lot to the show. We’re gonna bring some new dynamics and open things up a bit and show people what the musicianship is really like in this band.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Neal Schon (Journey) Releases New Album “Universe”

Neal Schon (Journey) has officially released his new solo album “Universe.” Fans can purchase the effort HERE.

“Universe” Track Listing:

01. “Something In The Heart”
02. “The Eye Of God”
03. “The Universe”
04. “Caruso”
05. “Voodoo Child” (Jimi Hendrix cover)
06. “Third Stone From The Sun” (Jimi Hendrix cover)
07. “Purple Rain” (Prince cover)
08. “She’s For Real”
09. “What Has Become”
10. “Lights” (Journey cover)
11. “Silent Voyage”
12. “Chrome Shuffle”
13. “Be Happy”
14. “I Believe” (Stevie Wonder cover)
15. “Hey Jude” (The Beatles cover)

Steve Perry (Ex-Journey) Releases Acoustic Version Of “I Need You”

Steve Perry (ex-Journey) has shared an acoustic version of his song “I Need You.” This track is from his “Traces (Alternative Versions & Sketches)” release, which will be available on December 4.

Neal Schon (Journey) Reveals Track Listing For New Album “Universe”

Neal Schon (Journey) has revealed the track listing for his new solo album “Universe.” The effort is expected to be released later this month and it will feature original music, as well as various covers.

“Universe” Track Listing:

01. “Something In The Heart”
02. “The Eye Of God”
03. “The Universe”
04. “Caruso”
05. “Voodoo Child” (Jimi Hendrix cover)
06. “Third Stone From The Sun” (Jimi Hendrix cover)
07. “Purple Rain” (Prince cover)
08. “She’s For Real”
09. “What Has Become”
10. “Lights” (Journey cover)
11. “Silent Voyage”
12. “Chrome Shuffle”
13. “Be Happy”
14. “I Believe” (Stevie Wonder cover)
15. “Hey Jude” (The Beatles cover)

Neal Schon (Journey) Planning To Release New Solo Album “Universe” In December

Neal Schon (Journey) has confirmed that he is planning to release his new solo album, “Universe,” in early December. The guitarist tweeted the following about that:

Firstborne (Ex-Lamb Of God, Ex-Megadeth, Etc.) Release Cover Of Journey’s “Separate Ways (Worlds Apart)”

Firstborne (ex-Lamb Of God/Megadeth, etc.) have released a cover of Journey’s “Separate Ways (Worlds Apart).” Drummer Chris Adler commented:

“It’s hard to not appreciate Journey. As a musician I’ve always greatly appreciated their individual talents that combined into something so contagious. I’ve always wanted to cover a Journey song and always thought of ‘Separate Ways‘ as their ‘heaviest.’ The problem was always the same. No one can sing it. When I met and performed with Girish across India I knew I’d met one of very few people in the world that could take this on and make it his own. That’s the goal of the group. We can do anything — let’s have fun and share.”

[via Loudwire]

Steve Perry (Ex-Journey) Releases Acoustic Version Of “No Erasin'”

Steve Perry (ex-Journey) has shared an acoustic version of his song “No Erasin’.” This track is from his “Traces (Alternative Versions & Sketches)” release, which will be available on December 4.