With extra plot twists than an afternoon cleaning soap opera, now Journey guitarist Neal Schon says keyboardist Gregg Rolie WILL NOT be again with the band. Schon had beforehand teased that Rolie, the band’s unique keyboardist, could be becoming a member of them on their fiftieth anniversary tour, beginning subsequent month.
To carry you up to the mark on the excessive drama surrounding the Journey keyboardist sitch, let’s backtrack a pair months to the beginning of the friction with the present keyboardist, Jonathan Cain. Buckle up.
Schon took authorized motion towards Cain, accusing him of utilizing shutting him out of utilizing a band bank card that had been set as much as pay for Journey bills. Cain responded to the swimsuit, saying that Schon’s “reckless spending” was what was actually occurring. This battle continues to be ongoing, with the most recent being that Schon is claiming Cain’s wife was wrongly accessing Journey’s funds. This complete factor continues to be going by means of the attorneys and what not.
Then, including to the stress, Schon went ballistic after he realized Cain performed “Don’t Stop Believin’” at Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort in late November. Loudwire reported that Cain contributed to a sing-along of the 1981 hit alongside politicians corresponding to Kari Lake, Marjorie Taylor Greene and Donald Trump Jr. girlfriend Kimberly Guilfoyle. Schon filed a cease-and-desist order towards Cain to stop utilizing the karaoke favourite in a political setting.
Gregg Rolie, who helped discovered the band however left earlier than Journey actually hit the large time, enters the image in late November. Schon hinted on Twitter that Rolie was coming again, saying, “[Two] unique founding members. I believe my brother Gregg Rolie ought to be part of us for [the] 2023 tour. What do you suppose, buddies? He’ll spice it up, and we can have an important number of songs to select from.” Then a pair weeks in the past, Rolie was hyped on Schon’s Facebook feed when Schon was pumping up the fiftieth anniversary tour. “You may be seeing him,” wrote Schon.
This reunion was apparently hammered internally, because it leaked from Schon’s wife Michaele that “two band members of the Journey present lineup are ‘adamant no’ towards Gregg Rolie to return.” This brings us to the present second.
After a New York Metropolis radio station insta’d a narrative three days in the past (Jan. 14) that Rolie could be returning to the band, Schon wavered. “Not at this second,” Schon tweeted. “Each Gregg and I intend to shed some actual gentle on the subject material very quickly.”
Schon, it appears, continues to be lobbying fan help for Rolie. Yesterday, he retweeted a music journalist who polled Journey followers on a yay for Rolie coming again to the fold.
Jonathan Cain, the band’s present keyboardist, is holding agency that he will likely be on Journey’s fiftieth anniversary run, at the very least as of every week in the past. Cain said he was going to absorb some snowboarding earlier than “hitting the street with Journey.”
Will Cain and Journey go their “Separate Methods?” Will the band ultimately welcome Rolie again with “Open Arms?” This story retains on turning. Extra to return, certainly. Journey’s tour begins Feb. 4 with Toto.
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