Journey’s Neal Schon and Jonathan Cain Fighting Over Religion, Politics and Direction

First Schon said on Instagram “I want to be elevated by whom I play with, not feel like I’ve got cement shoes, if anyone is unhappy they are not running my band, then they should leave.” Adding, “I’ve stated how I felt about mixing Religion and Politics and how our music is not of 1 religion – democratic or republican. This is and has been an issue with myself Mr Cain and his now wife since he married (Can is married to Paula White, a Pentecostal Christian televangelist).”

That’s of course insinuating that Cain wanted to go religious or spiritual with Journey sound? It’s a move that might make some of the bands fans yell kumbaya while alienating the bulk since Journey is positive but not preachy.

Schon went on to say, “I’ve had to fight this whole time to protect the Brand I built with Steve Perry way before Gregg and I picked Cain to replace himself when he wanted to retire from the road back then,” he continued. “Well frankly I’m tired of having to defend all by my self. Ross is no help. I continue to grow and be completely creative and want to take the band Neal Schon’s JRNY on an exciting new trip musically.”

“Yes we will always have all hits to play But there must be musical growth also,” he concluded. “I also need to surround myself with people that care as I do. I’ll never stop.”

Cain tweeted back, “A heart of gratitude leaves no room for complaining, For it is impossible to be truly thankful and filled with negativity and ungratefulness at the same time.”

Cain’s wife is the minister who delivered the invocation at Donald Trump’s presidential inauguration and Schon’s wife is white house crasher Michaele Salahi – 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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