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Just months off of their long awaited Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction, it might be curtains for Journey as we know it – at least this incarnation, anyway. Guitarist and founder Neal Schon is extremely unhappy with bandmates Ross Valory, Arnel Pineda and Jonathan Cain after the trio made an appearance at the White House last week and were photographed in the press room without Schon’s knowledge, going against a long held belief that Journey should never be associated with politics or religious beliefs – a belief that’s seen the band turn down any and all invitations to visit the White House over the course of their 44-year career.
He took his bandmates to task on social media, at one point claiming that his bandmates want to tour without him and hinting at what may be soon to come.
I will travel to new musical terrain that we never have and encompass everything hits are hits we have a ton https://t.co/NOBwY40pqk
— NEAL SCHON MUSIC (@NealSchonMusic) August 4, 2017
Also hot on everyone’s lips this week is speculation that if Journey does, in fact, split up over the White House controversy, might it finally be time for a proper reunion with Steve Perry – hell, even Gregg Rolie? Only time will tell; Journey just wrapped up their tour with a final show at Classic East on July 30th and with plans to lay dormant for a few months, who knows what could be on the other side when it comes time to return.