Jonathan Cain Details How Neal Schon Damaged The Journey Brand

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Jonathan Cain has responded to Neal Schon‘s recent cease-and-desist letter, which asked that he stop performing Journey songs at events in support of the previous president Donald Trump.

At a Mar-a-Lago gathering last month, Cain, who is married to Paula White, the former leader of Trump’s evangelical advisory board, performed “Don’t Stop Believin'” with a backup “chorus” that featured Kari Lake, Kimberly Guilfoyle, and Marjorie Taylor Greene. Schon’s cease-and-desist stated:

“Although Mr. Cain is free to express his personal beliefs and associations, when he does that on behalf of Journey or for the band, such conduct is extremely deleterious to the Journey brand as it polarizes the band’s fans and outreach. Journey is not, and should not be, political.”

A representative for Cain then responded by saying:

“Schon is just frustrated that he keeps losing in court and is now falsely claiming that the song has been used at political rallies.” Schon later acknowledged the statement on Twitter, writing, “Now he’s claiming I keep losing in court? Infuckingsane. Get off the Kool-Aid.”

Cain, later on, released a more in-depth statement that reads:

“Neal Schon should look in the mirror when he accuses me of causing harm to the Journey brand. I have watched him damage our brand for years and am a victim of both his —and his wife’s — bizarre behavior. Neal sued Live Nation twice, losing both times, and damaging our ability to ever work with them again; Neal outrageously tried to take away trademarks from Steve Perry; Neal and his wife continually insult the professionalism of numerous accountants, road managers, and management firms with endless legal threats and their bullying, toxic, and incoherent emails; Neal argues online with fans who don’t see eye to eye with him; and Neal and his wife recklessly spend Journey’s money until there is none left for operating costs. If anyone is destroying the Journey brand, it is Neal — and Neal alone.”

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