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Journey

At the height of their popularity, in 1982 (L-R): Jonathan Cain, Ross Valory, Neal Schon, Steve Perry, Steve Smith
Background information
Origin San Francisco, California, USA
Genre(s) Rock, Progressive rock, Hard rock
Years active 1973 – 1987, 1995 – present
Label(s) Columbia, Sony BMG, Sanctuary
Website JourneyMusic.com
Members
Jonathan Cain
Deen Castronovo
Neal Schon
Ross Valory
Former members
Steve Augeri
Mike Baird
Aynsley Dunbar
Robert Fleischman
Bob Glaub
Randy Jackson
Larrie Londin
Steve Perry
Prairie Prince
Gregg Rolie
Steve Smith
Jeff Scott Soto
George Tickner

Journey is an American rock band formed in 1973 in San Francisco, California. Image File history File links StreetlightPeople. ... Jonathan Cain (born Jonathan Leonard Friga, 26 February 1950, in Chicago, Illinois) is an American musician, most known for his keyboards and songwriting roles in the rock band, Journey. ... Ross Lamont Valory (born February 2, 1949 in San Francisco, California) is Journeys noted bass player. ... Neal Schon (b. ... Stephen Ray Perry (born January 22, 1949) is an American singer and songwriter best known as the lead vocalist of the rock band Journey. ... Steve Smith. ... San Francisco redirects here. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... For other uses, see Rock music (disambiguation). ... For the Swedish political music movement, see progg. ... Hard Rock redirects here. ... In the music industry, a record label is a brand and a trademark associated with the marketing of music recordings and music videos. ... The Sony BMG Music Entertainment logo. ... Sanctuary Records is a record label based in the United Kingdom and a subsidiary of Universal Records. ... Jonathan Cain (born Jonathan Leonard Friga, 26 February 1950, in Chicago, Illinois) is an American musician, most known for his keyboards and songwriting roles in the rock band, Journey. ... Deen Castronovo is a drummer who has played in various bands, including Cacophony, Bad English, Journey, The Enemy, Wild Dogs, Dr. Mastermind, Hardline, Planet Us, Soul Sirkus, and former Black Sabbath bassist Geezer Butlers G/Z/R, as well as in backing bands for Ozzy Osbourne, Steve Vai, and... Neal Schon (b. ... Ross Lamont Valory (born February 2, 1949 in San Francisco, California) is Journeys noted bass player. ... Steve Augeri (born January 30, 1959 in Brooklyn, New York) is an American rock singer best known for his work with Tall Stories, Tyketto and Journey. ... Mike Baird was a touring drummer for Journey on their tour in support of their Raised on Radio album. ... Prolific English drummer Aynsley Dunbar (born on January 10, 1946, in Liverpool, England) has worked with some of the top names in rock and roll, including John Mayall, Frank Zappa, Jeff Beck, David Bowie, and Sammy Hagar. ... Robert Fleischman is an American musician. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Larrie Londin was a drummer who played with Journey and Steve Perry as a solo artist. ... Stephen Ray Perry (born January 22, 1949) is an American singer and songwriter best known as the lead vocalist of the rock band Journey. ... Prairie Prince Prairie Prince (born Charles LEmpereur Prince, May 7, 1950, Charlotte, North Carolina) is a rocknroll drummer. ... Gregg Rolie (born June 17, 1947 in Seattle, Washington) is an American keyboardist, organist, and singer, who is one of the founding members of the bands Santana, Journey, The Storm, and Abraxas Pool, as well as his current Gregg Rolie Band. ... Steve Smith. ... Jeff Scott Soto (born November 4, 1965, in Brooklyn, New York) is an American rock singer best known for being vocalist on Yngwie Malmsteens first two albums. ... George Tickner was a songwriter and co-guitarist with Neal Schon in Journey in the bands first few years. ... This article is about the type of musical group. ... For the song by James Blunt, see 1973 (song). ... San Francisco redirects here. ...


The band has gone through several phases since its inception by former members of Santana. The band's greatest commercial success came in the late 1970s through the early 1980s with a series of power ballads and songs such as "Don't Stop Believing", "Any Way You Want It", "Faithfully", "Open Arms", "Separate Ways" and "Wheel in the Sky". Santana (originally the Santana Blues Band) is a flexible number of musicians accompanying Carlos Santana since the late 1960s. ... To emphasize the emotional aspect of a power ballad, crowds customarily hold up lit lighters. ... Dont Stop Believing is a song by the American rock band Journey originally written about Steve Perrys high school flame, Stephanie Diperna. ... Any Way You Want It is a popular song sung by Journey released on the album Departure, and as a single in 1979. ... Faithfully is a popular song by the band Journey. ... Open Arms is a song originally recorded by American rock band Journey and written by Steve Perry and Jonathan Cain, two of the bands members. ... Separate Ways (Worlds Apart) is a song sung by Journey on their album Frontiers and released as a single on February 5, 1983. ... ...

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History

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Formation, 1972-1976

Journey's roots lie in San Francisco, where in 1971 Santana manager Walter "Herbie" Herbert decided to put together a band of musicians originally called The Golden Gate Rhythm Section. Dissatisfied with the musical direction that Carlos Santana wanted to follow, keyboardist/vocalist Gregg Rolie and guitarist Neal Schon left Santana in 1972. Prairie Prince of The Tubes, bassist Ross Valory of Frumious Bandersnatch, and rhythm guitarist George Tickner rounded out the group. After an unsuccessful radio contest to name the group (which produced such fascinating entries as "rumpled foreskin"), roadie Jack Villanueva suggested the name "Journey." The band's first public appearance came at Winterland on New Year’s Eve, 1973. The next day, they flew to Hawaii and played the Crater Festival. Walter James Herbie Herbert II (b. ... Carlos Augusto Alves Santana (born July 20, 1947), is a Grammy Award-winning Mexican-born American Latin rock musician and guitarist. ... Gregg Rolie (born June 17, 1947 in Seattle, Washington) is an American keyboardist, organist, and singer, who is one of the founding members of the bands Santana, Journey, The Storm, and Abraxas Pool, as well as his current Gregg Rolie Band. ... Neal Schon (b. ... Santana (originally the Santana Blues Band) is a flexible number of musicians accompanying Carlos Santana since the late 1960s. ... Prairie Prince Prairie Prince (born Charles LEmpereur Prince, May 7, 1950, Charlotte, North Carolina) is a rocknroll drummer. ... The Tubes are a San Francisco-based theatre rock band, popular in the late 1970s and early 1980s, known for their live performances that combined lewd quasi-pornography with wild satires of media, consumerism and politics. ... Ross Lamont Valory (born February 2, 1949 in San Francisco, California) is Journeys noted bass player. ... George Tickner was a songwriter and co-guitarist with Neal Schon in Journey in the bands first few years. ... Winterland was a San Francisco music venue, booked by Bill Graham, and famous for such events as The Last Waltz, countless Grateful Dead shows, Jimi Hendrix, and the final appearance of the Sex Pistols. ... New Years Eve is a celebration held the day before New Years Day, on December 31, the final day of the year. ... This article is about the U.S. State. ...


In early 1973, Prairie Prince left to rejoin The Tubes, so Herbert brought in Aynsley Dunbar, a drummer who had played with John Lennon, Frank Zappa, John Mayall, Jeff Beck, Bonzo Dog Band, Mothers of Invention, Lou Reed, and David Bowie. On February 5, 1974, the new line-up made their debut at the Great American Music Hall and secured a contract with Columbia Records. Journey released its self-titled first album Journey in 1975. It showcased their considerable talent as jazz-fusion/progressive rock musicians. Rhythm guitarist Tickner left the band before they cut their second album, Look into the Future (1976), which toned down--a little--the overt progressiveness of their first release but still retained the jazz fusion base. The following year's Next tried for shorter tracks to increase accessibility, with guitarist Neal Schon singing lead on several tracks, but still didn't bring commercial success (although it did start a pattern of one-word album titles). For the song by James Blunt, see 1973 (song). ... Prairie Prince Prairie Prince (born Charles LEmpereur Prince, May 7, 1950, Charlotte, North Carolina) is a rocknroll drummer. ... The Tubes are a San Francisco-based theatre rock band, popular in the late 1970s and early 1980s, known for their live performances that combined lewd quasi-pornography with wild satires of media, consumerism and politics. ... Prolific English drummer Aynsley Dunbar (born on January 10, 1946, in Liverpool, England) has worked with some of the top names in rock and roll, including John Mayall, Frank Zappa, Jeff Beck, David Bowie, and Sammy Hagar. ... John Winston Ono Lennon, MBE (October 9, 1940 – December 8, 1980), (born John Winston Lennon, known as John Ono Lennon) was an iconic English 20th century rock and roll songwriter and singer, best known as the founding member of The Beatles. ... Frank Vincent Zappa[1] (December 21, 1940 – December 4, 1993) was an American composer, musician, and film director. ... For the photographer, see John Jabez Edwin Mayall. ... Geoffrey Arnold (Jeff) Beck (born June 24, 1944 to Arnold and Ethel Beck in Wallington, Greater London) is an English rock guitarist. ... The Bonzo Dog Band (also known as The Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band, The Bonzo Dog Dada Band and, colloquially, as The Bonzos) was a band created by a group of British art-school denizens of the 1960s. ... Frank Vincent Zappa (December 21, 1940 - December 4, 1993) was an American rock/jazz fusion musician, composer, and satirist. ... Lou Reed, born Lewis Allen Reed[1] March 2, 1942, is an American rock singer-songwriter and guitarist. ... David Bowie (IPA: []) (born David Robert Jones on 1947 January 8) is an English singer, songwriter, actor, multi-instrumentalist, producer, arranger and audio engineer. ... is the 36th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the 1974 Gregorian calendar. ... The Great American Music Hall (located in the Tenderloin neighborhood of San Francisco) is known in part for its balconies, columns, and frescoes, but more so for its history of unique entertainment. ... Columbia Records is the oldest brand name in recorded sound, dating back to 1888, and was the first record company to produce pre-recorded records as opposed to blank cylinders. ... Journeys self-titled debut album, Journey, was released in 1975 on the Columbia Records label. ... Year 1975 (MCMLXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Journeys second album, Look into the Future, was released in January of 1976 on the Columbia Records label. ... Year 1976 Pick up sticks(MCMLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Jazz fusion (or jazz-rock fusion or fusion) is a musical genre that merges elements of jazz with other styles of music, particularly pop, rock, folk, reggae, funk, metal, country, R&B, hip hop, electronic music and world music. ... Journeys third album, Next, was released in 1977 (see 1977 in music). ...


New Musical Direction, 1977-1980

With the mediocre sales of the album Next, the band was pressured by the studio to change direction and find a lead singer who could also, unlike the keyboard-bound Gregg Rolie, serve as a frontman. As a result, Journey enlisted Robert Fleischman. A southern California native, Fleischman had been playing with a Chicago-based touring band when his manager, Barry Fey, brought him to Denver in early 1977 for a showcase with studio executives. "It was completely snowing and we didn’t know if people were gonna’ make it, and then all the people from the west coast and the east coast made it," Fleischman recalls [1]. He was "discovered" by a CBS executive at the showcase, and within two weeks was flown out to San Francisco for an audition with Journey. Robert Fleischman is an American musician. ...


Told that the band was transitioning to a more popular style, akin to that of Foreigner and Boston, Fleischman knew that his Led Zeppelin-inspired vocal style would be an asset. But he was taken aback by the sheer power of the band he was hooking up with. In their first studio session, Fleishman recalls, "It was like...having rockets on the back of your pockets. And they’d been together so long and they were so tight that it was great to play with people that way." [2] The sessions that winter ultimately produced "For You," which later appeared on the Time³ box set, and "Wheel in the Sky," later recorded--without Fleischman--for the Infinity album. Foreigner is a hard rock band formed in New York City in 1976 by veteran musicians Mick Jones and ex-King Crimson member Ian McDonald, along with then-unknown vocalist Lou Gramm (Louis Grammatico). ... Boston is an American rock band that achieved its most notable successes during the 1970s and 1980s. ... For the bands 1969 eponymous debut album, see Led Zeppelin (album). ... Time3, or Time Cubed, is a box set for the American rock-pop band Journey. ... Journeys fourth album, Infinity, was released in January of 1978 on the Columbia Records label. ...


Fleischman went out on the road with Journey that spring, but his tenure in the band was short-lived. He kept his own manager, Barry Fey, which proved a constant affront to the authority of Journey's manager, Herbie Herbert. Additionally, Herbert seemed unwilling to let the band's new direction play out immediately, and Fleischman often found himself relegated to shaking a tambourine while the band played its classic numbers to its diehard core of jazz-fusion fans. Fleischman also apparently clashed with other band members when he failed to finish new songs promptly [3].


Manager Herbie Herbert had heard of singer Steve Perry, who had recently seen the demise of his own band, Alien Project. After hearing the singer's demo tape (put in his hands by band-naming roadie Jack Villanueva), Herbie knew he needed to make a change. After an interesting interlude in which Perry was covertly introduced to the band (with Fleischman being told Perry was Villanueva's Portuguese cousin), Fleischman was fired. Perry made his public debut with Journey at the Old Waldorf in San Francisco on October 28, 1977. Stephen Ray Perry (born January 22, 1949) is an American singer and songwriter best known as the lead vocalist of the rock band Journey. ... Alien Project was a short-lived California-based band formed in 1977, that featured a then-unknown Steve Perry on vocals. ... Also: 1977 (album) by Ash. ...


In Perry's first meeting with Schon, the pair quickly penned their first song together, "Patiently", which would appear on the new album Infinity in 1978. Perry added his clean, crisp, powerful tenor to now-classic tracks such as "Lights," "Wheel in the Sky," and "Anytime." In addition, Queen producer Roy Thomas Baker (who had originally been brought in by Fleischman) helped provide a more layered sound. The changes worked, and Journey was launched into stardom. Infinity reached No. 21 on the album charts and gave Journey their first R.I.A.A.-certified Platinum album. Journeys fourth album, Infinity, was released in January of 1978 on the Columbia Records label. ... Year 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1978 Gregorian calendar). ... Queen are an English rock band formed in 1970 in London by guitarist Brian May, singer Freddie Mercury and drummer Roger Taylor, with bassist John Deacon joining the following year. ... In the music industry, a record producer (or music producer) has many roles, among them controlling the recording sessions, coaching and guiding the musicians, organizing and scheduling production budget and resources, and supervising the recording, mixing and mastering processes. ... Roy Thomas Baker is a English record producer who helped create a number of extremely popular pop and rock records in the 1970s and 1980s. ...


But not all members of the band were entirely comfortable with the new musical direction. In September 1978, drummer Aynsley Dunbar was fired (he later joined Jefferson Starship). His replacement was Berklee-trained jazz drummer Steve Smith. The band's subsequent album Evolution produced their first Billboard Hot 100 Top 20 single, "Lovin', Touchin', Squeezin.'" Year 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1978 Gregorian calendar). ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Berklee College of Music, founded in 1945, is an independent music college in Boston, Massachusetts with many prominent faculty, staff, alumni, and visiting artists. ... Steve Smith. ... Evolution, is the name of Journeys fifth studio album. ... “Hot 100” redirects here. ...


1980's Departure continued the band's upward climb, reaching No. 8 on the album charts. "Any Way You Want It" was a Top 25 single and received solid FM radio airplay. The band then flew to Japan to record the soundtrack Dream After Dream to the film of the same name at the invitation of the movie's director. Year 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1980 Gregorian calendar). ... Journeys sixth album, Departure, was released in March of 1980 on the Columbia Records label. ... FM radio is a broadcast technology invented by Edwin Howard Armstrong that uses frequency modulation to provide high-fidelity sound over broadcast radio. ... Journeys soundtrack, Dream After Dream, was released in 1980 on the Columbia Records label. ...


At this point, the live shows were overwhelmingly attended by those who favored the new musical direction, with some swooning over singer Steve Perry the way an earlier generation had over Elvis Presley (although the band reverted to its earlier songs during the singer's offstage breaks). Journey was poised for large-scale success, and in early 1981 released a live album, Captured, recorded during a series of shows on the 1980 Departure tour. The first five songs on the album were taken from an August 8th show at the Forum in Montreal, Quebec. Two others were from one of the October dates in Tokyo and the rest came from a series of shows at Detroit's Cobo Hall. Elvis redirects here. ... Year 1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday (link displays the 1981 Gregorian calendar). ... Journeys first live album, Captured, was released in February of 1981 on the Columbia Records label. ...


Exhausted from extensive touring, Rolie departed, leaving a successful band for the second time in his career. He recommended Jonathan Cain of The Babys as his replacement. As if predicting the musical mood of the 1980s, Cain favored the synthesizer over Rolie's Hammond B-3 organ. The band knew it was getting an incredible keyboardist, but they had no idea just how powerful Cain's songwriting skills were. Jonathan Cain (born Jonathan Leonard Friga, 26 February 1950, in Chicago, Illinois) is an American musician, most known for his keyboards and songwriting roles in the rock band, Journey. ... The Babys, on the cover of their 1977 Broken Heart LP. From left to right: Tony Brock, John Waite, Michael Corby, & Wally Stocker. ...


Height of Popularity, 1981-1983

In 1981, Journey's seventh studio album, Escape, went to No. 1 on the album charts and would go on to become their biggest selling and most popular studio album (nine times platinum). The hits "Who's Crying Now", "Don't Stop Believin'" and "Open Arms" all reached the Top 10 as singles. The band's polished sound, fronted by Perry's distinctive and soon-to-be widely imitated voice, became a popular radio presence. Year 1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday (link displays the 1981 Gregorian calendar). ... Journeys seventh album, Escape, was released in August of 1981. ... In the United States, the Recording Industry Association of America awards certification based on the number of albums and singles sold through retail and other ancillary markets. ... Whos Crying Now is a song by American rock band Journey. ... Dont Stop Believin is a power ballad by the American rock band Journey originally written about Steve Perrys high school flame, Stephanie Diperna. ... Open Arms is a song originally recorded by American rock band Journey and written by Steve Perry and Jonathan Cain, two of the bands members. ...


In particular, "Don't Stop Believin'" showcased how well Perry's soaring tenor could interlace with Cain's full piano chords and Schon's dynamic guitar work, while "Open Arms" — which spent six weeks at No. 2 on the charts — helped establish Perry as the standard for 1980s arena rock power ballad vocals. This article is about Tenor vocalists in music. ... Arena rock, also called stadium rock or anthem rock, is a loosely-defined term describing a rock era. ...


Such success did not help Journey with rock critics. The 1983 Rolling Stone Record Guide gave each of their albums only one star, with Dave Marsh writing that "Journey was a dead end for San Francisco area rock ... utter triviality ... banality ... reek[s] of exploitative cynicism." Marsh later would anoint Escape as one of the worst number-one albums of all time. Fairly or not, critics often lumped Journey together with other one-word-named "corporate rock" bands such as Boston, Foreigner, Asia, Survivor and so forth. Journey was also one of the first bands to be sponsored by a major advertiser (Budweiser Beer) which they acknowledged in the credits on their album covers. This contributed to their critics labeling them "corporate rock," or more precisely, "corporate-sponsored rock." Manager Herbie Herbert, however, has made light of such criticism, saying "You gotta make hay while the sun shines."[4] The band had clearly left behind its Haight-Ashbury hippie roots. A music critic is someone who reviews music (including printed music, performances and recorded music) and publishes writing on them in books or journals (or on the internet). ... Year 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays the 1983 Gregorian calendar). ... The Rolling Stone Album Guide, previously known as the Rolling Stone Record Guide, is a book that along with its sister publication, the magazine Rolling Stone, is one of the best places to find definitive reviews of popular music (apart from wikipedia!). // First Edition Title: The Rolling Stone Record Guide... Dave Marsh (born 1950) is an American music critic. ... Corporate rock is an often pejorative term used primarily by music critics to describe rock music, particularly music from arena rock bands, which are alleged to be purely commercial, formulaic, or lacking in creativity or authenticity. ... Boston is an American rock band that achieved its most notable successes during the 1970s and 1980s. ... Foreigner is a hard rock band formed in New York City in 1976 by veteran musicians Mick Jones and ex-King Crimson member Ian McDonald, along with then-unknown vocalist Lou Gramm (Louis Grammatico). ... Asia is an arena rock/progressive rock group. ... Survivor is an American rock band formed in 1977 by core members Jim Peterik and Frankie Sullivan. ...


In 1982, the band contributed the track "Only Solutions" to the Disney feature film Tron. Coincidentally, later that year the group became the first rock band to inspire a video game: both the Journey arcade game by Bally/Midway, and Journey Escape by Data Age for the Atari 2600. Year 1982 (MCMLXXXII) was a common year starting on Friday (link displays the 1982 Gregorian calendar). ... Alternate meanings: Disney (disambiguation) The Walt Disney Company (also known as Disney Enterprises, Inc. ... A reel of film, which predates digital cinematography. ... Tron is a 1982 science fiction film starring Jeff Bridges as Kevin Flynn (and his counterpart inside the electronic world, Clu), Bruce Boxleitner as Alan Bradley (and Tron), Cindy Morgan as Lora Baines (and Yori) and Dan Shor as Ram. ... Computer and video games redirects here. ... In 1983, the release of the frontiers album brought Steve Perry and Journey to the forefront of 1980s rock music. ... Centipede by Atari is a typical example of a 1980s era arcade game. ... Midway Games (NYSE: MWY) is an American video game publisher. ... Journey Escape is a videogame developed by Data Age for the Atari 2600 console, and released in 1982. ... The Atari 2600, released in October 1977, is the video game console credited with popularizing the use of microprocessor based hardware and cartridges containing game code, instead of having non-microprocessor dedicated hardware with all games built in. ...


Journey's next album, 1983's Frontiers, continued their commercial success. It reached No. 2 on the album charts and scored four hit singles, with "Faithfully" and "Separate Ways" reaching the highest at Nos. 12 and 8, respectively. Cain's presence continued to be felt on this album, both in his songwriting (he was the sole writer of "Faithfully") and in his increased use of synthesizers. Frontiers, Journeys eighth album, was released in February of 1983 on the Columbia Records label. ...


It was now the MTV era, and Journey's popularity was boosted by a documentary-like music video for "Faithfully", which showed various band members and their families on tour and which helped earn the song a place, along with Bob Seger's "Turn the Page" and Jackson Browne's "The Load Out," as a life-on-the-road favorite. This article is about the original U.S. music television channel. ... A music video is a short film or video that accompanies a complete piece of music, most commonly a song. ... Robert Clark Seger (born May 5, 1945) is a Rock and Roll singer, songwriter, and musician from Michigan. ... Turn the Page is a song written and recorded by Bob Seger. ... Clyde Jackson Browne (born October 9, 1948) is an American rock music singer, songwriter, guitarist, and pianist, whose introspective lyrics made him the poster boy of the Southern California confessional singer-songwriter movement of the late 1960s and early 1970s. ...


A short time later, the band received a request from a dying 16-year-old boy named Kenny Sykaluk, who was battling cystic fibrosis. Kenny wanted to meet the band. The band honored the request and not only visited Kenny at his bedside, but gave him a walkman with their newest single, "Only The Young". Kenny died less than a day later. In Journey's episode of Behind the Music, Jonathan Cain remembered the encounter in tears, while Neal Schon noted that it "changed my outlook on life." For the album by The Soundtrack of Our Lives, see Behind the Music (album). ...


Break-Up, 1984-1994

Single cover to "She's Mine"

Lead singer Steve Perry received much of the credit for Journey's success. In 1984, he released a solo album, Street Talk, which was successful and scored a very popular song and MTV video with "Oh Sherrie". Perry also recorded "Don't Fight It" (1982), with Kenny Loggins. Guitarist Neal Schon produced two albums with Jan Hammer in 1981 and 1983, and in 1985 was part of the HSAS (Hagar Schon Aaronson Shrieve) project. Image File history File links Album cover of Street Talk File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Stephen Ray Perry (born January 22, 1949) is an American singer and songwriter best known as the lead vocalist of the rock band Journey. ... This article is about the year. ... Street Talk is Steve Perrys first solo album, released in April, 1984. ... This article is about the original U.S. music television channel. ... Kenny Loggins (born Kenneth Clark Loggins on January 7, 1948 in Everett, Washington) is an American singer and songwriter best known for a number of soft rock and adult contemporary hit singles beginning in the 1970s. ... Jan Hammer (IPA: ) (born 17 April 1948, in Prague, then Czechoslovakia, today part of the Czech Republic). ... This article is about the year. ... Hagar Schon Aaronson Shrieve were a band made up of singer Sammy Hagar, guitarist Neal Schon, bassist Kenny Aaronson, and drummer Michael Shrieve. ...


Following the release of his solo album, singer Steve Perry took more control over the studio direction of the band. Much to the dismay of manager Herbie Herbert, bass player Ross Valory and drummer Steve Smith were fired from the band for musical and professional differences, and Journey released their 1986 album Raised on Radio as a trio--Perry, Schon, and Cain. Various studio musicians handled the two vacant slots in the studio, including future American Idol judge Randy Jackson and established studio musician Larrie Londin. Production was stop-and-go, due to the poor health of Perry's mother, Mary Perry. Overall, the album sold 2 million copies. A truncated tour followed, which featured Jackson on bass and Mike Baird on drums. Afterward, Perry, exhausted from the constant touring, grieving the death of his mother and the collapse of his six-year relationship with Sherrie "Oh Sherrie" Swafford, walked away from Journey in 1987, ending the band's ride at the top. Year 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link displays 1986 Gregorian calendar). ... Journeys ninth album, Raised on Radio, was released in May of 1986 on the Columbia Records label. ... American Idol is an annual American televised singing competition, which began its first season on June 11, 2002. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Larrie Londin was a drummer who played with Journey and Steve Perry as a solo artist. ... Mike Baird was a touring drummer for Journey on their tour in support of their Raised on Radio album. ...


Despite working on a solo project in 1989 (titled Against The Wall) that was shelved, Steve Perry left the industry for several years before recording "For the Love of Strange Medicine" in 1994 and releasing a greatest hits compilation in 1998. Neal Schon and Jonathan Cain teamed up with Cain's ex-Babys bandmates John Waite and Ricky Phillips, forming Bad English with drummer Deen Castronovo in 1988. In addition, they each recorded several solo albums. Schon and Castronovo then joined Schon's brother-in-law's group, Hardline. Year 1994 (MCMXCIV) The year 1994 was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by the United Nations. ... John Waite (born John Charles Waite, 4 July 1952, Lancaster, Lancashire, England) is a rock singer. ... Ricky Phillips is a bassist who has played in The Babys, Bad English, and Coverdale Page. ... Bad English is an American rock band formed in 1988, reuniting keyboardist Jonathan Cain with singer John Waite and bassist Ricky Phillips, his former bandmates in The Babys. ... Deen Castronovo is a drummer who has played in various bands, including Cacophony, Bad English, Journey, The Enemy, Wild Dogs, Dr. Mastermind, Hardline, Planet Us, Soul Sirkus, and former Black Sabbath bassist Geezer Butlers G/Z/R, as well as in backing bands for Ozzy Osbourne, Steve Vai, and... Year 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday (link displays 1988 Gregorian calendar). ... This article is about a band. ...


Steve Smith immersed himself in his jazz project, Vital Information, which over time developed a respectful following. In 1991, Ross Valory, Steve Smith, and Greg Rolie joined The Storm with singer Kevin Chalfant and guitarist Josh Ramos. Year 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the 1991 Gregorian calendar). ... The Storm is an American rock group, formed in the Bay Area of San Francisco during the early 1990s. ... Kevin Chalfant is a singer/songwriter and a native of Streator, Illinois. ...


From 1987 to 1995, Journey saw their catalogue sales continue to grow. They released three compilations, all of which sold extremely well. In 1993, Kevin Chalfant (of The Storm) performed with members of Journey on a few shows, and Schon, Cain, Valory, Smith and Rolie briefly considered a reunion as Journey with Chalfant as lead singer, but that lineup did not come to fruition. That year, singer Steve Perry proposed rejoining the band on the condition that they seek new management. Herbie Herbert was fired and Irving Azoff retained, and in 1995 Perry once again became a member of Journey. Year 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1993 Gregorian calendar). ... Irving Azoff is a famous music industry manager of bands such as Jewel, The Eagles, Bush, REO Speedwagon, Dan Fogelberg, Seal, Journey, Christina Aguilera, Van Halen and Steely Dan. ... Year 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full 1995 Gregorian calendar). ...


Reunion, 1995-1997

In 1995, the 1980-1985 Journey line-up was re-united. Perry, Schon, Cain, Valory, and Smith went back into the studio and produced the reunion album Trial by Fire in 1996, including the hit single, "When You Love a Woman," which was nominated for a Grammy Award. Year 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full 1995 Gregorian calendar). ... Trial By Fire, American rock-pop band Journeys 14th album, was released 22 October 1996. ... Year 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar). ...


Following the success of Trial by Fire, the members of Journey prepared for a much-anticipated tour. The media hype and the overall excitement surrounding the band was intense but it all came to a grinding halt when Perry injured his hip while hiking in Hawaii. Perry likely needed hip replacement surgery. He couldn't perform on stage without the surgery, but was unwilling to come to a decision. In 1998, the band pressed Perry to make a decision. When Perry refused, Cain and Schon decided to continue the band without him. Drummer Steve Smith decided to leave the band at that time, returning to his own band, Vital Information.


In February, 2001, the band participated in an episode of VH1's Behind the Music, but statements made during the interviews only exacerbated tensions between Perry and the group. Later that year, Herbie Herbert gave an in-depth online interview which included his perspective on the history of Journey.[5] Then, in 2003, Robert Fleischman discussed his own involvement at a critical time in the band's history.[6] Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 2001 Gregorian calendar). ... VH1 (VH-1: Video Hits One until 1994) is an American cable television channel that was created in January 1985 by Warner-Amex Satellite Entertainment, at the time a division of Warner Communications and owners of MTV. VH1 and sister channel MTV are currently part of the MTV Networks division... For the album by The Soundtrack of Our Lives, see Behind the Music (album). ...


Lead Singer Replaced, 1998-2005

1998 saw Journey in need of a drummer and a lead vocalist. The drumming position was filled by Deen Castronovo, Schon's and Cain's Bad English bandmate, and the drummer for Hardline. The lead vocalist position was filled by Steve Augeri, former Tyketto and Tall Stories vocalist. Augeri had dropped out of the music business and was working at The Gap in New York City as a store manager. He received a phone call from Schon, who had heard a tape of Augeri's vocals. Schon invited him to audition for the band and, despite having not sung much in recent months, he impressed Journey members enough to land the gig. Year 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar). ... Deen Castronovo is a drummer who has played in various bands, including Cacophony, Bad English, Journey, The Enemy, Wild Dogs, Dr. Mastermind, Hardline, Planet Us, Soul Sirkus, and former Black Sabbath bassist Geezer Butlers G/Z/R, as well as in backing bands for Ozzy Osbourne, Steve Vai, and... Steve Augeri (born January 30, 1959 in Brooklyn, New York) is an American rock singer best known for his work with Tall Stories, Tyketto and Journey. ... Tyketto were an American heavy rock band of the 1990s who never achieved the success they felt they deserved. ... Tall Stories were a band featuring singer Steve Augeri, who later sang for Tyketto and Journey, guitarist Jack Morer, bassist Kevin Totoian, and drummer Tom DeFaria. ... Gap Inc. ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ...


The resemblance of Augeri to Perry, visually, vocally, and even in the like-sounding name, caused a major rift among the longtime fans, made all-the-more obvious by the new popularity of the internet with its message boards and forums. Some fans refused to accept Journey without Steve Perry. Others went so far as to become serious Steve Augeri fanatics, blaming Perry for the band's decline in popularity. But most fans reluctantly accepted the change and (after seeing him live or hearing him on subsequent recordings) accepted Steve Augeri. Aside from his talent, this also had much to do with the new singer's personality: he was incredibly gracious to every fan he met.


Journey's new incarnation promptly went to work recording a track for the soundtrack to the movie Armageddon called "Remember Me". In 2001, they released their next studio album, Arrival. The album originally was released in Japan in late 2000, but due to its being leaked on the internet and fans' negative reaction to its ballad-heavy sound, the band decided to delay the U.S. release and record two more harder tunes for the American version. "All the Way" became a minor adult contemporary hit from the album. The album cover Armageddon is a 1998 disaster film/science fiction film about a group of blue-collar deep-core drillers who are sent by NASA to deflect an asteroid on a collision course with Earth. ... Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 2001 Gregorian calendar). ... Arrival is an album by the rock band Journey, released in 2001. ... Year 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full 2000 Gregorian calendar). ... Adult contemporary music, frequently abbreciated to just AC, is a type of radio format that plays mainstream and pop music, without hip-hop or rap since, as per the name, it is geared more towards adults than teens. ...


In 2003, the band released a four-track CD titled "Red 13," with an album cover design chosen through a fan contest. In 2005, the band embarked on their 30th anniversary tour, giving away free promotional copies of their latest studio album, Generations, to numbered ticket holders at most concerts, and eventually released the album commercially that October. The shows, which were three hours long, were divided into two sets: the first set included material from the early years (some of it being played live for the first time in decades), while the second was based on material from Escape and onward. Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Generations Cover Art Generations is an album by the rock band Journey. ...


The 2004 edition of the Rolling Stone Album Guide presented a critical view of the band, calling Journey the perfect karaoke act and giving none of their studio albums more than two-and-a-half stars (out of five). During the 2000s, several Journey tribute bands formed around the country, to varying degrees of success, and singer Kevin Chalfant of The Storm occasionally teamed up with The Gregg Rolie Band to perform a few Journey numbers from the 1978-1980 era. The Rolling Stone Album Guide, previously known as The Rolling Stone Record Guide, is a book that, along with its sister publication Rolling Stone magazine, contains professional reviews of popular music. ... For other uses see Karaoke (disambiguation) A karaoke machine Karaoke from Japanese kara, empty or void, and ōkesutora, orchestra) (pronounced IPA: or ; in Japanese IPA: ;  ) is a form of entertainment in which amateur singers sing along with recorded music using a microphone and a PA system. ...


Although cynically written off by some as a corporate pop act, Journey has retained an affectionate following throughout the years; their music appears often in various TV shows and movies. American radio still spins Journey hits regularly, exposing the band to a new generation of listeners. Journey gained new attention in the 2000s due to Randy Jackson, who since his Journey involvement had become a successful recording-industry figure and then an American Idol judge. Film clips of Jackson with the band on tour were shown, and various contestants on Idol attempted to measure up vocally by singing Journey numbers. The best remembered of these attempts were Clay Aiken's take on "Open Arms" in a key semifinal round of the show (and later in a duet with fellow Idol Kelly Clarkson on their joint concert tour), and Elliott Yamin's praiseworthy performance of the same song in the 2006 semifinal round. This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... American Idol is an annual American televised singing competition, which began its first season on June 11, 2002. ... Clay Aiken (born Clayton Holmes Grissom on November 30, 1978) is an American pop singer who rose to fame on the second season of the television program American Idol in 2003. ... Kelly Brianne Clarkson (born April 24, 1982) is an American pop rock singer. ... Elliott Yamin (born Efraym Elliott Yamin[1] on July 20, 1978) is an American singer who is known for his hit single Wait for You as well as being the third-place finalist on the fifth season of American Idol. ...


Judy Torres released a cover of Journey's "Faithfully" as a single CD in late 2005. And on June 10, 2006 Sirius Satellite Radio named Journey's "Faithfully" the top prom song of the '80s. The anthem "Don't Stop Believin'" became a public rallying cry for the 2004 World Series Champion Boston Red Sox after they fell behind 3 to 0 against the Yankees in the American League Championship Series and again for the 2005 World Series champion Chicago White Sox (Perry was invited to the celebration parade in Chicago, where he sang the song with members of the team). On February 6, 2005 "Don't Stop Believin'" was heard in a FedExKinko's commercial starring Burt Reynolds that aired during Super Bowl XXXIX. In December, 2005, "Don't Stop Believin'" rose to #13 on the "Hot Digital Songs" chart, and was nominated for two categories on VH1's Big in '05 awards show. In July, 2007, the song was featured in the final scene of the enormously popular series finale of the HBO show, The Sopranos. Petra Haden released a cover of the song on a compilation album called Guilt By Assocation in September, 2007, and that November, Blender Magazine named it one of the Greatest Songs Ever. This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... is the 161st day of the year (162nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 2, 3, 4, 9, 11, 16, 19, 42, 72, Name Chicago White Sox (1904–present) Other nicknames The Sox, The South Siders, The ChiSox, The Pale Hose, The Good Guys, The Go-Go Sox, The... is the 37th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Federal Express redirects here. ... Kinkos is a store that provides professional printing, copying, and binding services. ... Burt Reynolds (born Burton Reynolds Jr. ... Date February 6, 2005 Stadium ALLTEL Stadium City Jacksonville, Florida MVP Deion Branch, Wide receiver Favorite Patriots by 7 National anthem Combined choirs of the U.S. Military Academy, the U.S. Naval Academy, the U.S. Air Force Academy, and the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, and U.S... VH1 (VH-1: Video Hits One until 1994) is an American cable television channel that was created in January 1985 by Warner-Amex Satellite Entertainment, at the time a division of Warner Communications and owners of MTV. VH1 and sister channel MTV are currently part of the MTV Networks division... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... This article is about the television series. ... Petra Haden Petra Haden (born New York City, October 11, 1971) is an American violinist and singer. ... Guilt By Association is a new compilation album that will be released September 4th, 2007 by Engine Room Recordings. ... Blender is an American magazine that bills itself as the ultimate guide to music and more. ...


In 2003, Journey was inducted into the San Francisco Music Hall of Fame, with Gregg Rolie, Jonathan Cain, Steve Smith, Ross Valory, Neal Schon, Aynsley Dunbar, Deen Castronovo, and Steve Augeri appearing. Two years later, on January 21, 2005, Journey received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and Steve Perry made a surprise appearance at the ceremony. Relations with the rest of the group improved, but Perry said there was no chance of rejoining his former band in the foreseeable future. In all, ten current or former Journey bandmates appeared that day: besides Perry, there were Augeri, Cain, Castronovo, Dunbar, Fleischman, Schon, Smith, George Tickner, and Valory. Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 21st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Buskers perform on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. ...


Lead Singer Replaced Again, 2006-Present

In July, 2006, Steve Augeri began experiencing problems with his voice and was forced to step down. He announced he was temporarily leaving the tour due to a throat infection which required that he rest his vocal cords.[7] The band hired Jeff Scott Soto, of Talisman, to fill in for him. In addition, Deen Castronovo, who had long been supplying background vocals and even backing up Augeri on lead, performed the lead vocals during power ballads like "Faithfully" and "Open Arms". On December 19, 2006, the band issued a statement on their official website naming Soto their new permanent lead singer. [1] Then, in an about-face, on June 12, 2007, Journey announced that Soto is no longer the lead singer, and said that they were looking to move in a new direction. [2] Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Jeff Scott Soto (born November 4, 1965, in Brooklyn, New York) is an American rock singer best known for being vocalist on Yngwie Malmsteens first two albums. ... Talisman is a band with Tom Talisman as the lead singer. ... To emphasize the emotional aspect of a power ballad, crowds customarily hold up lit lighters. ... is the 353rd day of the year (354th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 163rd day of the year (164th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ...


The brief tenure of Jeff Scott Soto as lead singer resembled the equally brief tenure of Robert Fleischman in that position in 1977, out of which came the decision to hire Steve Perry. Fan speculation hinted that the band was seeking the same formula thirty years later.


As of November, 2007, a new lead singer had yet to be named. Longtime friend of the band and former Storm frontman, Kevin Chalfant, had been considered a strong candidate for the position. The band briefly gave serious consideration to 36-year-old Jeremey Hunsicker of Roanoke, Virginia, the frontman for the Journey tribute band Frontiers, but Hunsicker soon turned down the position.[3] Other conjectures included Hugo Valenti, the frontman for the New York-based Journey tribute band Evolution. In September, a picture surfaced of the band with little-known Filipino singer Arnel Pineda, from the former cover band Zoo (now performing original material).[4] Accompanying articles stated that Pineda had been invited to the United States to audition for the position of lead singer, and that MelodicRock.com's Andrew McNiece, who had been the first to accurately predict the departures of Steve Perry and Jeff Scott Soto, was now predicting Pineda's having been hired by the band.[5] (As reality sometimes mirrors fiction, the possible hiring of tribute-band lead vocalists is the plot of the 2001 film Rock Star starring Mark Wahlberg, coincidentally a film in which Jeff Scott Soto provided vocals for the original vocalist in the fictional band Steel Dragon.) Arnel Pineda (singer / songwriter) is rumored to be the new lead singer of the popular American rock band Journey. ... Rock Star is a 2001 movie starring Mark Wahlberg and directed by Stephen Herek. ... For the actor and television game show host, see Mark L. Walberg. ...


Steve Perry himself could not be ruled out for the position. Although Perry had stated numerous times that he would not return, he had been quoted repeatedly saying "never say never" in regards to returning to the band.[6][7] This possibility seemed highly unlikely after June 21, 2007, when Steve posted a message on Fanasylum.com squashing these rumors, saying that he had "no such plans whatsoever to do that."


Band members

Current members

  • Jonathan Cain - keyboards, rhythm guitar, backing vocals, lead vocals (1980-1987, 1991, 1995-present)
  • Deen Castronovo - drums, percussion, backing vocals, lead vocals (1998-present)
  • Neal Schon - lead & rhythm guitars, backing vocals, lead vocals (1973-1987, 1991, 1995-present)
  • Ross Valory - bass, backing vocals, lead vocals (1973-1982, 1983-1985, 1995-present)

Jonathan Cain (born Jonathan Leonard Friga, 26 February 1950, in Chicago, Illinois) is an American musician, most known for his keyboards and songwriting roles in the rock band, Journey. ... Deen Castronovo is a drummer who has played in various bands, including Cacophony, Bad English, Journey, The Enemy, Wild Dogs, Dr. Mastermind, Hardline, Planet Us, Soul Sirkus, and former Black Sabbath bassist Geezer Butlers G/Z/R, as well as in backing bands for Ozzy Osbourne, Steve Vai, and... Neal Schon (b. ... Ross Lamont Valory (born February 2, 1949 in San Francisco, California) is Journeys noted bass player. ...

Former members

Steve Augeri (born January 30, 1959 in Brooklyn, New York) is an American rock singer best known for his work with Tall Stories, Tyketto and Journey. ... Mike Baird was a touring drummer for Journey on their tour in support of their Raised on Radio album. ... Prolific English drummer Aynsley Dunbar (born on January 10, 1946, in Liverpool, England) has worked with some of the top names in rock and roll, including John Mayall, Frank Zappa, Jeff Beck, David Bowie, and Sammy Hagar. ... Robert Fleischman is an American musician. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Larrie Londin was a drummer who played with Journey and Steve Perry as a solo artist. ... Stephen Ray Perry (born January 22, 1949) is an American singer and songwriter best known as the lead vocalist of the rock band Journey. ... Prairie Prince Prairie Prince (born Charles LEmpereur Prince, May 7, 1950, Charlotte, North Carolina) is a rocknroll drummer. ... Gregg Rolie (born June 17, 1947 in Seattle, Washington) is an American keyboardist, organist, and singer, who is one of the founding members of the bands Santana, Journey, The Storm, and Abraxas Pool, as well as his current Gregg Rolie Band. ... Steve Smith. ... Jeff Scott Soto (born November 4, 1965, in Brooklyn, New York) is an American rock singer best known for being vocalist on Yngwie Malmsteens first two albums. ... George Tickner was a songwriter and co-guitarist with Neal Schon in Journey in the bands first few years. ...

Discography

Please see Journey discography for a complete discography. A discography for the rock band Journey. ...


See also

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References

  1. ^ http://www.journeymusic.com/news/news.php
  2. ^ http://jeffscottsoto.com/home/page18/page41/page41.html#2506
  3. ^ http://bullmuse.wordpress.com/
  4. ^ http://www.metalsludge.tv/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=128378&sid=2b0fb403317c7eecdb0f92729a849189
  5. ^ http://philmusic.com/main/content/view/152/7/
  6. ^ http://www.steveperryfanclub.homestead.com/Biography.html
  7. ^ http://select.nytimes.com/gst/abstract.html?res=F2081FFF3F540C748DDDA10894DB404482]

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