For Neal Schon, the chance to connect again with childhood mentor Carlos Santana has been more than a musical journey: The Santana band reunion has been an emotional one, too.
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‘We’re all playing at a different level’: Neal Schon at work on three albums with Journey connections
The prospects of another Journey album remain unclear, but that doesn’t mean guitarist Neal Schon is sitting idly by. In fact, he’s working on three projects, all of them with Journey connections.
In the midst of a long-hoped-for reunion of the classic-era edition of his old band, Carlos Santana is giving credit to drummer Michael Shreive for his role in creating Santana’s signature sound.
Carlos Santana has reunited with the original congo player from the Santana Blues Band, after discovering that Marcus “The Magnificent” Malone had fallen on hard times.
The debate over whether this is the greatest All-Starr Band that Ringo Starr has ever assembled can be put off for another time. There is no question, however, that it’s one of the most closely knit
‘I was kind of blown away’: Did Journey’s Neal Schon almost replace Duane Allman in Derek and the Dominoes?
At a point when the young Neal Schon felt like he was on the verge of being asked to join Santana, another offer came — this time from Eric Clapton
Gimme Five: Partial Journey reunions with Steve Perry, Gregg Rolie, Neal Schon, Steve Smith, Jonathan Cain
Fans of Journey’s best-known lineups — Gregg Rolie’s free-form 1970s version, and Steve Perry’s arena-ballad 1980s edition — have little hope of seeing any meaningful reunion of these wildly divergent camps.
“I haven’t heard this in 35 years,” Gregg Rolie allows, as he and guitarist Alan Haynes launch into a searching version of the title track from Journey’s 1976 album Look Into the Future. It’s never sounded better.
As a 17-band menu of bands gathered for the three-day Holland Pop Festival in June 1970 outside of Rotterdam, Bob Hite of Canned Heat summed things up perfectly: “I feel less uptight here than I ever have anywhere.”
Neal Schon has his own opinions about how a planned reunion of the early 1970s lineup of Santana should unfold. He wants to return to the loose, improvisational feel of their classic collaboration Santana III.