Initial work on the loose, improvisational ‘Santana IV’ was followed by a series of solo projects for Carlos Santana, Neal Schon and Gregg Rolie.
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It was only later that he understood the magnitude of what had just happened.
For Neal Schon, the chance to connect again with mentor Carlos Santana has been more than a musical journey. It’s an emotional one, too.
‘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,” Neal Schon says of an offer to join Eric Clapton in one of the turn-of-the-1970s biggest bands.
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.