Neal Schon’s “El Matador” underscores a musical symbiosis with Steve Smith that lingers from their time together in Journey.
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‘Evolution,’ released on April 5, 1979, underscored the hit-making promise that Steve Perry brought to Journey on just his second outing.
‘Infinity,’ released on January 20, 1978, saw Journey add Steve Perry. As ‘Feeling That Way/Anytime’ showed, they’d never be the same again.
Issued in September 1979, Journey’s first-ever Top 20 hit found Steve Perry playing a surprising role.
Gimme Five: Neal Schon, Gregg Rolie + Steve Smith on Journey’s ‘Send Her My Love,’ ‘Anytime,’ ‘I’ll Be Alright,’ others
They offer unique insights into Journey’s first Top 20 single, and one of its last.
Schon has released as many albums in the last two years as he did in all of the 2000s.
‘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.
Whatever the circumstances of his early passing, Ronnie Montrose’s music spoke to larger things — to outer-limits explorations on the guitar, to rafter-rearranging loudness, to fun.
Partial Journey reunions with Steve Perry, Gregg Rolie, Neal Schon, Steve Smith, Jonathan Cain: Gimme Five
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.
Vital Information’s Steve Smith, drummer with Journey during its turn-of-the-1980s platinum heyday, will unveil a collection of art created from his own musical performances called The Fabric of Rhythm on May 15, 2013.