Founding Journey guitarist Neal Schon is feuding with his bandmates over a subject that has divided plenty of households this year. Schon has been tweeting up a storm about his anger over a White House visit and meeting with Pres. Trump last week by band members singer Arnel Pineda, keyboardist Jonathan Cain and bassist Ross Valory.
Schon came out swinging on Thursday (Aug. 3) when he posted a strongly worded note on Facebook about the visit, which he said he had no idea about before it happened. "I will remain strong and consistent with the belief we've always shared and agreed upon - Journey should never be used and exploited by anyone , especially band members for politics or any one religion," he wrote. "I've been here since 1972 and this has always been our belief. This was with intent to exploit the brand and use the name. Journey was not there - 3 individual members were Cain Valory and Pineda whom I found ... Tours are done all the time but it could have been privately."