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Journey could still record again

Neal Schon wants to make another Journey album – but first the guitarist has to persuade his colleagues to get on board with the idea.

Frontman Arnel Pineda has previously stated he’d like to do more. However, keyboardist Jonathan Cain last year said he thought their studio career was over following 2011’s Eclipse, saying: “We’re not convinced the market will bear another CD from us.”

But Schon wants to keep writing new material. He says: “Nobody’s really all that jacked up about recording new songs right now. I am – but I’m trying to get everyone else motivated.

“We’ll have to see what happens. I know Arnel is game for anything. We’ll have to see where Jonathan is at. For Journey, it’s a different beast.”

Schon has another idea if his bandmates don’t want to write new music: “We’ve been talking of re-doing some songs – not stuff we did with Steve Perry, but other stuff we’ve done in the past that never saw the light.

“We started playing some stuff in rehearsal that sounded great. When you start going that there’s always going to be new songs that come out of nowhere.”

Martin Kielty

Not only is one-time online news editor Martin an established rock journalist and drummer, but he’s also penned several books on music history, including SAHB Story: The Tale of the Sensational Alex Harvey Band (opens in new tab), a band he once managed, and the best-selling Apollo Memories (opens in new tab) about the history of the legendary and infamous Glasgow Apollo. Martin has written for Classic Rock and Prog and at one time had written more articles for Louder than anyone else (we think he's second now). He’s appeared on TV and when not delving intro all things music, can be found travelling along the UK’s vast canal network.