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Schon streams El Matador

Journey guitarist Neal Schon has premiered his track El Matador with TeamRock.

It’s taken from double-disc all-instrumental album Vortex, which will be released via Mascot Label Group on June 23. It features keyboardist Jan Hammer and former Journey drummer Steve Smith.

Schon says: “I’ve always aspired to be a better player and push musical boundaries. This album is really me – all based on my guitar, which is my voice.”

He adds: “I’ve evolved as a person and a player though understanding the value of being in the moment, letting things happen and not thinking too much.

“There’s an old blues saying – ‘If you’re thinkin’you’re stinkin.’ When you stop thinking and just play from the heart, you discover your voice. That’s the real thing, and that’s what Vortex is about for me.”

The album is available for pre-order now.

Tracklist

CD1

  1. Miles Beyond

  2. Awakening

  3. Cuban Fly Zone

  4. El Matador

  5. Eternal Love

  6. In A Cloud

  7. Irish Cream

  8. Lady M (Our Love Remains)

  9. Airliner NS910

CD2

  1. Tortured Souls

  2. Schon & Hammer Now

  3. NS Vortex

  4. Unspoken Faith

  5. Twilight † Spellbound

  6. Triumph Of Love

  7. Mom

  8. Talk To Me

  9. White Light

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.