Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Journey planning new album

Journey guitarist Neal Schon says the band are planning to make a new album, their first since 2011’s “Eclipse” release.

"We are talking about doing another record,” Schon told KLOS 95.5 FM Los Angeles on Monday. “One of the main reasons that we haven't done a record is we go, like, 'How do you get it out anymore?' It's very difficult. If you make a new record today, it's basically because it's something that you need to do and wanna do. And we certainly wanna do that, but pooling us all together… I mean, Arnel [Pineda, vocals] is in the Philippines and everybody is all over the place, and it's not as easy if we all lived in San Francisco, like we used to. But we are talking about doing another record before next year, and definitely I'm doing a record with the Santana guys; we've been in the studio already. And I wanna come out with a new Journey record as well."

"I think it's all challenging, you know what I mean?!,” the guitarist continued. “You have to think about when you go in and make a record, I don't think you're ever gonna see the money back, ever. It's kind of, like, out of pocket, but you've gotta do it just for the art. Otherwise you've got attorneys sitting on duty all day long and all
night long just taking down links of everybody downloading it for free. And that's been happening forever. I mean, it's, like, you've gotta just say, 'Well, I want new music out there.' And we've got some new ideas of getting it out there and making sure we get a little residual from it. So I think we're ready to check it out again."

Last week, Journey kicked off an extensive summer North American tour with the Steve Miller Band.

This week, Schon has released his new solo album, “So U.” The project sees him team up with Black Star Riders’ bassist Marco Mendoza and Journey drummer Deen Castronovo.

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