1. Who has been in Journey and what are
In alphabetical order:
- Steve Augeri (born 1959)
- Mike Baird (tour only; born 19??)
- Jonathan Cain (born 1950)
- Deen Castronovo (born 1965)
- Aynsley Dunbar (born 1946)
- Robert Fleischman (born 19??)
- Randy Jackson (born 1956)
- Larrie Londin (studio musician; 1943-1992)
- Steve Perry (born 1949)
- Arnel Pineda (born 1967)
- Prairie Prince (born 1950)
- Gregg Rolie (born 1947)
- Neal Schon (born 1954)
- Steve Smith (born 1954)
- Jeff Scott Soto (born 1965)
- George Tickner (born 1946)
- Ross Valory (born 1949)
2. What do the former band members do
Tickner is a surgical technician.
Rolie tours with The Gregg Rolie Band.
Fleischman has a solo career.
Smith tours with Vital Information.
Jackson is a judge on TV's American Idol.
Augeri performs occasionally.
Soto performs regularly.
3. What is Steve Perry doing now, and does he plan on releasing another solo album?
This is a popular question. Steve Perry has not performed a concert since around 1994. His last single was "I Stand Alone" for the movie Quest For Camelot in 1998, although his vocals can be heard later during various guest gigs. Perry enjoys life outside of the limelight nowadays. He attends concerts, recording sessions, and produces "classic" Journey DVDs such as Live In Houston and Greatest Hits. In 2004 he made several appearances promoting the film Monster, on which he was a musical consultant. During the 2005 World Series, he was dubbed the Chicago White Sox's lucky charm and attended all games, singing "Don't Stop Believin'" with the players at the victory parade. Perry sometimes allows fans to ask him questions online; you can read these sessions at Fan Asylum. A new album is not in the works.
4. What's the status on past/present band member relations?
From all reports, Steve Perry is not in direct contact with any member of Journey past or present. In 2005, the band was reunited on Hollywood Boulevard in celebration of Journey's Walk of Fame star, but it's doubtful that relations improved. Steve Augeri's and Jeff Scott Soto's relationships with the band are unknown but probably not positive. Everyone else, however, seems to be amicable toward each other.
5. Do any of them have children/spouses?
In order to allow the band members some privacy, no names will be given:
-Steve Augeri is married and has one child.
-Jonathan Cain is married and has 3 children.
-Deen Castronovo is married and has 2 children.
-Neal Schon is married and has 5 children.
-Jeff Scott Soto is married.
-Ross Valory is married and has no children.
-Steve Perry is not married and does not confirm any children.
6. Do the band members have official sites?
The only ones that do are:
Jeff Scott Soto
7. Do the band members have an official MySpace?
Keep in mind most of these are run by third party management and the band does not read messages.
Jeff Scott Soto
9. What solo and side projects have the members done? (this is not a definitive list)
-Alien Project (pre-Journey)
-participated in USA For Africa
-Schon & Hammer
-The Babys (pre-Journey)
-Jonathan Cain Band (pre-Journey)
-Frumious Bandersnatch (pre-Journey)
-Steve Miller Band (pre-Journey)
-Tall Stories (pre-Journey)
-Eric Burdon & the New Animals
-Gregg Rolie Band
Jeff Scott Soto
-many other projects (see his official site)
10. What is the controversy surrounding Steve Augeri and Jeff Scott Soto?
In spring of 2006, it was claimed that Augeri was actually singing with the help of his vocals from the Arrival 2001 DVD. The accusations were never acknowledged by the band; instead, Steve Augeri was removed from the lineup "temporarily" in July to recieve medical attention for his voice. In December, it was announced that he was no longer in the band. Jeff Scott Soto was his official replacement until June 2007, when he, too, was unceremoniously let go. It was not until months later that Arnel Pineda joined the band.