Wendy Rush

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Look out, world. There might be a new supergroup hitting the rock scene soon. Van Halen bassist Michael Anthony announced that he’s working with members of Bon Jovi and Aerosmith. And it sounds like they might be putting a group together.

Michael Anthony confirmed to consequence.net that he’s been playing music with Bon Jovi’s Phil X and Aerosmith ‘s John Douglas.

Anthony played bass with Van Halen for over 30 years. From 1974 to 2006. He’s a solid bassist that would combine well with a talented drummer.

That guy would be John Douglas. He’s became the touring drummer for Aerosmith when Joey Kramer got injured. Not only can he rock a drum kit, but he can roll with any punches thrown his way. When he joined Aerosmith, he had about six hours to learn about 16 songs, according to bravewords.com.

Phil X rounds out the power trio. Phil has filled in off and on over the for Bon Jovi‘s Richie Sambora. And he replaced Sambora officially when Sambora left in 2016.

Wait a minute…if Phil X is rehearsing with another group, what does that mean for his work with Bon Jovi? Richie Sambora has been discussing rejoining Bon Jovi for at least a month now. Seems like that might be closer to happening than we realize.

But I digress. While Anthony has confirmed playing with Douglas and Phil X, he’s said they’re just jamming right now. But he did also mention they had an awesome singer they were working with. Anthony neglected to reveal the name of the singer.

Could that singer be Sammy Hagar? Anthony currently is the bassist for Sammy Hagar and the Circle. But calling what he’s doing now a “side project” doesn’t point to Hagar being that singer. Seems he would just say The Circle had a new drummer and guitarist.

So, it’s anyone’s guess who this mystery singer is. And if and when this group might become official. For now, we’re just crossing our fingers and hoping both are awesome.

– Wendy Rush

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Going Separate Ways?! It's Not Looking Good For Journey

It’s a timeless narrative. When relationships hang on longer than they should. The friends can tell it’s over. The family knows it’s just a matter of time. But the couple just keeps hanging on thinking they can fix things. Or maybe they’re just used to the dysfunction. In any case, the two remaining Escape-era members of Journey might officially be on their last leg.

Things were decent between Neal Schon and Jonathan Cain for many years. Schon is a founding member of Journey. And Cain joined the legendary band in the early 80’s. They’ve been doing what they do for a long time. And things were good for most of the 36 years they’ve played together.

Many people say that things started to go south in 2015, when Cain married televangelist Paula White. In 2017, White became a spiritual advisor to the Trump administration. This put White and Cain in the political spotlight. Which was very much against where Schon believed the Journey band should be.

Schon has always been outspoken about remaining politically neutral as a band. He believes leaning on either side of the political spectrum polarizes the fan base. Business-wise, a smart move. But Cain went against Schon‘s wishes when he performed a private set of music, including Journey songs, at Mar-a-Lago during Trump‘s presidency.

Schon sent Cain a cease-and-desist letter to force him to stop using Journey‘s music in a political arena. And since the two have been in court, there’s been a lot of tension in the band. According to vulture.comSchon hired a bodyguard on one of Journey‘s tours while he himself had an employee snoop around Cain‘s dressing room.

Now, Cain has his own bodyguard. And this is how they’re touring. Two off-duty cops guarding their dressing rooms. Tension that I’m sure is thicker than a pair of leather pants. The question is, how much longer can they do this?

Journey‘s music rights belong to Freedom JN LLC which is run by BOTH Cain and Schon. It seems like what these two need is a good divorce lawyer. But that might mean Cain gets the rights to the hits he helped compose. If that’s the case, here’s what the “custody arrangement” might look like. – Wendy Rush

  • Don't Stop Believin'

    This one shares writing credits with Schon, Cain and Steve Perry. So this one could go either way if the music rights ended up getting split.

  • Separate Ways

    This one’s Cain‘s. He wrote it with Steve Perry.

  • Lights

    This one would probably be Neal Schon‘s. Jonathan Cain wasn’t even in the band yet when it was written. Schon co-penned it with Steve Perry.

  • Who's Crying Now

    This one would have to go to Jonathan Cain. It’s credited only to him and Steve Perry.

  • Open Arms

    Another Jonathan Cain and Steve Perry collaboration.

  • Lovin', Touchin', Squeezin'

    Neither Neal Schon nor Jonathan Cain wrote this one. Steve Perry composed it on his own.

  • Faithfully

    Credited only to Jonathan Cain. He wrote it before he joined Journey, presumably with his first wife.

  • Any Way You Want It

    Written by Steve Perry and Neal Schon, the year before Jonathan Cain joined the band.

  • Wheel in the Sky

    Credited to Schon, Robert Fleischman (vocalist, 1977), and Diane Valory (Bassist Ross Valory‘s wife). Cain was not yet a member of Journey when it was written.

  • Send Her My Love

    Jonathan Cain and Steve Perry.

  • After the Fall

    Another one that was just Jonathan Cain and Steve Perry wrote this one.



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