Why Did Journey Break Up?

While the news of the split initially led to speculation that Journey had disbanded, it was later clarified that the band would continue, albeit with new members. The recent split may have represented a significant change for Journey, but it has not signaled the end of the band. 

The Split and the Legal Dispute

The legal dispute over the ownership of Journey’s name has been ongoing for some time. The band’s lead guitarist, Neal Schon, accused Valory and Smith of attempting to steal the name. 

The situation escalated, and Schon eventually fired Valory and Smith. The firing of two founding members sent shockwaves through the music industry and left fans wondering about the future of Journey.

The Addition of New Members

The addition of Randy Jackson and Narada Michael Walden to the Journey lineup has been a source of excitement for fans. Jackson, a former American Idol judge and bassist, has had a successful career in the music industry. 

Walden, a Grammy-winning drummer, has worked with numerous artists over the years. The addition of new members brings fresh perspectives and energy to the band, and fans are eager to hear what they bring to the table.

Journey’s split and subsequent addition of new members have been a significant event for the band and their fans. While the legal dispute over the band’s name and the departure of two founding members may have been a source of concern for fans, the addition of new members has injected new energy into the band.

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