JOURNEY: Will They Go Their Separate Ways?

Reading Neal Schon's tweets has to make one wonder if the Journey guitarist is coming apart at the seams, as he continues to rip into his bandmate Jonathan Cain, as well as the other members, and now even some fans.

Not only is he steamed over Cain getting spiritual onstage, but he's now besides himself over the band's visit to The White House last week, which was made possible by Cain's wife, minister Paula White-Cain, President Trump's longtime religious advisor.

Schon writes, "I will remain strong and consistent with the belief we've always shared and agreed upon -- Journey should never be used and exploited by anyone, especially band members for politics or any one religion.

"I've been here since 1972 and this has always been our belief. This [visit] was with intent to exploit the brand and use the name.

"Journey was not there - three individual members were -- Cain, Ross Valory and Arnel Pineda whom I found. White House tours are done all the time but it could have been privately.

"The members who attended know my position and the way we've always been until now.

"Steve Perry, myself and the rest have always agreed the music we created is for everyone...

"I had no prior knowledge of this [visit] from anyone. Not band members or management. This clearly shows no respect or unity, just divide."

Schon adds that the photos showing the three with Trump in the Oval Office was "media manipulated."

Earlier in the week we asked Cain about not getting into a pissing match with Schon and he told us he's "not gonna take that road."

Jonathan Cain responded by saying, "I'm not a spiteful man. I'm not a vengeful man. I'm praying for them [Neal and his wife]. And that's all I can say. I'm praying for them."

Schon is also getting into it with some fans who are telling him he is being petty.

One fan, Barb Maciel writes, "I agree there is no Journey without you but I lose a LOT of respect for you when you 'stir the pot' by putting this out. Creating division."

Neal says he is "not stirring the pot. It's now time for the truth for all I have endured this year, enough is enough. Exposing any abusive, malicious behavior."

When told that Journey would be better off without him, he said, "Great they can grab whom ever they want but I'm not some studio sausage ... good luck. They will not tour as Journey."

Cain is not the only one getting dumped on. He also has it in for bassist Ross Valory, describing him as "cancer" that he will "cut out."

And lastly, when told that he should "be grateful for what [Jonathan] brought to [him] and the band" and that "all of this can be worked out," Schon went off. "Don't try to pull this narcissistic reverse psychology on me. I've always be grateful. He's earned exactly what I do from the get go."

Journey is now done working for the year with the next tour tentatively scheduled to start next May.

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