With Journey already in a mess, band members Neal Schon and Jonathan Cain are exchanging statements online.
Earlier today, Jonathan Cain released the following statement to BLABBERMOUTH.NET:
“Neal Schon should look in the mirror when he accuses me of causing harm to the JOURNEY brand. I have watched him damage our brand for years and am a victim of both his — and his wife’s — bizarre behavior. Neal sued Live Nation twice, losing both times, and damaging our ability to ever work with them again; Neal outrageously tried to take away trademarks from Steve Perry; Neal and his wife continually insult the professionalism of numerous accountants, road managers, and management firms with endless legal threats and their bullying, toxic, and incoherent emails;
“Neal argues online with fans who don’t see eye to eye with him, and Neal and his wife recklessly spend JOURNEY‘s money until there is none left for operating costs. If anyone is destroying the JOURNEY brand, it is Neal — and Neal alone.”
Earlier, Jonathan Cain fired back at Journey’s Neal Schon’s accusations after the guitarist sued Cain over the use of an American Express issued in the band’s name.
Read below what Cain’s claims:
“This is a matter that should have been resolved privately, but I am forced to publicly respond now to Neal’s malicious lies and personal attacks on my family and me in an effort to garner public support for his ill-conceived lawsuit, a lawsuit that has absolutely no merit.
“Neal has always had access to the credit card statements; what he lacks – and what he is really seeking, is the ability to increase his spending limits. Since Neal decided to publicize what is going on, I can tell you we will present the evidence to the court that shows that Neal has been under tremendous financial pressure as a result of his excessive spending and extravagant lifestyle, which led to him running up enormous personal charges on the band’s credit card account.
“When efforts were made to limit his use of the card to legitimate band expenses, Neal, unfortunately, decided to attack me rather than trying to get his reckless spending under control. I am saddened by the situation, for Neal, and for our fans, but since Neal filed a lawsuit, I suspect he will not be able to ignore the court like he has ignored the countless financial advisors and accountants he has fired over the past several years who have tried in vain to help him.”