Former Journey singer Steve Augeri talked about the band’s latest drama, the feud between members Neal Schon and Jonathan Cain.
In a recent interview with “The Chuck Shute Podcast”, Augeri said:
“Look, if you asked me about them or if you asked me about my next-door neighbor and if their marriage was kind of rocky, it’s the same thing. It’s not my business; it’s none of my business. However, it’s a relationship that’s going on for 50 years, and that’s extraordinary, just to achieve that milestone.
”And if you don’t have cracks in your foundation, I don’t know, you must also walk on water. Nobody walks on water. They’ve been together this long.
”There’s a good chance that they could… I’m sure they could patch things up, except things have been a little rocky lately, more so than ever.”
“That’s all I can say. It’s theirs to work out, their issue to work out. And I hope they do, for the sake of the band, and equally for the sake of the fans, because you can’t help but think that it affects them as well.”
When asked about reuniting with the bands, Steve said:
“Well, I would probably say no and no. And I’ll tell you why. If they asked me to go, for starters… Look, I’ve had my day in the sun, I’ve had my run, and I think it was wonderful. Arnel has done that, and probably twice as long as I’ve been there, and he’s done it magnificently.
“I think they need to patch it up with the current team; I just think that’s the way it is. Because if I were to go with whatever faction… Because, unfortunately, right now it appears to be like there’s two camps… I love those guys — if I could call it ‘love’ — and respect them equally for different reasons, because they gave me the biggest shot anybody could… the biggest opportunity anyone could ever have. And I would hate to turn my back on one or the other, so it’d probably be just better… And I’m content doing what I’m doing. Those guys still go out five days a week, and I can’t physically do that. The joy would… After the first show, I’d be like a deer in the headlights: ‘Is my voice gonna work after the third show on the third day?’ And that’s not where I’d like to be.”