The life of trailblazing guitarist Ronnie Montrose was celebrated by the musical family and friends who knew him best on Friday night with a San Francisco area tribute concert which featured performances from a star-studded lineup of guests -- including alumni from both of Montrose’s best known projects, Montrose and Gamma.
And in a new interview, Smith recalls drumming for Montrose in 1978 on the tour for ‘Open Fire,’ where the band was supporting Journey -- the outfit Smith would eventually join -- and a little group you may have heard of called Van Halen.
When Tom Cruise starred in 'Risky Business,' he only had to lip-sync the Bob Seger classic ‘Old Time Rock & Roll.’
But in the upcoming big-screen version of the Broadway hit 'Rock of Ages,' Cruise actually sings hits by Guns N' Roses and Def Leppard — and those renditions are part of the movie’s soundtrack, due June 5.
With Journey's ‘Don’t Stop Believin’’ earning a well deserved slot on our Top 100 Classic Rock Songs list, keyboardist Jonathan Cain gave us the story behind the origins of the track, which he crafted with guitarist Neal Schon and vocalist Steve Perry.
Cain says that the secret behind the enduring popularity of the song, which comes from their highly successful 1981 album ‘E
Even though they're doing fine as a touring act with new singer Arnel Pineda, Journey remain open to the idea of working again with original lead singer Steve Perry. In a new interview with the Huffington Post, guitarist Neal Schon and keyboardist Jonathan Cain spoke about the band's decision to continue without him, and what would happen if Perry ever decided he wanted his old job back.
When it comes to modern day arena rock, the smooth, sultry voice of Steve Perry wrote the book. The raven haired former lead singer of Journey manned their melodically rocking ship for nine monster albums throughout the '80s and early '90s -- with his elusive mix of sex appeal and that incomparable voice -- before leaving the band permanently and pursuing a solo career.