List of Journey members

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Two lineups of Journey in 2002 (top) and 2013 (bottom).

Journey is an American rock band from San Francisco, California. Formed in 1973 as Golden Gate Rhythm Section, the group originally included keyboardist and vocalist Gregg Rolie, lead guitarist and vocalist Neal Schon, rhythm guitarist George Tickner, bassist and vocalist Ross Valory, and drummer Prairie Prince.[1] Shortly after the band's formation, Prince returned to his previous group The Tubes and was replaced by Aynsley Dunbar.[2] Tickner left shortly after the release of the band's self-titled debut album in 1975, reducing the band to a four-piece.[1] In 1977, the group expanded with the addition of co-lead vocalist Robert Fleischman, who was replaced by Steve Perry later in the year.[3] Dunbar left prior to the recording of Evolution in late 1978 due to frustrations with the band's changing direction, with Steve Smith taking his place.[4]

Following the tour which spawned live album Captured, Rolie left Journey and was replaced by Jonathan Cain.[5] The group took a short break in the early 1980s, before returning in 1985 with Randy Jackson in place of Valory and session drummer Larrie Londin in place of Smith.[6] Mike Baird played drums on the subsequent tour, before Perry later quit after a show on February 1, 1987, leading to the dissolution of the band.[7] Perry, Schon, and Cain reunited for a one-off show in 1991, but didn't formally reform until 1995, with Valory and Smith returning alongside them to record Trial by Fire, released the following year.[8] Perry left the group for a second time in May 1998, having injured his hip and refusing to undergo the necessary surgery to recover.[9] Smith also left the band around the same time, later starting a career as a jazz drummer.[10]

Journey replaced Perry and Smith with Steve Augeri and Deen Castronovo, respectively.[11] Augeri remained until 2006, when he was forced to leave the band due to illness and was replaced by Jeff Scott Soto.[12] After a year with the group, Soto left and was replaced by Arnel Pineda.[13] Castronovo remained until June 2015, when he was arrested for assault and temporarily replaced by Omar Hakim.[14] Steve Smith returned for a third spell in late 2015.[15]

Members[edit]

Current[edit]

Image Name Years active Instruments Release contributions
Neal Schon.jpg
Neal Schon
  • 1973–1987
  • 1995–present
  • lead guitar
  • backing and occasional lead vocals
all Journey releases
RossValory.JPG
Ross Valory
  • 1973–1985
  • 1995–present
  • bass
  • backing vocals
  • synthesizers (1978–1980)
all Journey releases except Raised on Radio (1986)
Steve Smith on drum, with Vital Information, 18th Eventus DrumFest Opole 2009.jpg
Steve Smith
  • 1978–1985
  • 1995–1998
  • 2015–present
  • drums
  • percussion
  • backing vocals
JonathanCain.jpg
Jonathan Cain
  • 1980–1987
  • 1995–present
  • keyboards
  • rhythm guitar
  • piano
  • backing and occasional lead vocals
all Journey releases from Escape (1981) onwards
Arnel Pineda by Phey Palma.jpg
Arnel Pineda 2007–present lead and backing vocals all Journey releases from Revelation (2008) onwards

Former[edit]

Image Name Years active Instruments Release contributions
Gregg Rolie June 2014.jpg
Gregg Rolie 1973–1980
  • keyboards
  • piano
  • harmonica
  • lead and backing vocals
  • all Journey releases from Journey (1975) to Captured (1981)
  • Greatest Hits 1978–1997 (2003)
George tickner.jpg
George Tickner 1973–1975
  • rhythm guitar
  • backing vocals
Journey (1975)
Prairie_Prince_photo_by_Jim_Snyder.jpg
Prairie Prince 1973–1974
  • drums
  • percussion
none
Aynsley dunbar.jpg
Aynsley Dunbar 1974–1978 all Journey releases from Journey (1975) to Infinity (1978)
Robert Fleischman 1977
  • lead and backing vocals
  • occasional keyboards
Steve Perry 03.jpg
Steve Perry
  • 1977–1987
  • 1995–1998
  • all Journey releases from Infinity (1978) to Greatest Hits Live (1998)
  • Greatest Hits 1978–1997 (2003)
  • Live in Houston 1981: The Escape Tour (2005)
Randy Jackson crop.jpg
Randy Jackson 1985–1987
  • bass
  • backing vocals
  • Raised on Radio (1986)
  • Greatest Hits 1978–1997 (2003)
Steve Augeri.jpg
Steve Augeri 1998–2006
  • lead and backing vocals
  • occasional rhythm guitar
  • Arrival (2000)
  • 2001 (2001)
  • Red 13 (2002)
  • Generations (2005)
Band photo 2017.jpg
Deen Castronovo 1998–2015
  • drums
  • percussion
  • backing and lead vocals
Jeff Scott Soto.jpg
Jeff Scott Soto 2006–2007 lead and backing vocals none

Touring[edit]

Image Name Years active Instruments Notes
Mike Baird 1986–1987 drums Baird toured with Journey after the release of Raised on Radio, featuring on Greatest Hits 1978–1997.[7]
OH 2012.jpg
Omar Hakim 2015 drums Hakim filled in for Deen Castronovo after he was arrested in 2015, before Steve Smith returned to replace him.[14]
Travis Thibodaux 2016–present
  • keyboards
  • backing and occasional lead vocals
Thibodaux has performed as part of Journey's touring lineup since 2016, contributing keyboards and vocals.[16]

Timeline[edit]

Lineups[edit]

Period Members Releases
1973–1974 none
1974–1975
  • Gregg Rolie – vocals, keyboards, harmonica
  • Neal Schon – lead guitar, backing vocals
  • George Tickner – rhythm guitar, backing vocals
  • Ross Valory – bass, backing vocals
  • Aynsley Dunbar – drums, percussion
1975–1977
  • Gregg Rolie – vocals, keyboards, harmonica
  • Neal Schon – guitars, backing vocals
  • Ross Valory – bass, backing vocals
  • Aynsley Dunbar – drums, percussion
1977
  • Robert Fleischman – lead vocals
  • Neal Schon – guitars, backing vocals
  • Ross Valory – bass, backing vocals
  • Gregg Rolie – keyboards, harmonica, vocals
  • Aynsley Dunbar – drums, percussion
none
1977–1978
  • Steve Perry – lead vocals
  • Neal Schon – guitars, backing vocals
  • Ross Valory – bass, backing vocals
  • Gregg Rolie – keyboards, harmonica, vocals
  • Aynsley Dunbar – drums, percussion
1978–1980
  • Steve Perry – lead vocals
  • Neal Schon – guitars, backing vocals
  • Ross Valory – bass, backing vocals
  • Gregg Rolie – keyboards, harmonica, vocals
  • Steve Smith – drums, percussion
1980–1985
  • Steve Perry – lead vocals
  • Neal Schon – lead guitar, backing vocals
  • Ross Valory – bass, backing vocals
  • Jonathan Cain – keyboards, rhythm guitar
  • Steve Smith – drums, percussion
1985
  • Steve Perry – lead vocals
  • Neal Schon – lead guitar, backing vocals
  • Jonathan Cain]] – keyboards, rhythm guitar
  • Steve Smith – drums, percussion
  • Bob Glaub – bass (session)
1985–1986
  • Steve Perry – lead vocals
  • Neal Schon – lead guitar, backing vocals
  • Randy Jackson – bass, backing vocals
  • Jonathan Cain – keyboards, rhythm guitar
  • Larrie Londin – drums (session)
  • Raised on Radio (1986) – remaining tracks
1986–1987
  • Steve Perry – lead vocals
  • Neal Schon – lead guitar, backing vocals
  • Randy Jackson – bass, backing vocals
  • Jonathan Cain – keyboards, rhythm guitar
  • Mike Baird – drums (touring)
none
Band inactive 1987–1995
1995–1998
  • Steve Perry – lead vocals
  • Neal Schon – lead guitar, backing vocals
  • Ross Valory – bass, backing vocals
  • Jonathan Cain – keyboards, rhythm guitar
  • Steve Smith – drums, percussion
1998–2006
  • Steve Augeri – lead vocals
  • Neal Schon – lead guitar, backing vocals
  • Ross Valory – bass, backing vocals
  • Jonathan Cain – keyboards, rhythm guitar
  • Deen Castronovo – drums, backing vocals
December 2006 – December 2007
  • Jeff Scott Soto – lead vocals
  • Neal Schon – lead guitar, backing vocals
  • Ross Valory – bass, backing vocals
  • Jonathan Cain – keyboards, rhythm guitar
  • Deen Castronovo – drums, backing vocals
none
December 2007 – June 2015
  • Arnel Pineda – lead vocals
  • Neal Schon – lead guitar, backing vocals
  • Ross Valory – bass, backing vocals
  • Jonathan Cain – keyboards, rhythm guitar
  • Deen Castronovo – drums, backing vocals
June – November 2015
  • Arnel Pineda – lead vocals
  • Neal Schon – lead guitar, backing vocals
  • Ross Valory – bass, backing vocals
  • Jonathan Cain – keyboards, rhythm guitar
  • Omar Hakim – drums (touring)
none
November 2015 – present
  • Arnel Pineda – lead vocals
  • Neal Schon – lead guitar, backing vocals
  • Ross Valory – bass, backing vocals
  • Jonathan Cain – keyboards, rhythm guitar
  • Steve Smith – drums, percussion
  • Travis Thibodaux – keyboards (touring)
  • Escape & Frontiers Live in Japan (2019)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Ruhlmann, William. "Journey: Biography & History". AllMusic. Retrieved November 27, 2017.
  2. ^ "Journey – Of A Lifetime". Paste. Retrieved November 27, 2017.
  3. ^ DeRiso, Nick (September 8, 2017). "40 Years Ago: How Robert Fleischman Began Journey's Pre-Steve Perry Transformation". Ultimate Classic Rock. Loudwire. Retrieved November 27, 2017.
  4. ^ Giles, Jeff (April 5, 2015). "The Story of Journey's Aptly Titled 'Evolution'". Ultimate Classic Rock. Loudwire. Retrieved November 27, 2017.
  5. ^ DeRiso, Nick (February 25, 2016). "35 Years Ago: Journey Mark the End of an Era on Double Live Album, 'Captured'". Ultimate Classic Rock. Loudwire. Retrieved November 27, 2017.
  6. ^ Giles, Jeff (May 27, 2016). "How Journey Pared Down, Then Hit Again with 'Raised on Radio'". Ultimate Classic Rock. Loudwire. Retrieved November 27, 2017.
  7. ^ a b Kielty, Martin (February 1, 2017). "30 Years Ago: Steve Perry Plays His Last Show with Journey". Ultimate Classic Rock. Loudwire. Retrieved November 27, 2017.
  8. ^ Reesman, Bryan (October 21, 2016). "The Big Journey Reunion That Kind of Happened, And What Might Have Been". New York Observer. Retrieved November 27, 2017.
  9. ^ Rivadavia, Eduardo (May 7, 2015). "Why Steve Perry Left Journey for Good". Ultimate Classic Rock. Loudwire. Retrieved November 27, 2017.
  10. ^ Graff, Gary (May 9, 2016). "Journey on Steve Perry, Releasing New Music & Whether They'd Even Accept a Rock Hall Invitation". Billboard. Retrieved November 27, 2017.
  11. ^ Britton, Luke Morgan (October 14, 2015). "Journey drummer sentenced in court for domestic violence". NME. Time Inc. UK. Retrieved November 27, 2017.
  12. ^ "Jeff Scott Soto Named Official New Lead Singer of Journey". Blabbermouth.net. December 19, 2006. Retrieved November 27, 2017.
  13. ^ "Journey Announces New Singer". Blabbermouth.net. December 5, 2007. Retrieved November 27, 2017.
  14. ^ a b "Journey Taps Drummer Omar Hakim For Upcoming Shows". Blabbermouth.net. June 18, 2015. Retrieved November 27, 2017.
  15. ^ "Journey Welcomes Back Drummer Steve Smith, Announces Tour with the Doobie Brothers". Blabbermouth.net. November 24, 2015. Retrieved November 27, 2017.
  16. ^ Walker, Kevinisha (May 18, 2016). "A new journey: Lockport native to go on tour with famous rock band". The Houma Courier. GateHouse Media. Retrieved November 27, 2017.

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