Schon & Hammer

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Schon & Hammer
Schon and hammer here to stay.jpg
Background information
Origin United States
Genres Pop/Rock
Years active 1981-1982, 1998
Labels Columbia
Associated acts Jan Hammer, Neal Schon, Journey, Styx
Past members Neal Schon
Jan Hammer
Glen Burtnik
Colin Hodgkinson
Steve Perry
Steve Smith
Ross Valory

Schon & Hammer was an American rock duo composed of composer/drummer/keyboardist Jan Hammer and guitarist Neal Schon.[1] They released two studio albums, Untold Passion in 1981 and Here to Stay in 1982 and a collection entitled No More Lies in 1998.[2][3] Hammer is best known for his soundtrack work on the Miami Vice TV series,[4][5] and Schon as the guitarist from the band Journey.[6] The duo's second album featured backing vocals by Journey's Steve Perry as well as contributions from former Journey drummer Steve Smith and bassist Ross Valory, and former Styx bassist Glen Burtnik.[7][8] Each album received 3.5 out of 5 stars from Allmusic.[9][10]