NEW YORK, NY – APRIL 07: 2017 Inductees Steve Smith, Ross Valory, Aynsley Dunbar, Gregg Rolie, Neal Schon, and Jonathan Cain of Journey attend the Press Room of the 32nd Annual Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony at Barclays Center on April 7, 2017 in New York City. The event will broadcast on HBO Saturday, April 29, 2017 at 8:00 pm ET/PT (Photo by Nicholas Hunt/Getty Images).
The remaining members of Journey have reportedly settled a lawsuit with their former bandmates, who they accused of plotting to take over the band’s name. Guitarist Neal Schon and keyboardist Jonathan Cain fired bassist Ross Valory and drummer Steve Smith in March of last year, claiming the two were trying to fund their retirement by gaining legal control of the band’s name. Both sides filed lawsuits.
Although terms of the settlement have not been revealed, the band released a statement Friday that reads, “The members of the band Journey who were parties to a recent lawsuit — Neal Schon, Jonathan Cain, Steve Smith, and Ross Valory — are pleased to announce that they have resolved their differences and reached an amicable settlement agreement. Journey looks forward to continuing to tour and make new music for their dedicated fans around the world.”
Without Steve Perry, Ross Valory, and Steve Smith, is Journey still Journey?