TMZ

Our TV Shows

Got a Tip?

Call TMZ at (888) 847-9869 or Click Here

Neal Schon

Powered by imdb

Neal Schon was born in Midwest City, Oklahoma on February 27th, 1954 to Matthew and Barbara Schon. Neal dropped out of school when he was 15 to join Carlos Santana's rock group Santana. Four years later Carlos Santana and his band split up, so Neal and Gregg Rolie formed Journey. Journey released its self-titled debut album in 1975. Journey then released "Look Into the Future" (1976) and "Next" in (1977). Records weren't selling well and the band was told to get a lead singer so they brought in Steve Perry. With Steve they released the album "Infinity" in 1978. Infinity was followed up by "Evolution" (1979) and "Departure" (1980). Also released in 1980 was a compilation album of earlier works called "In the Beginning". Also in 1980 the band went to Japan to record a soundtrack for the movie, "Dream After Dream". In 1981 the live album "Captured" was released. Greg Rolie left after the release of the album "Departure" so keyboardist Jonathan Cain was brought in for the 1981 release of "Escape". "Escape" was Journey's biggest record and the single "Open Arms" went to #2 on the charts. Also in 1981 Neal teamed up with Jan Hammer for the album "Untold Passion". Again in 1982 Neal teamed up with Jan Hammer for an album called "Here To Stay". In 1983 "Frontiers" was released and Journey was named the most popular rock group in America. After "Frontiers" the band split for a while. Neal formed HSAS with Sammy Hagar and in 1984 they released an album called "Through the Fire". In 1986 Journey, without bassist Ross Valory and drummer Steve Smith, and released the album "Raised on Radio". In 1988 Neal helped form the group Bad English. Bad English released their self-titled debut album in 1989. Neal also released his album "Late Nite" in 1989. In 1991 Bad English released their second album, "Backlash". In 1992 Neal joined Hardline for the album "Double Eclipse". Neal released seven solo albums, "Late Night", "Beyond the Thunder", "Electric World", "Piranha Blues", "Voice","i on u", and "The Calling" (2012). A Journey reunion of band members Schon, Jonathan Cain, Steve Perry, Ross Valory, and Steve Smith happened for the 1996 album "Trial By Fire". In 1997 Neal released his album "Electric World." In 1998 Steve Perry was replaced with Steve Augeri as Journey's new lead singer after the band waited almost two years for him to fix his hip. Steve Perry and Journey debuted together on the _Armageddon (1998)_ soundtrack with the song "Remember Me". 2001 saw the release of the Journey record "Arrival". Neal discovered Journey's current lead vocalist, Arnel Pineda, on YouTube, in 2007. Neal released his fifth solo album, "The Calling", in 2012 and will release "So You" in 2014. Neal has five children: Miles, Lizzy, Sarah, Aja and Sophia. He became engaged to Michaele Salahi on October 14, 2012, and they were married on December 15,2013 in San Francisco, California.  See full bio on IMDb »

LATEST STORIES
  
Neal Schon -- I've Buried the Hatchet with Tareq Salahi

Neal Schon
I've Buried the Hatchet with Tareq Salahi

The $50 million war over Michaele Salahi is finally over ... TMZ has learned Journey guitarist Neal Schon struck a settlement deal with Tareq Salahi ... ending their legal battle for good. We… READ MORE >

Michaele Salahi -- Bodyguard Arrested at Airport Over Gun Mix-up

Michaele Salahi
Bodyguard Arrested at Airport Over Gun Mix-up

A bodyguard traveling with Michaele Salahi and Neal Schon was arrested at LaGuardia Airport today for traveling with a gun in one of his bags ... TMZ has learned. A rep for Salahi tells… READ MORE >

- 893 days ago
Tareq Salahi Sues for $50 MIL -- Neal Schon's Schlong Ruined My Life

Tareq Salahi Sues
Neal Schon's Schlong Destroyed My Entire Life!!!

Tareq Salahi claims Neal Schon's penis is a tool for destruction ... which he whipped out and used in an effort to topple the thriving Salahi empire ... and now Tareq's suing the Journey… READ MORE >

- 898 days ago
Michaele Salahi -- Journey Video Vixen

Michaele Salahi
Journey Video Vixen

Michaele Salahi and Neal Schon have no problem flaunting their love, and now they've found a new way to do so ... in the form of a music video.The new video will be for the Journey song "Resonate"… READ MORE >

- 913 days ago
Michaele Salahi -- I Take The 5th on Adultery

Michaele Salahi
I Take The 5th on Adultery

Michaele Salahi will neither confirm nor deny she banged Journey guitarist Neal Schon behind her husband's back ... this according to new legal docs.Turns out, adultery is a CRIME in Virginia ...… READ MORE >

- 928 days ago
Tareq Salahi Legal Docs -- Michaele Lived Beyond Her Means ... and She was a Slut!

Tareq Salahi Legal Docs
She Lived Beyond Her Means ... And She was a Slut!

Tareq Salahi has fired off legal docs in his nasty divorce from Michaele Salahi, claiming she lived waaay beyond her means ... and, oh yeah, she was banging another dude.In Tareq's response to… READ MORE >

- 949 days ago
Neal Schon Threatens Website Over Schlong Pic -- Take My Penis Off Display!!!

Neal Schon
Threatens Site Over Schlong Pic Take My Penis Off Display!!!

Cuckolding "Journey" guitarist Neal Schon went on a legal campaign this week to decontaminate the Internet -- demanding a gossip website remove a XXX picture of his penis ... or else.Schon's… READ MORE >

- 957 days ago
Neal Schon & Michaele Salahi -- Christmas Gift Strikes Rockin' Chord for Kids

Neal & Michaele
Christmas Gift Strikes Rockin' Chord for Kids

Slap some jingle bells on Neal Schon ... 'cause the Journey guitarist just delivered a kick ass gift for some Bay Area high schoolers, and no ... it's not Michaele Salahi.  Neal and Michaele… READ MORE >

- 963 days ago
Neal Schon & Michaele Salahi -- Laughing at Tareq's Legal Threats

Neal Schon & Michaele Salahi
Laughing at Tareq's Legal Threats

Tareq Salahi may want $17 million from Neal Schon and estranged wife Michaele Salahi -- but judging by their demeanor yesterday, all he'll be getting ... is laughed at.As TMZ first reported, Tareq… READ MORE >

- 984 days ago
Tareq Salahi Lawsuit -- Neal Schon You Owe Me MILLIONS For Banging My Wife

Tareq Salahi to Neal Schon
You Owe Me MILLIONS For Banging My Wife

Tareq Salahi ain't taking his internationally humiliating divorce sitting down -- TMZ has learned, he's now demanding his estranged wife and her rock star BF cough up $17 MILLION ... for publicly… READ MORE >

- 984 days ago

Around The Web