Following a recent cease-and-desist order, two members of the legendary rock band Journey may be leaving the group.
According to a report from Variety, guitarist Neal Schon gave keyboardist Jonathan Cain the order after he sang Don’t Stop Believin for former President Donald Trump at Mar-a-Lago last month.
71-year-old Cain was seen on camera on Twitter playing the keyboard while several other ladies, including Marjorie Taylor Greene, Kimberly Guilfoyle, and Kari Lake, sang along at the podium.
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Cain has long been a member of Trump’s inner circle and has frequently been spotted with the late president at occasions. Paula White, his wife and Trump’s spiritual advisor, is a televangelist.
Cain allegedly received a letter, in which he is charged with politicising the band. It says, in part, as follows:
“Although Mr. Cain is free to express his personal opinions, doing so on behalf of Journey or the band has a very negative impact on the Journey brand since it divides the band’s audience. Journey shouldn’t be political and shouldn’t be.”
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“Mr. Cain has no right to politicise Journey. His politics need to be his own private matter. He shouldn’t use Journey’s reputation to advance his own political or religious agenda at the expense of the group,” as per Variety.
According to reports, Cain and Schon have been at differences for some time. In the fall, a legal dispute arose over Schon’s allegedly refused access to the band’s American Express card and its records.
Schon allegedly charged more over $1 million in “improper personal spending” to the card, according to Cain’s attorney, which rendered Schon ineligible for access to the company account.
The letter states that its purpose is not to “further add to the hatred,” acknowledging the fragile relationship between the band members.
“I’ve had to fight this whole time to protect the brand I built with Steve Perry, way before Gregg and I picked Cain to replace himself when he wanted to retire from the road back then. Well frankly, I’m tired of having to defend all by myself.”
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Schon is simply unhappy he keeps losing in court, and is falsely alleging the music has been used at political rallies, as per a Cain spokesperson.