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NEAL SCHON Looks Beyond Drama; Talking With JOHN WAITE For Blues Project

World Exclusive:
Journey guitarist NEAL SCHON has reached out to former BAD ENGLISH band mate, vocalist JOHN WAITE about doing a "rough, vicious" blues project. Neal spoke exclusively to of news that producer Kevin Shirley had the idea for the project, to use "a lot of great singers", but having recently heard a new live video of Waite, was so impressed with how good he sounded, "insanely good", so reached out and the pair are talking.
As for a rhythm section, Neal says: "I haven't talked about who for drums or bass, but I believe Deen Castronovo would be great."
Yes he would!
So what of this week's drama surrounding JOURNEY? All good says Neal: "I'm having fun playing as always for my fans. Journey will tour for the next 2 months then we will have time to think away from each other."
Neal continues: "I'm working and pretty much finished with my new solo album 'Universe' featuring Narada Michael Walden. We will definitely play some gigs after the record release in the top of 2018. We are pretty much done now. It's all promising, but I'm not done with Journey. We, or I, have much more inside me to come out. I will follow my heart."
So there you are folks, a really interesting musical time ahead for Neal and a lot to look forward to in 2018.

In The Studio - THE BABYS

Wednesday, November 26, 2014
February 23, 2017, Dallas, TX -  InTheStudio.NET, the web home for North American syndicated Rock radio show In The Studio with Redbeard: The Stories Behind History’s Greatest Rock Bands  takes a look at a late ‘70s contender, The Babys, with a candid conversation with singer John Waite and keyboardist Jonathan Cain on the 40th anniversary year of their first hit “Isn’t It Time?”

That first musically ambitious Top 15 single from the original band of Waite, Michael Corby, Tony Brock, and Wally Stocker created enough momentum for the British quartet to inspire The Babys’ breakout 1979 album Head First, which itself peaked at # 22 and produced another Top 15 hit single “Every Time I Think of You”.  But after 1980’s Union Jacks album, which delivered “Back on My Feet Again” and the infectious “Midnight Rendezvous”, the band stumbled figuratively and, in lead singer John Waite’s unfortunate case, quite literally. But how? John Waite and Jonathan Cain share with In The Studio host Redbeard their own personal recollections of life in rock’s neo-natal unit trying to grow in America as The Babys.

“We went on the road a lot... They (record company) wouldn’t let a day go by without us doing something. We’d play in the cafeteria of some college and then go play a major gig at night, or we’d fly to Japan the next morning after a major three week outing playing everywhere in America... It was a real whirlwind. It was a great time.” - John Waite

“There are a lot of reasons why we disbanded. I guess the biggest reason was the money, the past and all the (management) mistakes that were made... It was like a snowball rolling down a hill and there wasn’t really any stopping it.” - Jonathan Cain

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JOHN WAITE 'Wooden Heart' Acoustic EP Out December 15

Monday, December 15, 2014
John Waite will release a brand new EP independently via his website December 15 and coming to iTunes in January.
‘Wooden Heart: Acoustic’ will feature 4 tracks:
The One That Got Away (John Waite / Rick Giles)
A Heart Needs A Home (Richard Thompson)
Magic Camera (John Waite / Rick Giles)
Withered And Died (Richard Thompson)


Friday, June 13, 2014

John Waite's # 1 Hit 'Missing You' Turns 30,
InTheStudio.Net Celebrates With Career Best Retrospective

(Dallas, TX) -  InTheStudio.NET, the web home for North American syndicated rock radio show InTheStudio: The Stories Behind History's Greatest Rock Bands celebrates the 30th anniversary of John Waite's # 1 single 'Missing You' and album No Brakes.

When you aggregate the many high points from the recorded body of work of John Waite over the last three decades of popular music, his well-known world class singing voice is readily on display, but what emerges is a dedicated, well-read, mature songwriting craftsman who has maintained the highest standards over a lengthy career.

Whether with the woulda-coulda-shoulda-been UK band The Babys ('Isn't It Time', 'Head First', 'Back on My Feet Again', 'Midnight Rendezvous' ); the late Eighties supergroup Bad English (#1 song 'When I See You Smile',  'Straight to Your Heart'), or solo ('Change', 'Missing You' #1; 'Encircled','Downtown', 'New York City Girl', 'If You Ever Get Lonely', a Country hit covered by Love and Theft), John Waite never underestimates the power of a song to tattoo indelibly a memory on your heart forever. Many of these songs are newly re-recorded on John Waite's latest Best, including 'Miss You 2014'.

John shares with InTheStudio program host Redbeard the feelings behind his 1984 # 1 hit 'Missing You'.

'It was really unbelievable... It was the last thing anybody expected, for me to be
number one. YES ! (laughs). 'Missing You' touched a lot of people on a lot of different levels. People who have lost people. People who are obviously breaking up and trying to get on with their lives. But it was amazing how far ranging it was, the emotional range of that song.'

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