JOURNEY guitarist and co-founder NEAL SCHON has joined forces with bassist Marco Mendoza (BLACK STAR RIDERS, TED NUGENT, WHITESNAKE, THIN LIZZY) and Journey drummer Deen Castronovo (OZZY OSBOURNE, STEVE VAI, HARDLINE), to create a unique body of work with jazz and blues-inspired virtuosic hard rock playing, entitled SO U, due for release on May 20th via Frontiers Records.
Check out a video for the album track 'What You Want' below:
The new album features Schön, Mendoza and Castronovo splitting vocal and writing duties, with many of the tracks also co-written by NIGHT RANGER/DAMN YANKEES songwriter, singer and bassist Jack Blades.
Of SO U, Neal Schön commented, "This is a great new record that features all three of us - Deen, Marco and myself - sharing lead vocals. Enjoy!"
SO U tracklisting:
'Take A Ride'
'What You Want'
'Love Finds A Way'
'On My Way'
Best known as founding member and lead guitarist of Journey, Neal Schön has enjoyed a remarkable career as one of rock n' roll's top virtuosos, with a hand in creating some of the most popular songs of all time. Beginning his career more than 35 years ago in the San Francisco Bay area, the 15-year-old guitar prodigy left home to join SANTANA. Schön moved on in 1973 to form Journey. With Journey and other projects, he has earned 19 Top 40 singles and 25 platinum and gold albums, was awarded the prestigious Legend Of Live Award at the 2011 Billboard Touring Awards, received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2005 and was individually inducted into the Oklahoma Music Hall Of Fame in 2013. As the only member to record on all of Journey's albums, Schön continues with the band today in its latest incarnation.