February 4, 2023

Journey’s Neal Schon has hit bandmate Jonathan Cain with a stop and desist over Cain’s efficiency of “Don’t Cease Believin’” at Donald Trump’s Mar-A-Lago resort.

In November, Cain participated in a singalong of “Don’t Cease Believin’” with Trump sycophants Marjorie Taylor Greene, Kimberly Guilfoyle, and Kari Lake. The efficiency struck a nerve with Schon, who fired off a stop and desist.

“Though Mr. Cain is free to precise his private beliefs and associations, when he does that on behalf of Journey or for the band, such conduct is extraordinarily deleterious to the Journey model because it polarizes the band’s followers and outreach. Journey just isn’t, and shouldn’t be, political,” Schon’s lawyer wrote in a letter (through The Guardian).

“Mr. Cain’s unauthorized affiliation of Journey with the politics of Donald Trump has the band’s followers up in arms, as is demonstrated by a pattern of the connected emails and Twitter feedback,” the letter continued. “This has precipitated, and continues to trigger, irreparable hurt to the Journey model, its fan base and incomes potential, particularly in gentle of the forthcoming tour.”

“Mr. Cain has no proper to make use of Journey for politics … he shouldn’t be capitalizing on Journey’s model to advertise his private political or spiritual agenda to the detriment of the band.” (Cain’s spouse, Paula White-Cain, is Donald Trump’s former religious advisor.)

Even earlier than the stop and desist, Schon and Cain had been engaged in a authorized battle over the band’s funds. Final month, Schon sued Cain over allegations that he was denied entry to the band’s company bank card and monetary information. For his half, Cain contends that Schon has put over $1 million {dollars} in private bills on the band’s card.

Schon’s letter states that the stop and desist just isn’t meant to “additional add to the animosity that’s at the moment plaguing the band and the connection between Mr. Schon and Mr. Cain.”

However, Cain responded to the stop and desist by saying “Schon is simply pissed off that he retains dropping in court docket and is now falsely claiming the music has been used at political rallies.”

Extremely, Schon and Cain are set to tour collectively as Journey starting subsequent month.

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