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TR+ Extended Interview: Welcome Back - Neal Schon

The Journey lynchpin on sobriety, nagging spouses and that long-awaited Santana album.

One of the many pleasures of having a global über-hit – such as Journey’s deathless Don’t Stop Believin’ – is that it keeps the bean counters off your back while you scratch your creative itch. Neal Schon’s Vortex, an all-instrumental double album that pinballs between jazz, classical and psychedelia, doesn’t have any tracks that you’d expect to be adopted as the signature tune of a fictional school choir, but then, as the Journey guitarist tells us, “I was trying to make a classic, artistic album, for myself.”


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