Journey welcomes back drummer Steve Smith
Steve Smith accepted the invitation from his former guitarist, Neal Schon, and agreed to be Journey’s drummer again during their U.S tour next year. Schon was very shocked and happy when he got the reply, last time they shared the scene as Journey was back in 1998.
Journey’s next drummer was Deen Castronovo. Unfortunately, due to his conflict with law, prison sentence caused by using home violence, and addiction to drugs, made him quit the band few months ago. Omar Hakim became their fill-in drummer, and gave the band some help during a couple of shows. Neal Schon is more than excited about what is going to come. For him 2016 will be a magical and sentimental moment! First show of the tour will take place on May 12, in Irvine, California.
You can hear Steve Smith’s drum parts on many Journey albums such as Evolution or Escape, where you can find an all-time classic “Don’t Stop Believin'”.