Journey keyboardist Jonathan Cain has responded to bandmate Neal Schon‘s recent cease-and-desist order filed against him for performing “Don’t Stop Believin'” at a Trump event.
Cain played the rock band’s hit song during a political rally in support of former President Donald Trump at Mar-a-Lago in November.
In a cease-and-desist letter, Schon said, “Mr. Cain has no right to use Journey for politics. His politics should be his own personal business. He should not be capitalizing on Journey’s brand to promote his personal political or religious agenda to the detriment of the band.”
In a statement released on Thursday, Cain urged Schon to “look in the mirror” when accusing him of “causing harm to the Journey brand.”
Cain accused Schon of damaging the band for years and said he is a victim of the Journey lead guitarist and his wife’s bizarre behavior.
“Neal sued Live Nation twice, losing both times, and damaging our ability to ever work with them again; Neal outrageously tried to take away trademarks from Steve Perry; Neal and his wife continually insult the professionalism of numerous accountants, road managers, and management firms with endless legal threats and their bullying, toxic, and incoherent emails; Neal argues online with fans who don’t see eye to eye with him; and Neal and his wife recklessly spend Journey’s money until there is none left for operating costs,” the statement says.
Cain’s wife Paula White is the former chair of Trump’s evangelical advisory board.
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