Don’t Stop Believin’: The Untold Story Of Journey
Ever wonder how and why Gregg Rolie and Neal Schon, enjoying early success with Santana, quit that band to form Journey? Ever wonder why then Rolie left? Or that Steve Smith replaced drummer Aynsley Dunbar? Did you even know Aynsley Dunbar was in Journey?
Were you aware of how much influence Journey manager Herbie Herbert had on the band’s career? How he created a company that broke the rock management mold and paved the way for innovative video screen concert technology that almost every other band uses to this day?
Want to know the stories to all those hits and where the band members (in and out of the current incarnation) are presently?
What we get in Neil Daniels’ Don’t Stop Believin’: The Untold Story Of Journey is the complete story of this iconic American rock band told through member interviews, intensive research and even assessments of each album song-by-song.
With chapters basically encompassing a set period of years, copious end notes and that where-are-they-now section, Daniels leaves no stone unturned about the band, its members, its history — warts and all.
And there are a lot of warts here.
This is not a book written to dish dirt but there are no punches pulled and we get the skinny — good and bad on how each member — former or current — feels about the other and how Herbie Herbert feels about the whole thing!
Who wouldn’t love the run-through of the early years, that late 60s and early 70s period when the business of music was finding its footing and all those great bands various Journey members were either in or crossed paths with.
Don’t Stop Believin’: The Untold Story Of Journey takes us right up to the current incarnation of Journey and tells how the guys ended up where they are now. This is really the only book you ever need read about this truly American institution.
~ Ralph Greco, Jr.