Neal Schon has responded to a petition filed against him and Jonathan Cain by former Journey front man Steve Perry to cancel trademark registrations for 20 songs he helped write.
Schon manages the band and he has responded with a Facebook message including, "What a bunch of total c---. Here’s how it goes, friends.”
The message also said, "Jon Cain calls a board of directors meeting [in 2020] out of nowhere. Then, before I found out about the meeting, Jonathan came to me and said he didn’t like what they (now former bassist Ross Valory, now former drummer Steve Smith, Perry and former manager Herbie Herbert, who has since passed away) were planning.” The full message is on Shon’s Facebook page.
Perry's petition claimed that Schon and Cain registered Journey hits including "Separate Ways," "Open Arms," "Anyway You Want It," "Who's Crying Now," "When You Love a Woman" and others through Freedom JN LLC for use on hats, T-shirts, athletic jackets and other items. Perry said this violates an earlier agreement that stipulates decisions like these must be made with "prior, written unanimous consent of all partners in each instance."
Perry also claimed they used "false or misleading information" in securing the trademarks.
[Source: Classic Hits Today]