Journey guitarist Neal Schon has sued bandmate Jonathan Cain for blocking access to “critical” financial records.according to billboardShane filed a lawsuit in California last month, accusing Cain of denying him access to records from his American Express account.
“This lawsuit was brought, so to speak, to turn on the lights and obtain material financial information that Sean sought to obtain, but was denied,” the guitarist’s attorney wrote in the complaint. Sean is trying to avoid lawsuits and repeatedly asks Cain to grant him access to his AMEX account. [but] This action was necessary because Cain was not forthright and cooperative. ”
This is the latest legal battle involving Journey members. In 2020, Sean and Kane sued former drummer Stephen Smith and former bassist Ross Valory, accusing them of an “attempted corporate coup” that inappropriately used the Journey band name. The lawsuit ended in an “amicable settlement” last year, with Smith and Valorie leaving the band.
Meanwhile, in September, former lead singer Steve Perry (who left in 1998) announced that Sean and Kane would federally trademark the names of the band’s hits, including “Anyway You Want It” and “Wheel In The Sky.” I tried to stop you from doing it.
Cain has yet to respond to the charges, but Journey is currently planning a big tour with Toto next year.Now that Cain and Schon are fighting each other in court, is that awkward?
Shane’s attorney wrote:
“Cain has further refused to deal with important and time-sensitive tour contracts for Journey’s 2023 tour, securing payments for band members and crew that Kane claims are ‘non-essential’. Schon believes that the band and crew, which are essential to the band’s success, should be paid. Cain’s actions are puzzling. ”