Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Neal and Michaele Schon Put Spotlight on Saving Fragile Mother Rosemary Holt - UPDATE




JOURNEY founder and only remaining original member NEAL SCHON and his wife, former Real Housewives D.C. star MICHAELE SCHON, are opening up their heretofore private lives to draw attention to the growing crisis of systemic elder care abuse in America. Originally revealed on Blast.com, the story of Michaele’s mother, Rosemary Holt’s, ongoing suffering at the hands of a broken legal system in Virginia is fast bringing much needed scrutiny to the critical social problem.


The evidence of insufficiency and abuse cited by the Schons includes frequent injuries, documented neglect, medical malpractice–including the administration of inappropriate and dangerous sedative medications–and untruthful reporting to the family concerning Rosemary’s care.


Several of those involved with the case, including guardian ad litem Elizabeth L. Wildhack, temporary guardian Paul W. Barnett (Arlington, VA), as well as those family members that are insistent that she remain in assisted living against her wishes, have been contacted by the Schons with the goal of mediating towards the best resolution for Rosemary. When contacting any of the above to discuss Rosemary’s future or to obtain any statement, all have declined, while Rosemary herself remains isolated at the facility. Unfortunately, until the Schons went public, there has been no willingness to address Rosemary’s desires for her future. 

Finally, the Schons, despite providing all financial support for Rosemary’s care, are being blocked by the Court from seeing Rosemary, isolating her from all but a handful of family. She will not even be allowed to leave the facility to be with family over the Holiday season, further alienating and isolating her from most of her friends and family.
The couple has revealed that there is a major network documentary in process. “Saving Rosemary” will discuss the disconnected and profit driven multimillion dollar elder care business with the resulting abuse, neglect, and exploitation that is destroying the most vulnerable and fragile American citizens (for more on the elder care crisis in Virginia specifically, see USA Today’s article on Elder Care Abuse in the VA Nursing Homes)
The couple’s immediate goal is to obtain conservatorship of Rosemary in order to return her to the previous level of independence and dignity that she rightfully deserves, but also want to share their experience to create a meaningful dialogue about the condition of the American health care system.

Strax Technologies Inc. Signs Merchandise License Agreement With Schon Productions Inc. and Legendary Founder of Journey, Neal Schon


Strax Technologies Inc. Signs Merchandise License Agreement With Schon Productions Inc. and Legendary Founder of Journey, Neal Schon

"We are beyond excited to collaborate with Neal," said Eric Singleton, Chief Technology Officer of Strax Technologies Inc., "He has a remarkable mind and it's an honor to work with him on innovative technologies woven into the beauty and brilliance of his music.

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Strax Technologies Inc. Signs Merchandise License Agreement With Schon Productions Inc. and Legendary Founder of Journey, Neal Schon

PRESS RELEASE – October 04, 2018

San Francisco, CA  - Strax Technologies Inc. is delighted to announce the signing of a collaborative global license and development agreement with Schon Productions, Inc.  During this period Strax Technologies Inc. will create and develop unique new ways to spotlight Neal Schon’s works as an accomplished visual artist, designer, and innovative creator.

Strax will create new content and digital media elements to enhance the discovery and sale of Neal Schon products, integrate intimate and rare performance elements of the founder of Journey, and develop derivative visual, sound, and film experiences.

In September Neal and the Strax team were on location at the historic Record Plant studio in Sausalito, collaborating on a “unique content creation session” to be released soon.

Strax Technologies will continue it’s push forward by presenting new genres of visual art and integrated live experiences, fulfilling the mission to make the visual, creative, and musical genius of Neal Schon accessible to millions of fans worldwide.


“Having grown up in the music industry I’ve pretty much seen it all - together with Strax we’re going to do something brand new and take everything to the future; with art, musical expression, clothing – everything,” said Schon, “and then we’re going to take it to the next level and the next level after that.  I don’t know if you can wrap your head around that but it’s going to be really cool.”

“We are beyond excited to collaborate with Neal,” said Eric Singleton, CTO of Strax Technologies Inc., “He has a remarkable mind and it’s an honor to work with him on innovative technologies woven into the beauty and brilliance of his music. We will be opening doors to the discovery and understanding of his universe like never before.”

“This is an incredibly rare opportunity to present the artistic genius and innovation of Neal Schon to continents where his fame is associated uniquely to his music” concluded Lee West, Chief Creative Officer of Strax Technologies Inc.

Source: Strax Technologies Inc.

Monday, November 26, 2018

Lindsey Buckingham Fought Like Hell To Stay In Fleetwood Mac - And This Letter To Mick Fleetwood Proves It

Lindsey Buckingham Fought Like Hell To Stay In Fleetwood Mac - And This Letter To Mick Fleetwood Proves It


Buckingham Shares Email Sent To Former Bandmates The last few months haven't been easy for Lindsey Buckingham. The 69-year-old former Fleetwood Mac guitarist was fired earlier this year, an event that we know now he never saw coming. He revealed to Rolling Stone last week that there was never an

Thursday, November 22, 2018

Neal Schon and The Journey Through Time - HighWire Daze

Neal Schon and The Journey Through Time - HighWire Daze

Neal Schon and The Journey Through Time Neal Schon of the classic rock band Journey is one of the most iconic, imaginative musicians on the planet. Fans who attended Journey's co-headlining adventure with Def Leppard were treated to Neal Schon's thrilling guitar interludes, rendering a night of hits an absolutely extraordinary occasion.

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

JOURNEY'S NEAL SCHON LOOKS TO THE FUTURE / BIG DRAMA AT AT&T PARK - BAM Magazine

JOURNEY'S NEAL SCHON LOOKS TO THE FUTURE / BIG DRAMA AT AT&T PARK - BAM Magazine

The sold out Journey, Def Leppard, and Foreigner concert, (9/21/18) at AT&T Park in San Francisco was held, appropriately enough on a FLASHBACK FRIDAY! These Kings of 1980's rock music held court on the docks of the San Francisco Bay right by McCovey Cove and the statues of the Kings of baseball, Willie Mays, Orlando ...

Neal Schon and The Journey Through Time

Neal Schon and The Journey Through Time

Neal Schon of the classic rock band Journey is one of the most iconic, imaginative musicians on the planet. Fans who attended Journey’s co-headlining adventure with Def Leppard were treated to Neal Schon’s thrilling guitar interludes, rendering a night of hits an absolutely extraordinary occasion. Highwire Daze recently caught up with the legendary guitarist to discuss a vibrant career in music, the upcomingJourney Through Time tour, a review of the new Steve Perry album, a title reveal ofNeal Schon’s next solo endeavor, and a whole lot more! Read on…
What goes through your mind when a massive tour such as the one you’ve just completed with Def Leppard comes to an end?
First of all, you can’t quite believe that you’re done, because you’re so used to doing your thing every day – travelling, getting to where you’re going, day off – and then getting onstage and playing. Your adrenaline has kicked in. All the juices are flowing between yourself and the band and the audience. It’s hard for me to wind down a little bit. Honestly, it takes me a couple weeks to realize that I’m home.
Tell me about the upcoming Journey Through Time, and what could we expect from that tour?
You know what; I haven’t really gotten into it yet. We’re just mapping things out right now, but we’re definitely going to be playing dates next year. We’re really going to play anything that’s in our repertoire – anything that Journey has recorded. I plan on mixing it up a lot and not playing the same set. Stuff from our first three records – we’re going to update that a little bit – and have some fun jamming man. I’m going to get in front of some different audiences. The players are great – Gregg Rolie is going to be there – Deen Castronovo on drums and singing – and Marco Mendoza. I’m checking out somebody new right now that plays keyboards and guitar – sort of a multi-purpose guy –and he sings good too. And so far., so good.
Deen and Johnny Gioeli recently did an album together. Have you kept in touch with either of them over the years? And what do you think of your work in Hardline in retrospect?
You know what – I’ve spoken with Johnny a couple of times. Deen I talk to all the time, because he’s been like a little brother to me. Throughout all of the process of the work he’s been doing to himself, I’ve kept in close contact – and I’m happy to say that he’s doing really, really well. He sounds amazing and he’s singing amazing! I really haven’t looked at Hardline in a long time. I loved it when I did it – but I took the project on as a producer and co-songwriter. I didn’t really intend to be in the band. When we got out and started playing some dates, I just felt it was great stuff – but maybe I felt I had surpassed that a long time ago musically. My head was just in a different place. I was sort of weaned on a lot of fusion and blues and jazz – stuff that was a little more challenging to play. But I like it. It’s great. We made a great record – I thought the record sounded phenomenal! It’s one of the first records I produced, with Tony Phillipsengineering. And it sounds really good when you crank it! That’s what I remember! We mixed it so that when you turn up the system and you get it blasting, it sounds really freakin’ good!
What were the emotions going through your mind when Journey was inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame – included seeing Steve Perry again?
It was an emotional night for myself – and for Perry too. We both had speeches worked out that were in the Teleprompter, and it kind of threw me off. I saw him before we went onstage when we were waiting all day at the venue to get inducted. My wife pushed me to go down to his room. I hadn’t seen him in a long time, and I was like “I’m not going down there – he’s not going to answer – he’s not going to talk to me – I don’t want to stand outside the door and get turned away in front of a bunch of people.” I finally went in – and actually she was right – it was amazing! I could tell that there was a lot of love in the room – and laughter. I was really moved by it, and I know he was. Cuz when we got on stage – we walked out there with his arm around me and my arm around him, and both our side arms up. That was before I spoke or before anyone spoke. I was the first one to speak, and it threw me off – the emotions had taken over. I was really happy to see him though. And I was really glad too that the older members – Gregg Rolie and Aynsley Dunbar were there too.
Have you heard Steve Perry’s new album – and if so, what do you think of it?
I have heard it! When it first came out, I heard the first track, and I was like “Wow, I think it sounds really good!” I think he sounds good. His voice sounds really rich. Of course it doesn’t sound like he’s really up there high anymore, but it really doesn’t even matter. He’s got such an identifiable sound to his voice. I just thought it sounded very good. I finally got a chance to download it and listen to the whole thing a couple of days ago. And I gotta tell you, it moved me! There’s some really spacious cool stuff on there. And I could tell what the record is about for him. It’s about him coming back through the door – from seclusion and everything that he’s been talking about. You can feel the hurt in it. I think it’s a good album for what he’s doing and where his head was at. Music is like an international healer. Music is therapy for so many people – definitely for myself. I definitely feel that that record was huge therapy for himself. And I like it!
In retrospect, what do you think of the Revelation and Eclipse albums – and would you ever want to include any of those songs in the Journey set?
I was the one that really pushed to be forward – even with the Revelation record – when management brought the idea to me after I found Arnel – all they wanted was a redo of our greatest hits. That was it. And I really was not interested in doing that. I’m like “that’s really kind of sacrilegious.” It was really done so well, and Steve obviously sang his ass off and they sound so amazing. How are you really going to top that and what’s the purpose of it? I started thinking about it, and very quickly – I’m like one of those guys that doesn’t sleep a lot and I have too many ideas. I first started out, and I was like “What if we add like a little EP – if we do the Greatest Hits on CD.” And I got that past, and they were like maybe we could do one or two new songs. I really pushed for it, and I said “Now I really want to do a whole record. Why don’t we just do a whole new CD with Arnel?” We wrote it on the spot. Jon and I only had two songs written that Arnel auditioned on. And so I would bring in stuff every day and Jon would take it home. I’d hum melodies into a microphone in the studio over the demo, and Jon would write lyrics and come back the next day and Arnelwould sing it and focus like that. We did that on the spot. Journey’s always been good like that too – to move like right on the spot.
I think Revelation was a great record. And I loved Eclipse too. I mean, for whatever reason, Eclipse didn’t get out there – a lot of people blame me for pushing it into a harder place in a guitar driven way. But where I was coming from, I was like “Man what are we going to do? Are we going to keep on repeating ourselves on every fucking record?” I mean, we have so many great ballads that we don’t even play in our show that are well known, because we have to play the ones that everybody wants to hear – The Greatest Hits! I don’t get the purpose of making new music with this band if we’re not going to go and shift into some new areas. My idea was let’s put some really ballsy stuff into our set. Even if it doesn’t get played – at that time there was very little radio anyway. I don’t get the whole concept of “Oh I gotta have a hit!” We have tons of hits – we don’t need any more hits! That’s where my head was at. And so why think like that – which is a very narrow minded little scope musically to just think “Hit! Hit! Hit!” When actually, we have a lot of young people in our audience now, and they’re just getting turned on to everything – I can tell. The 70’s are back in a big way for the younger audience. They want to see and experience something that was close to what was going on when I was growing up in that era – with real people playing – not just like fusion in a jazz club – but rock bands who actually dig in. One of the reasons I’m going out to do this Neal Schon Journey Through Time is because there’s so much great material there that we never play. And I want to revive it. But I think they do need to see signs of moving forward.
Do you have any messages for Neal Schon and Journey fans?
I’m very excited to embark on this tour next year with Journey Through Time. Also I have a record coming out. I’d like to get it out before the end of the year when I launch with Strax Technologies Online. It’s a beautiful record and I think that people would really like to hear around Christmastime. The album is called The Universe.
(Interview by Ken Morton – Photos by Jack Lue)
Morton, Ken.  (2018, November 20th). Neal Schon and The Journey Through Time. http://highwiredaze.com/nealschonint1

UPDATE NOVEMBER 20TH - NEAL AND MICHAELE SCHON UPDATE ON EFFORTS TO SAVE MOTHER, ROSEMARY HOLT

NEAL and MICHAELE SCHON Put Spotlight on Elder Care Abuse to Save Fragile Mother

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 20, 2018 - JOURNEY founder and only remaining original member NEAL SCHON and his wife, former Real Housewives D.C. star MICHAELE SCHON, are opening up their heretofore private lives to draw attention to the growing crisis of systemic elder care abuse in America.

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Journey's Neal Schon Helps Wife Michaele Schon Battle to Save Mom

Journeys Neal Schon is helping his wife former rhodc star michaele schon get a conservatorship over her mother

https://nealandmichaeleschon.com/Rosemaryholt.html

Journey's Neal Schon Helps Wife Michaele Schon Battle to Save Mom

Journey star Neal Schon is helping his wife, Michaele Schon gain a conservatorship over her mother to take the woman out of a facility where they feel she is being given insufficient care. Michaele, who is formerly a "Real Housewives D.C." star, is trying to become the conservator over her mother, Rosemary Holt.


Wednesday, November 14, 2018

The G4 Experience is back and Joe and Neal Schon invite you to join them (along with Rick Nielsen, Carlos Alomar, Lari Basilio, Bumblefoot and Kiko Loureiro) for 4 Days & Nights of Pure Guitar Pleasure!



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Introduction

  The G4 Experience is back and Joe and Neal Schon invite you to join them  
(along with Rick Nielsen, Carlos Alomar, Lari Basilio, Bumblefoot and 
Kiko Loureiro) for 4 Days & Nights of Pure Guitar Pleasure!
 

Jan 3 - 7, 2019 in Palm Springs, CA
The G4 Experience is an event for players and music-lovers of all ages, levels, interests, and taste! Whether you are a master player, a beginner, or just an enthusiastic fan, our four-day programs offer activities and workshops for you. Our environments are non-competitive and are strictly about immersing oneself in the joys of music and our lovely surroundings!
Neal Schon Plays Guitar

Friday, November 9, 2018

Neal Schon Collection Moving Pics








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