Journey Unsure If They Will Make Another Album
Posted by Joseph Lee on 03.12.2013
They're also planning a 40th anniversary celebration...
In an interview with Billboard, Journey's Jonathan Cain talked about the band's upcoming 40th anniversary and the likelihood of a new album. Here are highlights:
On planning a special 40th anniversary show in San Francisco: "I can't really say much right now, but if we can get that to happen, that would be [the anniversary celebration]. We're thinking more of a Bill Graham tribute kind of thing. Bill really was a big supporter of Journey, and without Bill we'd never have played the Rose Bowl. He was our sort of godfather. So we're thinking that maybe we'll sort of wrap up the bow and do a tribute to him. We think about him a lot. He was just a tremendous guy."
On their upcoming plans: "We want to think outside the box and try some new things and play with some different folks and just really strengthen the brand on a worldwide sort of campaign. We want to continue bringing Journey music to different places. It's exciting to go out and win people over like that."
On a new album: "We're not convinced the market will bear another CD from us, and it's so much work to make one. We have a great catalog right now to play. We have a lot of songs we're not even playing, so what's the point of making a new CD right now? If our creative juices get flowing enough, we might be like, 'OK, let's try another album.' I enjoyed the process of making 'Eclipse;' it was a great experiment and a great challenge, but it wasn't received very well. So I think we need to stay sort of closer to who we are, to who we've been -- great songs, great melodies, harmonies -- and not worry about if it's heavy or not. Our fans are getting older, man; they're not headbangers anymore. So if we do anything, I think we need to go back to the center."