GUITAR LEGEND NEAL SCHÖN‘S TRACK “SERENITY” IS
TOP 5 AT CLASSIC ROCK RADIO
SCHÖN GIVES AWAY FREE TRACK TO FANS; CONTEST TO WIN
SIGNED SIGNATURE PRS GUITAR ANNOUNCED
(New York, NY) – Guitar legend Neal Schön is enjoying great success at Classic Rock radio with his track “Serenity.” “Serenity” is comfortably seated in the Top 5 and has risen as high as #2, alongside such mainstays as Led Zeppelin and Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers; the song has been on the charts for 8 weeks. Check out the lyric video here. “Serenity” is taken from Neal Schön‘s latest album SO U, a jazz and blues-inspired hard rock studio album featuring Schön, bassist Marco Mendoza (Black Star Riders, Ted Nugent, Whitesnake, Thin Lizzy) and drummer Deen Castronovo (Journey, Ozzy Osbourne, Steve Vai, Hardline). The three musicians split vocal and writing duties, with many of the tracks also co-written by Night Ranger/Damn Yankee’s songwriter, singer and bassist Jack Blades. The album is available now via iTunes, Amazon and via the Journey online store.
Of SO U, Ultimate Classic Rock raved, “”SO U stands tall as one of the finest albums that Neal Schön has released to date. The combination of Schön with Deen Castronovo and Marco Mendoza is a potent triple threat which delivers on every level. With nine tracks spread over 51 minutes, SO U never overstays its welcome and the typically diverse blend of material will strongly resonate with fans of Schön‘s previous work, most notably Santana and Journey. I’ll be standing by and waiting for a sequel.”
In other news, Neal Schön is giving away the title track “So U” as a free download to fans who subscribe to his email list. He has also announced a contest to win a signed signature PRS guitar to the best video submission for the track “So U.” Visit www.schonmusic.com for more information.
Never one to sit still for long, Neal Schön is currently on the road for an extensive summer tour with Journey. He will next record and tour with his legendary mentor Carlos Santana and original Santana band members Gregg Rollie, Michael Carabello and Michael Shrieve. Schön‘s forthcoming solo effort, tentatively entitled VORTEX, is nearing completion and he is helping to organize an all-star cast of musicians for the recording of a benefit album of songs by Sting and The Police to help raise awareness for global child slavery. He will also appear on the album.
Best known as the founding member and lead guitarist of Journey, Neal Schönhas enjoyed a remarkable career as one of rock n’ roll’s top virtuosos, with a hand in creating some of the most popular songs of all time. Beginning his career 45 years ago in the San Francisco Bay area, the 15-year-old guitar prodigy left home to join Santana. Schönmoved on in 1973 to form Journey. With Journey and other projects, he has earned 19 Top 40 singles and 25 platinum and gold albums, was awarded the prestigious “Legend Of Live Award” at the 2011 Billboard Touring Awards, received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2005 and was individually inducted into his native state’s Oklahoma Music Hall Of Fame in 2013. Along with Journey band members Steve Perry and Jonathan Cain, Schön is responsible for co-writing “Don’t Stop Believin’,” the 20th century’s most downloaded song. As the only member to record on all of Journey’s albums, Schöncontinues with the band today in its latest incarnation.
In addition to 6 solo albums and 14 studio albums with Journey, Neal Schön has also performed with Joe Cocker, Sammy Hagar, Paul Rodgers, Larry Graham, Betty Davis, Michael Bolton, fusion legend Jan Hammer, Hardline and supergroup Bad English, as well as a variety of side projects. His latest instrumental solo album, THE CALLING, released in 2012 via Frontiers Records, won rave reviews from fans and the media alike, with Vintage Guitar declaring “THE CALLING is a fine piece of work demonstrating that Schönstill has it going on – and then some…The songs are strong and his guitar tones are absolutely luxurious.” In demand as one of the leading guitarists of his generation, Schönalso worked with Gibson to manufacture his own limited edition “Neal SchönSignature Model Custom Les Paul” guitar, but now uses custom PRS Neal Schön LTD Private Stock guitars, made especially for Neal by Paul Reed Smith.
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