The End Of A Journey For Two

Ross Valory and Steve Smith, the longtime bassist and drummer for Journey, have been fired by guitarist Neal Schon and keyboardist Jonathan Cain. Schon & Cain allege that Valory & Smith tried to take control of the name “Journey” and prevent Schon & Cain from having any control. The latter say they’ll soon name replacements; the band will be on tour with The Pretenders this year, including a June 7th date at the Xcel Energy Center.

The Last Domino?

That’s the name of the new tour by Genesis. The band announced they’re re-activating for a UK tour in November & December, with more tour dates very possible coming down the road (if you’re hoping to see them in the United States, the time a few weeks ago that they were spotted at Madison Square Garden that boosted rumors of such a reunion are a good omen). Longtime touring guitarist (and Milwaukee native) Daryl Stuermer will be along, and drumming will be Phil Collins’s son Nic, who drummed on Phil’s recent solo tour. Here’s the band performing “Invisible Touch” from their last tour, in 2007:

Once On SNL

On “Saturday Night Live” this past weekend, David Byrne was the musical guest, and one of the two songs her performed was the Talking Heads classic “Once In A Lifetime.” Watch the SNL version first:

And then the original music video here:

New Album Friday

A couple new albums are out that you oughta check out. James Taylor’s new set of tunes from the Great American Songbook — “American Standard” is now released. It’s his first new studio album since 2015, and has songs Taylor heard while growing up. Meanwhile, Sérgio Mendes has “In The Key Of Joy” out today. We’ll be featuring one of the songs from that album on The Latest From The Greatest this Wednesday, March 4th.