Ian Youngs *1 “Journey star tells his bandmate to stop performing for Donald Trump” https://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-64063660
In his letter, reported by Variety, Schon said his bandmate's performance at the America First Policy Institute's Experience and Gala at Mar-A-Lago was a "harmful use of the brand"*3.
The America First Policy Institute is run by former senior Trump White House officials and has been described as an "administration in waiting" should he be re-elected. Paula White-Cain was Mr Trump's spiritual advisor during his presidency and chairs the AFPI's Center for American Values.
Schon's letter said: "Although Mr Cain is free to express his personal beliefs and associations, when he does that on behalf of Journey or for the band, such conduct is extremely deleterious to the Journey brand as it polarizes the band's fans and outreach. Journey is not, and should not be, political."
The letter continued: "His politics should be his own personal business. He should not be capitalizing on Journey's brand to promote his personal political or religious agenda to the detriment of the band."
Sian Cain “Journey bandmates in legal fight over performance for Donald Trump” https://www.theguardian.com/music/2022/dec/22/journey-bandmates-in-legal-fight-over-performance-for-donald-trump
Marjorie Taylor Greene, Kimberly Guilfoyle, and Kari Lake sang “Don’t Stop Believin’” along with Journey keyboardist Jonathan Cain at a recent event with Trump at Mar-a-Lago. pic.twitter.com/dvSp1z62BX— PatriotTakes 🇺🇸 (@patriottakes) 2022年11月23日
*3:Roy Trakin “Journey’s Neal Schon Files Cease-and-Desist Against Bandmate Jonathan Cain for Playing Group’s Music at Trump Rallies (EXCLUSIVE)” https://variety.com/2022/music/news/journey-cease-and-desist-dont-stop-believin-trump-rally-1235467595/