© Kyle Terada | 2014 May 10

Don't Stop Believin' - A Memoir

February 1, 2018

If you've been in a band, and survived all the drama, success, pitfalls, etc, what do you do with all those memories? Write a memoir! Jonathan Cain, Journey's Keyboardist/Singer/Songwriter, is the latest to travel that road. His memoir titled, 'Don't Stop Believin' comes out in a few months. Cain joined Journey after trying his hand at going solo, a fairly successful run with The Babys. His impact on Journey was almost immediate - Cain co-wrote (w/ Steve Perry & Neal Schon) the songs for their massively successful 'Escape' album. (Fun Fact -  Journey's 'Don't Stop Believin' remains the most-downloaded digital catalog song of all time!)

Cain's book will cover a number of topics, including his joining the band, Steve Perry's exit, his early life tragedies that had a lasting impact, as well as other aspects of his personal life. Of his relationship with Steve Perry, Cain writes, “It was kind of divine intervention that the Lord would bring me to this guy that could just sing like that, and how many things we had in common and how much we loved just writing great songs. It was just magical. I wanted to show the reader that I got lifted up and swept into this vortex of greatness and was in the studio making 'Escape' with a band I hadn't played a note with. I can't make that up. It happened. I want the reader to know just how supernatural that felt, and how after the years of rejection and failed attempts at trying to be a solo artist and trying to take my music down the road that I'm part of something this cool.

The memoir comes out May 1st, and Journey's tour with Def Leppard begins in May with a stop here in Portland on September 28th at the Moda Center.