Neal Schon Net Worth

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Structural info

  • Full Name: Neal Schon
  • Net Worth: $30 Million
  • Date Of Birth: 27 February 1954
  • Place Of Birth: Tinker Air Force Base, United States
  • Height: 5 ft 4 in (1.65 m)
  • Profession: Guitarist, Songwriter, Musician, Singer
  • Education: Aragon High School
  • Nationality: American
  • Spouse: Tena Austin, Beth Buckley, Dina Gioeli, Amber Kozan, Michaele Salahi (m. 2013)
  • Children: Elizabeth Schon, Sophia Schon, Miles Schon, Sarah Schon, Aja Schon
  • Parents: Matthew Schon, Barbara Schon
  • Nicknames: Neil Schon , N. Schon , Schon, Neal , Neal George Joseph Schon , Neal Joseph Schon , Journey
  • Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/nealmichaeleofficial
  • Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/nealschonmusic
  • Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/nealschon
  • MySpace: http://www.myspace.com/nealschon
  • IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0774737
  • Allmusic: www.allmusic.com/artist/neal-schon-mn0000380149
  • Awards: Billboard’s ‘Legend of Live’ Touring Award (2011), Grammy Award for Best Pop Instrumental Album (2002)
  • Record Labels: Frontiers Records, Columbia, Higher Octave
  • Albums: “Santana III” (1971), “Caravanserai” (1972), “Journey”(1975), “Big City” (Lenny White’s,1977), “Escape” (1981), “CD “Piranha Blues” (1999), “World Play” (Soul SirkUS, 2005)
  • Music Groups: Journey (SinceĀ 1973), Santana (SinceĀ 1971), Bad English (Since 1987)
  • Nominations: Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame (2013)

Quotes

  • We’re a very musical band and we’ve never really had anybody come in and re-arrange our stuff with Pro Tools. We were always well-rehearsed, we’d walk in the studio, play live, and I’d always play live solos.
  • I think that song is so popular because it’s a positive message. We play aggressively, but lyrically it never got angry or pissed, and it was never ‘I hate you’. The whole arrangement of Don’t Stop Believin’ is really odd. We had this breakdown and I started playing that little guitar solo [at 0.54], which is in the oddest place ever for an AM radio song. People would say that it didn’t make sense and I’d say, Well, so what? It sounds good! It fell together fast, and when I listened back in the studio, I remember saying, That song’s gonna be big. At the time, when Escape was released, it wasn’t the biggest song on the record. Now it is.
  • A lot of the stuff we’ve done since the eighties was slower, and with Faithfully or Open Arms or whatever, those songs are embedded in stone and people expect to hear them live… if they don’t, they’re gonna be pissed and throw shit at you. With this album, I wanted to write grooves that we don’t have in our show, and not just make a new Separate Ways or Stone In Love. Once you’ve written it once, it’s easy to repeat it – just move the chords around. It’s really simple to do that, but at this point, I don’t see the purpose of it. (On the “Eclipse” album)
  • With radio being in the state it is, I don’t really feel the need to make a whole record just for that, and be looking at my watch saying, Okay, this guitar solo has been playing for ten seconds, that’s enough. (In 2011)

Facts

  • Swapped vows with former Playmate Ava Fabian in a “commitment ceremony” in Paris in July 2011
  • His birthday is the day after that of Journey band mate Jonathan Cain.
  • His father was of German descent. His mother was of Italian ancestry.
  • Neal Schon was inducted into the Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame. [2013]
  • Was invited by Eric Clapton to join Derek and the Dominoes. However, he was advised against it by Carlos Santana when rumors of Clapton’s heroin abuse surfaced.
  • Journey was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Recording at 6750 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California.
  • He was a guitarist in Carlos Santana’s band Santana during 1971 and 1972, and played on the hits “Black Magic Woman” and “Oye Como Va”.
  • Guitarist for the rock band Journey

Trademarks

  • PRS Signature Line Guitars
  • Gibson Les Paul

Filmography

Soundtrack
Title Year Status Character
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon 2015-2016 TV Series writer – 2 episodes
The Muppets. 2015 TV Series writer – 1 episode
Late Night with Seth Meyers 2015 TV Series writer – 1 episode
Guitar Man 2015/I Documentary performer: “Immigrant Song”, “Thank You”, “Re-Wired” / writer: “Re-Wired”
Pitch Perfect 2 2015 writer: “Any Way You Want It”
Glee 2009-2015 TV Series writer – 7 episodes
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson 2014 TV Series writer – 1 episode
Danville 2nd Ward Young Men 2010-2014 TV Series writer – 2 episodes
Marcus Finds a Voice 2014 Short music: “Don’t Stop Believin”
Saturday Night Live 2014 TV Series writer – 1 episode
Born to Be Wild: The Golden Age of American Rock 2014 TV Series documentary writer – 1 episode
Todd’s Pop Song Reviews 2014 TV Series documentary writer – 1 episode
Great American Rock Anthems: Turn It Up to 11 2013 TV Movie documentary writer: “Don’t Stop Believin'”
Supernatural 2006-2013 TV Series writer – 2 episodes
Independent Lens TV Series documentary courtesy – 1 episode, 2013 music – 1 episode, 2013
The Voice of the Philippines 2013 TV Series writer – 1 episode
Average Consumer 2013 TV Series short writer – 1 episode
The Heat 2013/I writer: “Lights”
Britain’s Got Talent 2013 TV Series writer – 1 episode
One Hit Wonderland 2013 TV Series documentary writer – 1 episode
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 2010-2012 TV Series writer – 13 episodes
The X Factor 2009-2012 TV Series writer – 5 episodes
Rock of Ages 2012 writer: “Any Way You Want It”, “Don’t Stop Believin'”
Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted 2012 writer: “Any Way You Want It”
House M.D. 2012 TV Series writer – 1 episode
Don’t Stop Believin’: Everyman’s Journey 2012 Documentary courtesy: “Be Good To Yourself” written by nm0675308, nm0128916 & nm0774737, “Stone In Love” written by nm0128916, nm0675308 & nm0774737, “Only The Young from the Motion Picture Vision Quest” written by nm0128916, nm0675308 & nm0774737, “Change For The Better” written by nm0128916 & nm0774737, “Lights” written by nm0675308 & nm0774737, “Don’t Stop Believin'” written by nm0128916, nm0675308 & nm0774737, “City Of Hope” written by nm0774737 & nm0128916, “When You Love A Woman” written b
American Dad! 2012 TV Series writer – 1 episode
Moneyball 2011 writer: “Don’t Stop Believin'”
Glee: The 3D Concert Movie 2011 Documentary writer: “Don’t Stop Believin” – as Neal J. Schon
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon 2011 TV Series writer – 1 episode
Glee Encore 2011 Video writer: “Any Way You Want It/Lovin’ Touchin’ Squeezin'” – as Neal J. Schon / writer: “Don’t Stop Believin'”
Chuck 2007-2011 TV Series writer – 2 episodes
The 68th Annual Golden Globe Awards 2011 TV Special writer: “Don’t Stop Believing” – uncredited
Yogi Bear 2010 writer: “Don’t Stop Believin'”
Going the Distance 2010 writer: “Any Way You Want It”
Huckabee 2010 TV Series writer – 1 episode
EastEnders 2010 TV Series writer – 3 episodes
This Ain’t Glee XXX 2010 Video writer: “Knocked Up At Eighteen” – uncredited
Radio 1’s Big Weekend 2010 TV Series writer – 1 episode
The Losers 2010/I writer: “Don’t Stop Believin'”
Brad & Jerrid 2010 TV Series writer – 1 episode
Formula 1: BBC Sport 2010 TV Series writer – 2 episodes
Dancing on Ice 2010 TV Series writer – 1 episode
Loose Women 2010 TV Series writer – 1 episode
Live from Studio Five 2009 TV Series writer – 1 episode
Glee: Director’s Cut Pilot Episode 2009 TV Movie writer: “Don’t Stop Believing” – uncredited
Glee Casting Session 2009 TV Movie documentary writer: “Don’t Stop Believing” – uncredited
The 63rd Annual Tony Awards 2009 TV Special writer: “Don’t Stop Believin'”
The Big Bang Theory 2009 TV Series writer – 1 episode
Game Boys 2008 writer: “Don’t Stop Believing”
100 Greatest Hard Rock Songs 2008 TV Movie writer: “Any Way You Want It”
Bedtime Stories 2008 writer: “Don’t Stop Believin'”
The Apprentice 2008 TV Series writer – 1 episode
The Comebacks 2007 writer: “Don’t Stop Believin'”
My Name Is Earl 2007 TV Series writer – 1 episode
The Sopranos 2000-2007 TV Series writer – 2 episodes
Life After Film School 2006 TV Series writer: “Don’t Stop Believin'” – uncredited
South Park 2006 TV Series writer – 1 episode
Machiavellian Boys 2004 Short writer: “Any Way You Want It”
Cold Case 2004 TV Series writer – 1 episode
Monster 2003 writer: “Don’t Stop Believin'” 1981 – as Neal J. Schon
Scrubs 2003 TV Series writer – 1 episode
Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle 2003 writer: “Any Way You Want It”
View from the Top 2003 writer: “Don’t Stop Believin'”
The Simpsons 1999 TV Series writer – 1 episode
Armageddon 1998 writer: “Remember Me”
The Wedding Singer 1998 writer: “Don’t Stop Believin”
Everything Went Wrong 1994 Short writer: “Any Way You Want It”
Rapid Fire 1992 writer: “Can’t Find My Way”, “I’ll Be There”
Tango & Cash 1989 writer: “Best Of What I Got”
White Water Summer 1987 writer: “Be Good To Yourself”
Iron Eagle 1986 writer: “Eyes of the World”
Vision Quest 1985 writer: “Only The Young”
Journey 1983 Video Game writer: “Chain Reaction”, “Don’t Stop Believin”, “Stone in Love”, “Keep on Runnin'”, “Lights”, “Wheel In The Sky”
Caddyshack 1980 writer: “Anyway You Want It” – as Neil Schon
Composer
Title Year Status Character
Don’t Stop Believin’ 2011 Short
Journey 1983 Video documentary as Journey
Yume, yume no ato 1981
Actor
Title Year Status Character
Glasspack vs Blackstone 2013 Neal Schon (Journey)
Producer
Title Year Status Character
Neal and Michaele: The Winter Wonderland Wedding and Music Event 2013 TV Movie executive producer
Self
Title Year Status Character
The Best Hit USA 2016 TV Series Himself
Guitar Man 2015/I Documentary Himself
Chasing Classic Cars 2014 TV Series documentary Himself – Journey
Sammy Hagar & Friends: Personal Jesus 2014 Short Himself
Great American Rock Anthems: Turn It Up to 11 2013 TV Movie documentary Himself – Journey
Neal and Michaele: The Winter Wonderland Wedding and Music Event 2013 TV Movie Himself
Independent Lens 2013 TV Series documentary
A Concert for Ronnie Montrose: A Celebration of His Life in Music 2013 TV Movie Himself – Musician
Journey: Live in Japan 2013 2013 Himself
Texxas Jam ’78 2012 Documentary Himself
Don’t Stop Believin’: Everyman’s Journey 2012 Documentary Himself, lead guitar, Journey
Breakfast 2011 TV Series Himself – Guitarist
The Oprah Winfrey Show 2009 TV Series Himself
A Tribute to Les Paul 2007 TV Special
Journey: Live in Houston 1981 – The Escape Tour 2006 Video Himself – Lead Guitar, Vocals
Roadie Trip 2006 TV Series Himself
Randy Jackson 2005 TV Movie documentary Himself
Bad Company: In Concert – Merchants of Cool 2002 Video documentary Himself
Behind the Music 2001 TV Series documentary Himself
Woodstock ’94 1995 Video documentary Himself
Bad English 1990 Video short Himself – Guitars & Vocals
Journey 1983 Video documentary Himself
Soul to Soul 1971 Documentary Himself
Archive Footage
Title Year Status Character
Video on Trial 2009 TV Series Himself – Accused

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