Journey guitarist Neal Schon has spoken out following the dissolution of the band's rumored reunion with original singer Steve Perry. Talking to Classic Rock magazine, Schon said that Perry left the group in the mid 90s of his own accord: "He chose not to perform. He didn't want to sing with us. He didn't want to do a record. He didn't want to do anything."
Over the weekend, Bruce Springsteen performed a cover of the Van Halen tune "Jump" at the March Madness Music Festival in Dallas. Holding a basketball, he introduced the tune: "This has something to do with basketball, am I right?" Then a guitar tech dressed as a referee tossed the ball up between the Boss and guitarist Nils Lofgren who jumped for it.
Jennifer Lopez came out on top in the bidding war for FUSE TV, outbidding Sean "Puffy" Combs to acquire the music network for $226 million from the Madison Square Garden Company. "Music is my first love so the acquisition of Fuse is near and dear to my heart," J.Lo said in a statement. In addition to FUSE Lopez has acquired NuvoTV, an English-language channel marketed to Latinos.
Bonnie Ratt and David Lindley are featured in a new Jackson Browne tribute video detailing the recording of their take on Browne's "Everywhere I Go." The new cover tune appears on Looking Into You, a new double-disc tribute to Browne featuring 23 tracks recorded by a range of big-name artists.