It looks as though things are going south pretty quickly between Journey's two main creative forces, co-founding guitarist Neal Schon and longtime keyboardist Jonathan Cain. There has been thinly veiled tension between the two since the band's harder-edged 2011 album Eclipse failed to meet expectations when it stalled at Number 13 on the Billboard 200.

Although Cain was listed as a co-producer on the set and co-wrote 11 of the 12 songs, he publicly alluded to the album being a misstep.

According to Pulse of Radio, Schon began sending messages obviously aimed at Cain via Instagram on Sunday, saying, "Bringing it every night. I want to be elevated by whom I play with not feel like I've got cement shoes. If anyone is unhappy they are not running my band then They should leave. God has bigger plans."

Meanwhile, frontman Arnel Pineda, tried to keep the peace by posting: "Praying LOVE will prevail in the end.. #BrothersThen #BrothersWillBeAgain #inGodsGuidance"

Despite the turmoil Cain said that although he's always writing and would love nothing more than to hit the studio with his bandmates, after the response the band got from Eclipse, the pressing need for new Journey music has seemed to fade:

Y'know, we're not convinced the market will bear another CD from us, y'know? And it's so much work to make one. Y'know, maybe we get a soundtrack shot with a movie. And the last album we made was a departure. It was Neil (Schon's) 'I wanna do one this way once' -- and so we did. Y'know we did a heavy, rock n' roll record. And it kinda wasn't received very well here in the States and they kinda liked it in Europe and that's kinda what I thought was gonna happen and it barely sold 100,000." - Jonathan Cain

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