Neal Schon is Celebrated with Heartfelt Birthday Messages from Guitar Greats

Journey founder and guitarist Neal Schon was given the sweetest birthday celebration by his wife, Michaele Schon. The celebration began with a surprise birthday party following the Journey Through Time sold out show in Oakland, CA on Saturday, February 23, which included a stunning, custom Schon PRS guitar shaped cake and the presence of Schon’s friends from across the country.


The legendary musician was also gifted from his wife a rare Gibson Vintage 1954 Les Paul Gold Top that she specially located and purchased in Europe. Schon took to Twitter to share his overwhelming excitement and gratitude to his ‘Lady M’: "Ok I’m freaking the f* out !!! My wife Michaele -LadyM bought me this Gibson Vintage 1954 Les Paul Gold top for my BD Its from Europe !!!”

Michaele Schon also organized a special video “Birthday Card” featuring many of Neal’s closest friends and fellow guitar greats including: Joe ElliottZach WyldeSammy HagarMichaeleGregg RolieDeen CastronovoJoe SatrianiJoe BonamassaSteve VaiMarti FrederiksenAdam DayRichie SurrencyChris CollinsRobert and MaryAnne McKnightDean O’NealIron Mike and the Island BandErik KabikSteve RoseSteve ToomeyRazGary BauerScott BooreyBrett “Bucky“ EnzenspergerDanny JamesMatt Wilenchik, and Randy Garber.

03/01 @ The Van Buren - Phoenix, AZ 
03/02 @ Orpheum Theatre - Los Angeles, CA

Jennifer Minor