> Well if he was told by doctors he needed to rest
> and the band said you can't, he should have told
> them sorry I am not doing it. He was a singer in
> a rock band based in the USA not a political
> prisoner in North Korea.
> I love Steve Augeri, he's one of my favorite
> singers from when I got the debut Tall Stories
> album. I was stoked when he got the call to
> replace Steve Perry and I was gutted when things
> went awry but I don't believe for one minute he
> was 'forced' to sing and had no choice.
Can you imagine what the paycheck of being the singer in Journey would have meant to Augeri, who was working in a GAP store before he got the gig? If he was told do what we ask or you're fired, what choice did he have? None. You can't just go from earning Journey money to nothing without their being consequences for himself and his family, financially...it's not as easy as you make it sound.
> Regarding JSS, why he was fired I don't know but
> I'd wager it was nothing to do with his voice.
Him being fired is not the issue. It's the fact that no one bothered to tell him and he found out second hand. Anyway you look at it, that's out of order...