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Journey adds two new band members including American Idol Judge Randy Jackson

NEW YORK, NY – JULY 29: (L-R) keyboard player Jonathan Cain, guitar player Neal Schon, singer Arnel Pineda, drummer Deen Castronovo, and bass player Ross Valory of the band Journey performs at the 2011 Today Summer Concert series at Rockefeller Plaza on July 29, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images)

Journey’s founding guitarist Neal Schon took to Twitter over the weekend to announce that bass player Randy Jackson and drummer, Narada Michael Walden will join the band.

This will be a return engagement for longtime American Idol judge Jackson, who was a member of Journey from 1985 to 1987. He also recorded on their 1986 Raised on Radio album.

Walden is a renowned, singer, songwriter, and producer who has drummed in Mahavishnu Orchestra and alongside Jeff Beck, Tommy Bolin, and Robert Fripp.

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