PLANET US Begin Recording Debut CD

PLANET US — the new rock supergroup featuring Neal Schon (guitar, JOURNEY), Sammy Hagar (vocals, ex-VAN HALEN), Deen Castronovo (drums, JOURNEY) and Michael Anthony (bass, VAN HALEN) — entered a San Francisco Bay Area studio this week to begin recording an album the band are hoping to release in 2003. Schon told Launch that after several delays the group are anxious to finally put their ideas on tape:

"We were supposed to be started close to a month ago, and then our tour — (the) JOURNEY tour — got prolonged and we ended up playing more shows, and sort of took this last month out for us," he said. "We're working through the 20th, and then we're taking off for the holidays, and then we'll be back in, like, January 1, and then we'll finish it in January, I think."

PLANET US have not yet signed with a label, and Schon says the group might release the album on their own, as JOURNEY have done with their new EP, "Red 13".

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