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Raised on Radio

Journey's ninth album, Raised on Radio, was released in May of 1986 on the Columbia Records label. Following their two most successful albums, lead singer Steve Perry decided to take more control over the band's direction. First, Ross Valory and Steve Smith were fired from the band, against the wishes of manager Herbie Herbert. The two were replaced by various studio musicians for the recording of Raised on Radio, including Randy Jackson (bass) and Larrie Londin (drums). Smith did record two tracks with Journey on the album, and he and Valory still received revenues from the record and subsequent tour. Both returned to Journey in 1996.