Steve Smith joined the band and first played on October 1, 1978 at Automatt Studios in San Francisco. This was called Super Jam II with Tower of Power, Stoneground and Tommy Johnson.
Steve Smith has been in the Band Journey from 1978-1985, 1995-1997, 2016. He was part of the hit making machine of the 1980's.
Here are some Publicity Photos from 1984 showing Steve doing what he does best!
Steve "Machine Gun" Smith is one of those unique individuals blessed with perpetual energy. He replaced original Journey drummer Aynsley Dunbar in 1979, and has been a mainstay ever since. His work with Vital Information has allowed him to pursue new musical directions in the field of Jazz - but after witnessing one of Journey's live performances. There can be little doubt that Steve is truly one of music's premier Rock drummers.