Drummer Steve Smith Breaks Down His Incredible Drumming on the 1983 Journey Song ‘Separate Ways’

Steve Smith, the incredibly talented percussionist for Journey and other bands, broke down his incredibly distinctive drumming on the 1983 song “Separate Ways” for Drumeo. Smith explained that he arranged his part of the song for particularly large audiences and took viewers step-by-step through the song.

‘Separate Ways’ was a song we put together knowing we were going to be playing in large arenas and stadiums, so we wanted a song that had a powerful hook, a big sound, and had the effect to really rock the house.

Drummer Steve Smith Breaks Down His Incredible Drumming on the 1983 Journey Song ‘Separate Ways’

Smith also performed during the 2020 Drumeo Festival with his current band, Vital Information.