And KC, that is one badass avatar......hahaha. Very cool.
Yes, it was Randy Jackson from "American Idol" who played bass for Journey as Valory's replacement.
To this day, I still question what Steve's reasoning was for it. (along with Ansley Dunbar replacing Steve Smith.) Steve is an incredible drummer. I've seen a clip of him and bassist Victor Wooten playing together that would simply make your jaw drop to the floor.
Jackson and Dunbar are no slouches at their instruments by any means, but I don't see what they contributed that Steve Smith and Ross Valory were incapable of.