hennemusic: Steve Perry wants to rejoin Journey

 

 

Some crazy news following Journey picking up the “Event Of The Year” honour at Classic Rock magazine’s annual awards ceremony on Wednesday.

Steve Perry wants to rejoin the band.

Wow.

Perry left Journey in 1998, replaced by Steve Augeri, Jeff Scott Soto and, in 2007, Filipino YouTube discovery Arnel Pineda.

In recent years, the band’s 1981 smash, “Don’t Stop Believin’” (with Perry) has been featured in The Sopranos and covered by the cast TV’s Glee, introducing Journey to a whole new audience.

“Don’t Stop Believin’” is a phenomenon: it topped downloads in the iTunes Music Store amongst songs not released in the 21st century, and sits just outside of the top twenty best selling digital songs of all time.

In the U.K., ITV’s The X-Factor 2009 winner Joe McElderry covered the song, and it went Top 10.

On Wednesday, the Marshall Classic Rock Roll Of Honours “Event Of The Year” award was presented to Journey to honor the return of “Don’t Stop Believin'” to the UK Top 10 this summer. Journey guitarist Neal Schon was on hand to pick up the prize.

The song’s renewed success has Journey making headlines again, and with it, news that Perry wants back in.

The band was reportedly stunned when approached by Perry to rejoin them. Schon told Britain’s Daily Star, “He seems to be enjoying the spotlight a little too much. The fact is he’s no longer the lead singer. He walked out.”

Ouch.

via hennemusic: Steve Perry wants to rejoin Journey.

2 Responses

  1. No one will ever be able to fill the shoes of steve perry! Have you forgot who brought journey out of its lame existance and took them to superstar status with his ideas of writing power ballads neal? Which by the way the most famous of them being faithfully and the one you were most critical of until you saw and felt the crowds reactions when it was played in concert! As much as I think you are the best guitarist in the world with the greatest band ever neal please never lose sight of this fact. You and the band journey would never have become a household word if not for the talents and direction of steve perry!!! If he wants to reunite then do the band and all of the world a favor and make it so.

  2. Neal Schon never has and I suppose never will understand the meaning of the word “TRUTH”

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