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Steve Perry in talks for Journey comeback


Journey are edging closer to a reunion with legendary frontman Steve Perry.

The "Don't Stop Believin'" singer has revealed he and former bandmate Neal Schon are in talks to reunite the classic line-up. He tells Classic Rock magazine, "We're trying. It’s tough. I’m doing my best in that area, and I can only do so much."

The news comes less than a year after Perry suffered a cancer scare, and he admits the health emergency made him take stock of his life and career. He adds, "The older I get, the more I do realise how important what we had all together and how it worked. The older I get... the more I realise we brought that out of each other. I brought things out of them, and they certainly brought a lot of my vocal stuff out of me."

Schon sparked reports that a Perry reunion was in the works last year when he reached out to the singer on Facebook, writing, "We had amazing chemistry together. I love him with all the love and admiration you could even have. Steve, let’s talk soon."

Perry was Journey's frontman from 1977 to 1983. He reunited with his bandmates twice in the 1990s but was replaced after injuring his hip in 1997. He returned to join the band at its 2005 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction. His successors have included Steve Augeri, Jeff Scott Soto and current singer Arnel Pineda, who was hired after Schon spotted him on YouTube performing with a Journey tribute band in his native Philippines.

It isn't clear whether Perry plans to rejoin the group, but Journey have North American dates with Steve Miller Band and Tower of Power booked for May and June.

May 4, 2014 12:08AM
Please stop thinking that Steve Perry is in any talks with anyone from Journey about returning to the group. He has twice so far this year said that it's nothing but a rumor. Please let this go. He is working on music of his own. Thank you.
Mar 13, 2014 4:41AM
Sadly, Journey will only  be the Steve Perry years. Same as Queen since Freddie died. No i will never bother going to see these bands with their new vocalists. Nobody can be another Freddie or Sorry to say.
Feb 13, 2014 9:11PM
I wonder if I'm still going to be an Opeth fan when Mikael Akerfeldt shuffles to the stage in his 70s to wheeze out "Blackwater Park" for the eighteen billionth time.
Feb 7, 2014 2:10PM
Make old fans and the new ones Happy Let's get this thing going very soon. Nothing better then the a live Journey lovefest. Both my kids would love to see the real Journey on stage.
Feb 7, 2014 10:57AM
And Dennis DeYoung is getting back together with Styx, will we hear that next?  

Both bands plan to tour the ribfest circuit and release . . . yes, ANOTHER BLOODY LIVE GREATEST HITS ALBUM!

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