It’s rare that the former Journey lead singer talks to the press, especially about the band that made him famous. But with a new Greatest Hits CD to promote, Steve Perry is breaking his silence.
Perry left the band in 1998, but the hits the group recorded in the 80s are still as popular as ever, thanks to TV shows like Glee. Fans are hoping for a reunion, but Steve Perry is clear about the possibility of that happening.
Perry tells the Associated Press, “It’s like any emotional, committed relationship. At some point, they seem to all have a shelf life and bands are no exception. Life has moved us all on in different places in our lives. They’re doing what they’re doing — they have been since ’98. And I’ve been doing what I’m doing, which is living my life and having a personal life.”
Perry says he’s had some medical issues, including a hip replacement surgery, but his voice is still 100%. He says he will likely record soon, but it will be more solo material.
So even though we won’t see Steve back with the band anytime soon, we’ve got the memories on video. Check out this 1981 performance from Japan of “Don’t Stop Believin’.”