Don’t Stop Believin’: Journey May Reunite with Steve PerryApril 26th, 2012 | Posted by in Movies | Music | Scoops
Journey hit their peak in the 1980s and had a resurgence in 2007 when their song “Don’t Stop Believin’” was used in the final scene of HBO’s The Sopranos.
In the 1980s, Journey was led by singer Steve Perry, one of the most unique rock voices in history. After the band’s 1986 album Raised on Radio, the band toured the world. But, they wouldn’t record together again for another 10 years.
In 1996, Journey released “Trial By Fire,” which featured the hit “When You Love A Woman.”
Perry backed out of touring for “Trial By Fire,” citing illness, and this marked the end of his tenure with the band.
Journey continued to perform with a new lead singer— Steve Augeri, but critics called Augeri a Steve Perry rip-off. Augeri recorded 3 albums with the band before also leaving due to illness.
But, the band wasn’t done yet.
The search for a new lead singer led guitarist Neal Schon to YouTube where he ran across Arnel Pineda, a vocal powerhouse from the Phillipines…the rest is history.
Still, die-hard Journey fans dream of a reunion with original singer Steve Perry. Will it ever happen?
Journey keyboardist Jonathan Cain doesn’t rule out a reunion:
I don’t think there’s anyway not to have Arnel at this point.
Who can say never? You can never say it’s never going to happen. Maybe ten years from now? Six years? Who knows?
But if that situation ever came up, I think it would be the both of them. And I think it would be at the point where it’s a farewell tour … and we’re done.
That’s the only appropriate way to go about it.
Here’s a look at Perry and Pineda…they both sound pretty good…
But, we prefer Perry.