Breaking: After 20 Years Away, Steve Perry To Join Journey At Rock Hall Induction
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Perry’s First Appearance With Band Since 1997
This time next Friday, Journey will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame – and against all odds, former frontman Steve Perry will be there with his former bandmates as they receive the honor, according to keyboardist Jonathan Cain. The news came early this morning as Cain accidentally let the news slip during an interview with the Dayton Daily News, sharing that his only reason to be excited for Journey’s long awaited induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame was the opportunity to catch up with Steve after two decades apart:
“The ceremony is the first time we’re going to get to see Steve Perry in a long time,” said Cain. “So that’ll be fun.”
As for the highly anticipated live performance, don’t get your hopes up regarding Steve possibly reprising his role as ‘The Voice’ of Journey, even for a night: Cain warned that as far as he and his bandmates know, Perry is ‘just going to accept the award and then skedaddle’ and unless something changes between now and April 7th, promises that current frontman Arnel Pineda will ‘represent very well, like he always does.’
This is big news for Journey fans, who have been longing to see the former frontman take the stage with Journey in hopes of it eventually leading to a performance or two. We’re not holding our breath for anything special to happen at the induction ceremony – after all, having Steve there for the big moment is miracle enough and we can only imagine what it took to get him there. Stay tuned to Society of Rock for updates as they become available – this is something you definitely do not want to miss!