Neal Schon has paid tribute to his Journey co-founder Steve Perry hinting that he would love Perry to return to the band.
Schon is acknowledging Perry with a dedication before the song ‘Lights’ which they co-wrote together in 1978.
“‘I’ve been hearing that he’s been showing up in the same coffee joint that I go to all the time,’ Schon says. ‘Hopefully I’ll run into him soon. We had a great meeting when we met for the Hall of Fame. I realized there was still a very deep connection there. He’s had nothing but very kind words to say about myself. I’ve done the same for him. The mutual respect is there. One step at a time. I’d just like to get to know him again and see where he’s at. But I can surely tell you that I would love to just have him come and just mess around one day at Narada’s studio with the three of us, because I think we would turn out something that he would really dig.’”
Prince reportedly based his Purple Rain guitar solo around Journey’s ‘Faithfully’.
Neal Schon will release a new solo album in 2019. Perry will have a record out October 2018.