Steve Perry recently told The Pulse of Radio that he is working on reuniting with his former band Journey but management for the band say it’s not going to happen.
As early as last July, there was some movement with Neal Schon with the guitarist posting on Perry’s Facebook “We had amazing chemistry together … Steve, let’s talk soon.”
Perry stoked the rumors earlier this week when he told Artisan News that “We’re trying … The older I get, the more I do realize how important what we had all together and how it worked.”
One thing that is known is that, if Perry were to reunite with the band, it would not be at the expense of current lead singer Arnel Pineda. Schon has stated that Arnal is with the band for as long as it stays together.
On Wednesday, the site MelodicRock.com posted a statement that debunks most of the talk:
Stories printed earlier today around the world commenting on Steve Perry talking to Neal Schon/Journey once again are totally inaccurate. I can 100% confirm there has been no business/reunion communication between the camps and while everyone is on good terms, with no issues, there are no plans for any kind of reunion or attempts to work together in the foreseeable future.
As Journey management stated to me today: “No reunion plans…all is well in the Journey camp…big tour in the US this summer – Journey/Steve Miller and Tower of Power.”
I can add that Steve’s recently quoted responses to media about his situation: “I haven’t worked with Neal. We’re trying. It’s tough. I’m doing my best in that area and I can only do so much,” is basically a polite answer to the question he is always going to be asked. And watching him say it on video gives it better context than the quote in text”.
A couple of media outlets have seized on the week old comments suddenly, giving them new life. But don’t get too excited folks. My source states that any hype is just “hot air…”
In his interview with Noise11.com Neal said he would welcome Steve Perry back anytime.
Watch the Neal Schon Noise11.com interview Part 1
Watch the Neal Schon Noise11.com interview Part 2
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