Believe it! For the first time in almost 20 years, Steve Perry will front Journey as the band gets inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame tonight in Brooklyn, N.Y. Adding, "Frankly, I gave up on it a long time ago".
"We haven't spoken in years, physically".
Members of Journey have said they're open to Perry performing a song or 2 with the band, but seems it's in Perry's corner.
The Journey frontman (and Hanford native) is surely the most talked about this week, as the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inducts its 2017 class tonight.
Neal and Ross founded Journey along with drummer Ainsley Dunbar and keyboardist Gregg Rolie who will also be going into the Hall of Fame.
When the induction was announced on December 20, Journey guitarist Neal Shon told Rolling Stone he has not been in regular contact with Perry, but was hoping he would perform with the band at the ceremony. And, now it will be for Journey, where he was the original lead singer. I was just saying hello and hoping he was well, and that's it, just reaching as a friend and letting him know I was there as a friend. It'll mark his first time fronting the band since November 1991.
Journey will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame by Train lead singer, Pat Monahan.
Unfortunately, the ceremony won't be broadcast live.
Barclays Center will celebrate the music of Tupac Shakur, Joan Baez, Electric Light Orchestra, Pearl Jam and Yes on Friday with a ceremony to celebrate the artists' induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the venue has announced.