Ex-Journey Singer Steve Perry Dismisses Idea Of New Collaboration With Neal Schon


Since Journey was inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame last year, and former lead singer Steve Perry joined them, there’s been speculation of some kind of reunion. Well so much for that.  Steve Perry has told Rolling Stone that he can’t imagine working with Neal Schon in any capacity again or even re-establishing the friendship. Ouch.

“I’m not sure that’s possible without stirring up hopes of a reunion,” Perry said. “Please listen to me. I left the band 31 (naughty word) years ago, my friend. You can still love someone, but not want to work with them. And if they only love you because they want to work with you, that doesn’t feel good to me.”
Perry reunited with Journey for the first time in years as they were inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame in April 2017. The iconic singer appeared onstage with his former bandmates as they each gave speeches, but did not perform with the group later in the event. He had nothing but good things to say about Journey’s current lead singer.

“I must give a shout out to a man who sings his heart out every night, Arnel Pineda,”

Perry’s final full concert was with the band in early 1987. He did not have as many good things to say about keyboardist Jonathan Cain’s memoir ‘Don’t Stop Believin’. Never say never, but the possibility of a full scale Journey reunion is looking pretty bleak. That is a shame.