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Great band..Many many classic songs...such a shame Perry ain't making music because his voice was incredible! Love everything the man has done!
 
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They've made some great songs and Steve Perry is one of the best vocalist's that's ever lived. Incredible range and quality.
 

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great voice he has..always listen to them. did they really replace him..wow thats crazy. but ohwell
He's been out of the group, he had health problems I think. Like Terence Trent D'arby, Steve sounds similar to Sam Cooke.
 

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Yeah think Journey have gone through 2 lead singers since Steve left.On their last album they even re-recorded all the greatest hits using the new singer and offered as a bonus Cd.
 

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Steve has had hip problems for years. IMO the band just is not the same without him. The guy that took over for him after he left was ok...but no where near Steve Perry's talent.
 

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AAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!
i LOVE Journey!!!!

STEVE PERRY 4 EVA, lol...

lol, anyway, yeah, I love Journey....Steve Perry has an amaaaaaazing voice. I don't even listen to the songs with the other lead singers :no:
 

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AAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!
i LOVE Journey!!!!

STEVE PERRY 4 EVA, lol...

lol, anyway, yeah, I love Journey....Steve Perry has an amaaaaaazing voice. I don't even listen to the songs with the other lead singers :no:
Steve wasn't the original lead singer for the band either, but the most popular one. It's kinda like Fleetwood Mac, who didn't become really popular until Christine McVie, Stevie Nicks, & Lindsey Buckingham joined. Or when Peter Gabriel left Genesis, and the band's drummer Phil Collins took over on vocals. A couple of the guys in Journey (Neal Schon & Gregg Rolie) used to be in the original lineup of Santana. I think Gregg is singing the lead vocals on Santana's "Black Magic Woman".
 

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Steve wasn't the original lead singer for the band either, but the most popular one. It's kinda like Fleetwood Mac, who didn't become really popular until Christine McVie, Stevie Nicks, & Lindsey Buckingham joined. Or when Peter Gabriel left Genesis, and the band's drummer Phil Collins took over on vocals. A couple of the guys in Journey (Neal Schon & Gregg Rolie) used to be in the original lineup of Santana. I think Gregg is singing the lead vocals on Santana's "Black Magic Woman".

True....BUT whenever someone mentions Genesis, people automatically think of Phil Collins. No disrespect to Peter, he was great, but it's Phil who made Genesis what it is today. Same with Steve Perry with Journey
 

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True....BUT whenever someone mentions Genesis, people automatically think of Phil Collins. No disrespect to Peter, he was great, but it's Phil who made Genesis what it is today. Same with Steve Perry with Journey

Exactly...Its like The Jackson 5 without Tito lol
 
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The lead singer Journey had before Steve sucked basically. There were of course all those problems with the group, but Steve brought them commercial success and helped to write some of their best songs, etc... He sound's very similar to Sam Cooke, and Sam is one of Steve's biggest influences. It's almost eery how similar their voices are, actually.
 

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True....BUT whenever someone mentions Genesis, people automatically think of Phil Collins. No disrespect to Peter, he was great, but it's Phil who made Genesis what it is today. Same with Steve Perry with Journey
I like both versions of Genesis, but if you go on youtube, many of the earlier fans say Phil "ruined" the group because he's too pop. I've never understood that arguement because much of Peter's solo music is just as commercial as Phil's and didn't sound like early Genesis either. And the initial Phil led albums before Abacab are pretty similar to Peter's with the Dungeons & Dragons stuff, lol. After Steve Hackett left is really when the sound changed. Also there was Mike & The Mechanics & Tony Banks solo records which had little in common with prog era Genesis as well. OK, back on topic. :tease:
 

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Errrr...I don't care who was before him ........STEVE PERRY 4/EVA!!!

I saw their behind the music thingy. Hey, it's not steve's fault that he's so amaaaaazing! ok, j/k

But yeah, I like Fleetwood mac with Christine McVie, Stevie Nicks, & Lindsey Buckingham. How else would I be able to hear 'dreams' :wub:????

Don't know anything about Genesis.

Hmmm....I guess I really don't have a point here....:mello: oh well
 

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I've got the Journey Hits CD and like it a lot. I did hear they've got a new singer but haven't heard him so can't comment. Similarly The Cars have toured w/ a new singer but again can't comment since I haven't heard him.

Did you guys like Sopranos using Don't Stop Believing as the final song in its controversial ending? I read an interveiw where Steve Perry loved it, and he had to be assured by David Chase (show's creator) prior to granting release of the song that there would be no bloodbath of the Soprano family in conjunction w/ the song. For those who haven't seen the final episode.......(Spoilers)

.......... Tony and his family sit @ a diner, and the scene's set up w/ tension where Tony may get killed, but then the screen goes to black and goes silent, all set to Tony having selected Don't Stop Believing at the start of the scene from the booth's jukebox.

For the Steve Perry interview w/ MTV:

http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1562298/20070612/journey.jhtml
 

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My fave song from Journey is 'Faithfully'. To me it absolutely brilliant. It always tugs at my heart strings.
 

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Ahhhh....Journey. They were the first 80's band that I took to in high school when 80's music was coming back into play. I remember you were either a Journey fan or a Yes fan. I was a Journey fan! And I do love Steve's voice. Nobody can sing Don't Stop Believin' like Steve Perry can, no one! I have a couple favorites, but the one I love most is Any Way You Want It.
 

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By Rolling Stone April 8, 2017
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Aynsley Dunbar, Steve Smith, Steve Perry, Neal Schon, Ross Valory, Jonathan Cain, and Gregg Rolie of Journey speak onstage at the 32nd Annual Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony at Barclays Center on April 7, 2017.

The most anticipated moment of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame ceremony came when former Journey vocalist Steve Perry appeared alongside his ex-bandmates for the first time since a 2005 Hollywood Walk of Fame ceremony.

Although he didn't sing with them (and hasn't since a one-off event in 1991), Perry did stand with them at the podium to deliver an induction speech. If this moment didn't lead to an actual reunion performance, it's hard to imagine that anything will. But even without Perry, Journey is still able to pack arenas all over the world, largely due to their current singer, Arnel Pineda. Read the band's speech below, including Steve Perry's warm words for replacement vocalist Pineda.

Neal Schon: Everyone did such a good job. Incredible work. So proud of you. This is all about you, fans. ... I love all you guys. Steve Perry [Applause] If it wasn't for him, there would be no Journey. [Former Journey manager] Herbie Herbert, thank you from the bottom of my heart, for finding me after Gregg was picking me up in high school when I was 15. Soon after that, I was in the Santana group.

Wow, what a terrific, long ride it's been. It's been a beautiful one. I want to thank my beautiful wife, Michaele. Since she's come to me, I feel delighted. It's been seven years. She's been out on tour with me the whole time. I love you. I love my children, Miles! He's here. An aspiring young guitar player. I love you, Miles. Lizzie, Sarah, Sophie and Aja. Thank you so much! Rock and Roll Hall of Fame! Thank you, you guys.

Aynsley Dunbar: Good evening. Well, I hope I can be sort of funny as Chris Wyatt, but I don't think so. This is going to be straightforward. This is an awesome honor to be here with my own bandmates, Journey. I would like to thank my family, my friends, my managers, my ex-wives ... And of course, a big thank you to all our fans for your support throughout the years. A very humble thank you.

Gregg Rolie: What a great night this is for waiting. This is my second trip here. And what a trip this has been. First Santana, Journey, Ringo Starr and back here with Journey. I want to thank Herbie Herbert, my manager and longtime friend through Journey. And Neal Schon, for calling me while I was up in Seattle and saving me from the restaurant business. Don't ever do it. Just start Journey. And you know, it's been an incredible trip for my life. I want to thank the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame for inducting this band kindly. But also, for me, this is really about the fans. All of you. Without music fans, this place is empty. There's nobody here! This is really, for me, this is really about all you guys, especially Journey fans for me. This is your award, but it will be proudly displayed in my home in Austin, Texas.

Steve Smith: As the diversity of the class of 2017 clearly illustrates, I've started out in 1963 at nine years old as a jazz drummer. I thank my parents for ... supporting my musical passion. Back then, my favorite bands were the Count Basie Big Band, and it wasn't until 1969 that I discovered rock & roll with my friend, [who] showed me his brother Dave's record collection. He played me Jimi Hendrix, Queen and Led Zeppelin. What I heard was Mitch Mitchell, Ginger Baker and John Bonham. I could relate to rock drumming and rock music. As disc jockey Alan Freed, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee once said, "Rock & roll is really swing with a modern aim. It began in the levies and in the plantations, and featured blues and rhythm." He said this in the 1950s.

Now that we live in a global community, more influences have been added to and will be added to the definition of what is rock & roll. For me, one of the most explosive ships in musical production came in 1971 with the Mahavishnu Orchestra. Billy Cobham, Jerry Goodman, and Rick Laird ... In many ways, that punk rock, jazz music, drumming concert was my template for my work with Journey. I'm grateful for my touring with Ronnie Montrose, where we were the support act of Journey in '78 and talent scout Neal Schon noticed what I was bringing to rock & roll. Later that year, Neil, Steve Perry, Gregg Rolie, Ross Valory and Herbie Herbert invited me to become a Journey band member, and it's been an educational award in the process.

Thanks to my children, Ian and Elizabeth for keeping me in their hearts while I was away on long tours. And very special thanks to my wife, Diane. We've been sharing our lives for the last 24 years. I love you. Thanks to Jonathan Green for the gift of songwriting and for keeping the legacy sound of Journey rock alive. And most important thanks to our fans from around the world that kept Journey in their hearts and on their stereos.

Ross Valory: One thing that you may not know is that this microphone is robotic. It's supposed to come up and meet me where I am. Hello, microphone! Don't make me come down there! Well, I know you're really helpful, but you're really not because there's a big red clock that says I have three minutes, right? But then it says I only have 37 seconds. I also must say that Steve Smith did very well with his prepared speech. He worked the Teleprompter very well. I'm not going to even bother. I didn't like mine. But I'll start from the top and say that there's a few things that were said earlier that I will repeat because their names deserve to be repeated. My life has been full of music from the very beginning. From the time I could hear. From the time they swabbed my ears out in the maternity ward, there was music everywhere. A large family, two talented parents who shared music with us, we learned from piano, ukulele, guitar. We all sang. As soon as I could, I was in a church choir, the school choir.

As soon as it was allowed, I could play an instrumental in symphonic band and so that continued all the way through high school. The family had a great variety of music to hear and be exposed to – anywhere from Miles Davis to Mozart, from Handel to Fats Domino, from Glenn Miller to Dave Brubeck.

So somewhere in there, I thought, "That's where my world was," until a new kid came into town when I was a sophomore in high school. He goes, "Hey, I know who you are. I know you play in the symphonic band, whatever you play, guitar at home. And we need a bass player. I'm starting to deal with a bunch of your friends, and since you're a guitarist, you can learn these parts very easily. Why don't you get your mom to go down to the local music store, grab a bass, get an amplifier, we'll make some change and have some fun?" I said, "OK."

So, from that point, the life of music for me changed entirely, and here we are tonight. If that's one booking, this could be the other one. If nothing else happens for me in music, this could be the best that it gets. There are many other people who I believe deserve this, and I'll start by talking about someone I met in high school within one year of starting rock & roll. His name is Herbie Herbert. He is our former creator/partner/manager. And within five years of meeting him, we had created the beginnings of Journey with Gregg Rolie and Neal Schon. And we all know, or maybe need to know, that he put the blood, sweat and tears and all his energy into seeing this band succeed, and we are here to thank Herbie Herbert for that.

But that, you know, we're still here! What is happening? How have we continued? For the last 20 years, our current manager, John Baruck, and took a band out of exile and put them back on the map. We have him to thank. And then there's all the fans, the hundreds of thousands of fans that have supported us for years. Thank you for this. All of you who have founded us, encouraged us, pushed us. They, our friends, deserve a piece of this award. And last but not least, out family members who maybe have suffered in our absence and given us hope, given us encouragement. Our family members. Yes. Our parents. My parents. And last but not least, the family who, and the love of my wife, Mary, who has understood and accepted this guy who goes away with the circus every year. Thank you so much.

Jonathan Cain: I just want to thank the Cubs for winning the World Series! I'd like begin by thanking my father and mother for believing in me. ... from the time that I was eight years old and after, he later said to me, "Son, don't stop believing." On a life-changing phone call, as I started with my career back in the Seventies. He's gone now. I miss you, dad and love you. Thanks to ... Ralph Dodds, from the conservatory of Chicago, Jerry Milo ... and to the late Buddy Killen, who gave me my first break in Nashville in 1969.

To my brother Tom who played drums with me in countless bands while we learned lessons together in rock & roll. To my brother Hal who always believed in my music. To the late Wolfman Jack and Don Kelly organization for opening doors and getting us started on the right path. To all the members of the Babies. To my brothers in Journey, for believing and trusting I could be part of it, or shifting and sustaining signature sound. To former band mates Steve Augeri and Deen Castronovo. To our music business family behind the scenes who work tirelessly, the record promotion people ... The DJs who gave us millions of spins. To the record distributors, who made sure our music made it to stores and on the shelves.

To Live Nation and the local promoters and most of all, our faithful fans who stood by us through the years. During the ups and downs. To our wise managers, Herbie Herbert and John Baruck, for keeping us on track during the tough times. We shared over 40 years having blessed relationships with all of you. And I believe relationships are the key to building a ramp and maintaining a presence in our music business. Thanks to the members of the Hall who voted to honor us tonight. Finally, I thank my three children, Madison, Weston and Liza for their understanding and accepting their dad had to hit the road all those years. And to my wife, Paula, who stands beside me with love and respect. I love you all. And thanks to you, Lord, for keeping your guiding hand on us all those years. This honor was truly worth the wait. God bless.

Steve Perry: Hello, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame! You sure look good to me tonight. I'm going to keep my cheat sheet here because I've got a lot to say. I'm going to start with, when I was living in Los Angeles, I was looking to get a record deal, trying my very best. It was tough to get signed at those times. And I would always go to the Starwood to see Journey perform cause these guys have the most amazing musical ability. I've never seen a band like that in my life. So every time they'd go to the Starwood Club, I had to go watch with amazement. Though their musicianship was absolutely par to none, there was one instrument that was flying about the entire city of Los Angeles. That was the magic fingers of Neal Schon's guitar! Somehow, one of my demo tapes fell into the hands of Herbie Herbert. I would not be here tonight if it was not for Herbie Herbert. Because he did not have to call me. He gets tapes all the time. But there's something about the demo tape, and he called me. And the next thing I knew, because of Herbie, I was writing music with Neal Schon. And the very first song we ever wrote together was "Patiently," you remember that? So, I absolutely must tell you, I must thank Herbie Herbert for believing in me. Thank you.

Aynsley Dunbar, Gregg Rolie, Steve Smith, Neal Schon, Jonathan Cain, Ross Valory. Are you ****ing shitting me? Any singer would give his ass for that shit. They played so well. So, I want to thank them for all the music we've written. Thank you, Gregg for letting me live at your house to write the Infinity record. Thank you for letting me live at your house, Neal Schon. Thank you so much, Jon, for all the songs that we all have written together. Steve Smith's amazing drums. Basso profundo, Ross Valory. Alright, guys, I thank you so much for all the music we've written and recorded together. It will be forever in my heart.

I must give a complete shout out to someone who sings his heart out every night, and it's Arnel Pineda. Where are you, Arnel? Where are you?He must be backstage. To Arnel, I love you. Woooo! Hi Arnel! Thank you. I'd like to thank my longtime attorney, Lee Philips. I also would like to thank my old, high school R&B band. It was called The Sullies and it's kind of where it all started for me. I would like to thank them. Thanks to Rob Stringer and the team at Columbia Records.

The Journey road crew. The original Journey road crew. Who busted their ass every night, every day. Load in, load out. Tirelessly. Day after day. Week after week. Year after year. Herbie knows that's true. We would not be here today if it wasn't for them, too. And also, I would like to send my condolences to the families of the members of Jim McCandless, Jackie Villanueva and recently, the great Benny Collins. Lastly, Fan Asylum was Journey's first fan club. Herbie and Tim McQuaid got together and said, "You're going to be our fan club; this is going to be great." That's what happened. Tim McQuaid, Lora Beard and Cyndy Poon made it all happen for us. So the fan club - Fan Asylum, was brilliant. I want to thank them.

Now, speaking of fans [applause], speaking of fans! You're the ones who put us here! You are the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame! You put us here! We would not be here had it not been for you and your tireless love and consistent devotion. You never have stopped. And from my heart, I must tell you, I have been gone a long time, I understand that. But I want you to know, you've never not been in my heart. I want you to know that. And I love each and everyone of you. Thank you so very much!
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I love Steve Perry-such a glorious voice-and I'm glad they all got together and gave such sweet acceptance speeches. Speaking of sweet, I saw the picture of Pineda and Perry hugging backstage. That was really nice.

I have Michael to thank for even knowing about Journey-when Thriller hit so big, I wanted to hear it all the time and not just at home, so I went back to listening to pop radio-and that's how I discovered Journey, and Madonna, and Prince, and Phil Collins and Genesis, the Eagles, Van Halen, Wings, etc. etc. It seems like everyone had at least five songs I loved and could sing along to-a great time in music where everybody had high standards.
 
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Nobody shared these? My favourites for sure...


It's ALL about that guitar lick.


It's ALL about that synth intro.

And yeah, Steve one of the voices of the 80s for me.
 

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No Erasin’ is off the new Steve Perry album Traces available everywhere October 5th, 2018.

Pre-Order Traces on CD, digital download and 180-gram vinyl or stream tracks off the album here: http://found.ee/SPtraces

Signed and exclusive bundles are available now for pre-order in the official Steve Perry store here: http://found.ee/SPtracesOfficialStore
 
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