A return to Journey? Don't stop believin'
Are you actually at work today? You mean your job doesn't give you the day off for "Steve Perry's Birthday?" What is this country coming to?
Our favorite Journey singer turns 59 years old today. Seems like just yesterday he was prancing around in tuxedo tails on stage at the Lakeland Civic Center singing "Stone In Love." (Alas, it was Oct. 22, 1981.)
Perry usually posts a birthday greeting to his still-devoted fans. But you'll have to keep checking the Fan Asylum site to see if Perry has penned it yet.
Back in June, Perry went online to debunk rumors of a Journey reunion: "It has been brought to my attention that there is a rumor circulating that I am reuniting with Journey. I want to go on record as saying that I have no such plans whatsoever to do that. What you have heard is only a rumor. I'm truly sorry for any disappointment this rumor may be causing."
These days, Journey continues moving along without Perry, but in a way, he's still leaving his mark on the band. This fall, Journey announced that Arnel Pineda would join the band and handle lead vocal duties. Pineda's credentials? He sounds exactly like Perry.
That's one way of having your legacy stick around long after you leave the room.
[Publicity photo from Columbia]