Journey's Neal Schon ready to talk with Steve Perry again; is a reunion next?
Journey founder and guitarist Neal Schon says he's ready to talk again with former lead singer Steve Perry. Could a reunion be in the works?
"I hope we can reach out to each other and connect once again. We had amazing chemistry together," Schon said on Facebook, according to Classic Rock Magazine. "I love him with all the love and admiration you could have. Steve, let's talk soon."
While there's no mention of a possible reunion, it's the warmest language to come from Schon in ages. And as much as everyone loves the story behind Arnel Pineda, one has to wonder if the kid has the endurance for the road that the other Journey members have. And it comes on the heels of keyboardist Jonathan Cain saying that -- after the thud of Eclipse -- there's no reason for Journey to record any new music.
"The last album we made was a departure; we did a heavy rock’n'roll record. It wasn’t received very well in the States and they kinda liked it in Europe," Cain said in an interview in March. "That’s what I thought was going to happen. It barely sold 100,000. After all that time and money, what are we doing here?"
Well, what you're doing is make a nice paycheck (I assume) touring around, playing your hits. Imagine what sort of raise you'd score if Steve Perry was handling lead vocal duties again. Furthermore imagine briging drummer Steve Smith back into the mix, and maybe keyboardist Gregg Rolie. They've all collaborated on and off again over the years.
2013 would have been the perfect year for all this. After all, it's the 30th anniversary of Frontiers.