"Steve Perry Walked Away From Journey. A Promise Finally Ended His Silence."

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  1. ant_riv

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    Thanks for sharing.
    Wow, what a story!
    Glad that he is keeping his promise.
     
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    Thanks so much for sharing this.
     
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    Good on him. What a great voice and it needs to be heard again. Hope it all comes up roses for him.

    And classy to say singers need to stick together.
     
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    I was not a fan of Journey. The depth of lyrical insight in the one video piece is stunning. The LP guy sorta looks like Buck Brown out of Nashville, with a ball cap.
     
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    I read this story when it was first published. I was never a big Perry-era (or Journey) fan, but mucho respect for walking away when he did. The new video shows he can still sing, minus the higher registers...
     
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    You just never know, do you. 70? jeez, I'm old...he looks great! I can't imagine what it's like to have once had a voice like that, then for whatever reason...not have it, and not be able to deliver.
     
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    He made good on that promise. Great story.
     
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    Fantastic. What a great article! Thanks for sharing. Like many, I'm sure, I went through a long (long!) can't-stand-that-overplayed--overdramatic-overcommercial-Journey-OMG... and about a year ago, "Lights" came on the radio and I just started crying, it was so beautiful. Kinda changed my attitude about the band entirely.
     
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    I've always liked Journey and Perry's singing.

    The whole “I’m ending my silence because of a promise to my sick, dying wife” angle is pretty melodramatic, though. Made me roll my eyes a bit.
     
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    I saw Journey back in the 70's right after they released the Infinity album. They were just about to soar into stardom. They were incredible to see in concert.
     
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    I think if Journey as a Venn Diagram. At the intersection of Steve Perry and Neal Schon's Fro, there are good songs and great playing and great singing, Greg Rollie included.
     
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    I very much enjoyed that. Great read.
     
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    Always loved Schon's early guitars. Really liked the combo of Rollie's voice and Hammond with Steve's voice on those two big albums. Lost my interest after that...but gotta respect the craftsmanship.
     
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    Great read....great story! Glad to see him back, making good on his promise.
     
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    The essential take home message is when you're 8 years old and your parents take a wrecking ball to their marriage, you skate on thinner ice than the luckier ones.
     
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    I get what you're saying but I didn't feel that at all from what I read. You're implying he's coming back with an album for what, money? Fame? After two decades? I tend to believe what I read, particularly since he broke down crying when talking about it as described by the interviewer.
     
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    I still don't like Journey that much.

    But I like this guy.
     
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    I was a mild Journey fan back in the day and play a couple of their songs w/ my band(s).

    I'm glad he's found the strength again to perform. I'm not a fan of the new song...lyrics aren't catching my ear at all...but I wish him the very best.
     

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