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What happened to Journey's lead singer?

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Initial post: Aug 23, 2009 2:26:17 PM PDT
TwinklyPuff says:
I used to like some of Journey's songs. What was the name of the lead singer and whatever happened to him? He had a great voice.

Posted on Aug 23, 2009 2:31:40 PM PDT
jimi's ghost says:

Posted on Aug 23, 2009 2:43:10 PM PDT
K. Officer says:
Hi name is Steve Perry. Don't know what he's doing now.

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 23, 2009 2:50:20 PM PDT
steve perry i guees he got burned out form traveling to much

Posted on Aug 23, 2009 2:53:46 PM PDT
Steve Perry had some kind of throat ailment and sued his former group not to go on the road without him....they did anyway. I understand they now have a singer that is from the Phillipines and sounds exactly like Steve Perry. Coming to a stadium near you.

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 23, 2009 3:00:59 PM PDT
Corporate rock at its worst.

Posted on Aug 23, 2009 3:49:02 PM PDT
TwinklyPuff says:
What's corporate rock?

Posted on Aug 23, 2009 3:52:15 PM PDT
Hi, my name is Steve P and I'm....

A friend of mine met Mr Perry at an AA meeting several years ago in the North Bay Area (SF). I'm glad he was getting clean and hope he's still doing well. Living near San Francisco from 7th grade on up to 2002, Journey always held a special place in my psyche. Lights and Wheel in the Sky make me extremely homesick.

And the Philipino dude ain't no Steve Perry!

Posted on Aug 23, 2009 4:17:12 PM PDT
Corporate rock is the kind of nonsense major labels started signing in the '70s in order to appeal to the lowest common denominator. Many of these bland acts (Foreigner, Styx, Journey, Loverboy, etc.) still get played on classic rot radio.

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 23, 2009 4:52:23 PM PDT
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In reply to an earlier post on Aug 23, 2009 5:05:05 PM PDT
mlfsnt says:
His name was Steve Perry. His still living but doesn't make public appearances very much these days. I believe he lives somewhere in California.

Posted on Aug 23, 2009 5:14:32 PM PDT
A. Shaw says:
I just saw Journey in concert two nights ago and while I have always been a big fan of Steve Perry, I have to say the new guy is really good, he sounds like Steve Perry, he has a strong voice, he has great energy and was wonderful with the crowd. So whatever the story behind the switch, if you are a Journey fan you will not be disappointed.

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 23, 2009 5:25:59 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Aug 23, 2009 5:39:03 PM PDT
It's a secret.

Posted on Aug 23, 2009 5:49:04 PM PDT
Try the first Journey album for some good pre Steve Perry R & R. The first 3 albums were pre Perry. This was when Journey could fill an arena and you didn't have to listen to sissy love songs. Perry ruined the band but as usually happens this is when they started making the big $$$$$$$$$$$$. They started getting top 40 airplay and we all know when that happens they are no longer worth listening to. I have to agree with Jim above on the corporate angle above. Bands were forced to produce this crap to sell albums. This is what the term "sellout " refers to. This is the reason Greg Rollie left the band. He couldn't stand the Steve perry love song garbage. If you have heard the first Journey album it is highly recommended you listen to Santana's "Caravanseri" as this was the last album Rollie and Neal Scheon played on before forming Journey. Sometimes it takes a listen or 2 but it is one of the rockenist albums ever released. There has never really been anything else like it. Several songs on Journey #1 seem to be an extension of that album.

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 23, 2009 9:06:28 PM PDT
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Posted on Aug 23, 2009 9:27:32 PM PDT
doodah man says:
Those Philippinos, they always loved their karaoke!

Posted on Aug 23, 2009 9:46:32 PM PDT
Ayinger says:
Journey's lead singer? He got shoved asided when Steve Perry was hired in....

Posted on Aug 24, 2009 5:58:27 PM PDT
It's true.....
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