There’s a ton of love for different musicians and singers, certain stars were somewhat ignored during their heyday, but eventually earned the love and respect they deserved so long before after the band had faded from the limelight. (dailymail) When you’re a child you have this bad habit of just looking at one thing and not being able to accept that other things may actually be great, I hated bands like U2 while growing up because they were nowhere near heavy enough for me, in my adolescent mind it was impossible to listen to metal as well as more melodic tunes like With or Without You. (listverse) As you age, you tend to open up and accept other music, learning that just focusing on one sound is asinine, variety is the spice of life and the music you listen to should be no different. (thedoors) One of the most popular bands to climb out of the eighties lately has to be Journey, while they have replaced their original voice with a Filipino sound-alike in Arnel Pineda, there’s something about the thought of seeing Steve Perry join back up with the band to perform Don’t Stop Believing in person, no matter how much of a longshot that may seem. (ultimateclassicrock)
For ages the people who shared the mindset of myself from back in my teen years, if it wasn’t in the box that fit into what they listened to on an every day basis, they didn’t want to hear it. All of a sudden one song started to take over the world, a song that first hit the charts in 1981, it seemed that everywhere you turned you would hear Don’t Start Believing, from Family Guy to the Sopranos, the song was everywhere. (people) People finally started to admit respect for Steve Perry, while he wasn’t the most beloved singer back in the day due to the blinders we all put on ourselves, his popularity skyrocketed, unfortunately Perry hadn’t performed in public since the late nineties. (huffingtonpost) That all changed this past weekend when Steve Perry joined Indie Rock band Eels on stage to perform a couple of his classic Journey hits, his first public performance in almost twenty years. (boston) While his voice, understandably, wasn’t quite the same as it had been, it was clear the man still has chops and if they would have him he could make Journey a TON of money tomorrow with a reunion show. (youtube) While it appears Journey doesn’t want Perry back, he can still go, so I wouldn’t be against seeing him front a “cover band” to perform all of his Journey hits if he decided to go that route. It’s nice to see the man back, even if it’s a one off appearance, let’s just hope he feels the itch again and makes one more run.