Journey guitarist Neal Schon talked about the band’s classic singer Steve Perry, explaining to Detroit Free Press during a recent interview:
“I think Steve has an amazing, soulful voice, and I know he loves R&B.”
Adding how he had “a very good chat” with Steve before last year’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony, Neal said:
“I could tell that we both missed each other, and that there was a lot more left there.”
“Life is short. So sure – I’d love to do an R&B record with Steve. I don’t think he’d ever want to do a Journey record again. It’s just too hard.
“[The notes are] way, way up there, and last time I heard him sing, his voice was a lot lower.
“But it was still very soulful. You can sing R&B and soul music and not need five octaves in your voice. [With Journey], he set the bar so high for himself and for anyone else.”