Journey guitarist Neal Schon has commented on the return of the band’s classic singer Steve Perry, who is back in the music business after over two decades of inactivity.
Neal told AZ Central during a recent interview:
“I’m as happy as everybody else to hear his voice again. And I’m glad to see that he’s found the passion again that he once had for music because everyone has clearly missed him. I know I have.
“Steve and Aretha Franklin have always been my favorite singers. There’s a lot of other great singers in their own right. But once in a lifetime, I think, that you find someone that’s able to do things like Aretha and Steve.
“So I’m glad to see him back and I’m hoping he stays with it as he sounds really excited about his career again.”
Can you see yourself working with Steve again?
“I’ve made it really, really clear that I could. I’m not gonna press the issue anymore because I think ultimately it’s gonna be up to him.
“But I will say that I know my fans and Journey fans around the world are writing me, privately and openly, and just praying for that, because we definitely have a chemistry together that’s undeniable.
“Will he have another chemistry with another guitar player? Sure. But we already have a legacy and a chemistry that’s existing in everyone’s hearts and souls. So hopefully, he’ll think about that for a second.”