Journey's legendary former frontman, the reclusive Steve Perry will indeed be in attendance on Friday night (April 7th) when Journey enters the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Keyboardist Jonathan Cain spoke to Dayton Daily News and revealed that although Perry would stand and accept the award with the band, performing with them is an entirely different story: "The ceremony is the first time we’re going to get to see Steve Perry in a long time, so that’ll be fun. As far as we know he’s just going to accept the award and then skedaddle. That’s all I know, unless something changes. (Current lead singer) Arnel (Pineda) is going to represent very well, like he always does."
Back in December, co-founding guitarist Neal Schon told Ultimate Classic Rock, he's open to Perry hopping on stage with the band to rock one more time: "Musically speaking, I'd love to have him do a song with us -- or two, or whatever. I'm open to everything. I'm very open-minded to whatever happens, and any ideas that are brought forth."
- During his tenure in the band, Steve Perry wrote or co-wrote such standards as "Don't Stop Believin'," "Any Way You Want It," "Who's Crying Now?" "Separate Ways (Worlds Apart)," "When You Love A Woman," "Lovin', Touchin', Squeezin,'" "Open Arms," "Be Good to Yourself," "Stone In Love," "Still They Ride," "Feeling That Way," and "Lights." Perry left Journey in 1998 rather than be forced into hip-surgery so that the band could tour behind its 1996 hit reunion album Trial By Fire.