Monday, January 16, 2012

STEVE PERRY PLANNING RETURN TO STUDIO

Steve Perry
Former Journey singer Steve Perry is planning to get to work recording in a studio that’s nearing completion in his southern California home.

"I'm finishing that room up and I've written a whole bunch of ideas and directions, all over the map, in the last two, three years," Perry tells Billboard. "So I plan on getting in the studio at some point and start trying to track these things and see where they go."

There's no formal timetable, however. "I don't want it to have pressure," explains Steve, "because I'll worry about it sucking, and then what am I gonna do? I've got all this pressure... that I just don't want on me, so I've allowed myself the ability to sketch and write as I go, and I'll do it at my own pace."

The singer worked on Journey’s “Greatest Hits: Volume 2” release last year, and says his relationship with the band these days is "civil through channels. We really don't have a lot to say to each other at this point. We have certainly for years now gone our separate ways and we're all living different lives. They've got their singer and they're working and they're happy and everybody's fine."

Would he consider a one-off reunion for something like the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame?

"I don't know," Perry says. "I'm not a big fan of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. It's just a personal thing, not an ego thing. I think that, honestly, Journey doesn't need to be in the Hall of Fame. With everything we accomplished...we've had our Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, you know? It's in the hearts of the people out there and their experiences and their memories of what we did together and how we all had the time of our lives with the music that we loved to perform and they loved to hear. I really don't want someone to qualify it any more than that."

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