Something sparked when Steve Perry entered the Journey lineup in 1978, when the group began reeling off a stunning seven consecutive multi-platinum projects through 1987. The group was an unstoppable arena-ballad juggernaut, notching 18 Top 40 singles, six of which shot into the Top 10 -- all in a fruitful period that ended with Perry's exit in 1998. Even though most of the attention falls on the Perry years, Journey released a trio of muscular, blues-rock jam records before his arrival, very much in the style of the Santana band that had been home to both original singer Gregg Rolie and stalwart guitarist Neal Schon. After Perry's exit, singer Arnel Pineda took over, and 2008's 'Revelation' and 2011's 'Eclipse' went Top 15, as Schon, keyboardist Jonathan Cain, bassist Ross Valory (who has been on every Journey album, except for 1986's 'Raised on Radio') and drummer Deen Castronovo continued into a new century.
Neal Schon Wants Journey's New LP to Be 'Diverse' Like ‘Escape’
"The band is on fire, man," guitarist says. "I’m excited about this record. I believe we’ll start releasing things after the new year.”
Steve Perry Says Journey Used to 'Bump Heads Like Motherf----ers'
The former frontman says "there was never any 'Kumbaya'" behind the scenes.
How Journey's 'Generations' Led to Steve Augeri's Early Exit
He'd already endured the pressures of following Steve Perry, only to suffer lingering throat problems.
Steve Perry Doesn't Want 'Don't Stop Believin'' in Politics
Neal Schon has weighed in on the matter.
Did Industry Politics Sour Steve Perry-Neal Schon Relationship?
Journey guitarist regrets dramatic changes that took place while former singer was promoting solo album ‘Traces.’
Neal Schon Says Journey Hopes to Release a New Song This Summer
Band has been working on new music while in coronavirus lockdown.
Journey's New Six-Piece Lineup Performs 'Don't Stop Believin''
Bassist Randy Jackson, drummer Narada Michael Walden and keyboardist Jason Derlatka helped play 1981 hit during benefit event.
Journey's Postponed Opening Night: What Could We Have Seen?
The band's North American tour with the Pretenders was supposed to launch tonight — before COVID-19 sidelined it.