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.
Journey's 'Don't Stop Believin' Wasn't Lock for 'Sopranos' Finale
When show creator David Chase mentioned the song as a possibility to his crew, their disgusted reaction solidified his choice.
Hear Death From Above 1979 Cover Journey's 'Don't Stop Believin''
Band adds dance-punk vibe to 1981 hit.
Journey's Headlining Lollapalooza Show: Videos, Set List
Revamped lineup largely sticks to setlist staples during festival gig.
Neal Schon Confirms Deen Castronovo Is Back in Journey
Drummer originally played with band from 1998 through 2015.
How Jonathan Cain's Breakthrough Helped Spark New Journey Music
Busy keyboardist premieres new single from upcoming solo project ahead of rebuilt band's new tour.
Journey's 'Escape' at 40: Neal Schon and Jonathan Cain Look Back
Neal Schon and Jonathan Cain look back on the creation of Journey's 1981 commercial breakthrough.
Journey's Neal Schon to Auction Off More Than 100 Guitars
"I've experienced them all. And it's time to share that experience with others."
How an Unused Jimi Hendrix Album Cover Led to Journey's Scarab
Beetle first appeared on 1980's 'Departure,' and has remained a regular presence on the group's projects ever since.