Something sparked when Steve Perry entered the lineup in 1978, as Journey began reeling off a stunning seven consecutive multi-platinum projects. 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 those 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. Arnel Pineda has had the longest tenure since Perry's exit, and 2008's 'Revelation' and 2011's 'Eclipse' went Top 15, as Schon and keyboardist Jonathan Cain continued into a new century with collaborators including Steve Smith, Ross Valory and Deen Castronovo.

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