Steve Perry Talks About Touring, The Making Of Traces, & Journey

Steve Perry’s Traces out today! Music fans around the world have been waiting to hear Steve music for 24 years-since 1994’s For The Love of Strange Medicine was released!

To get ready for this day Steve has been doing interviews for the album’s release, revealing he dropped out of sight because he lost his love of music, and how the heartbreak of losing his soulmate to cancer slowly brought him back to rediscovering his creative force. 

In this ForbesLife piece, Steve even delves into the Journey catalog, giving us a glimpse into the making of some of their most loved songs including Don’t Stop Believing! It’s particularly fascinating to hear him talk about Neal Schon's famous guitar solo at the end of Who’s Crying Now, that he fought with the record company to keep it in its entirety because it was so excellent! When I tweeted this story out yesterday writer Steve Baltin chimed in he’s curious if Neal ever knew about this!

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Steve Perry also talks with reporter Steve Baltin about the possibility of a tour, and what he might include in his setlist! Great read, enjoy!


As I proceed to thank Steve Perry fan LadyJ on Twitter for putting the ForbesLife interview on my radar, it reminds me to thank all the fans who have written to me, tweeted and Facebook’d me to share the excitement about Steve's return to music.

I predict Steve Perry’s Traces album will be on top of the Billboard charts, and there is no doubt devoted fans like LadyJ mentioned above, Mary Mendoza founder of the Facebook page Addicted To Steve Perry, Cathy Wright aka @lifeisgood2us, Gary C Stuckey, VictoriaSpirit, Dawn Villarreal, Gabby Sojourner, Cathy aka ChickNorris55, Johnny Hunt, Caroline Rex, AnnS aka @Sebbyann21, Julie Ridgeway, Lisa Hudak, Jon Winquist, Jeff Gilbert and countless other members of The Voice army are the ones to thank! You keep rock and roll alive in your hearts and on the charts! From my heart, I see you and appreciate you all! Group Hug!!

Order Traces here!!

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