Steve sang the band's praises in a speech that was devoid of bitterness. It was all love at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn Friday night, as the former front man called out guitarist and songwriter Neal Schon for bringing him on board back in the day. Interesting .. Steve also had high praise for his replacement, Arnel Pineda.
Steve Perry To Reunite With Journey At Rock And Roll Hall of Fame Induction
4/7/2017 7:01 AM PDT
Steve Perry hasn't performed with Journey since 1991 but he'll be greeted with open arms Friday night as the band is inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Members of Journey have confirmed Perry will indeed be onstage at the induction ceremony in Brooklyn, but were mum on whether he'd sing with the group.
Perry ditched the band in 1987 on the coattails of a double platinum album ... they were arguably at their peak. He reunited shortly with the band in 1991 for the all-star tribute to legendary music promoter Bill Graham and performed just a few songs.
Since then, Perry's had his own solo career while remaining living members have continued to tour under the name Journey.
Members of Journey have said they're open to Perry performing a song or 2 with the band, but seems it's in Perry's corner.
Journey Lead Singer Startling Reveal About Steve Perry
11/17/2016 7:04 AM PST
Arnel Pineda's been Journey's frontman for 9 years but you'll NEVER guess what he hasn't done yet. Hint: It involves the band's former lead singer.
We caught up with Arnel at LAX where he shocked us with this news ... and when you see it, you'll understand why he's rooting hard for Journey to get inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame next year. They're on the short list of nominees.
Best part of this clip though -- "Don't Stop Believin'" ... live on an airport sidewalk!
Journey Drummer Booted Off Tour Following Arrest
6/18/2015 4:25 PM PDT
Journey's got a new beat for the rest of its tour -- the band kicked drummer Dean Castronovo to the curb after his arrest over the weekend ... but the guy filling in has a serious resume.
TMZ broke the story ... Castronovo was busted last weekend for an alleged domestic violence incident at his home in Oregon. It was his 2nd such arrest, and Journey -- currently in the middle of a tour -- decided to pull the rip chord.
The band announced veteran skins man Omar Hakim would take Castronovo's place immediately, starting with their Hollywood Bowl show on Saturday. It's unclear if Castronovo is out of the band permanently.
Hakim's drummed with Michael Jackson, Anita Baker, Dire Straits and Sting -- but he better start practicing ... "Don't Stop Believing."
Journey Drummer Arrested for Assault 2nd Domestic Incident
6/16/2015 12:34 PM PDT
Deen Castronovo -- the current drumer for Journey -- was arrested for assault after an early morning domestic dispute ... TMZ has learned.
Salem Oregon PD tells us they got called to a home ... which they believe was Castronovo's ... around 9 AM Sunday. Police entered the home and arrested him without incident. It's still unclear who else was involved in the incident.
Castronovo was booked for assault, coercion, and menacing. He's been released on bail.
Castronovo was also arrested in Oregon in 2012 for allegedly assaulting his girlfriend.
Journey is currently on tour and their next date is Saturday at the Hollywood Bowl. As for whether Castronovo will be playing drums -- no comment from the band's rep.
Journey Concert SURPRISE!!!! Zero Underage Boozing Arrests
5/16/2014 9:45 AM PDT
It's unclear if the statistic was a result of the CRACKDOWN cops called for to prevent kids from boozing at the show ... or, more likely, there just aren't underage people hitting up Journey concerts to get wasted these days!!
Officials did say there WAS a large number of people under 21 at the Sleep Train Ampitheatre last night ... so, whatever the case ... SUCCESS!!
Journey BAND IS MAGNET FOR UNDERAGE DRINKERS ... Say Cops Stuck In 1983
5/15/2014 9:57 AM PDT
SORRY UNDERAGE KIDS, your days of getting hammered at Journey concerts are OVER!!!!!!
At least in Chula Vista, CA ... where cops say the local PD is DOUBLING its patrol out of fear underage drinking will run rampant when the band takes the stage.
For the record, no ... it's not still 1983.
But seriously, the Chula Vista PD just issued the following release to the media:
"CVPD will be enforcing ZERO TOLERANCE for underage drinking and public intoxication at the Journey concert tonight at Sleep Train Amphitheatre. We will be doubling our enforcement efforts to combat underage drinking and public intoxication both during the concert and the pre-concert tailgating activities.
Underage drinkers will be cited and removed from the venue without a refund for their ticket. Officers will also be on the look out for excessive drinking that is disruptive and/or a safety concern. Intoxicated patrons will be denied access to the event and NO refunds will be given."
All this ... and Steve Perry isn't even with the band anymore ... BUT COULD YOU IMAGINE IF HE WAS!?!?!?!!?!
Michaele Salahi and Neal Schon Watch Us Get Married Live on Pay-Per-View
11/26/2013 12:20 AM PST
Michaele Salahi and Journey guitarist Neal Schon have announced plans for a quiet wedding with their closest family and friends ... and a LIVE Pay-Per-View audience -- available in 90 MILLION homes.
The PPV event/wedding is going down Dec. 15th at the Palace of the Fine Arts in San Fran... and if you didn't get the invite ... you can watch the three-hour TV special dubbed the "Winter Wonderland Wedding and Music Event" for just $14.95!!!
The event will be hosted by a veteran TV crew including Debbie Matenopoulos, Cameron Mathison, and Karyn Bryant ... and will feature live performances by (of course) Journey.
The couple will be the first to get married on Pay-Per-View ... and they'll be redeeming themselves by donating a portion of the proceeds to a charity that benefits typhoon relief in the Philippines.
Be on the look-out for a surprise wedding crasher -- ex-husband Tareq ... he has a history with these things.