Steve Perry discusses life after Journey, what led him back to music and what inspired "Don't Stop Believin'. Virtually nobody has seen him do this since he parted ways with his band, Journey , 20 years ago. In the process, Journey basically invented the power ballad. All I knew is every night we would get at least one to two encores. That was my critical review for me every night. Perry left Journey in , but he never had sustained success as a solo artist. After the commercial failure of his second solo album, he got back together with his former bandmates in the mid-Nineties. Irving Azoff, who had just made the Eagles a fortune for their reunion album, was brought in to manage the band. The future looked bright.
Traces is the third solo studio album by American singer and songwriter Steve Perry. It was released on October 5, , through Fantasy Records. It is Perry's first solo top 10 Billboard album, and his first top 40 album in the UK as a solo artist.
This is how it goes when you are Steve Perry. Everyone is excited to see you, and no one can quite believe it. In , an ambitious but middlingly successful San Francisco jazz-rock band called Journey went looking for a new lead singer and found Mr. Perry, then a year-old veteran of many unsigned bands. This new incarnation of Journey produced a string of hit singles, released eight multiplatinum albums and toured relentlessly — so relentlessly that in , a road-worn Mr. Perry walked away again, from Journey and from the spotlight. Over the course of a long midafternoon lunch — well-done souvlaki, hold all the starches — Mr. And when he detailed the personal tragedy that moved him to make music again, he talked about it in language as earnest and emotional as any Journey song:.
Stephen Ray Perry born January 22,  is an American singer and songwriter. He is best known as the lead singer of the rock band Journey during their most commercially successful periods from to , and again from to Perry also had a successful solo career between the mids and mids, made sporadic appearances in the s, and returned to music full-time in Perry's singing voice has garnered acclaim from prominent musical peers and publications; he has been dubbed "The Voice", a moniker originally coined by Jon Bon Jovi. He is an only child. On Perry's 12th birthday, his mother, Mary Quaresma, presented her son with a gold eighth note pendant; Perry wears the pendant for good luck. At age 12, Perry heard Sam Cooke 's song " Cupid " on his mother's car radio, and it inspired him to become a singer. Perry's family moved to Lemoore, California , during Perry's teen years.