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This website is a tribute to Singer, Songwriter Steve Perry and his amazing career with Journey and as a solo artist.




                                             "New" photo Steve Perry and fan taken 4/3/2024        

                                                       photo by Corrineann.


                                                       January 24, 2024

                     Steve Perry's Birthday Message. Click on the link below to hear it.




                                                                January 22, 2024   



                                                        November 19, 2023

                                                   From Steve's Facebook Page



                                            From Neil Sedaka's Facebook Page  


                                                      November 15, 2023

                                               From Steve's Facebook Page

SP Facebook Page


                                                        August 17,2023

                                                From Steve's Facebook Page                                                        

                                                                   Gladys Knight

                                                      April 28, 2023



                                   LISTEN TO THE SONG HERE



                                                  April 12, 2023

                                        From Steve's Facebook page



                                                           March 24, 2023

                                        From Steve's Facebook page                                              


                         Steve with Steve

                                              January 30, 2023



                                    -Nancy Peveler Strickland



                          nancynancysSteve Perry recognized Theo Fox Admin's birthday drawing


                                                       January 22, 2023

     Steve, I wish you love. May your birthday be as special as you have always been to us.....your fans.
     For all the joy and happiness, you have given me I hope that it comes back to you in folds. May
     someone's music fill your heart and soul as your music has filled my heart and soul.
    Through your presence you continue to inspire. Your positive look on life and music continues to shine
    through all the years. You inspire the music in me and for that I THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart.
   You truly are one of music's greatest gifts and a gift I treasure and cherish. On January 22, 1949 a musical
   gift was born but more important on that day a beautiful mother and father were given the greatest
   gift......a beautiful son.    

                                                             ~Louise Long and Pat Brightly


                                                  January 14, 2023

                           Steve Perry met Temptations legend Otis Williams.

                  photo's courtesty of Steve Perry and Temptations Facebook pages.

                 temp  tempwill


                                                                       January 5, 2023

   Congrats to our very own Theo, Fox Admin of one of our FB Pages Steve Perry (Journey) 

                as Steve Perry recognized her wonderful art work.  That is so awesome! 



                                                        December 2022

                                     MERRY CHRISTMAS


            Spend Christmas Eve with Steve as he reads "Twas the Night Before Christmas"  

                      click on the link below to heear "Twas the Night Before Christmas"


                    Steve Perry had a contest on Spotify and Gina Thomas of East Haven Ct.

       won this autographed prize.  Click on the link below to hear Steve announce the winner.





             Digital version of Steve's Christmas Album "The Season" featuring 2 new songs

                               "Maybe This Year" and "This Christmas"  available now.

                                                                        the season  

                                                           November 2022 

                                                    Happy Thanksgiving from Steve Perry



                                                            October 2022

                                                     Road Trip to the Bay Area

                         bay area                                               

                                                            August 3,2022

                                        From Steve Perry's Official Facebook Page:

                         dinnerdinner                                                                  strange dinner                




For interview click on link below:     convo/?fbclid=IwAR1Et7WUsAGQJcs5B0NY4pkR8-OgtvEmXO6a0iodvpenqb1bdeDqG4vZaCs


                                                                April 15, 2022

CONGRATULATIONS to Steve Perry and Journey on the induction of their iconic song

"Don't Stop Believin' "into the 2022 class of the National Recording Industry.  Songs are chosen

for their cultural, historic or aesthetic importance to preserve the nation’s recorded

sound heritage.  Click on the link below.


                                                     JANUARY 22, 2022

                         Happy Birthday, Steve!

                        This year you released a beautiful Christmas album and shared so
                        many memories with us. You gave us insight to why you chose the
                        songs you did and let us know how much they meant to you growing
                         up. Memories that are good! Memories that are important! Memories
                         that are yours…..Another treat you shared were the photographs of
                         your childhood holidays and of you as a child. Oh how I love seeing
                         those! They connect us to you on a more personal, human level. Thank
                         you for sharing those!

                        One photograph that struck me was the one of you and your beautiful
                        mother. In that one photo is such love between a mother and her child.
                        Look how happy you are… so sweet! And look at how beautiful she is
                        there… Your mom was a gorgeous person inside and out. You’ve let us
                        know this through the years as you verbally shared your memories of her.

                       Another thing that struck me while I drew this was the fact that I have
                       very few… VERY few photos of my own mother and me together. How
                       sad is that? I’m so happy you have these memories! May you always
                       have them and may you enjoy them today on your birthday!

                      Enjoy your day today! You, sir, deserve all the cake and ice cream you
                      can stand!! Happy Birthday again!

                                                             ~Nancy Peveler Strickland




Steve, I wish you love. May your birthday be as special as you have always been to us.....your fans.
For all the joy and happiness, you have given me I hope that it comes back to you in folds. May
someone's music fill your heart and soul as your music has filled my heart and soul.
Through your presence you continue to inspire. Your positive look on life and music continues to shine
through all the years. You inspire the music in me and for that I THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart.
You truly are one of music's greatest gifts and a gift I treasure and cherish. On January 22, 1949 a musical
gift was born but more important on that day a beautiful mother and father were given the greatest
gift......a beautiful son.
                                                          ~Louise Long & Pat Brightly



The Season

                   Ellen K's morning show on KOST 103.5 had Steve on to talk about his new CD.


 Article from People Magazine 

                                      Christmas memories from inside Steve new Christmas CD "The Season"                                                                


Christmas Memories  Christmas Memories

From Steve's Facebook page

"I'm your Secret Santa this year.  Pick up the at Target exclusive
"The Season" CD or Red vinyl LP, and one of the Christmas cards inside
just might be signed by yours truly."

The Season  The Season

Pre-order yours now: 

Target exclusive CD + Christmas Card:

Season CD

Target exclusive translucent 180G red vinyl + Christmas Card:

Season vinyl


October 4, 2021



                                            Steve Perry was spotted by the TMZ bus.   Check out the
                                                  link below and look for Steve at the 7:06 mark.

September 26, 2021

It's beginning to look alot like Christmas and
Steve Perry has the perfect gift for fans...

                                                                                        The Season

THE SEASON available November 5. 
To pre-order your copy click on the link below




April 20, 2021

It has been brought to our attention that someone is using this
website to reach out to fans claiming to be Steve Perry. This
website has no affiliation with Steve Perry. Our website is an
informational site celebrating his musical career for fans.
No one from this website is contacting anyone claiming to
be Steve Perry.

Website owners Louise Long and Pat Brightly  

August 27, 2019

Posing with fans

Aug. 27, 2019 With fans

August 26, 2019

Steve with Amy Gutierrez a SF Giants in-game reporter on NBC Sports Bay Area

Aug. 26, 2019 Steve with Amy Gutierrez a SF Giants in-game reporter on NBC Sports Bay Area

August 23, 2019

At The Rolling Stones concert, posing with a fan

August 23, 2019 @ The Rolling Stones concert, posing with a fan

August 23, 2019 @ The Rolling Stones concert, posing with fans

In San Diego @ The Giants vs. Padres game

Giants vs. Padres  game

Giants vs. Padres  game

Giants vs. Padres  game

Giants vs. Padres  game

January 24, 2019

At the premiere of TNT’s “I Am the Night” Directed by Patty Jenkins at the Chateau Marmont, Beverly Hills, CA

@dderks - At the premiere of TNT???s ???I Am the Night??? Directed by Patty Jenkins at the Chateau Marmont, Beverly Hills, CA

Photo by @dderks

David Derks - At the premiere of TNT’s “I Am the Night” Directed by Patty Jenkins at the Chateau Marmont, Beverly Hills, CA

Photo by Derks World

Hillary Atkin - At the premiere of TNT’s “I Am the Night” Directed by Patty Jenkins at the Chateau Marmont, Beverly Hills, CA

Photo by Hillary Atkin

Jim Colucci - At the premiere of TNT’s “I Am the Night” Directed by Patty Jenkins at the Chateau Marmont, Beverly Hills, CA

Photo by Jim Colucci

Ken Sapp Jr. - At the premiere of TNT’s “I Am the Night” Directed by Patty Jenkins at the Chateau Marmont, Beverly Hills, CA

Photo by Ken Sapp Jr.

January 22, 2019 

Photo by Myriam Santos

Photo by Myriam Santos

January 22, 2019


Steve, I wish you love. May your birthday be as special as you have always been to us.....your fans. For all the joy and happiness, you have given me I hope that it comes back to you in folds. May someone's music fill your heart and soul as your music has filled my heart and soul.


Through your presence you continue to inspire. Your positive look on life and music continues to shine through all the years. You inspire the music in me and for that I THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart. You truly are one of music's greatest gifts and a gift I treasure and cherish. On January 22, 1949 a musical gift was born but more important on that day a beautiful mother and father were given the greatest gift......a beautiful son.

~Louise Long & Pat Brightly

Every year for the past few years, I’ve done a portrait of Mr. Perry on the day of his birthday. Whew! I barely made it this year! Life does get in the way sometimes, doesn’t it? Probably one who knows this most, is Steve Perry. But...I don’t think that life necessarily got in his way. I think life came back to him all those years ago when he so desperately needed it to. And so, we, his fans, waited...and we waited...and we waited...


We never gave up. Our belief in him and his God given talent and destiny, carried us through all of these years, didn’t it?  What an amazing journey it has taken most of us on. We’ve grown to reach out to so many just like us out there and wait together.   I cannot imagine my life without his voice in it.  That voice.... it’s changed a bit hasn’t it? With age and time, it’s changed. Just like all of us...changed with age and time. It’s a good thing! A really good thing....a really....really.....really good thing! I want to thank him for keeping his promise and for sharing it with us. It’s like we ALL have celebrated a birthday!!  Happy Birthday, Steve.... I hope you are enjoying this new time in your life by HAVING the time of your life!

Many continued blessings!    ~Nancy Peveler Strickland




You can enter to win a Traces Album and an 11 x 14 Canvas Photo of Steve Perry (See photo below). To enter our contest just go to our Contact page and fill out the form. Winner will be announced on January 22. Good luck to everyone.

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Good Morning America




Steve at Fenway Park

Steve at Fenway Park


Steve Perry and Mr. Shovel

Steve and Mr. Shovel

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Steve Perry and Steve Jones

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Steve Perry and Joe Walsh

Steve Perry and Joe Walsh

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September 20, 2018

#StevePerry 9/20/18

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Steve at Abbey Road Studios 9/14/18

Steve at Abby Studios - 9/14/18

Steve at Abby Studios - 9/14/18

Steve at London Airport 9/13/18

Steve at the London Airport 9/13/18


Watch Steve's new single No More Cryin'

Steve's New Album Art Cover (Click picture to go to}

Steve Perry Traces Album Cover Art

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Steve Perry Music

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 Steve Perry Music

Listen to "No Erasin'" and Pre-order the album on 

Release date Oct. 5, 2018

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Steve has finally opened his official website. Follow the links to pages.






Steve did an Interview with Tom Barnard today 08/15/18. CLICK HERE to listen to the interview

(Photos from the Interview)


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102.9 - The John DeBella Show

The Tom Barnard Show

Cleveland's Star 102 - The Jen and Tim Show

98.5 KFOX

WDHA 105.5 - Terrie Carr's Show

98.7 KLUV - Jody Dean and the Morning Team

MAGIC 106.7 - Steve Perry Interview with Morning Magic

Alice @ 97.3 - Interview: Steve Perry on Sarah and Vinnie

96.5 KOIT - New Music

92 KQRS - Interview with Steve Perry

The Current - Interview with Steve Perry

Ultimate Classic Rock

WCBSFM 101.1 - Scott Shannon in the Morning - Interview with Steve Perry

Drawing by Nancy
Drawing by Nancy

Steve Perry Interview on October 7, 2018 on CBS Sunday Morning Show!

Upcoming Steve Perry Interview

Steve Perry with Tracy Smith and the CBS Sunday Morning crew - July 19, 2018

Steve Perry and the CBS Sunday Morning crew

Steve Perry and the CBS Sunday Morning crew

Steve Perry and Joanna Lewis, 7-19-18

Steve Perry and Joanna Lewis, 7-19-18

Steve Perry and Joanna Lewis, 7-19-18


Zach Rodriguez is listening to Steve Perry (Journey) with Dan Humason at Fox Hanford - Hanford, CA

I met Rock & Roll Hall of Famer Steve Perry at the Hanford Fox today! ?
Very nice, humble and funny guy.

A well known television production company conducted an interview with the ex-JOURNEY frontman in downtown Hanford with locations at the theatre, Superior Dairy and the Hanford Civic Auditorium.
Keep an eye out for a touching tv special about Steve Perry and his NEW upcoming studio album later this year! ?

#hanford #foxhanford #steveperry #dontstopbelieving #faithfully

Steve with Dan Humason at the Hanford Fox Theatre

Steve Perry Makes a Journey Back to Hanford

Steve Perry Interview

For the Love of Strange Medicine – July 19, 2018 – 24th Anniversary

For the Love of Strange Medicine is the second studio album by Steve Perry, released on July 19, 1994 through Columbia Records. After a lengthy 8-year hiatus following the breakup of Journey, Perry returned to the spotlight with this album. The first single “You Better Wait” received radio airplay and reached the top 10 on the Billboard Mainstream Rock Chart, but only peaked at #29 on the Hot 100 in the U.S. The album was followed by a tour in 1994-1995. For the Love of Strange Medicine was certified as gold by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) for shipments of 500,000 units in the United States, as of September 1994.

The song "Young Hearts Forever" was written by Perry as a tribute to his late friend, Thin Lizzy frontman Phil Lynott, who died in 1986.



Journey released their ninth studio album Raised on Radio in 1986, which was Steve Perry' sixth album as lead singer. The band subsequently went on a hiatus in 1987. After the split Perry "didn't feel the passion" for writing and recording music, but eventually began writing songs for the album with musicians Lincoln Brewster, Paul Taylor, and Moyes Lucas.


Notes (2006 re-release)

   "If You Need Me, Call Me" is a 1994 re-recording of a song of Perry's pre-Journey band, Alien Project.

·        "One More Time" is an unreleased out take from 1994.

·        "Can't Stop" and "Friends of Mine" are previously unreleased tracks from the 1988 unfinished Against the Wall album.

For the Love of Steve Perry

Escape Album – 37 years old today; July 17, 2018

Escape (stylized as E5C4P3 on the album cover) is the seventh studio album by American rock band Journey, released in 1981. It topped the American Billboard 200 chart and features four hit Billboard Hot 100 singles – "Don't Stop Believin'" (#9), "Who's Crying Now" (#4), "Still They Ride" (#19) and "Open Arms" (#2) – plus rock radio staple "Stone in Love." It was certified 9x platinum by the RIAA and sold over twelve million copies worldwide, making it the band's most successful studio album and second most successful album overall behind Greatest Hits.

Background and writing

Escape was the band's first album with keyboardist Jonathan Cain who replaced founding keyboardist Gregg Rolie after he left the band at the end of 1980. The album was co-produced by former Lynyrd Skynyrd sound technician Kevin Elson and one-time Queen engineer Mike Stone, who also engineered the album.

Reception and legacy

Mike DeGagne of All Music retrospectively awarded Escape four-and-a-half stars out of five, writing, "The songs are timeless, and as a whole, they have a way of rekindling the innocence of youthful romance and the rebelliousness of growing up, built from heartfelt songwriting and sturdy musicianship." Colin Larkin awarded the album four out of five stars in the 2002 edition of the Virgin Encyclopedia of Popular Music. Contemporary Rolling Stone reviews were less favorable. The first review of 1981 by Deborah Frost marked Journey as heavy metal posers and the music in the album as easily playable by any session musician. In the 2004 edition of their album guide, Rolling Stone awarded the album two-and-a-half stars out of five, which was nonetheless an improvement from Dave Marsh's one star rating in the 1983 edition of the publication. In 1988, Kerrang! readers voted Escape the greatest AOR album of all time. The following year, the magazine ranked Escape #32 in "The 100 Greatest Heavy Metal Albums of All Time". A 2000 Virgin poll saw the album voted the 24th greatest heavy metal/alternative rock album of all time. In 2001, Classic Rock ranked the album #22 in "The 100 Greatest Rock Albums of All Time". In 2006, the same publication recognized the importance of the album's contribution to popular music in the 1980s by including it in their "The 200 Greatest Albums of the 80s" as one of the twenty greatest albums of 1981. Q magazine ranked Escape 15th in its "Records it's OK to Love" in 2006.

An Atari 2600 game based on the album, Journey Escape, was released in 1982


Photos By Robert Garren

Robert Garren

More photos by Robert Garren

Thank you Robert!


May 20, 2018

Steve surprised Gabby Barrett on American Idol after she sang Don't Stop Believin'

Steve, Gabby Barrett and Ryan Seacrest


Katie Perry, Lionel Richie, Steve Perry, Luke Bryant and Gabby Barrett

Steve in the audience of American Idol

Steve and Lionel Richie Backstage of American Idol

Backstage on American Idol

March 18, 2018

Sebastian Bach and Steve Perry

Steve Jones and Steve Perry

Vincent Gallo, Slim Jim Phantom, Pauly Shore, Steve Perry and Steve Jones

Drawing by Nancy Peveler Strickland

January 24, 2018

You never know who’s looking at Belfast Based Rock Band Bad Reputation’s Facebook page. (@badreputationbelfast) Steve Perry of Journey seems to be enjoying our version of his song “Dont Stop Believing”. Truly humbling ? we love Steve and Journey!

This is genuine and shot in LA on Wed Jan 24th 2018

(Click link below to view video)


Happy Birthday Steve Perry

Steve I wish you love. May your birthday be as special as you have always been to us.....your fans. For all the joy and happiness you have given me I hope that it comes back to you in folds. May someone's music fill your heart and soul as your music has filled my heart and soul. Through your presence you continue to inspire. Your positive look on life and music continues to shine through all the years. You inspire the music in me and for that I THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart. You truly are one of music's greatest gifts and a gift I treasure and cherish. On January 22, 1949 a musical gift was born but more important on that day a beautiful mother and father were given the greatest gift......a beautiful son.

~Louise Long and Pat Brightly

Well, it’s that time of year again....we all gather together to wish Steve Perry the happiest of birthdays.
It’s been a while since I’ve drawn him (and this one was done by special request...thanks for the suggestion!) due to my life getting in the way, but there is never a day that goes by without my thinking of him and hoping he is well.  I want to wish him continued happiness and health today as I sit, listening to my favorite original vinyl versions of Evolution and Departure.  I listen through just slightly scratching annoyances, to his amazing vocal range coupled with the (as he himself put it) “the magic of Neal Schon’s guitar”, and I am transported back in time when music was everything to me... and I thank him... for bringing us the best of what he that our days could be a bit brighter, a bit more exciting (just listen to that voice... you know what I mean), a bit more confirming as to why he was placed here on this day. Happy Birthday, Steve... many continued blessings to you now and forever!

~Nancy Peveler Strickland


photo is copyright and property of Nancy Peveler Strickland 2018 and cannot be used or shared without her expressed permission. 

It will soon be Steve Perry's birthday (Jan. 22).  Want to wish Steve Perry a Happy Birthday?  We have set up a place for you, his fans to do so.  Just click on the link below.  *dislcaimer:  For the Love of Steve Perry has no affliation with Steve Perry or his management.  We do know if Steve Perry will see or read the birthday messages posted.  We are just giving the fans a place to wish Steve Perry Happy Birthday!


November 29, 2017  Steve Perry and Mark Rojas.  **Photo Credit - Mark Rojas

November 28, 2017 Chevy unveiled their 2019 ZR1 Corvette coupe and convertible in Los Angeles and

Steve Perry was on hand for the event.




We here at For the Love of Steve Perry would like to send our deepest condolences and prayers to the family of June Foray. June was the voice of “The Bullwinkle Show’s” Rocky the Flying Squirrel and his nemesis Natasha Fatale of Boris and Natasha fame and she was the voice behind Looney Tunes’ Witch Hazel, Nell from “Dudley Do-Right,” Granny in the “Tweety and Sylvester” cartoons and Cindy Lou Who in Chuck Jones’ “How the Grinch Stole Christmas,” among many others. June Foray passed away July 27  at the age of 99.

In 2013 on Steve Perry's 64th birthday he met June and said: "the best gift he received was meeting June Foray. She’s a cartoon voice over legend –- I love all of her work! She was and is the voice of Rocky the flying squirrel and many other female voices on The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show, and she also did many voices for Disney, Hanna-Barbera and Warner Brothers cartoons, too! When I was a kid, she was my hero. Her characters were gentle and loving voices –- voices I so needed in my childhood. It’s safe to say that her work got me through many tough times as a kid.”

June Foray was apart of all of our lives and she will be greatly missed.

Steve Perry and Fans May 27, 2017 at the Orange County Open Market

Congratulations to Journey on their Induction into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame


Photo Credits: &

Courtesy of Fan Asylum

Steve Perry's (formerly of Journey) 1986 American Motors Jeep CJ7 Laredo is up for sale. It has been stored

in his private car collection warehouse since he first bought it brand new. A Journey's Greatest Hits double

disc vinyl album will be personalized by Steve himself to the new owner of this vehicle. All proceeds will go

to charity.

For more information click on the photo below.

Drawing by Nancy Strictland

Drawing by Nancy Strictland

Fan Asylum
Congratulations to Journey on being 2017 Inductee in the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame!
2017 Rock & Roll Inductees
Is it true you are working with and/or producing acts in Nashville TN?
SP: No, that's just a rumor.
Congratulations on the Hollywood Walk of Fame Star! I'm glad you went to the ceremony. Your singing is the only reason I started listening to Journey. Do you have any upcoming projects?
SP: The only thing I've worked on lately is a David Pack solo CD. David and I wrote a song called, "A Brand New Start" where I sang backgrounds with David, and Timothy Schmidt from the Eagles. I also sang some answer lead vocals in the "title turn around" and in "the bridge." I think his CD is slated for release around May of this year. I'm finally out of all my old contracts which I signed in 1978 and I'm diggin' not being signed to anything or anybody. Freedom is a good thing but lately I am getting a little sprung to do something. I'm just not sure what!
Would you ever consider doing a Christmas album? Every year as I listen to Christmas music, I'm thinking how wonderful it would be to hear them sung by you.
SP: I think about that every Christmas, too. Have not done that as of yet.
For the past 23 years, your music has been a companion to me. It has been a source of encouragement and inspiration and very often expressed my heart or spirit during tough or jubilant times. I want to thank you for the music and the giving of yourself to us (the fans) and to the business.
SP: Thank you for all your years of loving the music!!
Do you have any plans to release any concert footage on DVD from your Strange Medicine tour?
SP: There really isn't any. I wanted it to be a fun, no pressure thing. Filming can put expectations on the shows that can take away from my real reason for doing it.
Do you have any future plans to be involved again in the film industry in any capacity - as writer, performer or producer?
SP: I really loved my involvement with the film Monster. Working with Patty Jenkins and Charlize Theron on the dubbing of "Don't Stop Believin'" was a real thrill. Patty was very focused on her film being as soulful as possible. Charlize won an Oscar for best actress. Patty's focus rocks! If something else comes up, who knows.
Do you have a favorite beach in San Diego ?
SP : If I tell you where my favorite beach is you'll know where I live. Sorry I can't tell ya. BUT- I will say, I love those horse races.
What music do you enjoy listening to? I heard you were a fan of Outkast and was wondering if that is true.
SP: Yes, last year when I first heard Outkast I knew that this was going to go all the way. I now like to listen to Keane, Diana Krall, The Postal Service, Florida Inc. and some re-mixers like Thunder Puss 2000 and some new downloadable groups.
Have you ever considered teaching? Whenever I speak to children involved in music programs in school, one of the names that always comes up is yours.
SP: Thanks for telling me that. If I could help kids reach and find something in themselves that they never thought they had, that would be a very cool thing. Who knows, right?
Would you ever consider releasing the Against The Wall tracks collectively?
SP: Sony is a strange machine. In England, the record labels always re-evaluate their past and do re-release singles from older CD's. Here? Never.
I read today on-line that the actor/singer Patrick Wilson (Phantom of the Opera) regards you as a favorite singer. What great taste and a wonderful compliment, as he also has a beautiful voice. I have always loved music and great voices and in my opinion you have one of the best rock & roll voices of all time. My only regret is that after all my years in So. Calif (born and 40 years living there) I never saw you live in concert. I was married by the late 70s and just wasn't doing the concert thing as much. Now I live outside the D.C. area and of course could not make the Walk of Fame event. Congratulations to you and the band.
SP: I owe Patrick Wilson money for saying such nice things. Sorry you couldn't be at the WOF event..........Thanks for your kind words, too.
Have you ever thought of writing your autobiography?
SP: No, not really but I have been approached.
My question, silly as it may be, is do you sing in your car? Around the house? In the shower?
SP: ALL of the above. Especially in my car. Doesn't everybody?
Do you have any pets?
SP: I've had many pets through my life. When I was a young boy I had a Cocker named "Lady" then through the years I've had 3 Beagles. "Peggy," "Donna," and "Lenda," and later 3 cat's named "Tashka" and "Tonja" and then later again "Kitty." I do love all pets but right now, I have none.
Do you have a favorite painter?
SP: I'm a lover of all the arts and I love going to galleries, but I'm not that knowledgeable about the artists themselves.
You are truly missed by the fans! One can only hope you get the "bug" again to write & record again! My question, besides the many obvious questions would be, do you think any previous wounds were healed at all for you or the others being together again in Hollywood on Friday Jan.21?
SP: I don't know about our wounds being healed. When bands break up, it's a real personal relationship break. Everyone knows how rough that can be. I was very glad I decided to go though, because for one day, for 90 minutes, we were all together again being recognized for our playing, our music and our moment in time when "we were good together"! The fans energy was something I had not felt in a long time. I get high just thinking about it!
The DVD for Houston was postponed, any chance of that or one of just you being produced this year?
SP: Last year's Houston DVD project was postponed because the new Journey and myself both agreed that Sony's proposal wasn't appropriate at that time.
Do you watch American Idol? Has Randy ever asked you to be a guest host?
SP: No, I don't watch it, and he hasn't asked me to be a host, but he left me a message after the WOF Hollywood Star thing. Thanks for bringing him up cause I owe him a call.
Have you ever considered remastering/ releasing the Alien Project demo? Hearing your pre-Journey work would be such a welcome treat!!
SP: Might be a good idea. Thanks.
What do you think about all the websites devoted to you in cyberspace? Do you have any plans to launch your own website?
SP: I own but I've yet to fly it. For now Fan Asylum has been so gracious in letting me use their site for my official statements. If you ever talk to me in a chat room or hear anything on any other sites just know this, I DO NOT go in chat rooms so it's not me, and for now, Fan Asylum has the only REAL Steve Perry statements to believe in!!!!!!!!
I have always wondered about the eighth note necklace you've always worn. If the story behind it is too personal, I understand but I would really love to know what it is.
SP: First of all, thanks for respecting my privacy regarding my gold eighth note and chain. I'll tell ya - When I was 12 years old my Mom bought it for me because she believed in me and my music. She told me to wear it for good luck. Now that she's gone, it's even more precious to me so I only wear it on special occasions. Oh and yes - I did wear it during the WOF event.
I recently attended the Sam Cooke reunion this January and much of the discussions about Sam's voice turn into discussions about yours. Many of his family members and Sam's fans really believe that you and only you have the voice of power and influence as the man who invented soul once had. Do you have any plans to share new music with your many fans?
SP: After such a beautiful statement as yours, I feel that I should be doing something. Thanks.
Do you have children? Getty images incorrectly reported that Patty Jenkins is your daughter.
SP: Children? I'd have no personal life if I talk about my personal life. Patty Jenkins?.... is not my daughter. She's my sister. No...just kidding ...she's my attorney.....NO, NO just kidding again..........she's my midnight rendezvous...YUM!!.....No - she's a good friend that is very talented and, yes...... thanks for pointing it out........... she is much younger than I.
What is your favorite color? Are you married?
SP: This is my favorite question so far!! Cobalt blue is my fave color and NO I'm not married!!
So many of us have hopes and dreams that we never see realized. Was there one definitive moment when you realized that you had finally Made It, that Dream was fulfilled, and if so, can you tell us what that was like for you?
SP: There were many moments on stage that told me the dream wasn't just fulfilled, but was really happening night after night, on that stage in front of all of you. Mom told me when I was 4 years old to think of what it would feel like to live my dream. I saw cobalt colored lights mixed with red and a bright spotlight shining at me from across a large room. And then....There I was years later, really doing what I dreamed of doing. Total magic?. it was total magic!!
I'm fifteen and wanted to tell you how much I love and appreciate your music. I wanted to ask if there is any live/concert footage from the Infinity-Captured days, and if so, is there a possibility of it being released.
SP: You're 15 and you love the music? That's so very cool. Thanks for loving it.
We should know more about live footage in a DVD very soon. {love your parents}................bye..........SP
Congratulations on your star at the "Walk of Fame.? I think it was the happiest and most important day for you but also for every Journey and Steve Perry fan to see you there healthy and sooooo happy during the celebration there. What a joy it was to see you among the true fans. So many hearts went out to you full of thankfulness and respect for you and your work. With your exceptional voice you have given your fans from all over the world the "sound of their lives" forever. Thank you very much!!! ... a fan from Germany.
SP: Thank you so very much. ps - I love Oktoberfest!!
You have traveled all over the world and I would like to know if you have a favorite place (outside of the U.S.)?
SP: I always had a great time touring in Japan and Europe.
Have you ever thought of creating a purely blues based CD? (I'm speaking of the really old time Blues). Your voice would be magic in that type of genre.
SP: Sam Cooke, Robert Plant, Marvin Gaye, Janis Joplin, Diana Washington, Kitty Lester and so many great singers I love, were all about the blues. I love it.
Do you have any desire to do some small venues again? Your concert in San Francisco on the Strange Medicine tour was a blast!
SP: Thanks......the Warfield Theater was a lot of fun. I do like smaller venues because it's so intimate. My solo band was a great group of players and good guys. We had fun on that tour.
Thank you so much for attending the WOF ceremony on Jan 21st. You look good, Steve. Very healthy.... and as attractive as ever! I was in tears as I saw you embrace Neal then Ross. Now that you have felt the energy of the fans, do you feel you might make more public appearances...and hopefully perform somewhere? If not for yourself, how about for a charity.
SP: Regarding charity shows.....I do my own personal charity work by donation. I'd rather do it that way.
Steve Augeri has stated several times that you were his inspiration. In fact, he dedicated Journey's EP Red13 to you. What are your thoughts on Steve Augeri? Have you two spoken? And lastly, have you seen him perform with Journey lately and what were your thoughts about the band's performance?
SP: I only met him once and that was at the Hollywood WOF presentation. I've never seen the New Journey perform. With all due respect, my memories of Journey and its music are locked in our time together. I think I'll stay with that.
Is there a certain song from years past that when you hear it today you feel that same feeling as when you first heard it? If yes, what song was it?
SP: Nice question. There are many tunes that come to mind, that I hear the same way I did the first time I heard them. That's the timeless quality of music. If you love it, it's yours. To pick one at this moment,.....I'd have to say "All Along The Watch Tower" by Jimi Hendrix.
From all your years touring with Journey, did you happen to save any special personal items? Your white tux? T-shirt collection? Other items?
SP: Yes - I have all my tux tailed coats, some old t-shirts....but NO black spandex pants. I had to let them go.
I just want to tell you that your voice and your music have been very special to me in my life. My sisters and I saw you and the band lots of times in the 80's here in the Bay Area at the Oakland Coliseum and SF. Every time I went to one of your concerts it was like a magical feeling and I would be on a natural high for days after. I still listen to your CD's and would love to see and hear you perform again.
SP: Thanks and I, too, loved playing Oakland Coliseum and all the Days On The Green. It was fun for me. Thanks again.
What is your most cherished memory of all the years you spent in Journey?
SP: When {manager} Herbie Herbert called my phone machine and asked me to fly out to Denver, Col. to meet and hang with the band. Later that night, Neal and I wrote "Patiently."
Just wanted to know, as I'm sure alot of us do.....are you happy these days, do you have a significant other, is there marriage in your future???
SP: I am presently single. I have no marriage plans and right now I'm pretty happy just living the life I've been given.
I say the song "Melody" isn't about a girl but is about the music that lives inside of you (you being You, Steve). My friends say it is about a girl. What do you say?
SP: It's really about my relationship with musical melody. I've always been in love with a beautiful "Melody." Of course it could be a girl's name but the original idea for the song was about the "melody of music."
What do you miss the most and the least about touring?
SP: I miss performing for the fans, but the daily traveling and hotel living I do not miss.
I am 43 and have listened to Journey music for 25 years. This music holds a very special place in my heart as this music was played during the best times of my life and during the most precious memories from my life! During my 20's and 30's and when everyone in my family was healthy and happy! Sometimes I just close my eyes and meditate and think back to those times just to reminisce and I hear your voice in the background singing "Faithfully" or "Open Arms!" What a wonderful day January 21, 2005 was! It was so wonderful for you to be in Hollywood at the JOURNEY STAR!
SP: Sometimes I, too meditate on what it was like standing on stage in front of 70,000 fans. It's impossible to get that same hit sitting in my house.  I'm glad I went to the star event, too. Thanks for your years of love and  support.
Beside all great Journey songs and your solo material there is a song that I also enjoy very much. It is " White Fool" by Clannad. My question is: How it came to the co-operation between you and the Irish group? (I really like it that you sing in Gaelic).
SP: I knew their producer and he asked me to come down to the studio and meet the group. While I was there, I got an idea and the next thing I knew, I was recording.
Where did you get the idea to wear tuxedo tails on stage? They always looked so nice on you and it really became your trademark--so I was just curious what gave you the inspiration to start wearing them.
SP: I was watching an old black and white film years ago and saw Fred Astaire wearing black tails. I thought they'd look so cool with jeans and a t-shirt. SO- I had some custom ones made that you can't buy. My tux tails are much longer and the colors of the lining are bright and fun. Something happens to me when I wear them. I can't explain it but, it feels GOOD!!!
When you go places, do you like being noticed and knowing that so many people love you?
SP: Yes - I do get stopped from time to time. The fans are always great. It's a beautiful thing to have been in the music biz.
Were you born with that voice, Steve, or did you develop it over time? I've never heard a voice so captivating.
SP: It's an evolving thing. My voice can be my best friend and then, there are times, when it's a pain in the butt. Just like all things.
I would like to know if you have any regrets about your music career? I never realized what a singer has to give up in order to perform. You really have to love music to be able to deal with all the stuff that comes with being famous.
SP: Well.......... you have no idea what happens to your life on the way to finding your dream. All in all though, I wouldn't trade one moment for anything!! What a great ride it's been!!
Is there any hope of ever hearing the songs you wrote with Nuno Bettencourt on the Internet or otherwise? I've been waiting 14 years to hear them ever since reading about them in guitar magazine so long ago. I hear the song "Always" is a buried treasure. Please un-earth this jewel and share the goods!
SP: I've thought about. Nuno is not only an incredible player, he's a great friend. "Always" is a beautiful song.
Congrats on the Walk of Fame Star! It was overdue and well deserved! I'm so glad you attended on the 21st despite some of the negative stuff surrounding the break-up. Happy Belated Birthday! I'm so glad you were able to go back and check out the star on your birthday. I'm sure it was a special moment for you to be able to share it with your departed family. I'll bet your mother and grandfather are very proud of you and all that you have accomplished. I'll bet there was a loving warmth from them all around you (more than usual).
SP: Thanks.....On my birthday I watched people walk by and stop and take pix. I feel that, through my eyes, ALL my relatives were watching, too!
I read in one of your many interviews that you visited the Azores Islands when you were a kid. And I wonder if you ever visited any other place in Portugal?
SP: I've driven up the north coast of Portugal. After the 1986 Raised on Radio tour, I really relaxed for the very first time and fell asleep on a beautiful beach. I don't remember how long I was out...Portugal is nice.
Will you please let your hair grow? You look beautiful!
SP: This was a very popular question. I go back and forth with the hair thing. Sometimes I love it really butch short and then...........I just get tired of haircuts.
Does your appearance at the Hollywood WOF ceremony have anything to do with what may come in the future? You've got the rumor mill stirring.
SP: This question was also asked many times. Well the rumor is that, since I showed up for the Hollywood Star event, I may be getting back together with Journey. Let me make this as clear as possible. There's NO truth to this rumor!!! It's only a rumor!!!
What is the promise that continues?
SP: I made a promise to my Mom. And yes...."The promise continues!!"
Have you found happiness, peace, and fulfillment for yourself? After all that you have given to me, whether you know it or not, I wish that for you more than anything else.
SP: Your words are so very kind. Thank you and yes, for the most part, I'm loving my life.
I arrived early, very early, Friday morning for the ceremony for the Star on the Walk of Fame. All my heart wanted so badly was to see you there. I'm so happy you came; I know you did it for us. You were the only person that day that turned the podium mike around and addressed the fans. Everyone else talked to the media...not to the fans. You are a true, true gentleman.
SP: I didn't go for the media. I'm in this career because of all of you!! I'm very glad I went. Thanks.
Did you keep a journal on the road?
SP: No I didn't. That could be dangerous! I plead the 5th Amendment.
I was wondering if you could share some of your songwriting experiences. Do you usually have lyrics or melody or rhythm first? Do you prefer to write with a partner?
SP: All of they above works. Sometimes it's me in my car singing into a mini cassette player. The "When You Love A Woman" chorus was written that way as was the "Who's Cryin' Now" chorus.
What was the most demanding song, vocally, that you've sung in concert?
SP: "Mother Father," but I loved it, so I didn't care!
Do you like to dance? Do you go out dancing?
SP: Today's moves are much more than I'm capable of. I don't dance in public but in my house? ....ALWAYS!!
We all know you love Sam Cooke as a vocalist but I want to know if there are any present day female vocalists that just blow you away?
SP: I love Sarah McLachlan's voice and her writing very much. She's really something special. I also love Diana Krall, Joni Mitchell and many old R&B girls like Diana Washington, Aretha Franklin, and others.
What was your favorite meal that your mom made for you when you were growing up?
SP: On my birthday she would make me a banana spice cake with real whipped cream frosting and bananas sliced inside!! YUMMM!! YUMMM!!
What are your favorite foods and are you still a vegetarian?
SP: I was but I fell off and now I eat chicken and fish. Once in awhile, a little pig. Bacon that is. Now that I see this in print, I guess I'm not a veg.
Was ''When I Think Of You'' for your mom? This song is my favorite of all of your many epic ballads.
SP: Yes - it's about a dream I had. It was Christmas and the band was back together for the Trial by Fire CD to come. During the holiday I got a wave of depression over not having Mom around. It lasted for weeks. One day I was so depressed I took an afternoon nap. I had this dream that Mom was working in this really cool gift shop with cobalt colored crystal and when I walked into the shop, Mom was standing in the distance with her back to me. She slowly turned around and smiled at me. In my dream I started to cry because she looked so good, not as I last remembered her. Then I saw her fearless comforting eyes and I could feel she was happy. That made me cry even more and then I woke up.
I called a friend of mine and said, I feel better now. He asked me what happened? I told him, "I hope you don't think I'm losing it but, I saw Mom today and she's doing great, Mom's got a gift shop, and she was so happy to see me." I explained the dream to him. Somewhere in my heart, I still feel Mom has a gift shop and she's doing great! After that, all I have to do is think of her and she's right here.
There will never be another like you; no matter how hard they try, you are irreplaceable. You have touched millions, I being one of many since your Journey days up until your last solo album, and I'm only 28! So thank you so much for gracing the world with your voice. You can't imagine the lives and people you have touched. It reaches beyond words.
SP: I'll take your words