Journey's record label Frontiers Records issued a statement through its parent company MediaRock.com throwing water on Steve Perry's statements about possibly reuniting with the Neal Schon and the band.
Vintage Vinyl News posted the statement in full, which reads:
"Stories printed earlier today around the world commenting on Steve Perry talking to Neal Schon/Journey once again are totally inaccurate. I can 100% confirm there has been no business/reunion communication between the camps and while everyone is on good terms, with no issues, there are no plans for any kind of reunion or attempts to work together in the foreseeable future.
As Journey management stated to me today: "No reunion plans. . . all is well in the Journey camp. . . big tour in the US this summer - Journey/Steve Miller and Tower of Power."
I can add that Steve's recently quoted responses to media about his situation: 'I haven't worked with Neal. We're trying. It's tough. I'm doing my best in that area and I can only do so much,' is basically a polite answer to the question he is always going to be asked. And watching him say it on video gives it better context than the quote in text."
A couple of media outlets have seized on the week old comments suddenly, giving them new life. But don't get too excited folks. My source states that any hype is just 'hot air. . .'"
We asked Journey keyboardist Jonathan Cain if the band ever thought of simply asking Steve Perry to rejoin them, rather than always searching for the perfect sound-alike vocalist: "No, because he really sealed the deal back in '98 and said, 'Don't expect anything from me, y'know, we're done. You and I are done.' So I know that he keeps his word and I would not make that call because I know that he's quite happy with the life he has. And it's pretty rigorous out here. What we do is very rigorous, and he doesn't need it. Why does he need it, y'know? His legacy is already there."
Journey kicks off its 39-date spring and summer tour with the Steve Miller Band and Tower of Power on May 15th at Chula Vista, California's Sleep Train Amphitheater.
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