Neal Schon might be one of rock’s biggest optimists, because he hasn’t ruled out Steve Perry joining Journey onstage again in the future.
In a new interview with Entertainment Tonight, Schon was asked whether Perry or keyboardist Gregg Rolie could return for some performances to celebrate the band’s 50th anniversary next year. He responded, “You know, I think that those two guys were a big part of the band and I think if [it] permits – the city permits – the fans would overall love it.”
Of course, as hopeful as Schon is, fans are likely hopeful, too. Earlier this month, Schon revealed the and Perry have reconnected telling Vulture, “We’re talking and getting to know each other again — though not trying to get together musically again, but he’s learning who I am now, through a portion of our business that I’m kind of controlling now. I’m talking about a Journey trademark that I’ve obtained, as we’ve never owned our own trademark. All these years, many people lied to us. My wife and I finally got to the bottom of it after investigating for years. We were fought hard by everybody, but we managed to obtain the trademark. So we’re talking about that and figuring out the future of that, but we’re talking.”