Reclusive ex-Journey vocalist Steve Perry hasn’t sung in public for almost two decades (unless mouthing the words to “Don’t Stop Believin’” at a baseball game counts) but he came out of hiding last night at an Eels concert in St. Paul, Minnesota. He joined the band during their second encore to sing the Eels’ “It’s A Motherfucker” and Journey’s “Open Arms” and “Lovin’, Touchin’, Squeezin’.” The 65-year-old still has a great voice, so it’s a shame that he’ll probably never get back together with Journey again. I can’t imagine there’s much goodwill left between them after the band replaced Perry, most recently with Filipino singer Arnel Pineda who they found on Youtube back in 2007 and have released two albums with so far. Oh well. Watch Perry’s performance below.
[Photo by Tom Campbell/Fitzgerald Theater.]