Steve Perry Is Basically In Eels Now; Watch Them Do Journey’s “Lights” In L.A.
When we talked to E about Steve Perry’s surprise performance with Eels in St. Paul, he said he wasn’t sure if it would ever happen again: “That’s all up to him, you know? You can’t really tell Steve Perry what to do. You just go along for the ride, you know?” Sure enough, Perry did join Eels on stage a second time in D.C., running through the same three songs (Eels’ “It’s A Motherfucker” plus Journey’s “Open Arms” and “Lovin’, Touchin’, Squeezin'”) plus a cover of Sam Cooke’s “Only Sixteen.” Last night in L.A. at the Orpheum Theatre, Perry joined Eels once again, this time belting out Journey’s “Lights” in addition to “It’s A Motherfucker” and “Open Arms.” Seems like the next step is just adding Perry as an official band member. They can bring him out at the end of every show; it could be their new thing. Anyhow, watch all three performances from the Orpheum below, and be sure to check out Perry’s emotional monologue before “It’s A Motherfucker.”