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The Mystery of Journey Singer Steve Perry-Where Is He?

Updated: Jan 21

Behind These Eyes-The Mystery Behind The Sudden Disappearance of Journey's Iconic Singer


It all began in 1996 with a hip injury. And another very important reason.


The latest podcast episode serves as a vessel, navigating through the tumultuous yet captivating waters of rock history, focusing on the monumental band Journey and its enigmatic former lead singer, Steve Perry. The journey with Journey's music is a personal one for many, and for our host, it is no different. Their 1980 album became a cornerstone of his college years, a beacon through the haze of a turbulent time.


The episode opens with a poignant reflection on how music can anchor us during the ebbs and flows of life. The voice of Steve Perry, with its raw power and emotional resonance, left an indelible mark on the hearts of listeners, becoming synonymous with the era it encapsulated. This sentiment transitions seamlessly into an interview with Greg Rolie, a man whose fingers have danced over the keys for bands like Santana and Journey, and whose recollections provide a backstage pass to some of rock's most pivotal moments.



Rolie's vivid tales take us back to Woodstock '69, a cultural touchstone that defined a generation. His account is not just a recollection of a musical phenomenon but a narrative that underscores the seismic shifts in the industry and the personal clashes that often accompany creative growth. As Rolie details his departure from Santana and the internal strife within bands like Styx, we are reminded of the delicate balance between art and the artist's journey.


Steve Perry in 2014

The episode takes an intriguing turn when it shifts its focus to the mysterious Steve Perry post-Journey. From his unexpected appearances at baseball games to his reclusive lifestyle and sporadic musical releases, the chapter on Perry paints the portrait of a man who has slipped through the cracks of the public eye. The podcast delves into the tantalizing scraps of information available, painting a picture of a man who has managed to maintain a remarkable level of privacy in an era dominated by digital exposure.

This exploration into Perry's life after the limelight raises questions about the nature of fame and the personal cost of public life. The podcast doesn't just recount facts but ponders the enigma of Perry, inviting listeners to contemplate the choices one makes when faced with the overwhelming glare of stardom.

With Ringo Starr & His All-Starr Band in June 2014
Santana and Journey Hammond player Greg Rolie

The discussion is enriched by transcript excerpts from key chapters, providing listeners with a sense of immediacy and intimacy. Through these transcripts, we hear directly from Rolie about his experiences, his take on the changes within Journey, and the integration of Steve Perry into the band. These moments are not just recollections but emotional landscapes that map the journey of a band that has etched its name into the annals of rock history.

In conclusion, the episode is a layered composition, much like the music it celebrates. It offers an introspective look at the legacies left behind by artists like Perry and Rolie, and the indelible marks they've made on the fabric of music history. The narrative is woven with the threads of nostalgia, mystery, and admiration, culminating in a tapestry that illustrates the complexities of the music industry and the human experiences within it. For fans of Journey, Santana, and rock history, this episode is an evocative and essential listen.



As Rolie details his departure from Santana and the internal strife within bands like Styx, we are reminded of the delicate balance between art and the artist's journey.


For fans of Journey, Santana, and rock history, this episode is an evocative and essential listen.

Rock radio veteran of 32 years who lived it. And made it through. Just barely.




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