Photo of the Week: Journey’s Steve Perry Rock Shock Performance

The mullet may be gone, but the voice rocks on. Former Journey vocalist Steve Perry rocks out with The Eels.
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Classic rockers Journey circa 1980. From left (back): Steve Smith, Gregg Rolie, Ross Valory, (front): Neal Schon, Steve Perry (Photo: GAB Archive/Redferns)

A rock recluse stepped back into the spotlight last weekend when the turbo arena vocalist Steve Perry joined indie rockers The Eels on stage for three songs during a show in St. Paul, Minnesota. The 65-year-old singer hadn’t sung publicly in nearly two decades. 

While his former band Journey has had a bit a of pop culture revival with their hit “Don’t Stop Believing" popping up on TV series like The Sopranos and Glee, Perry has stayed out of the spotlight. During his lengthy hiatus from epic rock stardom, he befriended Eels lead singer Mark Oliver Everett and became a regular at the Eels’ rehearsals and shows, but this is the first time the former Journey frontman joined his alt-rock buddies on stage.

When asked in an interview if Perry would be collaborating with the Eels again, Everett replied, "Personally, I would love that, but that's all up to Steve," he said. "All I can do is try to not stop believin'." Hold on to that feelin' (lighter in air)...