Saturday, December 12, 2015

Steve Perry recording first solo album in two decades

Former Journey singer Steve Perry says he is busy in the studio recording his first solo album in more than 20 years.

“There’s been so many rumors going around that I’m in a studio, that I’ve been in there for years,” Perry tells 100.3 The Sound Los Angeles’ Mark In The Morning Show. “The truth is that finally went into the studio in March, and I've been in there ever since just trying to finish this record."

Asked by the hosts when the record might be ready for release, Perry replied: “Well, I've asked myself that today. I mean, I certainly am looking forward to finishing it, put it that way. I wanna get it done probably in the early part of this coming year."

Listen to Perry’s interview with the Los Angeles station here.

Perry’s last album was 1994's “For The Love Of A Strange Medicine.” The project delivered a US Top 30 hit with “You Better Wait” on its way to earning Gold status for sales of more than 500,000 copies.

The singer returned to the stage last year after an 18-year absence to perform some of his former group’s tunes with friends in the alternative rock outfit EELS.

The singer created a major buzz and headlines when he joined the band at shows in St. Paul, Minnesota, Washington, DC and Los Angeles.

Journey had their most successful commercial period with Perry, who joined the group in 1977; a string of multi-platinum albums followed before he left the band in 1998.

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