According to Journey keyboardist Jonathan Cain, Steve Perry will be on hand next Friday when the band is inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Cain tells the Dayton Daily News, "The ceremony is the first time we're going to get to see Steve Perry in a long time, so that'll be fun." But, he adds, "He's just going to accept the award and then skedaddle. That's all I know, unless something changes. [Our current singer] Arnel [Pineda] is going to represent very well, like he always does."
Apparently, Journey guitarist Neal Schon was not in the loop about this. He said, "Steve Perry will reportedly attend Journey's Rock Hall induction: Funny, this is the first I'm hearing about it."
The last time Perry appeared in public with Journey was in 2005, when the band's star was unveiled in the Hollywood Walk of Fame.