Steve Perry To Hit The Studio
The former Journey frontman will start work in his new studio very soonPerry tells Billboard magazine that he's just finished building a new studio in his California home which he says will have a control room and "a tracking room about the size of Motown."
"I'm finishing that room up and I've written a whole bunch of ideas and directions, all over the map, in the last two, three years," he added, although he won't be drawn on a timescale. "I don't want it to have pressure because I'll worry about it sucking, and then what am I gonna do? I've got all this pressure... that I just don't want on me, so I've allowed myself the ability to sketch and write as I go, and I'll do it at my own pace."
In the interview, which you can read HERE he also talks about performing live ("I'm no spring chicken") and about the possibility of reuniting with Journey for a one-off performance at the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame, if the band were ever to be inducted.
"I'm not a big fan of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. It's just a personal thing, not an ego thing. I think that, honestly, Journey doesn't need to be in the Hall of Fame. With everything we accomplished...we've had our Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, you know? It's in the hearts of the people out there and their experiences and their memories of what we did together and how we all had the time of our lives with the music that we loved to perform and they loved to hear. I really don't want someone to qualify it any more than that."