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Postby tater1977 » Tue Dec 20, 2016 11:03 pm

New York Times Arts ‏@nytimesarts · 22s22 seconds ago

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's class of 2017 includes Pearl Jam, Journey, Tupac Shakur, Joan Baez, E.L.O. and Yes
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Postby tater1977 » Tue Dec 20, 2016 11:07 pm

Pearl Jam, Tupac Shakur and Joan Baez Will Join the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame


By BEN SISARIODEC. 20, 2016

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/20/arts/ ... &smtyp=cur

Pearl Jam, Journey and Tupac Shakur will join the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s class of 2017, along with Joan Baez, Electric Light Orchestra and Yes.

The six acts will enter the pantheon at the Rock Hall’s 32nd annual induction ceremony at Barclays Center in Brooklyn on April 7, with excerpts from the event to be broadcast later in the year by HBO.

The hall’s latest batch of honorees continues its trends of nabbing 1990s rock icons the instant they become eligible, and finally opening the door to older stars who have been shut out for years.

Pearl Jam’s acceptance, in the band’s first year of eligibility, was largely seen as a foregone conclusion, after the hall welcomed Nirvana in 2014 and Green Day the next year. They give the hall, which is based in Cleveland, a valuable hold on three of the giants of ’90s alternative rock — an important draw for aging Gen-Xers, as well as those groups’ sizable contingents of younger fans.

As only the sixth hip-hop artist to join the hall of fame, Tupac Shakur also builds on the hall’s modest representation of rap music. Like the induction of N.W.A earlier this year, the honoring of Shakur — still revered as one of hip-hop’s fiercest and most gifted lyricists — could give the show’s broadcast a moment of excitement, although it is unclear who would accept the award for him. Shakur was killed in 1996, and his mother, the activist Afeni Shakur, died in May.

By admitting Journey, Electric Light Orchestra and Yes, the Rock Hall followed the playbook it has used with artists like Kiss and Rush — finally admitting megaselling but unfashionable acts that had long been ignored by the hall’s most conservative voters.

Journey, whose “Don’t Stop Believin’” has become one of rock’s most enduring power ballads, was nominated for the first time, despite having been eligible for 16 years. Electric Light Orchestra was also up for the first time, while Yes, an icon of progressive rock, was on its third nod. Artists become eligible 25 years after the release of their first recording.

The induction of Journey raises the possibility of a reunion with the former lead singer, Steve Perry, who has not been with the band since 1998. (Since 2007, Journey has played with the Filipino singer Arnel Pineda, whom the band found through cover videos on YouTube; Mr. Pineda will not be inducted.)

Ms. Baez may be most familiar to younger listeners today for her cameo at a Taylor Swift concert last year. But her involvement raises a very intriguing possibility, if an especially remote one: an induction speech by Bob Dylan. Could the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame book the man the Nobel Prize organizers could not?

Ms. Baez’s arrival also points to an unfortunate characteristic of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame: its few female members. She is the only woman among the inductees this year, and she is only the third to be inducted over the last four ceremonies, after Linda Ronstadt in 2014 and Joan Jett the following year.

The hall has frequently been criticized for failing to admit more women; it was one of Steve Miller’s many complaints at his induction earlier this year. And among the 13 nominated acts who did not make the cut for the class of 2017 are Janet Jackson and Chaka Khan.

Other nominees this year who were not inducted include the Zombies, the Cars, the MC5, Steppenwolf and the J. Geils Band, all critics’ favorites; Depeche Mode and Jane’s Addiction, giants of alternative rock; the electronic pioneers Kraftwerk; the soul singer Joe Tex; and Bad Brains, whose furious speed had a major influence on the development of hard-core punk.

But one particular nominee stands out for its repeated rejection. Chic, the disco-funk group led by Nile Rodgers and Bernard Edwards that had hits including “Le Freak” and “Good Times,” was turned down for an 11th time, more than any other group in the hall’s history. (It took the Stooges seven nominations before they finally made it, in 2010.)

Despite being turned down so definitively by the hall’s 900 voters — or perhaps as a consolation prize — the hall has chosen Mr. Rodgers for its award for musical excellence, a loosely defined prize that replaced the sidemen category in 2011. The award was last given to Ringo Starr and 10 members of Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band.

The award is chosen by a separate subcommittee from the voters who select inductees. Todd Mesek, a spokesman for the hall, said that Mr. Rodgers’s selection was “a reflection of his work as the driving force behind Chic, his solo projects, his contributions to music over five decades and his influence on artists ranging from Diana Ross and David Bowie to Daft Punk and Keith Urban.”

“While Chic hasn’t been able to garner the votes necessary to be inducted,” Mr. Mesek continued, “we felt it was important to recognize the breadth and impact of Nile’s career.”
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Postby SoonerThunder » Tue Dec 20, 2016 11:33 pm

Ha ha- suck it, Rolling Stone
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Postby swataz » Tue Dec 20, 2016 11:36 pm

Great news! Now, does SP show at the ceremony...what are the Vegas odds this morning? lol
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Postby MotherCitay » Tue Dec 20, 2016 11:38 pm

Yay ... popping the Christmas bubbles today !!!!!!!!!!

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Postby tater1977 » Tue Dec 20, 2016 11:41 pm

Neal Schon Wants Steve Perry Onboard for Journey's Rock Hall Induction: 'It Should Happen'

12/20/2016 by Gary Graff

http://www.billboard.com/articles/news/ ... -rock-hall

Two questions loom large now that Journey is being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame: Will Steve Perry be there on April 7 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn? And will he perform?

Right now, there's no answer for that.

Guitarist and co-founder Neal Schon tells Billboard that he's already put in a call to Perry, Journey's frontman from 1977-98 and singer of all its greatest hits, to discuss the induction. "I'm trying to get through to Steve to say congratulations, and hopefully he'll call me back," Schon says. "I would hope that Steve would at least do something with us. He went and sang a couple songs with the Eels last year to let people know he can still sing, so I'm keeping my fingers crossed but I'm not counting on anything."

Schon continued to express his hopes that "surely [Steve] can come and do one, a bit of one song with us; Even if it's a couple whole keys down it's not something we can't handle. I'm looking forward to hearing from him and just seeing what he's thinking and if he wants to share that at all. It should happen. It's silly for it not to."

Meanwhile, Journey and the Journey nation of fans are celebrating over the end of what's been considered one of the bigger snubs in Rock Hall history. Journey won the public vote with 250,758, and though it only earned the band one extra vote added to the tally of more than 900 professional voters, Schon feels it made an even greater statement about his band's popularity and impact.

"I think we've had the credentials for quite some time, but really it was our fans that did it," Schon says. "They just came on full-force and voted like maniacs, and their dedication to us and the music throughout all the years of just standing by us is testimony itself for what's about to happen. Our fans voted so hard that even though they say it's only one vote, I think (the Rock Hall) would've gotten several thrashed by them if something didn't happen. It's great for us either way; If we don't get in, our fans are gonna go nuclear, but I'm glad it took a turn for the better."

In addition to Schon and Perry, Journey original members Ross Valory, Gregg Rolie and Aynsley Dunbar will be inducted, as well as current drummer Steve Smith, who's on his third run with the group, and longtime keyboardist Jonathan Cain. Arnel Pineda, the group's frontman since 2007, won't be inducted, but Schon promises that the Filipino native will get his due from his bandmates.

"I think it would be great for Arnel to be there and for everybody to witness him and everybody to give thanks to him for carrying on our legacy so well with us," the guitarist says. "We're truly grateful for finding him, and I think Steve Perry would be, too -- or should be."

The induction will put a little more juice into a year where Journey is already planning some special things. The group goes to Japan in February for shows playing its "Escape" and "Frontiers" albums in their entirety for Udo Productions' 50th anniversary. A subsequent North American tour will take the band to secondary markets, and during May it plays a nine-date residency at the Joint @ Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. And, Schon adds, "I think because of what's going down and the induction, we're going to get some more offers to extend things and play more shows. I'm up for it."

Mostly, however, he's pleased that the band he started after leaving Santana with Rolie will be getting what's felt to be long-overdue recognition. "I've always felt that Journey has been a special band, even from the very get-go, that we were bringing something different to the table," says Schon, who's also working on a solo album with Narada Michael Walden and has been approached by producer Kevin Shirley to make a blues record.

"I felt that the band was so musical and musically diverse," he continues. "There really wasn't anything we couldn't play. I think a lot of critics got frustrated with it 'cause they couldn't just put us in a box. And we're still here kicking it hard, so to have (the induction) happen before we're all dead, it's a good thing."
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Postby MotherCitay » Tue Dec 20, 2016 11:56 pm

On FA ....

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December 20, 2016

"I am truly grateful that Journey is being inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame." Steve Perry
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Postby tater1977 » Wed Dec 21, 2016 12:00 am

Journey’s Neal Schon on Hall of Fame Reunion With Steve Perry: ‘I’m Open to Everything': Exclusive Interview

By Nick DeRiso December 20, 2016

http://ultimateclassicrock.com/journey- ... e-reunion/

Neal Schon had a heartfelt message as he celebrated today’s announcement that Journey will join the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame: thank you. “I’m so grateful that our fans never gave up on us,” Schon tells Ultimate Classic Rock. “I do feel we’ve had the credentials for quite some time.”

Eligible since 2000, Journey finally earned their first nomination this year, then topped the fan-vote ballot on their way to the 2017 induction. They’re paired with Yes, Electric Light Orchestra, Pearl Jam, Joan Baez, Tupac Shakur and Nile Rodgers of Chic as part of the Rock Hall’s new class. In an exclusive interview, Schon discusses the chances of a long-hoped-for reunion with Steve Perry in the wake of this honor, while speaking emotionally about a career that began as a sideman to Carlos Santana – with whom he reunited earlier this year – before Journey hurtled the guitarist to platinum heights. “I’m very happy, and grateful, for such a long, great career – not only for myself, but Journey,” he says.

This has been a long time coming.
I guess it’s better late than never, you know?

Any idea why a band like yours would have to wait this long for even a nomination to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame?

You know what? I really don’t have a clue, but I just more or less kind of forgot about it. The main thing to me, the thing that means the most to me, has always been the same: It’s the music, and the fans. The rest of it is all really nice to obtain and achieve, but the fans are really what it’s all about. Making music is what they love, and what I love to do. So, I’ve kind of put things in my own priority.

The last Journey tour saw the return of fellow inductee Steve Smith. Between that and his work on your solo albums, describe what it’s been like to have this musical relationship rekindled again.

Steve and I, as you know, have been working together forever. I think it was a great opportunity for all of us to play together again, and I think Steve enjoyed it. Now, we’re going to start up again next year – and that will be interesting because we’re going to finally break out of the mold. We’re going to play some new old stuff. We’re going to play Escape in its entirety, same as it is on the record, and then Frontiers in its entirety – in one night. You can only play the greatest hits for so many years in a row, without completely becoming a nostalgia act. We have so much great material, and I think it’s imperative that we play a lot more of it. The way you can do it, and make everybody happy, is you have to play longer – so I’m definitely pushing this next year to play at least two-hour shows, if not a little longer. The hits are not going anywhere; I think we just need more time.

I know that we’re going to play at least until mid-July. It’s supposed to be a relatively short year. We’re playing plenty of dates, but we’ll get done quicker – and that should free everybody up. I am conversing with Carlos, and we’re seeing if we can work things out to go out and play some more [Santana reunion] shows. Everybody is anxious to do a bit more of that. Also, I’m going to be looking at some possible solo dates.

Is there a chance we’ll hear a new Journey record? It’s been five years, and interest might be peaking right now.

Absolutely, I’m ready – and I know that [singer] Arnel [Pineda] is champing at the bit. We’re going to see if we can get together. I’ve been writing; I’ve got a lot of ideas, and we’ll see what happens. I think that it’s a good time for us, and there’s no reason we shouldn’t come out with a new record. Timing is everything, you know? Getting everybody on the same page is another thing. [Laughs.] I know that I’m there, and I know that Arnel is there, but we’ll see what happens. He and I, we are writing. I’ve got plenty of ideas coming. So, one way or another, there’s going to be another Journey record – I can tell you that.

You’ve been very open over the years to reconciliation with Steve Perry. Do you think this Hall of Fame honor can finally make that a reality?

You know, I have no clue. I definitely think that he will be there, as he should be. Musically speaking, I’d love to have him do a song with us – or two, or whatever. What would be even greater would be for him to do a song with Arnel too. I’m open to everything. I’m very open-minded to whatever happens, and any ideas that are brought forth.

Is there something bigger that could grow out of this?

I can truly envision seeing everybody playing. I’ve got other, bigger master plans of what I’d like to do, and I’ve told management about it. I’d like to have a festival that’s based around us, where we can explore all of the different time periods of Journey. I think there are a lot of people who would want to see that. When Coachella first started happening, I remembering telling one of my managers, “I think this is going to be really big.” And he said, “You’re crazy; nobody is going want to see that.” So, I was rubbing it in the other day. We’re definitely working on something like that for possibly – I don’t know about next year, but maybe the year after that.
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Postby perryfan61 » Wed Dec 21, 2016 12:07 am

Don't understand how a band can be "megaselling but unfashionable". If so many of the fans buy the music, than how can it not be fashionable? Only to the critics, I guess, who don't count anyway. I'm just excited they got in on their first try!!
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Postby livin2do » Wed Dec 21, 2016 12:11 am

I never thought I'd see the day. So glad to see Journey earn their due. The last ten years put them over the top, as this may never have happened without the resurgence of Don't Stop Believin'. Indeed.
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Postby tater1977 » Wed Dec 21, 2016 12:16 am

Your official Rock Hall class of 2017 roster.

https://www.rockhall.com/class-2017-inductions

The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame is proud to announce that 6 artists from the ballot are included in the Performer Category and 1 individual is recognized with an Award for Musical Excellence.

Your Class of 2017 Inductees are:

Performer Category:

• Joan Baez

• Electric Light Orchestra

• Journey

• Pearl Jam

• Tupac Shakur

• Yes

Award for Musical Excellence:

• Nile Rodgers

The 32nd Annual Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, presented by Klipsch Audio, will take place on Friday, April 7, 2017 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York for the third time. Ticket on-sale dates will be announced in January. The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame 2017 Induction Ceremony will again have its television premiere on HBO, and a radio broadcast on SiriusXM. Broadcast details will be announced in early 2017.

Artists are eligible for inclusion in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame 25 years after the release of their first recording. The 2017 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Performer Inductees were chosen by more than 900 voters, as well as the aggregate results of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame’s online fan vote. The top five artists from the fan vote comprised the Fans’ Ballot that was tallied alongside the other ballots to determine the 2017 Inductees. Four of the winners of the Fans’ Ballot (Electric Light Orchestra, Journey, Pearl Jam, and Yes) will be inducted as performers in 2017.

A limited number of pre-sale tickets will be available for Rock & Roll Hall of Fame members in advance of the public sale date. To be eligible for the member pre-sale, you must be an active Rock & Roll Hall of Fame member by December 31, 2016. Additional public ticket details and presale offers will be announced in the future. The special exhibition on the 2017 Inductees will open at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland on March 30.

Congratulations to our new induction class.
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Postby tater1977 » Wed Dec 21, 2016 12:22 am

perryfan61 wrote:Don't understand how a band can be "megaselling but unfashionable". If so many of the fans buy the music, than how can it not be fashionable? Only to the critics, I guess, who don't count anyway. I'm just excited they got in on their first try!!


You're right.
Critics neva mattered, US fans did.
Have to laugh at critics back then in our heyday.... What teenager ever listened to critics :?: :lol:
We just knew what great music was. :D
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Postby YoungJRNYfan » Wed Dec 21, 2016 12:55 am

Anybody hearing the BS about the CEO of the Hall of Fame "looking into not inducting Steve Perry" or some shit? Can anybody confirm this?
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Postby MysteryMountain » Wed Dec 21, 2016 3:37 am

I can truly envision seeing everybody playing. I’ve got other, bigger master plans of what I’d like to do, and I’ve told management about it. I’d like to have a festival that’s based around us, where we can explore all of the different time periods of Journey. I think there are a lot of people who would want to see that. When Coachella first started happening, I remembering telling one of my managers, “I think this is going to be really big.” And he said, “You’re crazy; nobody is going want to see that.” So, I was rubbing it in the other day. We’re definitely working on something like that for possibly – I don’t know about next year, but maybe the year after that.


:shock: Yes please.
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Postby marco17 » Wed Dec 21, 2016 3:49 am

YoungJRNYfan wrote:Anybody hearing the BS about the CEO of the Hall of Fame "looking into not inducting Steve Perry" or some shit? Can anybody confirm this?


I haven't seen that, but if it was true it would be the stupidest thing possible. To potentially have one of the biggest reunion situations in music, assuming Steve comes out of hiding, that would be a ratings and PR dream for all involved!
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Postby scarab » Wed Dec 21, 2016 3:54 am

So is it a coincidence Journey's tour ends on Apr 04 in Ohio? :shock: :)
I know the concert is in Brooklyn on April 7th.

Then they have the rest of the month off before Vegas in May.

So If Perry shocks us all and performs with them, I wonder when he will get time to rehearse.
Sound checks would be a great place!

My dream set list

Journey Lights With the Infinity Lineup
Anyway you want it with all the nominees.
DSB with all, Pineda, Augeri, Tickner, Fleishman, and even JSS.
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Postby yogi » Wed Dec 21, 2016 4:01 am

Congrats Journey.

Without a doubt you TRULY deserve it!!
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Postby marco17 » Wed Dec 21, 2016 5:00 am

scarab wrote:So is it a coincidence Journey's tour ends on Apr 04 in Ohio? :shock: :)
I know the concert is in Brooklyn on April 7th.

Then they have the rest of the month off before Vegas in May.

So If Perry shocks us all and performs with them, I wonder when he will get time to rehearse.
Sound checks would be a great place!

My dream set list

Journey Lights With the Infinity Lineup
Anyway you want it with all the nominees.
DSB with all, Pineda, Augeri, Tickner, Fleishman, and even JSS.


I'd love to see them all onstage for something at the end like you have stated. Unfortunately, I doubt it will happen.
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Postby George_g888 » Wed Dec 21, 2016 5:43 am

If Steve Perry doesn't sing, Arnel will front them. Like Jason Scheff did with Chicago during the previous rock hall ceremony. It would be terrible and very shocking if Augeri, Soto sing at this event. God forbid Fleishman joins the band onstage.

Also, I want to see all 7 Journey members getting inducted perform with each other on stage together. During a Jonathan era song, Rolie will be by his setup playing along to the song. And during a Rolie era song, Jon will play rythm guitar, or extra keyboard parts. Its that easy.

Finally, I really hope its not during Journey's set where all the other groups getting inducted come onstage and they all do a "jam" together. Usually its they all just do a cover anyways. But when Journey songs are performed that night, the only musicians I want playing those songs are the 7 members of Journey getting inducted.
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Postby marco17 » Wed Dec 21, 2016 6:05 am

George_g888 wrote:If Steve Perry doesn't sing, Arnel will front them. Like Jason Scheff did with Chicago during the previous rock hall ceremony. It would be terrible and very shocking if Augeri, Soto sing at this event. God forbid Fleishman joins the band onstage.


I don't think anyone is saying they expect all former members to sing or be involved, however, certain fans can dream how their songs might go down or for a celebratory DSB with everyone, and I think that's all it is. No doubt Arnel would sing if Perry didn't show, he's the current front man. Whether you like Augeri or not, the reality is that he fronted the band for a good number of years and there's no Arnel or Journey today without his (or anyone else who carried on) efforts, but I wouldn't call it terrible. Shocking, probably, but terrible no. And, no I am not championing or annoyed as some fans could be that SA is not included since the historic era of Journey was the early years.
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Postby perryfan61 » Wed Dec 21, 2016 7:15 am

tater1977 wrote:
perryfan61 wrote:Don't understand how a band can be "megaselling but unfashionable". If so many of the fans buy the music, than how can it not be fashionable? Only to the critics, I guess, who don't count anyway. I'm just excited they got in on their first try!!


You're right.
Critics neva mattered, US fans did.
Have to laugh at critics back then in our heyday.... What teenager ever listened to critics :?: :lol:
We just knew what great music was. :D



:D :lol: :D Right on!!
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Postby tater1977 » Wed Dec 21, 2016 7:52 am

Gregg Rolie ‏@greggrolieband

Very proud to be part of the RRHOF inductions 2017.

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Postby tater1977 » Wed Dec 21, 2016 8:17 am

Journey comment on Steve Perry reunion at Rock Hall induction

http://www.hennemusic.com/2016/12/journ ... union.html
Tuesday, December 20, 2016


Journey guitarist Neal Schon is hoping Steve Perry will reunite with the band for a performance at their induction into the 2017 Rock And Roll Hall of Fame next April.

The group were named Tuesday as the latest honorees alongside Pearl Jam, Yes, Electric Light Orchestra, Joan Baez and Tupac Shakur.

“I'm hoping that Steve Perry will get up and do something with us,” Schon tells Rolling Stone. “We'll have to see.”

The classic Perry lineup of Journey – Schon, Jonathan Cain, Steve Smith, Aynsley Dunbar and Ross Valory – will enter the 2017 Rock Hall alongside founding keyboardist/singer Gregg Rolie.

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

The last time the singer performed with his former band was at a tribute show for legendary concert promoter Bill Graham following his passing in 1991.

“We haven't spoken in years, physically,” says Schon. “I believe when we got the Hollywood star in L.A. [in 2005], that was the first time I'd seen him in many years. That was the last time I spoke with him. We did communicate a couple of years ago via email. That was going really well. I was just saying hello and hoping he was well, and that's it, just reaching as a friend and letting him know I was there as a friend. It went well and then it just kinda stopped. I've asked to get his number, but nobody will give it up and nobody knows what it is [laughs]. So that's where it's at.”

“I'll keep my fingers crossed,” continued the guitarist. “We all love Steve. We had a great relationship for so many years. I don't know why there's been an absence of it for so many years besides the fact that we just moved on because we wanted to, we had to. We needed to get out there and keep playing for our fans. I'd think everyone would be grateful at this point because we've done so well.”

“I think it would only be right and just,” adds Schon about a live reunion at the Rock Hall ceremony. “He's the one that created all the music with us.”

As for Perry, he released a statement regarding the news, saying "I'm truly grateful that Journey is being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame."

Following Perry’s split from Journey in 1998, the band brought in Steve Augeri, followed by Jeff Scott Soto in 2006 and, in 2007, Filipino YouTube discovery (and Perry sound-alike) Arnel Pineda, who helped revitalize the band while their 1981 smash, “Don’t Stop Believin'”, emerged as one of the biggest selling songs of the new digital era.

Journey have released a pair of albums with Pineda, including 2008’s “Revelation” and 2011’s “Eclipse.”

Perry made his first return to the live stage in 18 years in 2014, appearing at a Guitar Center Hollywood Rock Walk induction for friend and drummer Steve Ferrone before teaming up with alternative band EELS for some Journey classics in St. Paul Minnesota, Washington, DC and Los Angeles. He also joined fans at AT&T Park in San Francisco for a sing-along of “Don’t Stop Believin’” during game 3 of the National League Divisional Series between the San Francisco Giants and the Washington Nationals.

Last December, Perry revealed that he was in the studio working on his first solo album in more than 20 years.
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Postby ScarabGator » Wed Dec 21, 2016 9:30 am

No Steve perry no RNR hall of fame!
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Postby JourneyHard » Wed Dec 21, 2016 9:53 am

Journey should perform Feeling That Way/Anytime and Don't Stop Believin'. Gregg Rolie needs to sing. And this could help Perry have less to worry about.
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Re: Jouney is IN RnR HOF

Postby ohsherrie » Wed Dec 21, 2016 10:28 am

ScarabGator wrote:No Steve perry no RNR hall of fame!


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Re: Jouney is IN RnR HOF

Postby portland » Wed Dec 21, 2016 12:06 pm

About time...classic line up is Journey....enough said.
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Re: Jouney is IN RnR HOF

Postby Memorex » Wed Dec 21, 2016 1:13 pm

ohsherrie wrote:
ScarabGator wrote:No Steve perry no RNR hall of fame!


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I come at this differently. First off, fuck the RNR HOF. Fuck them right to hell.

That said, it is clearly an honor that THE FANS have pushed for this for so long, voted en mass, etc. And that is the reward they are so deserving of. Period.

With most bands, it's about the honor of being inducted. What it took to get there, how they changed music, etc. But just like the Hollywood Walk of Fame, this has all the hallmarks of becoming about a reunion gig. A will he or won't he. And that is going to drown out the accomplishment. Does anyone recall Mark and Brian and Neal acting like school girls trying to get Steve Perry on the phone for the Walk of Fame? I'm a true Mark and Brian fan but that became absurd and practically ruined it.

I more than anyone would love to see Steve and Neal together again, but it's truly a disservice to make this about that. I read far more about Peter Cetera's will he or won't he than the band's accomplishments and what they meant to music. It became a soap opera. Same with Kiss.

It would be great to think of this group as guys that get along with each other and can do these types of things. But it's not that way. I'd far rather see Steve show up and take pride in what his fans did to get him there, and what he did for his part of being there than Sing with them again. The rest of it feels like it's just marketing for that piece of shit outfit they call the Hall of Fame.

If Steve wants to stand on stage with them again, I hope he does it in some other forum. Not that I wouldn't enjoy wherever it happens, but give that moment to a different venue than the Hall of Fame. Wouldn't it burn the HOF if he joined Journey somewhere else? That would be justice.
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Postby tater1977 » Wed Dec 21, 2016 2:31 pm

Just to round out the day. On Journey's FB these comments were posted ....

Thanks to Jennifer, we know why Journey won the title. :lol:
Thanks to Gary, we are old goats. :lol:

I wonder if Gary and Jennifer have figured out yet ... one day soon ... they will be old goats
too. :mrgreen:


Jennifer De Leon - 'the entire asian continent voted for Journey ...so they won the title'.

Gary Chan - 'Wow you old goats just don't get it do you. I'm sure you all suffer from the old man voice what makes you thing Steve doesn't do the same? Steve in his prime was the best, but I enjoy the new front man as well'.
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Re: Jouney is IN RnR HOF

Postby tater1977 » Thu Dec 22, 2016 3:39 am

Pearl Jam, Tupac, Journey among Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees

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Associated Press / Published: December 20, 2016

As expected, ‘90s stars Pearl Jam and Tupac Shakur will enter the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in their first year of eligibility.

They will be joined in the class of 2017 by progressive rock band Yes and first-time ballot entries Joan Baez, Journey and the Electric Light Orchestra.

“We’re really happy with the way it came out because it’s a real cross-section of what we consider the definition of of rock ’n’ roll to be,” says Joel Peresman, the president of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Foundation and a Mt. Lebanon native. “You have artists like Joan Baez and Tupac Shakur on the same ballot and being inducted at the same time, it really shows what the breadth of what rock and roll is.”

The inductees were chosen by the more than 900 voters of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Foundation, as well as the aggregate results of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame’s online fan vote. The fans’ ballot consisted of ELO, Journey, Pearl Jam, Yes and The Cars, which did not make the cut.

Among other nominees not voted in were Janet Jackson, the J Geils Band, Kraftwerk, MC5 and Jane’s Addiction.

Two of the entries push the boundary of what is considered rock ’n’ roll. Ms. Baez, who began her career in 1960, was on the ground floor of the ‘60 folk revolution as a singer and and social/political activist known for such songs as “We Shall Overcome” and “Joe Hill” and her cover of Bob Dylan’s “Blowin’ in the Wind.” She joins the likes of Joni Mitchell, James Taylor and Laura Nyro as folk-based artists in the Rock Hall.

Shakur, who was born in Harlem, became legendary as a member of the West Coast rap movement of the early ‘90s, starting with “2Pacalypse Now” in 1991. He released just four albums before being gunned down in Las Vegas in September 1996 in what is believed to be a gang-related shooting. Six more albums have been released posthumously, along with various collaborations. He will be the sixth rap artist to enter the Rock Hall.

Pearl Jam, one of the kingpins of the Seattle grunge movement, found success early with “Ten,” a 1991 debut that broke big in 1992, selling more than 13 million albums on the strength of singles "Alive", "Even Flow" and "Jeremy.” The band continues to sell out arenas with four of its five original members: Eddie Vedder, Stone Gossard, Mike McCready and Jeff Ament. Drummers Dave Krusen and Matt Cameron will also be inducted.

Yes, which became eligible in 1994, got its first nomination in 2014 and has been nominated the last three years. The British prog rockers, known for their elaborate musicianship and such FM staples as “Roundabout” and "Owner of a Lonely Heart" (a No. 1 single), are currently split into two touring bands -- Yes (with ‘70s members Steve Howe and Alan White) and Anderson, Rabin and Wakeman (featuring longtime members Jon Anderson, Trevor Rabin and Rick Wakeman) -- which should make for an interesting induction.

Yes is the fourth progressive rock band to enter, following Pink Floyd, Genesis and Rush.

“Yes was one of those early early bands that was doing it, and just their musical style that extended to their artwork, colleges all over the country were putting up their album, covers and poster. They’re important group and happy they got their recognition. They always got the recognition of people buying their records and going to their shows. It’s nice for us to see the recognition of them being inducted.”

ELO debuted as an Beatles-influenced orchestral rock band in 1971, making it eligible since 1996. The band, with nominees Jeff Lynne, Roy Wood, Bev Bevan and Richard Tandy, charted 20 Top 40 singles in the ‘70s and ‘80s, including “Evil Woman,” “Strange Magic” and “Don’t Bring Me Down.” Mr. Lynne, who became a member of the supergroup Traveling Wilburys with Bob Dylan, George Harrison, Roy Orbison and Tom Petty, has also been a prolific producer, working on albums by Petty, Harrison, Paul McCartney and Brian Wilson, among others. He released and toured behind 2015’s “Alone in the Universe,” the first new ELO album since 2001.

Journey, founded with two former members of Santana (Neal Schon and Gregg Rolie, who is already in the Rock Hall), debuted in 1975 and became one of the so-called "corporate rock" bands that ruled the airwaves in the late '70s. Journey received a spike in popularity with the hit "Don't Stop Believin'" after its use on "The Sopranos" finale. Steve Perry, who sang on the band’s hits before leaving in 1998, will be inducted as a member of Journey, but none of the singers who followed him will be included.

Will there be awards ceremony drama with Yes and Journey?

“I hope not,” Peresman says. “Everything we’ve heard is that there’s no horrible lawsuits, that everyone seems to get along and that people can work out whatever it is and on the night of the induction all be able to play together.”

The Award for Musical Excellence will be given to musician/producer Nile Rodgers, whose band Chic was nominated for the 11th time.

“When it didn't happen this year, the committee that gets together said if the voters aren’t going to see this, we as an institution feel that he’s important,” Mr. Peresman said.

The 32nd annual Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, presented by Klipsch Audio, will take place on April 7 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn. Ticket on-sale dates will be announced in January.
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