YoungJRNY wrote:I also find this entire Journey legacy thing ass-backwards. People always say it's "Steve Perry's songs" that keep Journey relevant today. Perry took the high road. He was apart of the process when creating these legendary songs, but when it was time to honor it, he's nowhere to be found. IMHO, it's Journey fuckin' keeping Perry's legacy alive by touring and still playing the DD. Perry hasn't been relevant in decades and hasn't even shown his FACE for more than the most part and he still gets all the credit. Why? Because Schon decided to keep the Journey name in sight while Perry would of ended Journey for good because he would of never came back anyhow.
IMHO, Steve Perry, the all mighty one who maybe showed his face once or twice since 1996, is still relevant because of Journey and he should thank those guys touring their ASS off every year to keep his name associated with one of the best rock bands ever.
Cain has come right out and said that is opportunistic Licensing
that is keeping their name relevant all these years. Without that, Journey is just another touring band like Heart, Foreigner and all the rest.
"Touring their ass off" has nothing to do with it. You don't see them playing the Rose Bowl or the Meadow Lands. It is having their music represented in media because the producers of today were those young Journey fans of the 80s who can now give the music wide exposure through the entertainment industry.
If you've read all the twitter posts and comments over the last few years, it's apparent that despite appearances on Oprah, Ellen and other TV shows, a large part of the concert going masses STILL don't know who that "Asian guy that sounds just like Steve Perry"
Perry's own foresight in seeing that Glee was something that could be huge and going down to the studios and associating himself with the show was a BIG reason why he was able to keep his and Journey's name out front in the media and keep the momentum going from the song's appearance in the Sopranos two years earlier, and that was in spite of Journey not taking advantage of the publicity by doing some kind of tour in 2010.