Don wrote:To me, Journey's magical elements are Schon, Perry and Cain. Yeah, there was a Journey before and after Perry but that is my own personal opinion of the matter.
My own point I was making above was that if Perry doesn't come out of his shell and recognize that Glee could be a huge boost for the band, no one in the press would still be mentioning his name today as far as Journey is concerned. Perry DID come out of his shell though. He made himself available and always kept the spotlight on what THEY (he, Cain and Schon) had created with DSB.
When DSB was blowing up in 2010 in the states and around the world, Perry was the guy in the media working it. Journey's Greatest Hits was at number 8 in the UK, DSB at #6 on the singles chart but the band itself was no where to be found. Perry stepped in and re-branded himself as part of Journey during that time.
If the guy stayed in his shell, his name wouldn't still be out there today. Perry saw that opportunity was knocking and took advantage of it to the benefit of all of Journey, past and present.
I agree 110%! Those three working together is what put Journey on the map. No offense to Gregg Rolie at all. But, Cain, Schon, and Perry together was a Championship combination.
Touring has kept Journey employed. But, we can see A LOT of these classic bands touring all the time - but we don't see the touring making them any more successful. In my opinion, what makes a band truly successful is being heard, on a regular basis, through the medium that continues to gauge the success of these artists - top 40 radio. Not XM or Sirus radio, not adult contemporary radio - but top 40. That is where the masses hear the music. Even in today's iPod and satellite radio era, top 40 continues to be the measuring stick.