STEVE PERRY: Is a comeback on the way?
There have been many rumors over the years regarding the return to action of former Journey singer Steve Perry -- these new ones seem to have some teeth.
The reports started surfacing last week on social media via Perry news and fan sites and even in a tweet from the band Toad the Wet Sprocket, which posted a short clip of Perry -- who was reportedly rehearsing next door -- singing with them in their rehearsal studio. In the body they asked, "What do you say when Steve Perry crashes your tour rehearsal and wants to sing?" They then answered their own question in one word: "YES!"
On Friday, Perry's official Facebook page posted a photos taken this week in Hanford, California, the San Joaquin Valley town where he grew up. It also announced that he'd been there for an interview with CBS Sunday Morning that will air on October 7th. He'd gone to a number of sites there, including the Hanford Fox Theater and Superior Dairy, where photos had been taken.
Lastly, a fan site quoted a tweet from someone they say had music business connections that Perry's long-awaited album, which was supposedly set to come out last year, will be out this fall. However, neither Perry nor his official Facebook page have commented on this yet, nor does any other confirmation appear to be available at this time.
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THE DOOBIE BROTHERS: Full album shows on the way
Patrick Simmons says The Doobie Brothers want to give their fans -- and themselves -- a different kind of live show. So, come November, they'll perform complete albums in New York.
Patrick Simmons says the full album shows will give Doobie Brothers fans something special:
"Finally, we just said we really should try to do something different. We didn't really know it was going to end up at the Beacon Theater. We have a lot of choices about which albums you want to present, so we figure we'd kinda start on the earlier albums and work our way along. And then as... who knows what we'll end up doing in the future. But this is a good start anyway."
They'll do Toulouse Street, which includes the breakthrough hit "Listen to the Music," on November 15th at New York's Beacon Theater and return the next night to present The Captain and Me (featuring "Long Train Running").
Patrick Simmons on The Doobie Brothers talks about the concept of full album shows:
"People have suggested it to us through the years from all different angles. We never, to be honest with you, never really had the time to sit down and make it happen. You know, there's a certain amount of logistics to it. And we always had other more pressing things."
THE DOORS: Another honor for the legendary band
Robby Krieger and John Densmore will come together Sunday in Los Angeles as The Doors are honored at the Love Street Festival.
The festival, now in its sixth year, will recognize the band on the 50th anniversary of the release of the number-one song “Love Street.”
The ceremony will be held at 2100 Laurel Canyon Boulevard, with proceeds going to Laurel Canyon’s open space and wildlife corridor.
Michelle Phillips, Micky Dolenz and many others are due to come out and support Robby and John.
A 50th anniversary edition of the album Waiting for the Sun, which contains "Love Street," will be released on September 14th.