Jonathan Cain on Steve Perry: “He’s not interested in a relationship with me…”
Journey keyboardist Jonathan Cain had some interesting words pertaining to the relationship, or lack thereof, he and guitarist Neal Schon have with former Journey singer Steve Perry.
Cain said in a new interview with Michael Cavacini that since Journey was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2017, “He already said, in so many words, that he’s not interested in a relationship with me or Neal. It came up when he was [doing press for his new solo album.] He was saying standoffish things. Interviewers even asked him about my book and he shut it down.”|
Cain continued, “Your decisions and your relationships are what you make them. If he chooses not to have one with myself or Neal, that’s not my wish. But I’m understanding of his space, and I’ll leave it at that… I remember when we decided to move on without him. Steve pretty much said, in so many words, “Lose my number.” I don’t have Steve’s number and I don’t talk to him. If he needs something, the publisher reaches out to us. And he’s been very cooperative when it comes to publishing, licenses, approving and disapproving the way our music is used. And I’m usually in complete agreement with anything he says. We’re still working together in a publishing way and I’m grateful for that. But, again, he has his life and we have our band and we move on. I can’t really control that situation. It’s what we make of it and that’s where we’re at.”
In other words, if you’re a Journey fan and think that since Perry released a solo album that there’s the possibility of even a one-off performance with Journey, it might be time to let that dream go.
Erica Banas is rock/classic rock news blogger that loves the smell of old vinyl in the morning.