Steve Perry Reconcile with Journey at Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

Steve Perry Reconcile with Journey at Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony
Steve Perry Reconcile with Journey at Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

American rock band was joined by former lead singer Steve Perry at Friday evening’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2017 Induction ceremony at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.


Perry, 68, was there with former bandmates Neal Schon, Jonathan Cain, Steve Smith and Ross Valory, along with current lead singer Arnel Pineda, who was not included in the band’s honor.

Train’s Pat Monahan inducted them with kind words. “Tonight I’m here to live out a life-long dream, to induct the heart of San Francisco music into the rock hall,” he said before nah nah nah-ing part of “Lovin’, Touchin’, Squeezin’.”

“To Steve Perry, you’re one of a kind. You’re one in a million,” Schon complimented Perry, who returned the favor by mentioning “the magic fingers of Schon’s guitar.”

Though attendees and fans rejoiced at the Journey reunion on stage, many were disappointed when Perry did not participate in the band’s three-song performance — “Separate Ways,” “Lights” and “Don’t Stop Believin'” — that even featured early era members and the night’s inductees, Aynsley Dunbar and Gregg Rolie.

After the induction, Perry did not join the rest of the band to meet the press backstage.

But a bit of good news: Perry and Pineda had their first-ever meeting. “It means the world to me.. waited 35 years for this moment,” Pineda captioned a photo of the pair hugging it out.