JOURNEY - InTheStudio Greatest Hits / Rock Hall Special Part 2 Now Online; Audio
April 4, 2017, a year ago
North American syndicated rock radio show and website, InTheStudio With Redbeard: The Stories Behind History’s Greatest Rock Bands, maps out Journey’s long road to the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame with a two-part, two week career-spanning radio special. Part 2 is now available.
Says Redbeard: “In the deepest part of Winter, February 1983, the San Francisco-based American juggernaut Journey released Frontiers amidst intense anticipation. The rock world knew that Journey’s preceding album, 1981’s Escape, had spawned three Top Ten hits on its way to #1 sales. Journey had already established itself as a tireless touring enterprise, a real “people’s band”, a perception validated when the national Gallup Poll determined that the Bay Area quintet was voted America’s favorite band then. That fame in turn prompted the first computer video game named after a rock band. It was no surprise then when that success increased the demand to extend the already lengthy Escape tour, but what we outside the band’s inner circle had no way of knowing is that the extended time away from home was straining several marriages of Journey band members.”
Journey, as well as Electric Light Orchestra, YES, and Pearl Jam, are among the act to be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame in a ceremony that will take place on Friday, April 7th at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.
Journey keyboardist, Jonathan Cain, has revealed to Dayton Daily News that the band’s former vocalist, Steve Perry, will be on hand for the induction.
“The ceremony is the first time we’re going to get to see Steve Perry in a long time, so that’ll be fun,” Cain said. “As far as we know he’s just going to accept the award and then skedaddle. That’s all I know, unless something changes. (Current vocalist) Arnel (Pineda) is going to represent very well, like he always does.”
Read more at DaytonDailyNews.com.
Artists are eligible for inclusion in the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame 25 years after the release of their first recording. The 2017 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Performer Inductees were chosen by more than 900 voters of the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Foundation, as well as the aggregate results of the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame’s online fan vote. The top five artists from the fan vote comprised the fans’ ballot that was tallied along with the other ballots to determine the 2017 Inductees. Four of the groups from fans’ ballot (Electric Light Orchestra, Journey, Pearl Jam, and YES) will be inducted as performers in 2017.