(Classic Rock) Journey’s Jonathan Cain says that former singer Steve Perry should perform with them if they get the final nod for the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame induction next year.
The band have been shortlisted alongside Yes, Bad Brains, Pearl Jam and Depeche Mode among others. Inductees will be announced in December with the induction ceremony set for next April at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center.
Keyboardist Cain says they’d welcome the former vocalist, who left in 1998, back for a performance at the ceremony. He tells The Pulse Of Radio (via Blabbermouth): “The door’s always been open for him to join us any time he wanted. I mean, that has to happen. That band has to play. They have to play their music – two songs and I think we get to do two or three. That’s how it works.”
But Cain also admits he thinks it’s “wrong” that current singer Arnel Pineda wasn’t invited by the Rock Hall – and he says they’ll lobby for his inclusion if they’re inducted. Deep Purple were involved in a similar tug-of-war over Rock Hall’s lineup selection earlier this year.”