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Journey Makes R&RHOF, Possible Performance with Steve Perry

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by electracoyote, Dec 21, 2016.

  1. cassanova


    Sep 4, 2000
    I'd like to see Steve at the awards for this. I know Arnel's they're vocalist, but it was Steve's vocals over the years that helped get them the nomination, not really Arnel's. So based on that alone, I think he should be the one to perform with them for something like this. The one that has me baffled though is Tupac being nominated. Don't get me wrong, he was great at what he did, but he was rap, not rock, so it doesn't make sense to me for him to be in the R&R HoF. That'd be like nominating Metallica or Dream Theater into the Country Music Hall of Fame. Just doesn't make sense.
  2. steamthief


    Jan 25, 2006
    Mentone Beach
    Hopefully, Greg Rollie gets an invitation, too. I think Evolution was their best album.
  3. Aberdumbie


    Jan 22, 2016
    South Carolina
    I am very happy that the stadium rockers that I emulated back in the day are getting some recognition. And yes, it would be only fitting for Perry to be part of the nomination.
  4. He SHOULD be there. Founding member!

    I heard Perry should also be in the big shwantz hall of fame.
  5. blue4


    Feb 3, 2013
    St. Louis area
    Every past member who played or had significant presence on any released material should be inducted in, and at least asked to perform a song or two. To me that should be standard for all inductees. Parnell, Rollie, and Perry should all be there.
  6. blue4


    Feb 3, 2013
    St. Louis area
    A little OT but I just googled Rolie since I didn't know much about him. Talk about a career! But I thought his work in kids musical education was worth a mention. He supports Little Kids Rock which provides free instruments and lessons to underprivileged kids. Pretty cool.
  7. I'll respect the voting for the R&R Hall when Dick Dale gets in.
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  8. Aberdumbie


    Jan 22, 2016
    South Carolina
    So this thread has me playing Journey. Got me to thinking. Back in the 80's when I was in my "music snob" phase.... Neil Schon did a jazz/rock/fusion album with somebody that I played the grooves off of. That ring a bell to anyone? Would like to find that if it is available still.
  9. buldog5151bass

    buldog5151bass Kibble, milkbones, and P Basses. And redheads.

    Oct 22, 2003
    I don't get the hate for Journey. No, they weren't the Beatles, but:

    - great musicians
    - great singer
    - some very good songs, and certainly hits

    Did they "sell out" some so they could make money? So did Yes, so did Rush, so Starship, so did a LOT of great musicians and bands.
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  10. Johnny Crab

    Johnny Crab ACME,QSC,Fame/Hondo/Greco/HELIX user & BOSE Abuser Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 11, 2004
    South Texas
    About time.
    A friend(their FOH soundman) notified me earlier this week when he(they) got the news.
  11. Brad Johnson

    Brad Johnson

    Mar 8, 2000
    Gaithersburg, Md
    DR Strings
    Sometimes "selling out" is substituted for more successful than other folks. Pretty sure Journey was performing for a living and the idea that they might want to be successful at it is seen as a negative...

    Steve should definitely be there if he wants to. After all, he's the one the "new guy" is trying to sound like.
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  12. tangentmusic

    tangentmusic A figment of our exaggeration

    Aug 17, 2007
    I'm glad that YES finally got recognized by the rrhof.
    'Bout damn time.

    Journey deserves it too
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  13. buldog5151bass

    buldog5151bass Kibble, milkbones, and P Basses. And redheads.

    Oct 22, 2003
    Hey, I LIKE a lot of their tunes, and the musicianship was always stellar.
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  14. They certainly took a "journey" from the early fusion/prog rock releases to selling out stadiums and arenas and heavy rotation on FM radio and MTV.

    I don't see anything wrong with a band moving into a more pop-oriented songwriting format and winning the hearts and minds of mainstream audiences. I like their later popular albums a lot. I saw them live in their heyday, they flat nailed it. Steve Perry sounded better live than he did on the recordings.

    Like Rolie, original drummer Aysnley Dunbar had quite the resume when he helped found Journey. He's still kicking around somewhere and also deserves an invite and induction.

    I wonder if Perry can still do it. It would be weird if Arnel Pineda sounds markedly better. They should do a medley and let Perry, Pineda, and Castronovo take turns at the lead vocals. That would freak some folks out.
    Last edited: Dec 25, 2016
  15. buldog5151bass

    buldog5151bass Kibble, milkbones, and P Basses. And redheads.

    Oct 22, 2003
    It goes on and on - look at Lady Gaga. The chick has some serious vocal chops, but took the course she did for fame and fortune, rather than be a jazz singer and need a day job.
  16. blue4


    Feb 3, 2013
    St. Louis area
    A bad day playing music is better than a good day on the factory floor.
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  17. Gopherbassist


    Jan 19, 2008
    Grand Master Flash is already in, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame isn't about narrowly defined genres, it's about people making a mark in music.
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  18. buldog5151bass

    buldog5151bass Kibble, milkbones, and P Basses. And redheads.

    Oct 22, 2003
    And you get to wear a suit of meat.
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  19. jerry

    jerry Doesn't know BDO Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 13, 1999
    They did a few albums together and the bassist was the great Colin Hodgkinson.
    Aberdumbie likes this.

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