Steve Perry (Ex-Journey) Shares Cover Of “Winter Wonderland”

Steve Perry (ex-Journey) has shared his cover of “Winter Wonderland.” This track is from his new holiday album “The Season,” which will be released on November 5. Perry commented:

“‘Winter Wonderland’ is one of my favorite tracks on ‘The Season’. I have always felt a close love for Motown’s music and how it shaped my early school years. This track is a homage to that.”

Journey’s Neal Schon Performs National Anthem During Las Vegas Raiders Vs. Chicago Bears Game

Journey guitarist Neal Schon performed the U.S. national anthem during yesterday’s (October 10) Las Vegas Raiders vs. Chicago Bears game at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas, NV. You can see footage of that below:

Steve Perry (Ex-Journey) To Release New Holiday Album “The Season” In November

Steve Perry (ex-Journey) will be releasing a new holiday album, titled “The Season,” on November 5. The effort’s first single, “I’ll Be Home For Christmas,” can be found below:

“The Season” Track Listing:

01. “The Christmas Song”
02. “I’ll Be Home For Christmas”
03. “Auld Lang Syne”
04. “Winter Wonderland”
05. “What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve”
06. “Santa Claus Is Coming To Town”
07. “Silver Bells”
08. “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas”

Perry commented:

“I hope when people hear this record, they’re teleported in the same way I was when I recorded all these songs—I hope it brings them back to those golden moments with their loved ones and gives them that feeling of joy and connection and comfort that we all need so much.”

“When I was recording vocals for I’ll be Home For Christmas, as I was singing, ‘Please have snow and mistletoe and presents under the tree…’ I was emotionally thrown into standing in my grandmother’s house, staring through the door that I always hung mistletoe and then I saw her beautiful Christmas tree in front of her living room window. I had to stop singing because it felt like I was really there. I was a bit stunned. Back home for Christmas is where everyone wants to be!”

Drummer Deen Castronovo Rejoins Journey

Drummer Deen Castronovo has officially rejoined Journey. Guitarist Neal Schon confirmed the news on Twitter:

Journey To Play Special Symphony Show In Las Vegas

Journey will be playing a special symphony show at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, Nevada. The show will take place on December 18 and tickets will be available on July 23 at 10 a.m. PT. Caesars Rewards members, Caesars Entertainment’s loyalty program, and Live Nation customers will also have access to a presale on July 21 at 10 a.m. PT.

Watch Steel Panther Cover Journey’s “Don’t Stop Believin'” With Anthrax’s Joey Belladonna

During their July 15 set at the Rock Fest in Cadott, WI, Steel Panther were joined onstage by Anthrax’s Joey Belladonna for a cover of Journey’s “Don’t Stop Believin’.” You can check out fan-filmed footage of that below:

Journey’s “Escape” Certified Diamond In U.S.

Journey’s “Escape” has officially been certified diamond by the RIAA after reaching 10 million or more sales and stream equivalents in the U.S. Guitarist Neal Schon commented:

“This is such a truly gratifying achievement for all the work we did together. Congratulations to all.”

Keyboardist Jonathan Cain added:

“On behalf of all that helped to make our album ‘Escape’ a diamond award achievement, we say thank you. To our fans, to our bandmates who took part in recording this album, to our label, to all in radio and finally to the distributors who believed in this music, we are deeply humbled and honored to accept this prestigious award.”

Judas Priest, Halestorm, Etc. Members Added To Virtual Ronnie James Dio Birthday Fundraiser

More artists have been added to the “Stand Up And Shout For Ronnie James Dio’s Birthday” virtual fundraiser. That event will take place on July 10 and tickets can be purchased at rollinglivestudios.com.

Here’s the newly announced guests: Rob Halford (Judas Priest), Sammy Hagar (ex-Van Halen), Tenacious D’s Jack Black and Kyle Gass, Lzzy Hale (Halestorm), Sebastian Bach (ex-Skid Row), John Bush (Armored Saint), Mikkey Dee (Scorpions, Motörhead), Duff McKagan (Guns N’ Roses), Brian Tichy (ex-Whitesnake), Lena Hall (“Hedwig And The Angry Inch”), Richie Kotzen (The Winery Dogs, etc.), Derek St, Holmes (Vanilla Fudge, Michael Schenker Group), Scott Travis (Judas Priest), Ricky Warwick (Black Star Riders), and The Warning,

Here’s the previously announced guests: Tony Iommi (Black Sabbath), Carmine Appice (Vanilla Fudge), Vinny Appice (ex-Black Sabbath), Michael Angelo Batio (Nitro, Holland, Shout), Joey Belladonna (Anthrax), Chuck Billy (Testament), Gilby Clarke (ex-Guns N’ Roses), Aynsley Dunbar (ex-Journey), Frank Ferrer (Guns N’ Roses), Lita Ford, Glenn Hughes (ex-Deep Purple), Terry Ilous (ex-Great White), Liliac, Sean McNabb (ex-Quiet Riot), Jeff Pilson (Foreigner), Rudy Sarzo (ex-Quiet Riot), Paul Shortino (ex-Rough Cutt), Glen Sobel (Alice Cooper), Lajon Witherspoon (Sevendust), Brent Woods (Sebastian Bach, Wildside), Wyn Davis, and Ronnie’s widow Wendy Dio.

The Dio band, Oni Logan, Tim “Ripper” Owens, Simon Wright, Scott Warren, Rowan Robertson, and Bjorn Englen, will perform as well. Eddie Trunk and Matt Pinfield will also be on hand conducting interviews.

Journey Share Animated Video For New Song “The Way We Used To Be”

Journey have shared an animated video for their new song “The Way We Used To Be.” The clip was directed and produced by Andrew Seth Cohen and Ryan Kieffer, with animation produced by Confidential Creative.

Neal Schon commented:

“The first song, ‘The Way We Used To Be’, came out of one of the many loops I’d written while the long downtime continued with the pandemic we all had to deal with. So utilizing my time and trying to keep fans in touch I started posting many jams and loops I created very quickly most every day. On ‘The Way We Used To Be’, I laid down the keyboard loop with over-dubbed rhythm and a little blues lead guitar and sent to Jonathan [Cain]. He sent it back very shortly after with demo vocals and lyrics and I said to myself with a smile — we’ve still got it!

I felt Jonathan nailed the lyrics and melody with haunting chorus ‘got to get back to the way we used to be.’ So this was the complete new beginning chapter for Journey — many more follow the same sequence with all of us collectively writing and working together. We now have over 26 songs that we’ve written and whittling it down to 10 or 12. We are very excited by all the new musical endeavors we’ve created together looking forward to getting back on the road to you.”