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Steve Perry To Release New Solo LP

Former Journey frontman Steve Perry is set to release a new solo album later this year - that's the good news.  The sad news is, it was 'borne' of a tragedy in his life.

Per RollingStone.com, Steve said, "I met someone, and I fell in love with this person," ...and I lost this person to breast cancer four years ago. In the midst of that, I had written some songs, and before I met her I had sketched some. And so about a year ago, I started recording."


2017 Inductees Aynsley Dunbar, Gregg Rolie, Steve Smith, Steve Perry, Neal Schon and Jonathan Cain of Journey Photo: Mike Coppola/Getty Images


The new album, yet untitled, will be his first since 1994's For the Love of Strange Medicine. Steve continues, "..it's been "real cathartic" touching on emotions he never expected to revisit. "And we really have been doing our very best to capture what I think are some timeless songs."

In other big Journey/Steve Perry news, after much speculation, Steve Perry did appear alongside his former Journey bandmates this weekend to accept the band's induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

You can watch the event as it'll be broadcast on HBO Saturday, April 29th at 8:00 pm ET.