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Could Steve Perry go electronic?

Journey icon Steve Perry has hinted that if his long-awaited solo project ever appears it could be tinted by contemporary rock acts like Muse and Imagine Dragons.

He says he’s fascinated by the results of fusing classic rock values to emerging electronic sensibilities, and suggests the movement has been informing his recent writing sessions.

Speaking at a rare public appearance, Perry tells Artisan News: “I’ve just been writing music and seeing what I could find.

“It’s such a new cool world of music when you’re mixing electric music with rock like Muse and Imagine Dragons. It’s such a cool direction.”

The vocalist was dismissed from Journey in 1998 and he’s kept a low profile since then. Last year he revealed he’d been fighting cancer, and that he’d met then lost the love of his life after she succumbed to the disease.

Journey guitarist Neai Schon admitted in July that he missed the chemistry he’d had with Perry, and hoped they could put the bad old days behind them.

Martin Kielty

Not only is one-time online news editor Martin an established rock journalist and drummer, but he’s also penned several books on music history, including SAHB Story: The Tale of the Sensational Alex Harvey Band (opens in new tab), a band he once managed, and the best-selling Apollo Memories (opens in new tab) about the history of the legendary and infamous Glasgow Apollo. Martin has written for Classic Rock and Prog and at one time had written more articles for Louder than anyone else (we think he's second now). He’s appeared on TV and when not delving intro all things music, can be found travelling along the UK’s vast canal network.