Even though he was the one who started the speculation, Steve Perry has decided to make it clear that he has not returned to his former band Journey.
Earlier this month, Perry fueled the rumor mill when he told Artisan News "We're trying ... The older I get, the more I do realize how important what we had all together and how it worked."
The idea of a reunion was problematic as Journey has stated on many occassions how happy they were with Amel Pineda, the Phillipines-born singer that they had found in a YouTube video of Amel's Journey cover band.
Shortly after the Perry comment hit the media, Australian site MelodicRock.com published a statement from the band saying "No reunion plans...all is well in the Journey camp"
On Monday, Steve Perry confirmed that nothing was in the works:
I'd like to make clear that the rumor that I have returned to the band Journey is totally untrue and only a rumor.Of course, the statement only confirms that he hasn't "returned" to the band. It doesn't totally deny that there were, at least at one time, discussions between Perry and the principles.