Picks and Pans Review: The Journey Solo
updated 07/25/1994 AT 01:00 AM EDT
•originally published 07/25/1994 AT 01:00 AM EDT
While Perry's health is fine, the damaged relationship with his former bandmates, whom he no longer sees, might be irrevocable. "I couldn't make them understand," he says regretfully. "Bui I needed to get off the merry-go-round. I didn't sing a note for two years."
What helped reignite his passion for music? "I was bored without it in my life," says Perry, who began writing For the Love of Strange Medicine's songs five years before he started re-cording. That and continuing fan demand. "People would stop me in the street and ask, 'Are you Steve Perry? What happened to you?' " says the unmarried singer, who lives in a "secret location" out West. "That helped me to want to come back and make music again."