At the height of Journey’s success, frontman Steve Perry walked away from the band and his life as a rockstar in search of a quieter existence. Now, 30 years later, he’s back with the solo album Traces. Katie caught up with Steve about what he’s been doing on his very, very long vacation, why his journey with Journey had to end, and the late-in-life love whose death inspired the new album. Plus, the story behind the lyrics of “Don’t Stop Believin’,” Journey’s smash hit that went on to be the most downloaded song of the twentieth century.
This episode is sponsored by ADT (www.ADT.com/SMART), WomenInGovernment.org, Prudential (www.prudential.com/stateofus), and Green Chef (www.GreenChef.us/katiecouric).