Journey has been eligible for election to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame since 2000, since that was 25 years after the release of the band's first album. But they were never selected for consideration by the nominating committee until last year. Tonight, with the help of the fan vote, the Bay Area band will finally be inducted.
The honor will go to seven current or former members: co-founders Neal Schon, Ross Valory and Gregg Rolie (who is already in the Hall as a member of Santana), drummers Steve Smith and Aynsley Dunbar, keyboardist Jonathan Cain and former singer Steve Perry.
The big question is whether Perry will show up and perhaps perform with the group. From what we've heard, he will attend but won't sing. Schon told Yahoo Music, "Since he did go onstage last year in a few different markets with The Eels and sang some of our stuff, I’m like, ‘Well, why wouldn’t he do that with us?’ Everybody’s celebrating our legacy that he and I and Jonathan and Ross and Steve Smith and Rolie and everybody contributed to. So I’m hoping he’ll sing with us. The door has always been open for him to do that."
Perry last appeared in public with Journey in 2005 when the band received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
At the induction ceremony, Journey, with its current singer Arnel Pineda, will do three songs: "Lights," "Separate Ways" and "Don't Stop Believin'."