Believe It: Journey’s Steve Perry Joins Eels For Rare Concert Appearance

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Who’s the most reclusive frontman in rock music? It’s not Axl Rose and Sly Stone.

Ex-Journey singer Steve Perry has arguably stayed out of the spotlight the longest. The golden-voiced arena rocker disappeared in the late ’90s and never returned, despite the massive resurgence in popularity of the band’s signature hit, “Don’t Stop Believin’.”

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So what brought him out of retirement? Apparently, it was his love of veteran alt-rock band Eels. Perry shockingly took the stage during this Sunday’s Eels performance in St. Paul, Minnesota to help sing their song “”It’s a Motherfucker” from the 2000 album Daisies Of The Galaxy.

“I’ve told [band frontman Mark Everett] over and over again, ‘I love that song,” Perry told the crowd. “When I first met him, I couldn’t believe it. [I said], ‘Someday, I want to sing that song.'”

Afterwards, they performed the Journey classics “Open Arms” and “Lovin’, Touchin’, Squeezin.”  Watch the surreal set go down below.