I always like to say it's the gift that keeps on giving, and one certainly misses the music and strong raspy vocals of ex-Journey frontman Steve Perry. One can only hope that Steve is soon to return back to the studio and grace our ears with his voice once again.

In the shadows of the music industry lies a master of the craft, an artist that gives a lot of credit to the baseball San Fransisco Giants for helping him get back into music. In a December 2010 article of  Classic Rock Magazine, Steve said he had written about 50 songs.

As far as putting any kind of time frame on new music from Steve, he stated in the interview he couldn't do that, yet he smelled a new solo effort in the horizon. He will be recording something. It's been a long time at least going back to 1998 that we've heard new music.

Steve resides in Del Mar, California which is part of North County San Diego. Being from San Diego myself I am very familiar with the area. I wonder if he ever goes to the Del Mar Raceway (horse racing)?

Steve is building a recording studio in his home with a complete sound board. Anyone that would go that extreme, sounds to me that new music is about to explode in our ears. Steve talks of the arthritis that grounded him in the first place and that touring is a lot of work and the fact he's afraid it might suck, Really? He also mentioned in an interview that can be found on PEREZHILTON.com and Ultimate Classic Rock he talks of how impressed he is with Eric Clapton's ability to continue as long as he has.

Apparently back in February 2012 Steve took a turn at being a DJ on a station in San Diego.

Steve seems to be pretty happy these days, and likes that fact he is under no pressure at all to produce a new album.

As far as the fans of his music, I can sum up in three words,"We can't wait".