Steve Perry: Van Halen Once ‘Cleaned Our Clocks’ On Tour

NEW YORK, NY – APRIL 07: 2017 Inductee Steve Perry of Journey speaks onstage at the 32nd Annual Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony at Barclays Center on April 7, 2017 in New York City. The event will broadcast on HBO Saturday, April 29, 2017 at 8:00 pm ET/PT (Photo by Theo Wargo/WireImage for Rock and Roll Hall of Fame).


Steve Perry says Van Halen blew Journey off the stage the first time the two bands toured together.  In an interview with Ultimate Classic Rock, Perry remembered bringing VH on tour in 1978, saying “They cleaned our clock plenty of times and woke us the **** up pretty quick.” Perry said Van Halen was “on fire”, calling it “the most musical relentlessness that I’d ever seen”. You can check out the full interview here.

 

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