AXS TV's 'Big Interview' sneak peek: Steve Perry opens up about leaving Journey in season 7 premiere
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AXS TV proudly announced, “The Big Interview with Dan Rather” will launch its star-studded seventh season on April 16. The entertaining and informative original weekly series will kick off on in a new time slot on Tuesdays at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT.

Award-winning newsman Dan Rather is geared up and ready to dive into the lives of more famous guests via his charming, up-close-and-personal interview style.The upcoming season begins with Rather sitting down with renowned former Journey frontman and solo artist Steve Perry.

In a season premiere sneak peek clip, Rather holds nothing back in asking Perry what he can tell him about his decision to leave the band that he hasn’t talked about before.

Perry gives a very candid response saying, “It was a combination of the passion for music had left me. I could not find the honest passion for singing. And because of that, I was stepping into some other, dare I say party behaviors, to augment my frustrations. Then I think my voice was suffering. Everything started to suffer for me and did not help restore my passion for music …”

He also explained fame can be a funny thing because after a period of time, “some of the luster starts to wear off.”

Steve Perry is known for having one of the biggest and best rock voices in music history. Though he never officially rejoined Journey, he did join them when the received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame” in 2005 and again when the group was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2017.

Perry has ultimately enjoyed a massive music career for almost five decades, both as lead vocalist for Journey and on a solo music career. It is arguably impossible for anyone to match his distinct vocal tone and he continues to be considered a classic rock living legend.

“The Big Interview” season 7 premiere kicks off a fabulous all-new cycle of candid conversations between Dan Rather and his globally-adored guests. Additional legends in the upcoming 10-episode run include KISS member Paul Stanley, Cyndi Lauper, Mick Jones and Lou Gramm of Foreigner, Billy Bob Thornton and more.

Watch the entire “Big Interview” Steve Perry sneak peek clip above and check out the new season’s schedule below.

“The Big Interview” Season 7 First Cycle Schedule-at-Glance

April 16 – Steve Perry
April 23 – Paul Stanley
April 30 – Cyndi Lauper
May 7   – Foreigner (Mick Jones & Lou Gramm)
May 14  – REO Speedwagon (Kevin Cronin, Neal Doughty, Bruce Hall, Dave Amato & Bryan Hitt)
May 21  – Billy Bob Thornton
May 28 – Carl and Rob Reiner
June 4  – Travis Tritt
June 11 – Boz Scaggs
June 18 – Paul Shaffer

Be sure to tune into the season seven premiere of “The Big Interview with Dan Rather” on Tuesday, April 16 at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT or set your DVR now.

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