AXS TV's 'The Big Interview' sneak peek: Steve Perry talks emotional tracks on new album 'Traces' on April 16
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In a sneak peek clip of “The Big Interview with Dan Rather” classic rock legend Steve Perry discusses emotional tracks on his third solo album, Traces. The former Journey frontman appears on the season seven premiere of AXS TV’s captivating interview series, which airs Tuesday, April 16 at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT.

During the segment, Perry talks about gathering songs for Traces, explaining many were about his girlfriend Kellie Nash, who lost her battle with cancer in 2012. He told Rather, “So many of them were songs I had believed in before I met Kellie and ended up being about her after I lost her, which was amazing – in a very unusual way.”

Steve Perry’s massive musical career has spanned multiple decades. He is often regarded as one of the best rock singers of all time by fans, critics, and his musical peers alike.

The Rock and Roll Hall of Famer also discusses his time with Journey, including his decision to leave the band during his candid interview with Rather. Moreover, Perry shares his thoughts on the group’s iconic anthem “Don’t Stop Believin’” being featured in “The Sopranos” series finale.

Perry is the first of many superstar guests on the upcoming seventh season of “The Big Interview.” Other guests include KISS frontman Paul Stanley, pop legend Cyndi Lauper, REO Speedwagon members Kevin Cronin, Neal Doughty, Bruce Hall, Dave Amato and Bryan Hitt, and Oscar-winning actor-writer-director and musician Billy Bob Thornton, to name a few.

Dan Rather entertains and engages his guests and audiences alike with his easy-going, conversational interview style. “The Big Interview” launches its new season at a brand-new time on Tuesday, April 16 at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT, only on AXS TV. Be sure to tune in or set your DVR now. Find AXS TV on your TV.

Check out the “The Big Interview” season seven schedule-at-a-glance below.

“The Big Interview” season seven programming schedule (Tuesdays at 8 p.m. ET)

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