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Former Journey Lead Singer Steve Perry Reveals How He Has Financially Survived The Past 30 Years

October 19, 2018

Journey fans have probably asked themselves, "How has former lead singer Steve Perry made a living the past 30 years?"

In his recently Rolling Stone interview, Steve Perry revealed how he has kept financially afloat the past 3 decades.

Perry is listed as a writer on almost all of Journey's songs, which means he has been receiving royalties on those, ever since.

Steve says, there "were certainly some sweet [royalty] checks as the years went by," but that he "was probably one of the only guys who saved his money."

Perry attributes his financial longevity to a non-lavish lifestyle.

Steve says while "a lot of people" were living very extravagant lifestyles. he wasn't brought up that way.

"My grandfather said to me when I was very young, 'It’s not how much you make, it's how much you save.' So I lived small and saved my money."

Perry's new album, Traces, debuted in Billboard's Top 10, and best wishes to him as he re-enters the music world!