Is Steve Perry of Journey dead? Don't...stop believin' internet rumors! The front man of the '80s band (and the rocker who had one of the sweetest mullets ever) is still alive. To say he's dead is just a bunch of mindless gossip. But to say Steve Perry a racist is a whole other story...
In an interview with Playboy set to hit new stands tomorrow, Sarah Silverman told the magazine how the lead singer of a popular '80s band approached her after a show and told her, "Youâ€™re my favorite comedian. You have the best n***** jokes." "Whoever would make such an offensive comment? Though Silverman didn't provide a name, she did give a hint, "Iâ€™ll just say this: After that, I stopped believin."
Steve Perry is on the defense though. He's gone to Rolling Stone to try to set the record straight. He acknowledged having met Sarah Silverman but denied saying the n-word outright. "I donâ€™t use that word, are you kidding? Thatâ€™s so derogatory," said the rocker. Steve Perry explained his side of the story saying, "I walked up to her after the show and I said, â€˜I canâ€™t believe that somehow you seem to be getting away with all these slurs and the n-word, I just canâ€™t believe how youâ€™re doing this,â€™ and I looked at my friend and I said, â€˜I canâ€™t believe how sheâ€™s getting away with this,â€™ and she looked at me and kind of smiled. It wasnâ€™t like I was condemning her or condoning her, it was just that I canâ€™t believe how somehow creatively she was making everybody in that club of all colors and all ethnic backgrounds laugh. Thatâ€™s what it was."
This sounds like a he said, she said story. Do you think Steve Perry is racist? Or do you think Sarah Silverman is stretching the truth for attention? She does like to push the envelope and is fairly obnoxious, so who knows what she's capable. But if it's true, hearing "Don't Stop Believin'" late night at the bar might not be the same.