South Detroit" May Not Exist . . . But Steve Perry Says He Wrote It Into Journey's "Don't Stop Believin'" Because It "Sounded Right"
Legendary JOURNEY singer STEVE PERRY is finally explaining why he name-checked "South Detroit" in "Don't Stop Believin'" . . . even though it doesn't exist.
--The lyric, of course, is: Quote, "Just a city boy, born and raised in South Detroit."
--As the "Detroit News" points out, "With downtown Detroit right on the river, there is no 'South Detroit.' That would put the [city boy's] home somewhere in the depths of the Detroit River."
(--If you're familiar with Detroit, you know that Detroit ends at downtown. Windsor, Canada, is south of the river. Below that, there are some towns that are referred to as "Downriver," but that area was rural back in the '80s.)
(--There is a SOUTHWEST Detroit . . . where there's apparently some good Mexican food . . . but there's no "South Detroit." You can see a map, here.)
Here's the latest on the VAN HALEN front: They've named their new album "A Different Kind of Truth", and it'll be out on February 7th. It's their first album with DAVID LEE ROTH since "1984", which came out in 1984.
Van Halen played their first gig last night in New York City . . . at a tiny club called Café Wha?. Owned by Davids uncle Manny Roth. And they unveiled a new song. Sort of. It's called "She's the Woman", and it's actually a song they wrote in the '70s, but never put on an album.
Here it is from back in the day-
The band also announced a bunch of tour dates. They run from February 18th in Louisville . . . to June 26th in New Orleans. And get this: KOOL AND THE GANG is supposedly opening for them on select dates. (???)
***KOOL AND THE GANG ARE NOT OPENING FOR THE 6/26 NOLA SHOW!**** we wouldn't allow that!!