Steve Perry hasn't performed with Journey in 20 years.

By most accounts, the 1997 split wasn't an amicable one. VH-1's "Behind the Music" portrayed his time with the band as fraught with tension & ego conflicts.

Society of Rock reports the long-estranged former frontman will join his former bandmates for Friday's induction into the Rock 'n Roll Hall of Fame. A rumored 2013 40th anniversary reunion never materialized.

Keyboardist Jonathan Cain told the Dayton Daily News he was excited at the prospect of seeing Perry again after all these years.

That caught me by surprise. I interviewed Jonathan 5 years ago. He bristled when I alluded to Steve, without mentioning him by name.

Maybe time does heal all wounds. On the other hand, maybe not. Steve isn't expected to perform with the band.