Are we getting closer to seeing JOURNEY reunite with their CLASSIC lead singer, STEVE PERRY?  Maybe.

Last summer, guitarist NEAL SCHON reached out to Steve on Facebook.  And now, Steve is suggesting he and Neal have been TALKING about a reunion, or at least working together again in some capacity.

When Steve was asked if he's talked with Neal about a possible reunion, he said, quote, "I haven't worked with Neal, no.  Umm . . . we're trying.  It's tough, you know.  I'm doing my best in that area, and I can only do so much."