Steve Perry fails to resolve legal battle over unreleased recordings

Former Journey frontman Steve Perry has failed to resolve his bitter legal dispute with a fellow musician over their unreleased recordings.
The Don’t Stop Believin’ singer recorded several songs with a musician named Phil Brown in the 1990s. He has been attempting to block their release, claiming the tracks were demos he never intended to be made public.
Steve and Phil had called off a scheduled court trial to enter mediation and settle their issues, but court documents obtained by U.S. website The Blast, show their attempts to resolve the matter have failed.
“Although their efforts extended over many hours, the parties were not able to resolve their differences and settle this dispute at that conference.”
However, the pair may yet settle the matter out of court, as the documents state, “they agreed to continue their efforts”.
The 70-year-old rocker alleged his former collaborator is trying to release the unheard tracks against his will. He claims the material was recorded at a low quality and “he did not perform them as he would if the recordings were intended for public release”.
Phil has demanded the suit be tossed out of court, claiming he has every right to sell the music.