Journey Picks Pinoy Lead Singer: Arnel Pineda

JOURNEY WELCOMES ARNEL PINEDA WITH ?OPEN ARMS? TO THEIR FAMILY AS THE BAND?S NEW LEAD SINGER (Journeymusic)

JOURNEY–Neal Schon (guitar), Jonathan Cain (keyboards), Ross Valory (bass), Deen Castronovo (drums)–is proud to introduce fans all over the world to their new lead singer, Arnel Pineda (?pin-eh-da?). He replaces Jeff Scott Soto, who parted ways with the band earlier this year after stepping in for Steve Augeri, who had to leave the band in 2006 for medical reasons.

Arnel hails from Quezon City in the Philippines and has been singing Journey songs–in addition to original material–with his band, The Zoo, for the past couple of years in clubs all over his homeland. Joining the legendary band is a dream come true for him.

?It?s so exciting to sing with one of the best bands in the world. It?ll be a lot of hard work on my part and I?m actually looking forward to the scrutiny I?ll get from the hardcore JOURNEY fans. I know they?ll expect me to sound exactly like ?the voice? (Steve Perry), but that will never happen. I know there’s only one Steve Perry in this world.?

Sorry for the late news but this is interesting to me because American Idol’s Randy Jackson used to tour with Journey in the 80s. But wait… Journey has been around for more than 30 years! What the heck.

Lying beside you, here in the dark…

Boys Nxt Door — Episode 22 — Aljur Abrenica, Marky Cielo, Mart Escudero

Boys Nxt Door

Boys Nxt Door

Boys Nxt Door starring Aljur Abrenica, Marky Cielo and Mart Escudero

Guest-starring Rainier Castillo — in an insignificant role. Ano ba.

Boys Nxt Door is GMA’s youth-oriented fantasy series every weekend starring mostly StarStruck survivors.

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Gerald Santos — On the Spot Jackpot

Gerald Santos

Gerald Santos on Eat Bulaga’s “On the Spot Jackpot”

Congratulations Gerald!

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Maging Sino Ka Man: Ang Pagbabalik ? Episode 5 ? Sam Milby, Derek Ramsay

Sam Milby

Maging Sino Ka Man: Ang Pagbabalik (Book 2) starring Sam Milby and Derek Ramsay. The most popular show on Pinoy Rickey, Maging Sino Ka Man, is back.

And so concludes Week 1 of Maging Sino Ka Man Book 2. Again, as I said in the beginning of the week, let’s hope that the new characters won’t dilute the story. Hindi dapat equal billing sina Osang at Angelica Panganiban — supporting lang dapat ang binibigay na airtime sa kanila. Nothing personal, pero all of a sudden sila na ang bida, when it should be the 4 main characters. Kahit sina Chin Chin at Boyet de Leon supporting ang characters nila — even if they were very important characters to the story.

Also, this cut-to-cut-to-cut editing style is just horrible. First of all it is inappropriate: the action is slow and conversational. Doing an action-movie style cut is jarring. Parang gusto yata mag-action movie kung sino man ang nag-direct ng first week nito. He or she is in the wrong show.

A lot of the comments I’ve read in the forums are fans getting pissed (wala pang pinaguusapan na ratings dito ha). This might be Etheria all over again. Sana naman hindi.

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