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…