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Journey @ Fiddler's Green Amphitheatre

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New lead singer Arnel Pineda (right) made Journey fans proud at Fiddler’s Green on Wednesday. Photos by Erick Lopez.

Arnel Pineda had some big shoes to fill Wednesday. And by the end of his second-ever American concert as the new crooner for Journey, most of the 18,000 crammed into Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre had forgotten Steve Perry.

With perfect pitch, power and amazing resonance, Pineda floored a crowd that probably arrived ready to pine for Perry. A few months ago Pineda was a somewhat popular performer in Manila, singing an occasional Journey cover in a local band. By Wednesday night, he was an American rock star with a swooning crowd hanging on his perfectly tenored voice.

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Opening with a fresh cut off Journey’s new three-disc “Revelations” release — “Never Walk Away” — Pineda showed he could carry an even higher pitch than Perry’s trademark wail. The 40-year-old, who speaks halting English, merges a Freddie Mercury smoothness with a David Lee Roth rocker style to create his own version of Perry.

Donning leather pants and shoulder-length locks a la Perry circa 1980, Pineda chattered nervously after the first song, even admitting his anxiety before diving into a rousing “Only the Young.” Neal Schon, the founding member of the 33-year-old band who discovered Pineda while searching YouTube for a potential singer, worked through a technical glitch in the first few tunes to reach an exploding “Stone In Love.”

Schon, sporting a leather vest and looking more than a little like James Caan’s Sonny Corleone, is a gifted guitarist with powerful riffs that helped define the emerging genre of arena rock in the early ’70s. And still today, Schon’s signature Gibson can cull melodies from within the deepest jams. Wednesday night’s midset jam on the 12-string mandolin was soulful and complex, coaxing the entire amphitheater into a gentle sway.

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By the end of “Separate Ways,” all comparisons between Perry and Pineda were lost. Holding the highest notes for much longer than Perry ever could, Pineda had eclipsed the former Journey frontman in both talent and enthusiasm. He stalked the stage, belting out notes that beat back the wind, his black tresses flying, his every move cast on giant screens dwarfing the stage. It was near impossible to miss this thought: God freaking bless America. Where else can one go from Philippine nightclub singer to full-fledged U.S. rock idol virtually overnight? Eat your heart out Marky Mark, Arnel Pineda is the real Rock Star.

Even if you are of the mindset that Journey isn’t Journey without Perry, go see one of the band’s next 54 shows between now and October 10. You won’t be disappointed. The new kid seemed to draw the band’s veterans — Deen Castronovo on drums, Ross Valory on bass and Jonathan Cain on keys — into a happier place. They looked proud of their new addition and played with energy. (Granted, this was show No. 1 with another 54 to go in the next three months.)

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Sprinkling several new tracks into a 20-song, hour-45 concert that went well past Fiddler’s lame 10:30 p.m. quiet time, the five-member Journey wore out a mostly graying crowd. New songs like “Change For The Better,” “Where Did I Lose Your Love” and a dedicated-to-the-fans “After All These Years” were eagerly embraced, probably because they didn’t stray too far from Journey’s tried-and-true strategy of marrying Schon’s licks with a soaring voice.

But nothing rivaled the crowd’s wave-your-cell-phone love for the hits. “Who’s Crying Now,” “Open Arms,” “Wheel In The Sky” and “Faithfully” kept the boomers grooving and Pineda — displaying obvious confidence in his range — urged the crowd to sing along, clumsily twirling the mic stand toward the audience.

With abundant awkward dancing and a light show that splashed onto glassy cubicle farms that flank the venue, it was sometimes easy to snicker. But the earnestness of the musicians on stage ended smarmy thoughts. The recent emergence of ’80s rock as something much more than cheesy nostalgia is floating the boats of more than a few Journey-era acts. Cheap Trick and Heart are part of Journey’s ambitious 55-show summer tour, which will likely sell out each stop.

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It’s not a looking-back type tour, with an album’s worth of new music in the rotation and a new singer dashing any yearning for the Perry days. (Although the Wilson sisters of Heart did mostly dust off their oldy-but-goodies, and not very well either.)

The double-barreled encore started with “Don’t Stop Believin’,” which has enjoyed newfound vibrancy as the score of the epicly elusive final scene in “The Sopranos.” The final, piercing “Anyway You Want It” left the crowd ragged, hoarse and sated; looking like they got it exactly how they wanted it.

Regular Reverb contributor Jason Blevins is a reporter for The Denver Post.

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Categories: REVERB
  • Barb

    I love your enthusiastic review and I am a big fan of Arnel. I have to question your sanity, however, when you say that he has ecipsed Steve Perry in talent. Have you ever seen Journey with Steve Perry? If not, you can not make such a statement as fact. Arnel is extremely good, but Steve Perry is a legend.

  • Barb

    I love your enthusiastic review and I am a big fan of Arnel. I have to question your sanity, however, when you say that he has ecipsed Steve Perry in talent. Have you ever seen Journey with Steve Perry? If not, you can not make such a statement as fact. Arnel is extremely good, but Steve Perry is a legend.

  • Anonymous

    Nice pictures.

  • Anonymous

    Nice pictures.

  • Anonymous

    Nice write up. Journey rocks!!!!!

  • Anonymous

    Nice write up. Journey rocks!!!!!

  • Mark

    I’m really impressed with Arnel as well … from the days he appeared on YouTube to the new album to recent performances. Journey definitely made the right choice to sing a powerful catalog and very few have a voice like that.

    With that said, I have to say that I find statements like the below kind of dumb. I’m glad you’re enthusiastic about Arnel (and you should be) but you’re stretching things here.

    “Pineda showed he could carry an even higher pitch than Perry’s trademark wail”

    What? You’ve sat beside Perry at his prime to see how high he could sing to come to this conclusion? No doubt Arnel has a spectacular range, but I think you need to listen to some more Steve Perry high notes.

    “Holding the highest notes for much longer than Perry ever could”

    Again … have you had the pleasure of seeing every live performance Perry ever did? This is just ridiculous to make such an assumption unless you’ve seen them sing side by side.

    “Pineda had eclipsed the former Journey frontman in both talent and enthusiasm.”

    Would be interested to know how many times you saw Journey with Perry.

  • Mark

    I’m really impressed with Arnel as well … from the days he appeared on YouTube to the new album to recent performances. Journey definitely made the right choice to sing a powerful catalog and very few have a voice like that.

    With that said, I have to say that I find statements like the below kind of dumb. I’m glad you’re enthusiastic about Arnel (and you should be) but you’re stretching things here.

    “Pineda showed he could carry an even higher pitch than Perry’s trademark wail”

    What? You’ve sat beside Perry at his prime to see how high he could sing to come to this conclusion? No doubt Arnel has a spectacular range, but I think you need to listen to some more Steve Perry high notes.

    “Holding the highest notes for much longer than Perry ever could”

    Again … have you had the pleasure of seeing every live performance Perry ever did? This is just ridiculous to make such an assumption unless you’ve seen them sing side by side.

    “Pineda had eclipsed the former Journey frontman in both talent and enthusiasm.”

    Would be interested to know how many times you saw Journey with Perry.

  • BRAVO

    Thank you for this wonderful blog…

    I really enjoyed all the comments, all spot on from other reviews I read.

    And the photos are really a bonus to me, since I have not seen them from other links.

    My family can’t wait to see Journey here on Sep 05, Toronto, Canada!

    Journey Forever…

  • BRAVO

    Thank you for this wonderful blog…

    I really enjoyed all the comments, all spot on from other reviews I read.

    And the photos are really a bonus to me, since I have not seen them from other links.

    My family can’t wait to see Journey here on Sep 05, Toronto, Canada!

    Journey Forever…

  • mandy

    Nice review though hardcore Perry fans would probably disagree with your assessment of Pineda ‘holding the note longer’ than Perry. Hearing Perry before and Pineda today they both hold the notes quite well. It’s Pineda’s edge in power that disguishes Pineda from Perry, hence the perception that Pineda holds the notes longer while IMO Perry still has an edge in voice inflection. They are both very good counter tenors.

  • mandy

    Nice review though hardcore Perry fans would probably disagree with your assessment of Pineda ‘holding the note longer’ than Perry. Hearing Perry before and Pineda today they both hold the notes quite well. It’s Pineda’s edge in power that disguishes Pineda from Perry, hence the perception that Pineda holds the notes longer while IMO Perry still has an edge in voice inflection. They are both very good counter tenors.

  • Louis Acer

    Thanks for an excellent review. I’m glad that someone finally got the balls to tell it what it is. You will probably get chewed by the Perry loons but hey, just remember that there are two kinds of Journey fans, the true Journey fans who support the band regardless of who the frontman is and the other one is -Journey is no Journey without SP -and I’m sure majority of these loons are just one fall away from being admitted to a nursing home. lol, so just ignore them.

  • Louis Acer

    Thanks for an excellent review. I’m glad that someone finally got the balls to tell it what it is. You will probably get chewed by the Perry loons but hey, just remember that there are two kinds of Journey fans, the true Journey fans who support the band regardless of who the frontman is and the other one is -Journey is no Journey without SP -and I’m sure majority of these loons are just one fall away from being admitted to a nursing home. lol, so just ignore them.

  • Phang

    Thank you! for posting , I am the instant fan of Arnel Pineda Journey rocks! Arnel AMAZING! hes has a great voice, good tenor of voice, great pipe of vocals, gifted Arnel …. Go! go! go! Journey, Rock the world ..God Bless

  • Phang

    Thank you! for posting , I am the instant fan of Arnel Pineda Journey rocks! Arnel AMAZING! hes has a great voice, good tenor of voice, great pipe of vocals, gifted Arnel …. Go! go! go! Journey, Rock the world ..God Bless

  • Matt

    Great Review! Very objective. I totally agree with you. Some people are afraid to admit because of their Loyalty to the original singer, but you totally nailed it.

  • Matt

    Great Review! Very objective. I totally agree with you. Some people are afraid to admit because of their Loyalty to the original singer, but you totally nailed it.

  • Haiku

    Journey 2008 and forever !!

  • Haiku

    Journey 2008 and forever !!

  • IneverFeltPartoftheBand-SP

    Uh oh! Get ready for the Non-Journey Fanatics(aka Perry maniacs)!

    Perry fans always get butthurt whenever someone says things that would put the “Voice” down. Sorry loons, Perry left you guys TWICE he aint coming back and that’s the fact! Perry is a legend and a has been!

    True Journey fans only support the band through thick and thin. Neal, Ross, Jon, Deen and Arnel thank you!

    Great article by the way, Arnel has more range and power than Perry.

  • IneverFeltPartoftheBand-SP

    Uh oh! Get ready for the Non-Journey Fanatics(aka Perry maniacs)!

    Perry fans always get butthurt whenever someone says things that would put the “Voice” down. Sorry loons, Perry left you guys TWICE he aint coming back and that’s the fact! Perry is a legend and a has been!

    True Journey fans only support the band through thick and thin. Neal, Ross, Jon, Deen and Arnel thank you!

    Great article by the way, Arnel has more range and power than Perry.

  • Mike

    I’ve first saw Journey at Soldier Field when they opened for the Stones. That’s how far back I’ve attended their concerts. There is not “ONE” song that SP can sing, that AP can’t either compete with OR beat! “NOT ONE” Singing the same song, under identical conditions with the same arrangement, mixed and produced the same….Perry has a slight edge in a velvety tone and Arnel has the power, range and resonance. If you overlapped their voices digitally, I defy ANYONE to cloe their eyes and telll me which one is who. Period. Sp brought Journey a signature sound and AP will take “the sound” above and beyond. Yes…. he has infact eclipsed a great one.

  • Mike

    I’ve first saw Journey at Soldier Field when they opened for the Stones. That’s how far back I’ve attended their concerts. There is not “ONE” song that SP can sing, that AP can’t either compete with OR beat! “NOT ONE” Singing the same song, under identical conditions with the same arrangement, mixed and produced the same….Perry has a slight edge in a velvety tone and Arnel has the power, range and resonance. If you overlapped their voices digitally, I defy ANYONE to cloe their eyes and telll me which one is who. Period. Sp brought Journey a signature sound and AP will take “the sound” above and beyond. Yes…. he has infact eclipsed a great one.

  • Boy From Oz

    Great news and interesting review article. I admire your brave honesty in your personal opinion, unlike most writer who would tend to stay in the middle. I am both a Steve Perry and Journey fan, who at the same time is very much fascinated by the amazing resurgence of the band with a new frontman. Can’t wait to see Arnel Pineda and Journey in Australia soon, in their Asia Pacific tour!!! More power mate!

  • BD

    I too at first hearing Arnel sing thought he might be up there with STEVE PERRY but… if you compare them, song for song ,Steve is “THE VOICE” of Journey and always will be for the majority of us Boomers!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Boy From Oz

    Great news and interesting review article. I admire your brave honesty in your personal opinion, unlike most writer who would tend to stay in the middle. I am both a Steve Perry and Journey fan, who at the same time is very much fascinated by the amazing resurgence of the band with a new frontman. Can’t wait to see Arnel Pineda and Journey in Australia soon, in their Asia Pacific tour!!! More power mate!

  • BD

    I too at first hearing Arnel sing thought he might be up there with STEVE PERRY but… if you compare them, song for song ,Steve is “THE VOICE” of Journey and always will be for the majority of us Boomers!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Geoff

    Just a response to the first comment by Barb on behalf of the reviewer who said that “Arnel’s voice eclipsed Steve Perry’s” during this show he witnessed. Barb was a little upset at his comment wondering if he had ever seen Steve Perry live. I don’t know if the reviewer has heard Steve Perry’s voice live or not. But, I have seen Steve Perry sing live 4 times at Journey concerts. I was also in Las Vegas on March 6th this year for Journey’s show that was also taped for the live DVD that is part of the Revelation 3 disc set. I can attest to the fact that Arnel’s voice was as good live in person as it is on that DVD, and I agree his voice eclipses Perry’s. I don’t know why this opinion would offend anyone though. Perry was great with Journey, but he chose to leave the band years ago, and there is now another new guy in town who happens to be the best replacement the band or any “true” fan could wish for. His name is Arnel Pineda and he has a beautiful voice and will make you happy too if you just give the man a chance……trust us.

  • Geoff

    Just a response to the first comment by Barb on behalf of the reviewer who said that “Arnel’s voice eclipsed Steve Perry’s” during this show he witnessed. Barb was a little upset at his comment wondering if he had ever seen Steve Perry live. I don’t know if the reviewer has heard Steve Perry’s voice live or not. But, I have seen Steve Perry sing live 4 times at Journey concerts. I was also in Las Vegas on March 6th this year for Journey’s show that was also taped for the live DVD that is part of the Revelation 3 disc set. I can attest to the fact that Arnel’s voice was as good live in person as it is on that DVD, and I agree his voice eclipses Perry’s. I don’t know why this opinion would offend anyone though. Perry was great with Journey, but he chose to leave the band years ago, and there is now another new guy in town who happens to be the best replacement the band or any “true” fan could wish for. His name is Arnel Pineda and he has a beautiful voice and will make you happy too if you just give the man a chance……trust us.

  • Eric

    Great Review!

  • Eric

    Great Review!

  • Martin

    Quite frankly, I thought Heart blew Journey off the stage. Their sound was better mixed, their music louder, and Anne Wilson’s voice was startlingly powerful. I was disappointed in Journey’s sound and vocals.

    All in all, I would have rather Heart played for 90 minutes and Journey’s portion been cut down to 60.

    Quite a disappointing night for Journey fans.

  • Martin

    Quite frankly, I thought Heart blew Journey off the stage. Their sound was better mixed, their music louder, and Anne Wilson’s voice was startlingly powerful. I was disappointed in Journey’s sound and vocals.

    All in all, I would have rather Heart played for 90 minutes and Journey’s portion been cut down to 60.

    Quite a disappointing night for Journey fans.

  • Jessie

    To Martin:

    Based on accounts by fans who attended, I think the reason why some would say that Heart blew Journey off the stage – can be attributable to the technical problems that Journey had. According to them, Heart’s performance wasn’t as plagued by that much tech problems, so you can justify what you said “Their sound was better mixed, their music louder, and Anne Wilson’s voice was startlingly powerful.”

    Please open your hearts and your minds – and let music break down ALL the barriers. PEACE

    cheers!

  • Jessie

    To Martin:

    Based on accounts by fans who attended, I think the reason why some would say that Heart blew Journey off the stage – can be attributable to the technical problems that Journey had. According to them, Heart’s performance wasn’t as plagued by that much tech problems, so you can justify what you said “Their sound was better mixed, their music louder, and Anne Wilson’s voice was startlingly powerful.”

    Please open your hearts and your minds – and let music break down ALL the barriers. PEACE

    cheers!

  • Mike

    WAKE UP PEOPLE!! What if the table were turned and it was AP who gave Journey their signature sound as “the voice” and then left the band…….and 10 years later, along comes a dude by the name of Steve Perry who sounds amazingly like Arnel Pineda!! We’d all have to listen to a bunch of Steve Perry critics and all of the same ol’ bulls**t.

  • Mike

    WAKE UP PEOPLE!! What if the table were turned and it was AP who gave Journey their signature sound as “the voice” and then left the band…….and 10 years later, along comes a dude by the name of Steve Perry who sounds amazingly like Arnel Pineda!! We’d all have to listen to a bunch of Steve Perry critics and all of the same ol’ bulls**t.

  • Jessie

    PS: THANK YOU Jason Blevins! You and Arnel both have admirable nerves of steel. Arnel is facing worldwide critique and I don’t see too many who would not have cowered in fear and backed out with the huge amount of pressure out of the comparisons, and much racial discrimination and bashing. We know his motivation is of a higher, more noble purpose :)

  • Jessie

    PS: THANK YOU Jason Blevins! You and Arnel both have admirable nerves of steel. Arnel is facing worldwide critique and I don’t see too many who would not have cowered in fear and backed out with the huge amount of pressure out of the comparisons, and much racial discrimination and bashing. We know his motivation is of a higher, more noble purpose :)

  • Curtis N.

    Heart was indeed better, but that is no disrespect to Arnel and the guys. Ann Wilson is just simply one of the best vocalists in rock, and her band was tighter and (IMO) music selection better. Plus, they are more of a hard rock band whereas the most popular Journey music is poppier. That Who cover they did blew me away — I had no idea she could still wail like that.

    For those of us who started following Journey at the very beginning, I wish their performances would highlight more of their early work. Still, it was a great night for Journey despite the sound problems and Heart somewhat showing them up.

  • Curtis N.

    Heart was indeed better, but that is no disrespect to Arnel and the guys. Ann Wilson is just simply one of the best vocalists in rock, and her band was tighter and (IMO) music selection better. Plus, they are more of a hard rock band whereas the most popular Journey music is poppier. That Who cover they did blew me away — I had no idea she could still wail like that.

    For those of us who started following Journey at the very beginning, I wish their performances would highlight more of their early work. Still, it was a great night for Journey despite the sound problems and Heart somewhat showing them up.

  • monette

    Thank you for a very truthful and very brave review. I agree with you 100%. I wish your management will send you to all Journey concerts so you can give us reviews of all of their forthcoming concerts. Please come to Cali concerts. We love you here. Go Arnel. Hooooooooorrrrrrrrray to Jason. Hope you receive a big fat bonus for this article.

  • monette

    Thank you for a very truthful and very brave review. I agree with you 100%. I wish your management will send you to all Journey concerts so you can give us reviews of all of their forthcoming concerts. Please come to Cali concerts. We love you here. Go Arnel. Hooooooooorrrrrrrrray to Jason. Hope you receive a big fat bonus for this article.

  • jojo

    why can’t we just enjoy and celebrate the beauty of journey’s music and arnel pineda’s phenomenal voice instead of making comparisons to steve perry? each singer brings their own special qualities that are unique to each one.

  • jojo

    why can’t we just enjoy and celebrate the beauty of journey’s music and arnel pineda’s phenomenal voice instead of making comparisons to steve perry? each singer brings their own special qualities that are unique to each one.

  • Jane Matsumoto

    I admire your honesty and you have my respect because, like Arnel, you have the balls to take the heat. Other reviews tend to steer away from the truth that Arnel really eclipses Steve Perry. I’ve seen the youtube Lake Tahoe clips, and I was blown away by AP’s tenor voice. AP reminds me of Freddie Mercury in terms of vocal range; although Freddie M is a legend, but still AP is really special. I highly doubt that SP, even in his prime, would reach the notes AP’s hitting now. Had Arnel been the “voice” and SP replaced Arnel, all hell will break loose if a review claims “AP eclipses SP…blah…blah…blah.” As much as I respect SP for his legacy, AP just blows me big time.

  • Jane Matsumoto

    I admire your honesty and you have my respect because, like Arnel, you have the balls to take the heat. Other reviews tend to steer away from the truth that Arnel really eclipses Steve Perry. I’ve seen the youtube Lake Tahoe clips, and I was blown away by AP’s tenor voice. AP reminds me of Freddie Mercury in terms of vocal range; although Freddie M is a legend, but still AP is really special. I highly doubt that SP, even in his prime, would reach the notes AP’s hitting now. Had Arnel been the “voice” and SP replaced Arnel, all hell will break loose if a review claims “AP eclipses SP…blah…blah…blah.” As much as I respect SP for his legacy, AP just blows me big time.

  • Mike

    Jane …..I belive that is exactly what I was trying to say…..bla bla bla. Thank you for reiterating it though.

  • Mike

    Jane …..I belive that is exactly what I was trying to say…..bla bla bla. Thank you for reiterating it though.

  • Jordin

    I admire your courage and honesty in putting forth this review. But of course, SP will always be “the voice.” But I do think that in time Arnel will also come to his own. I really became a believer of his talent from watching this concert too.
    Talking about the argument of singing in his prime this and that. I think it is a useless argument. Because if we’re talking about singing in his prime. I read from people writing on blogs and forums witness to Arnel’s younger days singing – that he used to sing songs like Chaka Khan’s “Through the Fire” in her original key. And I’ve also seen him singing Heart’s “Alone” on youtube in their key.

  • Jordin

    I admire your courage and honesty in putting forth this review. But of course, SP will always be “the voice.” But I do think that in time Arnel will also come to his own. I really became a believer of his talent from watching this concert too.
    Talking about the argument of singing in his prime this and that. I think it is a useless argument. Because if we’re talking about singing in his prime. I read from people writing on blogs and forums witness to Arnel’s younger days singing – that he used to sing songs like Chaka Khan’s “Through the Fire” in her original key. And I’ve also seen him singing Heart’s “Alone” on youtube in their key.

  • Lydia

    Thank you for a very nice review. Like some Journey fans I stopped following them when SP quit. Each has their own unique voice qualities, and Yes if you start listening to your dusty old Journey albums there are songs that AP’s rendition is more powerful and has a more soulful quality. Like some fans who has said AP’s version of Send Her My Love and Separate Ways has more power and range.

    And like everybody else I believe AP has brought this Journey back to life and let’s be thankful that they are still around to give us their unforgettable music.

    PEACE!

  • Lydia

    Thank you for a very nice review. Like some Journey fans I stopped following them when SP quit. Each has their own unique voice qualities, and Yes if you start listening to your dusty old Journey albums there are songs that AP’s rendition is more powerful and has a more soulful quality. Like some fans who has said AP’s version of Send Her My Love and Separate Ways has more power and range.

    And like everybody else I believe AP has brought this Journey back to life and let’s be thankful that they are still around to give us their unforgettable music.

    PEACE!

  • jill

    you guys are comparing Steve Perry’s vocal when he was on his 30′s to Arnel ‘s who is 40′s . I bet when Arnel was on his 30′s he could hit higher note than his age now. I don’t know about Perry when he was on his 4o’s .I doubted.

  • jill

    you guys are comparing Steve Perry’s vocal when he was on his 30′s to Arnel ‘s who is 40′s . I bet when Arnel was on his 30′s he could hit higher note than his age now. I don’t know about Perry when he was on his 4o’s .I doubted.

  • denciozoicsalphachap

    very good review! lol! hows that perry fans! ha! ha! ha!

  • denciozoicsalphachap

    very good review! lol! hows that perry fans! ha! ha! ha!

  • Jun

    This is a very honest, no holds bar, courageous review!!! It reminds me of Jesus who was not afraid to tell that He was the Son of God. And for that He was crucified and died!

    Well it seems that the “old timers, SP maniacs” are at it again not wanting to let go of time! Could we just talk about Journey and AP please? SP left the band 10 yrs ago and these SP lunatics are just finding a way to get SP’s name mentioned in threads like this one. They are very depressed to say the least that SP left them. And now because Journey has been resurrected with AP’s arrival, they are sourgraping because they have been expecting SP to resurrect his career ahead of Journey. Wow!!! What a pride, just like SP’s!!! lols!

    These SP loons have not been too critical during the tenures of Steve Augeri and Jeff Scott Sotto because THEY KNEW THAT SA and JSS CAN NOT ECLIPSE SP!!!!! Now it is being threatened and I think it will only be a matter of few concerts before SP’s reign as the “voice” gets totally eclipsed!!! This is sad but reality sometimes hurts!!!

    I still remember how SP die hard fans bash and discriminate AP. They criticised his looks, height, accent, race and for not being an American. Hell, they even called him “gay monkey”. I said to myself, “let’s see when they start the tour! Journey’s performance will silence all these maniacs.” Without a doubt, this is exactly what is happening right now!!!

    Ok, ok wait a minute. They are a bit quiet and just waiting (praying???) for technical glitches during concert so that they would find a reason to degrade the band.

    I read one comment that said these loonies are in their 60′s??? If that’s true then these bruhahahaha will have a natural death pretty soon!!! And, WE, the true Journey friends will continue to enjoy their music!!!

  • Jun

    This is a very honest, no holds bar, courageous review!!! It reminds me of Jesus who was not afraid to tell that He was the Son of God. And for that He was crucified and died!

    Well it seems that the “old timers, SP maniacs” are at it again not wanting to let go of time! Could we just talk about Journey and AP please? SP left the band 10 yrs ago and these SP lunatics are just finding a way to get SP’s name mentioned in threads like this one. They are very depressed to say the least that SP left them. And now because Journey has been resurrected with AP’s arrival, they are sourgraping because they have been expecting SP to resurrect his career ahead of Journey. Wow!!! What a pride, just like SP’s!!! lols!

    These SP loons have not been too critical during the tenures of Steve Augeri and Jeff Scott Sotto because THEY KNEW THAT SA and JSS CAN NOT ECLIPSE SP!!!!! Now it is being threatened and I think it will only be a matter of few concerts before SP’s reign as the “voice” gets totally eclipsed!!! This is sad but reality sometimes hurts!!!

    I still remember how SP die hard fans bash and discriminate AP. They criticised his looks, height, accent, race and for not being an American. Hell, they even called him “gay monkey”. I said to myself, “let’s see when they start the tour! Journey’s performance will silence all these maniacs.” Without a doubt, this is exactly what is happening right now!!!

    Ok, ok wait a minute. They are a bit quiet and just waiting (praying???) for technical glitches during concert so that they would find a reason to degrade the band.

    I read one comment that said these loonies are in their 60′s??? If that’s true then these bruhahahaha will have a natural death pretty soon!!! And, WE, the true Journey friends will continue to enjoy their music!!!

  • Anonymous

    f*ck your steve perry ….it was journey who give fame and wealth of steve perry….journey is journey forever even without perry..wheres your perry now ?he just used journey band for his own selfish ambition and for him to get out from being construction worker f*ck him..after he gain wealth what? where he ‘s now?he just leave you guys…wheres your f*ucking perry now! hes b*llshit! wake up guys..open your eyes …see the truth and enjoy the great and gifted voice of ap..hes great and hit high notes higher than your steve perry…

  • Anonymous

    f*ck your steve perry ….it was journey who give fame and wealth of steve perry….journey is journey forever even without perry..wheres your perry now ?he just used journey band for his own selfish ambition and for him to get out from being construction worker f*ck him..after he gain wealth what? where he ‘s now?he just leave you guys…wheres your f*ucking perry now! hes b*llshit! wake up guys..open your eyes …see the truth and enjoy the great and gifted voice of ap..hes great and hit high notes higher than your steve perry…

  • Jun

    I forgot to add that AP is already past his prime and yet being compared to SP at his prime!!! It’s a double black eye!!!!

  • Jun

    I forgot to add that AP is already past his prime and yet being compared to SP at his prime!!! It’s a double black eye!!!!

  • Termonz

    Great write up BTW! I have read all the fans comments and i find it a great learning experience to know the qualities of these two incredible singers and I admired all the fans for sticking up with them and to Journey band as a whole, like everyone says “through thick and thin”…

  • Termonz

    Great write up BTW! I have read all the fans comments and i find it a great learning experience to know the qualities of these two incredible singers and I admired all the fans for sticking up with them and to Journey band as a whole, like everyone says “through thick and thin”…

  • Termonz

    Can’t wait to see Journey band tonight at the Irvine, Verizon Amph theater!!!

  • Termonz

    Can’t wait to see Journey band tonight at the Irvine, Verizon Amph theater!!!

  • Aaron

    The comparison between Perry and Arnel are stupid, yet inevitable. Perry was a GREAT singer in his day. IN HIS DAY. all this talk about arnel having a bigger range is nonesense just said to wind up the perry fans. aside from that it doesn’t matter. Perry gave everything he had to singing with journey and started to singing with a throaty edge to his voice in the eighties which was a popular technique with many singer at the time. purely because its what he believed his audience wanted to hear. trouble is singing like that eventually permanantly damages the Vocal Chords, lowers the range, and adds a nasty raspy sound with he can no longer sing without in the higher register. thats the price he paid for giving his all to his fans. he knows he can’t do justice by singing the journey stuff with the voice he used to have, so he doesn’t try! I respect him for bowing out. And i admire Arnel for stepping into those HUGE boots. the guys got a great voice. But I will be suprised if his voice doesn’t go downhill the way perry’s did.

  • Aaron

    The comparison between Perry and Arnel are stupid, yet inevitable. Perry was a GREAT singer in his day. IN HIS DAY. all this talk about arnel having a bigger range is nonesense just said to wind up the perry fans. aside from that it doesn’t matter. Perry gave everything he had to singing with journey and started to singing with a throaty edge to his voice in the eighties which was a popular technique with many singer at the time. purely because its what he believed his audience wanted to hear. trouble is singing like that eventually permanantly damages the Vocal Chords, lowers the range, and adds a nasty raspy sound with he can no longer sing without in the higher register. thats the price he paid for giving his all to his fans. he knows he can’t do justice by singing the journey stuff with the voice he used to have, so he doesn’t try! I respect him for bowing out. And i admire Arnel for stepping into those HUGE boots. the guys got a great voice. But I will be suprised if his voice doesn’t go downhill the way perry’s did.

  • Karen S.

    Heart was so much better than Journey at this show. I was very disappointed in Journey’s sound. It wasn’t necessarily because of our new lead singer either. The songs and the technical aspects of the performace sounded really weak having to follow Heart’s more metal sound. And the lead singer for Heart absolutely blew me away with her power.

    Probably would have been a good idea to have Journey follow Cheap Trick instead of Heart.

  • Karen S.

    Heart was so much better than Journey at this show. I was very disappointed in Journey’s sound. It wasn’t necessarily because of our new lead singer either. The songs and the technical aspects of the performace sounded really weak having to follow Heart’s more metal sound. And the lead singer for Heart absolutely blew me away with her power.

    Probably would have been a good idea to have Journey follow Cheap Trick instead of Heart.

  • Jaydee

    Whoever saying that Heart was better, didn’t really go to this concert did you?
    I enjoyed Heart, they were amazing indeed. Voices still so strong after all these years. Yet they played their music like “These Dreams” mostly acoustic-like with a mandolin on Nancy’s part for example. Not complaining though, it was beautiful. But on with what I’m trying to say. They were amazing, yeah, but it was clear who were the masters of that show “Journey.” From first song to the last, they really held us audience captive. Arnel and everyone shining with each of their own forte. The energy was captivating and Arnel was not just standing there singing like the Heart ladies. He worked the stage from edge to edge with eye contact to the audience. Everywhere he points is like magic for the crowd in that spot screams. By the way, I also went with friends who were mainly Heart fans. They couldn’t believe how good Journey was. Because it was not only one or 2 persons good in the band. All of them shone in their particular talent and working together in this. So my friends who were Heart fans came out of that concert Journey believers . They even couldn’t stop talking about how great Journey really was until now….
    So thanks to this reviewer, I think he really gave credit where credit is due. I think this review is spot on, except that Perry part. Perry was the original, the one and only “voice.” He should be respected and not be compared to anyone for he stands alone in his legacy already. Arnel’s is a different category, like a young warrior learning from his master. In time he will be great and leave his own mark too. But kudos to Journey, thanks for going on with your music. That was the best concert I’ve been too so far.

  • Jaydee

    Whoever saying that Heart was better, didn’t really go to this concert did you?
    I enjoyed Heart, they were amazing indeed. Voices still so strong after all these years. Yet they played their music like “These Dreams” mostly acoustic-like with a mandolin on Nancy’s part for example. Not complaining though, it was beautiful. But on with what I’m trying to say. They were amazing, yeah, but it was clear who were the masters of that show “Journey.” From first song to the last, they really held us audience captive. Arnel and everyone shining with each of their own forte. The energy was captivating and Arnel was not just standing there singing like the Heart ladies. He worked the stage from edge to edge with eye contact to the audience. Everywhere he points is like magic for the crowd in that spot screams. By the way, I also went with friends who were mainly Heart fans. They couldn’t believe how good Journey was. Because it was not only one or 2 persons good in the band. All of them shone in their particular talent and working together in this. So my friends who were Heart fans came out of that concert Journey believers . They even couldn’t stop talking about how great Journey really was until now….
    So thanks to this reviewer, I think he really gave credit where credit is due. I think this review is spot on, except that Perry part. Perry was the original, the one and only “voice.” He should be respected and not be compared to anyone for he stands alone in his legacy already. Arnel’s is a different category, like a young warrior learning from his master. In time he will be great and leave his own mark too. But kudos to Journey, thanks for going on with your music. That was the best concert I’ve been too so far.

  • jane

    yes, very HONEST REVIEW…

    Ignore the Perry Loons

    they can’t get over the fact PErry dont care about them

    yes, Pineda HOLDS notes LONGER!!!!

    and has very powerful voice, and a MASCULINE one too!!!!

    im so sick of him and his LOONS who can’t move on!

    always posting BS!

    PERRY is HISTORY ACCEPT THAT PERRY LOONS!

    PERRY IS NOT GOD!

    HE DOES NOT SING ANYMORE!

  • jane

    yes, very HONEST REVIEW…

    Ignore the Perry Loons

    they can’t get over the fact PErry dont care about them

    yes, Pineda HOLDS notes LONGER!!!!

    and has very powerful voice, and a MASCULINE one too!!!!

    im so sick of him and his LOONS who can’t move on!

    always posting BS!

    PERRY is HISTORY ACCEPT THAT PERRY LOONS!

    PERRY IS NOT GOD!

    HE DOES NOT SING ANYMORE!

  • BuffaloesCU

    I agree that Heart was better. They did a cover of Love Reign O’er Me by the Who that was by far the best performance of the evening of any of the three bands. That song, along with all of their harder rock material was difficult for Journey to follow. I’ve followed Journey since 1978, and it would have been better for them to arrange a tour with a softer type band playing right before them. After listening to Annie Wilson belt out Crazy on You, Barracuda, Magic Man and the Zeppelin and Who covers, Journey just kind of sounded weak.

  • BuffaloesCU

    I agree that Heart was better. They did a cover of Love Reign O’er Me by the Who that was by far the best performance of the evening of any of the three bands. That song, along with all of their harder rock material was difficult for Journey to follow. I’ve followed Journey since 1978, and it would have been better for them to arrange a tour with a softer type band playing right before them. After listening to Annie Wilson belt out Crazy on You, Barracuda, Magic Man and the Zeppelin and Who covers, Journey just kind of sounded weak.

  • nyc150

    This is Steve Perry now…http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=504B3iR5M_8

    and this is Arnel Pineda now..http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=95l-_MBiU3A

    any comment?

  • nyc150

    This is Steve Perry now…http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=504B3iR5M_8

    and this is Arnel Pineda now..http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=95l-_MBiU3A

    any comment?

  • Lights

    BuffalosCU — Yes that Who cover by Heart was the best performance of the evening. Thanks for writing the name of it, I thought it was called “Cool Rain”. I was absolutely floored by Ann Wilson’s voice on that as well as several others. I wish Heart could have played longer, they were the best of the three bands by far IMHO.

  • Lights

    BuffalosCU — Yes that Who cover by Heart was the best performance of the evening. Thanks for writing the name of it, I thought it was called “Cool Rain”. I was absolutely floored by Ann Wilson’s voice on that as well as several others. I wish Heart could have played longer, they were the best of the three bands by far IMHO.

  • Beer Chaser

    I wasn’t at this concert, but I saw Heart earlier this year in Las Vegas and they were phenominal. I’ve always liked Journey too, but it doesn’t seem like a fair pairing to have them follow a hard rock band with a Hall of Fame singer like Ann Wilson. Journey’s music no doubt appeals to a wider range of fans because it’s more middle-of-the-road, but Heart has a head-banger side that is really exciting in concert. I’m sure there was a very large portion of the crowd that bought their ticket just to hear Wilson’s voice.

  • Beer Chaser

    I wasn’t at this concert, but I saw Heart earlier this year in Las Vegas and they were phenominal. I’ve always liked Journey too, but it doesn’t seem like a fair pairing to have them follow a hard rock band with a Hall of Fame singer like Ann Wilson. Journey’s music no doubt appeals to a wider range of fans because it’s more middle-of-the-road, but Heart has a head-banger side that is really exciting in concert. I’m sure there was a very large portion of the crowd that bought their ticket just to hear Wilson’s voice.

  • Mike

    Just in case no one noticed…….Dean Castronovo has on Hell of a set of pipes too!!! Why is it that he’s the one who does Mother Father!?

  • Mike

    Just in case no one noticed…….Dean Castronovo has on Hell of a set of pipes too!!! Why is it that he’s the one who does Mother Father!?

  • Jun

    TO AARON: (just FYI)

    Arnel Pineda has been in the business for 25 years!!! And as I recalled he mentioned in one of the interviews that when he was 23 (or 25??) he was advised by a doctor in Hongkong to stop singing because of throat disease or something. So there he was, frustrated, went back home to the Philippines. But with his determination and a BIG HEART, he was able to regained his voice, I think even better!

    You are correct, as years go by, the voice quality of singers will eventually falter! But I believe that there is always an exception to the rule! And I am hoping that Arnel Pineda is an exception!

    Peace!

  • Jun

    TO AARON: (just FYI)

    Arnel Pineda has been in the business for 25 years!!! And as I recalled he mentioned in one of the interviews that when he was 23 (or 25??) he was advised by a doctor in Hongkong to stop singing because of throat disease or something. So there he was, frustrated, went back home to the Philippines. But with his determination and a BIG HEART, he was able to regained his voice, I think even better!

    You are correct, as years go by, the voice quality of singers will eventually falter! But I believe that there is always an exception to the rule! And I am hoping that Arnel Pineda is an exception!

    Peace!

  • Jun

    Hi Karen S.! Yeah Heart was great. But I think your wish of having Journey performed before Heart is a st*pid idea! Why? Because this is Journey’s tour! Heart and CT are supporting casts!

    Maybe you will have to wait for Heart to make their own tour! But I doubt Journey will give way to Heart especially now that they have a new album which debuted at #5 on the Billboard 200 chart!

    Just a little common sense!

  • Jun

    Hi Karen S.! Yeah Heart was great. But I think your wish of having Journey performed before Heart is a st*pid idea! Why? Because this is Journey’s tour! Heart and CT are supporting casts!

    Maybe you will have to wait for Heart to make their own tour! But I doubt Journey will give way to Heart especially now that they have a new album which debuted at #5 on the Billboard 200 chart!

    Just a little common sense!

  • Jun

    TO BuffaloesCU:

    You are correct! I agree. But lo and behold, it just happened that during the time of Steve Perry, they produced materials that suited the voice of SP. Now, the band has no choice (or should I say have an obligation to old Journey fans) but to play the old songs just as they sang before!

    But with Arnel Pineda right now, they can come up with totally new materials that would put the band into a new level. With the versatility of Arnel Pineda’s voice, anything is possible now for Journey!

    Hard rock, heavy metal, etc… please go check the music videos of Arnel Pineda pre-Journey on YouTube! Youll come to know what I mean!

    Peace!

  • Jun

    TO BuffaloesCU:

    You are correct! I agree. But lo and behold, it just happened that during the time of Steve Perry, they produced materials that suited the voice of SP. Now, the band has no choice (or should I say have an obligation to old Journey fans) but to play the old songs just as they sang before!

    But with Arnel Pineda right now, they can come up with totally new materials that would put the band into a new level. With the versatility of Arnel Pineda’s voice, anything is possible now for Journey!

    Hard rock, heavy metal, etc… please go check the music videos of Arnel Pineda pre-Journey on YouTube! Youll come to know what I mean!

    Peace!

  • Anonymous

    JOURNEY, the band will always be Journey, regardless who the current front man is, as long as fans and the paying public really appreciates the vocal rendition that blends so well with the band’s great musicians. We all love great singers! Why all these fuss about SP & AP?

  • Anonymous

    JOURNEY, the band will always be Journey, regardless who the current front man is, as long as fans and the paying public really appreciates the vocal rendition that blends so well with the band’s great musicians. We all love great singers! Why all these fuss about SP & AP?

  • what

    Ann was great but to say she sang like she did 30 years ago and can still belt it like 30 years ago is total FANTASY. The posters here who are saying these things are dillusional.

  • what

    Ann was great but to say she sang like she did 30 years ago and can still belt it like 30 years ago is total FANTASY. The posters here who are saying these things are dillusional.

  • AIC

    Count me in with the “Heart was better” crowd. They blew the walls off the stage and managed to build in some terrific covers along with their classic hits. Journey sounded anemic following them, and unless Journey totally revamps their setlist or forces the Wilson sisters to turn down the volume on their set, they are going to be upstaged at an awful lot of venues this summer.

    I have no idea whether Ann sounds like she did 30 years ago (I wasn’t born then so didn’t see them live back then), but she was absolutely the best female rock singer I’ve ever heard on this night. And Heart was absolutely the best of the three bands as well.

  • AIC

    Count me in with the “Heart was better” crowd. They blew the walls off the stage and managed to build in some terrific covers along with their classic hits. Journey sounded anemic following them, and unless Journey totally revamps their setlist or forces the Wilson sisters to turn down the volume on their set, they are going to be upstaged at an awful lot of venues this summer.

    I have no idea whether Ann sounds like she did 30 years ago (I wasn’t born then so didn’t see them live back then), but she was absolutely the best female rock singer I’ve ever heard on this night. And Heart was absolutely the best of the three bands as well.

  • Dave B

    I’m looking forward to catching this show when it stops in Saratoga Springs, NY. However…..I purchased the new Journey CD/DVD set and the concert footage on the DVD bothered me in this regard…it was clear at times that Pineda was lip-synching. I hope that’s not the case on this tour.

  • Dave B

    I’m looking forward to catching this show when it stops in Saratoga Springs, NY. However…..I purchased the new Journey CD/DVD set and the concert footage on the DVD bothered me in this regard…it was clear at times that Pineda was lip-synching. I hope that’s not the case on this tour.

  • MQ

    To the SP looners, you’re living in the past! You don’t know what you’re talking about SP. The VOICE has already lost his voice. He is closed to 60 and couldn’t strike the high notes that he used to. Plus, his selfish, prima donna attitude did him in—he decided on his own to quit and to rest on his achievement and royalties. Any hope of him rejoining his former band? Zero! For you to know and understand more about your beloved SP, surf for former journey manager Herbie Herbert’s interview transcripts circa 2001 & 2008. You’ll discover how SP sabotaged and held hostage this great band.

    As for AP, leave him alone! He’s trying his very best to revitalize this band and bring back the glory they deserve. Fans—old and new, young and old, white and brown—are flocking to journey’s concerts once again, and I myself am excited for them to recapture, even surpass their glories of old.

    To those who are saying ‘Heart is better than Journey’ are simply sourgraping. They are the same SP looners in disguise trying to put down the new Journey.

  • MQ

    To the SP looners, you’re living in the past! You don’t know what you’re talking about SP. The VOICE has already lost his voice. He is closed to 60 and couldn’t strike the high notes that he used to. Plus, his selfish, prima donna attitude did him in—he decided on his own to quit and to rest on his achievement and royalties. Any hope of him rejoining his former band? Zero! For you to know and understand more about your beloved SP, surf for former journey manager Herbie Herbert’s interview transcripts circa 2001 & 2008. You’ll discover how SP sabotaged and held hostage this great band.

    As for AP, leave him alone! He’s trying his very best to revitalize this band and bring back the glory they deserve. Fans—old and new, young and old, white and brown—are flocking to journey’s concerts once again, and I myself am excited for them to recapture, even surpass their glories of old.

    To those who are saying ‘Heart is better than Journey’ are simply sourgraping. They are the same SP looners in disguise trying to put down the new Journey.

  • zz

    Heart sound great but in the youtube I hear Ann belting “Alone” in one of the concert choking several times. I am not a musician but it is pain to see great singers really trying hard for a note.
    Man . I dont understand sometimesmusic review being so biased.
    See attched clip from youtube.
    http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=LhjsJQXhdc4
    Hear Ann Choke and choke on her own song but people think that was great!!
    Try to listen to arnels ” Alone
    http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=dbhKHyoy4S4

  • zz

    Heart sound great but in the youtube I hear Ann belting “Alone” in one of the concert choking several times. I am not a musician but it is pain to see great singers really trying hard for a note.
    Man . I dont understand sometimesmusic review being so biased.
    See attched clip from youtube.
    http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=LhjsJQXhdc4
    Hear Ann Choke and choke on her own song but people think that was great!!
    Try to listen to arnels ” Alone
    http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=dbhKHyoy4S4

  • Donna Conley

    Steve Perry is a god, I have followed his music in and out of Journey and I like his music and style better solo. He still sings and produces. I saw Arnel on utube before he joined Journey and thought he was an amazing singer. I love the new music and new Journey. Arnel has done for Journey what the last 2 singers could not and that is bring the orignal sound close to vintage. I spoke to the band on Rockline and love Arnels humor. I will be at their show in Sept because I love the music, past and present. But There will never be another talent like Steve Perry.

  • Donna Conley

    Steve Perry is a god, I have followed his music in and out of Journey and I like his music and style better solo. He still sings and produces. I saw Arnel on utube before he joined Journey and thought he was an amazing singer. I love the new music and new Journey. Arnel has done for Journey what the last 2 singers could not and that is bring the orignal sound close to vintage. I spoke to the band on Rockline and love Arnels humor. I will be at their show in Sept because I love the music, past and present. But There will never be another talent like Steve Perry.

  • anonymous

    If journey did not find AP…Jimmy Page will..hehehe

  • anonymous

    If journey did not find AP…Jimmy Page will..hehehe

  • heidi

    Well I think it is way sad to the fact that the all AMERICAN band has gone to the Philippines for a singer!!!… LAme if you ask me. Yes if I closed my eyes I felt like I was at an amazing Journey concert but when I looked at the stage.. so sad to see tiny dancer AP up there… And if you all actually heard his voice that night it was shot before the encore. He has some super shoes to fill and not just SP but how about Scott or the Other Steve from like 2 years ago they were amazing and made me feel like I was at a real Journey concert!!! That night I just felt like I was at a really good Karaoke night!!!

    Sorry but we almost left when we saw the new journey.. but we paid dearly to see them and we will see them again when they get the next new singer!! I honestly am waiting to see how long AP can hold on….

    Good show but was a bit disappointed:(

  • heidi

    Well I think it is way sad to the fact that the all AMERICAN band has gone to the Philippines for a singer!!!… LAme if you ask me. Yes if I closed my eyes I felt like I was at an amazing Journey concert but when I looked at the stage.. so sad to see tiny dancer AP up there… And if you all actually heard his voice that night it was shot before the encore. He has some super shoes to fill and not just SP but how about Scott or the Other Steve from like 2 years ago they were amazing and made me feel like I was at a real Journey concert!!! That night I just felt like I was at a really good Karaoke night!!!

    Sorry but we almost left when we saw the new journey.. but we paid dearly to see them and we will see them again when they get the next new singer!! I honestly am waiting to see how long AP can hold on….

    Good show but was a bit disappointed:(

  • monette

    To Dave B :
    First of all thank you for buying Revelation and thus helping the sale of the new cd. I just don’t know which part of the dvd you saw Arnel lipsynching. Arnel doesn’t know how to lipsynch and most Filipino singers can’t lipsynch as the Filipino audience will laugh at them and shout Harang! (we were robbed! )They are the real deal and Arnel is the Real Deal.
    I advise you to watch YOUTUBE search for Arnel Pineda and the Zoo band so you will better understand the true Arnel Pineda and why Neil Schon had to watch him over and over again. Million of fans are watching his videos night after night after night. This is the pandemic going on at YOU TUBE. So please when you click on You Tube make sure you are at your best health and behavior as this pandemic is very contagious.
    Rest assured you will have the concert of your life pretty soon.

  • monette

    To Dave B :
    First of all thank you for buying Revelation and thus helping the sale of the new cd. I just don’t know which part of the dvd you saw Arnel lipsynching. Arnel doesn’t know how to lipsynch and most Filipino singers can’t lipsynch as the Filipino audience will laugh at them and shout Harang! (we were robbed! )They are the real deal and Arnel is the Real Deal.
    I advise you to watch YOUTUBE search for Arnel Pineda and the Zoo band so you will better understand the true Arnel Pineda and why Neil Schon had to watch him over and over again. Million of fans are watching his videos night after night after night. This is the pandemic going on at YOU TUBE. So please when you click on You Tube make sure you are at your best health and behavior as this pandemic is very contagious.
    Rest assured you will have the concert of your life pretty soon.

  • themiddlefinger

    AP is a threat to perry’s legacy that’s why those perry avid fans were out in concerted efforts with character assassination strategies to put him and journey down but failed.

  • themiddlefinger

    AP is a threat to perry’s legacy that’s why those perry avid fans were out in concerted efforts with character assassination strategies to put him and journey down but failed.

  • Matt Carr

    Great piece! Thanks for writing an accurate account of what you witness.

    BTW this is a response to Dave’s comments, where did you get the idea that Arnel was “lip-synching” during the Planet Hollywood concert? Leave your fantasy behind, face the reality. If you ever seen Arnel perform and move around the stage then you will realize how stupid and irresponsible your accusation is.

  • Matt Carr

    Great piece! Thanks for writing an accurate account of what you witness.

    BTW this is a response to Dave’s comments, where did you get the idea that Arnel was “lip-synching” during the Planet Hollywood concert? Leave your fantasy behind, face the reality. If you ever seen Arnel perform and move around the stage then you will realize how stupid and irresponsible your accusation is.

  • Susan C.

    I am in that 30-40 range and of course know and love Journey .And you know chicks my age was just in love with SP as teenagers . LOL . I have to say I did not think the 2 prior lead singers after SP were right for the band . And I really prefer SP and was skeptical about another , but I listened and I’m a tough
    critic . But I truly like Arnell Pineda , it isn’t SP , hey it is not suppose to be .
    He sounds similar at times , though carries out his own voice .
    Some people just can’t take change well .

  • Susan C.

    I am in that 30-40 range and of course know and love Journey .And you know chicks my age was just in love with SP as teenagers . LOL . I have to say I did not think the 2 prior lead singers after SP were right for the band . And I really prefer SP and was skeptical about another , but I listened and I’m a tough
    critic . But I truly like Arnell Pineda , it isn’t SP , hey it is not suppose to be .
    He sounds similar at times , though carries out his own voice .
    Some people just can’t take change well .

  • Anonymous

    Lipsynching?! I was at the Vegas concert and I can tell you, there was no lipsynching there. Also saw them in Irvine and it’s obvious Arnel is getting more comfortable with the band and performing. It was great seeing all the old Filipinos at both places waving the Filipino flag around. You’d be surprised with how many were there who probably never heard of Journey, but went to support one of their “kababayans”.

  • Anonymous

    Lipsynching?! I was at the Vegas concert and I can tell you, there was no lipsynching there. Also saw them in Irvine and it’s obvious Arnel is getting more comfortable with the band and performing. It was great seeing all the old Filipinos at both places waving the Filipino flag around. You’d be surprised with how many were there who probably never heard of Journey, but went to support one of their “kababayans”.

  • SmileySanDiego

    To Heidi,

    You can’t really hide your racist self, even when it comes to music.

  • SmileySanDiego

    To Heidi,

    You can’t really hide your racist self, even when it comes to music.

  • Ben

    To Dave B. Part 2,
    To explain why you may think that AP was lipsynching- Neal Schon stated during a recent interview that due to a power outage during the day, prior to the Vegas concert, the vocal recordings during the show did not match up with the video. Kevin Shirley(producer of Revalation)spent many hours during production of the DVD to line up the audio and video together. I’ve watched the DVD several times and cannot see what you are claiming to see. If you’re eyes and ears are that exact this would explain why you feel AP was lipsynching…he definitely was not! As far as the comparisions between SP and AP…it just doesn’t matter. SP was GREAT-period. All of us loved his voice for what it was as well as his songwriting. AP is great in his own right and all of us “journey fans” should be grateful to Neal Schon for discovering his talent.

  • Ben

    To Dave B. Part 2,
    To explain why you may think that AP was lipsynching- Neal Schon stated during a recent interview that due to a power outage during the day, prior to the Vegas concert, the vocal recordings during the show did not match up with the video. Kevin Shirley(producer of Revalation)spent many hours during production of the DVD to line up the audio and video together. I’ve watched the DVD several times and cannot see what you are claiming to see. If you’re eyes and ears are that exact this would explain why you feel AP was lipsynching…he definitely was not! As far as the comparisions between SP and AP…it just doesn’t matter. SP was GREAT-period. All of us loved his voice for what it was as well as his songwriting. AP is great in his own right and all of us “journey fans” should be grateful to Neal Schon for discovering his talent.

  • Vanessa

    To whoever says Arnel lip syncs needs to see an EENT doctor- You think Neal Schon and the rest of Journey will even allow that to happen? You have serious health issues! Before you criticize the man go watch his youtube videos with his ZOO band when he was still in the Philippines. Yes, I’m from Philippines and clubs goers there are very serious critics themselves. If you are going to sing an original you better sound like one if not close or people
    will “BOO” you. Rockbands in the Philippines can put you at the edge of your seat, real entertainment ! Steve Perry can only be Steve Perry but Arnel can be anything from Journey to Led Zep to Steven Tyler, you name it. That’s what we call real, serious TALENT! And of course, JOURNEY ROCKS!! EVER!!

  • Vanessa

    To whoever says Arnel lip syncs needs to see an EENT doctor- You think Neal Schon and the rest of Journey will even allow that to happen? You have serious health issues! Before you criticize the man go watch his youtube videos with his ZOO band when he was still in the Philippines. Yes, I’m from Philippines and clubs goers there are very serious critics themselves. If you are going to sing an original you better sound like one if not close or people
    will “BOO” you. Rockbands in the Philippines can put you at the edge of your seat, real entertainment ! Steve Perry can only be Steve Perry but Arnel can be anything from Journey to Led Zep to Steven Tyler, you name it. That’s what we call real, serious TALENT! And of course, JOURNEY ROCKS!! EVER!!

  • Marie

    I was at this concert and yes it was a great show, but you have to admit that it was a great show only because of the awesome showmanship and talent of the band itself. OK, so Arnel sang very well, but he is NO Steve Perry. You claim he eclipsed Steve Perry in Talent – WRONG. He put on a very convincing show doing a great impersonation of the one and only original.. Yes, many of the 18000 left with scratchy throats that night, but it was not due to Arnel’s perfomance but more in tune to the BAND that once was Journey and all the memories that the impersonator brought flooding back with his similar voice. The band was GREAT, the new front man, just OK. Oh, and a side note, yes it is time for change, but I hope Arnel never intros that song the same way again, as it is definately not for the better for there is no better than Steve Perry and Journey.

  • Marie

    I was at this concert and yes it was a great show, but you have to admit that it was a great show only because of the awesome showmanship and talent of the band itself. OK, so Arnel sang very well, but he is NO Steve Perry. You claim he eclipsed Steve Perry in Talent – WRONG. He put on a very convincing show doing a great impersonation of the one and only original.. Yes, many of the 18000 left with scratchy throats that night, but it was not due to Arnel’s perfomance but more in tune to the BAND that once was Journey and all the memories that the impersonator brought flooding back with his similar voice. The band was GREAT, the new front man, just OK. Oh, and a side note, yes it is time for change, but I hope Arnel never intros that song the same way again, as it is definately not for the better for there is no better than Steve Perry and Journey.

  • Jimmy

    Arnell does have a good voice but one cannot deny he is merely imitating Steve Perry. He does not have as much control over his voice. If you pay attention it tends to break especially during high notes. Maybe this is being too critical because he is doing a good job but he is no Steve Perry – to say that he eclipses Steve makes no sense. There are many Elvis impersonators who may have better control here and there but one would be mad to say they eclipse him. If there’s someone out there who could sing just like Freddie Mercury would someone say he eclipses him. Before someone jumps down my throat – I know Steve is not the legend that Elvis or Freddie are but he is a legend in his own right. As far as talent – Steve wrote many of the melodies that made Journey become what it did. I think this reviewer made some dubious comments. The band Journey arrived at what it ultimately did because of Steve’s melodies alongside of Cain and Schon. Just watch some old interviews and the band admits this. To give Arnell such exorbidant praise is premature. Afterall he didn’t have to create the voice – he’s merely doing wonderful Karoake. Granted Steve was greatly influenced by Sam Cooke but he doesn’t flat out mimic his voice – he created his own voice using some of Cooke’s technique.

  • Jimmy

    Arnell does have a good voice but one cannot deny he is merely imitating Steve Perry. He does not have as much control over his voice. If you pay attention it tends to break especially during high notes. Maybe this is being too critical because he is doing a good job but he is no Steve Perry – to say that he eclipses Steve makes no sense. There are many Elvis impersonators who may have better control here and there but one would be mad to say they eclipse him. If there’s someone out there who could sing just like Freddie Mercury would someone say he eclipses him. Before someone jumps down my throat – I know Steve is not the legend that Elvis or Freddie are but he is a legend in his own right. As far as talent – Steve wrote many of the melodies that made Journey become what it did. I think this reviewer made some dubious comments. The band Journey arrived at what it ultimately did because of Steve’s melodies alongside of Cain and Schon. Just watch some old interviews and the band admits this. To give Arnell such exorbidant praise is premature. Afterall he didn’t have to create the voice – he’s merely doing wonderful Karoake. Granted Steve was greatly influenced by Sam Cooke but he doesn’t flat out mimic his voice – he created his own voice using some of Cooke’s technique.

  • Joe R.

    To Heidi,
    You are an obvious racist, grow up you are not watching black and white television anymore. I suggest get out from your bubble and maybe by the help of the almighty you will appreciate life. In fairness with AP, I thought his good or maybe even better. Thanks!

  • Joe R.

    To Heidi,
    You are an obvious racist, grow up you are not watching black and white television anymore. I suggest get out from your bubble and maybe by the help of the almighty you will appreciate life. In fairness with AP, I thought his good or maybe even better. Thanks!

  • Lonnie

    I was there! I had seats just four rows back from the stage a little to the left of center! Having bought the DVD I was prepared for what was coming and I wasn’t at all disappointed! The coolest part was being able to take my 20 year old son to the concert. That ROCKED!

    In a perfect world all three bands would have had 90 minutes to strut their stuff since all three put on one hell of an act!

    Rock On!

  • Lonnie

    I was there! I had seats just four rows back from the stage a little to the left of center! Having bought the DVD I was prepared for what was coming and I wasn’t at all disappointed! The coolest part was being able to take my 20 year old son to the concert. That ROCKED!

    In a perfect world all three bands would have had 90 minutes to strut their stuff since all three put on one hell of an act!

    Rock On!

  • John Denver

    SP was or is “The Voice” whom AP (and many others) idolized and emulated for quite sometime. He is and will always be a part of Arnel’s musical journey; SP is legendary and in the walk of fame. A bright future is awaiting Arnel; he’s made history and forever will be etched in Journey’s journey. Like AP said he is living his dream and dreaming awake. In 2 or 10 or 20 years (from now), somebody else will be idolizing and emulating this “great voice” of Journey 2008 ff. Like SP, AP is the real deal and Journey could care less what y’all think. They’re just trying to make a living as they always do but the great thing about it is they’re rocking the world and entertaining us to the max! Just enjoy the Journey while it lasts. It only takes one stroke from the Master and they’re caput (gone!). Thank God they’re still here to stay and making music for us. But the Revelation CD/DVD. Bought 3 for now. More to follow when I hit the lottery. Where ya at?!!

  • John Denver

    SP was or is “The Voice” whom AP (and many others) idolized and emulated for quite sometime. He is and will always be a part of Arnel’s musical journey; SP is legendary and in the walk of fame. A bright future is awaiting Arnel; he’s made history and forever will be etched in Journey’s journey. Like AP said he is living his dream and dreaming awake. In 2 or 10 or 20 years (from now), somebody else will be idolizing and emulating this “great voice” of Journey 2008 ff. Like SP, AP is the real deal and Journey could care less what y’all think. They’re just trying to make a living as they always do but the great thing about it is they’re rocking the world and entertaining us to the max! Just enjoy the Journey while it lasts. It only takes one stroke from the Master and they’re caput (gone!). Thank God they’re still here to stay and making music for us. But the Revelation CD/DVD. Bought 3 for now. More to follow when I hit the lottery. Where ya at?!!

  • Txn_grl

    Heidi,

    Either you’re a racist, ignorant or both.

  • Txn_grl

    Heidi,

    Either you’re a racist, ignorant or both.

  • jo remo

    To All Who Love Music… Lets be thankful that there another soul, like StevePerry, on Arnel Pineda,who made us so happy by singing and hearing those beautiful songs with the bands playing wonderfully,taking time of for a couple of hrs. from our day to day, and most often stress life in this world. Lets count our blessings and be thankful that there’s this JOURNEY band again on tour, not only making us happy, they themselves are happy on tour again,having a job they love,helping supporting,and making thier family financially stable. This is all about love,sharing,and enjoying our life. PLEASE stops the nonsense and move on! Music is a THERAPHY…lets ENJOY! Thank you to Neil Schon for his LOVE of music,and finding Arnel Pineda! Neil Schon show the world of music..it doesn’t matter where you come from…what matter is if you can contribute in the music world ,then you’re on…and Arnel Pineda got it! GOD BLESS YOU, JOURNEY!!!!

  • jo remo

    To All Who Love Music… Lets be thankful that there another soul, like StevePerry, on Arnel Pineda,who made us so happy by singing and hearing those beautiful songs with the bands playing wonderfully,taking time of for a couple of hrs. from our day to day, and most often stress life in this world. Lets count our blessings and be thankful that there’s this JOURNEY band again on tour, not only making us happy, they themselves are happy on tour again,having a job they love,helping supporting,and making thier family financially stable. This is all about love,sharing,and enjoying our life. PLEASE stops the nonsense and move on! Music is a THERAPHY…lets ENJOY! Thank you to Neil Schon for his LOVE of music,and finding Arnel Pineda! Neil Schon show the world of music..it doesn’t matter where you come from…what matter is if you can contribute in the music world ,then you’re on…and Arnel Pineda got it! GOD BLESS YOU, JOURNEY!!!!

  • MATDIT

    To Heidi,
    Shame, shame, shame… you disguises your racist self in a form posting reviews for Journey… this is America, land of opportunity. Thank God, Journey knows that and found Arnel. Arnel will be with Journey for a while therefore, next concert, just stay home, keep your money. Journey keep rocking on. True Journey fan supports you whoever the frontman is, but thank you for finding Arnel.

  • MATDIT

    To Heidi,
    Shame, shame, shame… you disguises your racist self in a form posting reviews for Journey… this is America, land of opportunity. Thank God, Journey knows that and found Arnel. Arnel will be with Journey for a while therefore, next concert, just stay home, keep your money. Journey keep rocking on. True Journey fan supports you whoever the frontman is, but thank you for finding Arnel.

  • Mark

    Steve Perry was a hell of a singer but upon the first listening of the new revelation, Neal has found someone just as good if not better. This new CD is a hit, alot of talent on there.

  • Mark

    Steve Perry was a hell of a singer but upon the first listening of the new revelation, Neal has found someone just as good if not better. This new CD is a hit, alot of talent on there.

  • BoPerez

    Guys just enjoy the music of Journey. They’re back. As for SP & AP fans no comparison both of them talented period. I can’t wait to see them in Toronto. See you there if you’re a TRUE Journey fan.

  • BoPerez

    Guys just enjoy the music of Journey. They’re back. As for SP & AP fans no comparison both of them talented period. I can’t wait to see them in Toronto. See you there if you’re a TRUE Journey fan.

  • Murry & Tiger

    Whatever, AP is also a legend on his own right and people will not forget. Thanks to Journey. Pls continue rockinnnnnnnnnnn, yeh !!!! I love you guys and your concert and will go to the next one again and again and again.

  • Murry & Tiger

    Whatever, AP is also a legend on his own right and people will not forget. Thanks to Journey. Pls continue rockinnnnnnnnnnn, yeh !!!! I love you guys and your concert and will go to the next one again and again and again.

  • shaina

    I’m a Steve Perry fan as well and I miss him dearly BUT I’m realistic and know that SP will never be back. Arnel Pineda is the change we can all believe in! I was blown away by this man’s talent and stamina. SP did not run around, jump and sing with such high tenor songs at the same time in his 30′s. AP is 40 y.o. with the energy of a 25 y.o man! So with that being said, can we stop hating and stop comparing and just appreciate the new frontman? He is the real deal and based upon the concert I saw in Mandalay Bay there is no way that AP lypsinch. This is insane accusation. Whoever said that is crazy. It doesn’t matter that AP is not Portuguese like Steve Perry. He has the voice and that’s all that matters.

  • shaina

    I’m a Steve Perry fan as well and I miss him dearly BUT I’m realistic and know that SP will never be back. Arnel Pineda is the change we can all believe in! I was blown away by this man’s talent and stamina. SP did not run around, jump and sing with such high tenor songs at the same time in his 30′s. AP is 40 y.o. with the energy of a 25 y.o man! So with that being said, can we stop hating and stop comparing and just appreciate the new frontman? He is the real deal and based upon the concert I saw in Mandalay Bay there is no way that AP lypsinch. This is insane accusation. Whoever said that is crazy. It doesn’t matter that AP is not Portuguese like Steve Perry. He has the voice and that’s all that matters.

  • Jason

    I agree that some of the conclusions made by the author are simply unsubstantiated especially when made based on a few performances. There’s no point in comparing both Steve and Arnel. Most of the Perry fans memories of Steve’s prime was back in early to mid 80′s when he was around 32 to 37yrs old. Arnel is around 42 yrs old and has only been singing with Journey for a couple of months at most. Most of the Steve Perry fans do not realize that Arnel lost his voice earlier on in his career especially during the time he was in HongKong. He regained his voice to a certain extent but it somehow falls short of his Hongkong days. To give the Perry fans an idea how good Arnel was back then, he told a friend that he used to sing “Through The Fire” by Chaka Khan in its original key and even sang the high notes on Open Arms on a higher key. Back then it was no sweat for Arnel to sing high note songs of the best female artists. You can see a glimpse of it in the Zoo cover of the song “Alone” by Heart.

  • Jason

    I agree that some of the conclusions made by the author are simply unsubstantiated especially when made based on a few performances. There’s no point in comparing both Steve and Arnel. Most of the Perry fans memories of Steve’s prime was back in early to mid 80′s when he was around 32 to 37yrs old. Arnel is around 42 yrs old and has only been singing with Journey for a couple of months at most. Most of the Steve Perry fans do not realize that Arnel lost his voice earlier on in his career especially during the time he was in HongKong. He regained his voice to a certain extent but it somehow falls short of his Hongkong days. To give the Perry fans an idea how good Arnel was back then, he told a friend that he used to sing “Through The Fire” by Chaka Khan in its original key and even sang the high notes on Open Arms on a higher key. Back then it was no sweat for Arnel to sing high note songs of the best female artists. You can see a glimpse of it in the Zoo cover of the song “Alone” by Heart.

  • TAN

    I believe both SP and AP are gifted, they both can sing and able to entertain the audience. SP had his time and now it is AP’s. Why don’t we just all enjoy their work? I just want to add though, if Neal did not find Arnel, I don’t think we would be enjoying right now the return of Journey…and for those who are not happy with the new frontman, this is it, the group saw something in him that is why he was offered the job!

    Peace everyone.

    TAN

  • TAN

    I believe both SP and AP are gifted, they both can sing and able to entertain the audience. SP had his time and now it is AP’s. Why don’t we just all enjoy their work? I just want to add though, if Neal did not find Arnel, I don’t think we would be enjoying right now the return of Journey…and for those who are not happy with the new frontman, this is it, the group saw something in him that is why he was offered the job!

    Peace everyone.

    TAN

  • Steve Pineda

    All your comments are good… and Journey Band is making the cash!! *ting!* JOURNEY ROCKS!!!

    While the new Journey Band injected with Rock Vitamin is now getting back the popularity it deserve.. SP fans (NOT the journey fans) should accept that SP is now just a history and already stopped believing thus, cannot take the midnight train anymore… he he he he – leave the poor man alone and dont drag him into this mess.. because.. he is old – cannot dance, cannot sing.. cannot jump.. cannot.. cannot be.. so be kind ok??

    Binabati ko ang nanay at tatay ko.. mga kapatid ko.. mga friend ko.. at lahat kayo dyan sa may barangay talipapa..!

    PEACE!

  • Steve Pineda

    All your comments are good… and Journey Band is making the cash!! *ting!* JOURNEY ROCKS!!!

    While the new Journey Band injected with Rock Vitamin is now getting back the popularity it deserve.. SP fans (NOT the journey fans) should accept that SP is now just a history and already stopped believing thus, cannot take the midnight train anymore… he he he he – leave the poor man alone and dont drag him into this mess.. because.. he is old – cannot dance, cannot sing.. cannot jump.. cannot.. cannot be.. so be kind ok??

    Binabati ko ang nanay at tatay ko.. mga kapatid ko.. mga friend ko.. at lahat kayo dyan sa may barangay talipapa..!

    PEACE!

  • Anonymous

    It’s amazing how people can be so narrow-minded and dumb to assert AP was lipsynching or worse, imitating SP. AP has long been a club singer where he sang a lot of songs requested by club guests, right from the floor. Anyone used to that would be the first to be insulted by lip-synching. The charge of imitation comes readily if you sing a previously recorded song. But though AP may sound AT TIMES like SP the song itself, especially if you are coached not to mess with the classics, makes one vulnerable to charges of imitation indeed. But nobody wants to come to his own than AP himself who beforehand declared he was not there to copy ‘the voice.’ SP uses a head tone, which he carries beautifully of course, while AP uses a full voice, that’s why it has more power. The two singers have distinct styles and I like them both. I think I like SP’s voice better when he sings When You Love A Woman, wow that’s really soothing, though I don’t know if AP has done a cover of it already. I prefer’s AP’s version of Separate Ways, as it requires more power and passion, and AP definitely nails it better. This is just to show my point that each singer has his own distinctive ; and remarkable
    style.

    As for Heidi and her patently racist remark, your world is rapidly closing in on you. America is becoming more and more ethnically and racially diverse than it already is, all for the better. If you feel you’re being lynched by a mob now for your silly remark then at least you’ll know somehow how it was when your kind lynched African-lAmericans to death and rejoicing while the body dangles from a tree. You can be thankful only words are being thrown at you now.

    Fortunately this kind of SP fans are in the minority as the majority has accepted AP wholeheartedly, deciding to become truly Journey, not just SP, fans. A true fan or admirer hears only music and sees only performance. Not color or accent. Also, the demographics (lots of young people) of those who watched the sold-out concerts show that Journey is ensured of a cult following for a long time to come.

  • Anonymous

    It’s amazing how people can be so narrow-minded and dumb to assert AP was lipsynching or worse, imitating SP. AP has long been a club singer where he sang a lot of songs requested by club guests, right from the floor. Anyone used to that would be the first to be insulted by lip-synching. The charge of imitation comes readily if you sing a previously recorded song. But though AP may sound AT TIMES like SP the song itself, especially if you are coached not to mess with the classics, makes one vulnerable to charges of imitation indeed. But nobody wants to come to his own than AP himself who beforehand declared he was not there to copy ‘the voice.’ SP uses a head tone, which he carries beautifully of course, while AP uses a full voice, that’s why it has more power. The two singers have distinct styles and I like them both. I think I like SP’s voice better when he sings When You Love A Woman, wow that’s really soothing, though I don’t know if AP has done a cover of it already. I prefer’s AP’s version of Separate Ways, as it requires more power and passion, and AP definitely nails it better. This is just to show my point that each singer has his own distinctive ; and remarkable
    style.

    As for Heidi and her patently racist remark, your world is rapidly closing in on you. America is becoming more and more ethnically and racially diverse than it already is, all for the better. If you feel you’re being lynched by a mob now for your silly remark then at least you’ll know somehow how it was when your kind lynched African-lAmericans to death and rejoicing while the body dangles from a tree. You can be thankful only words are being thrown at you now.

    Fortunately this kind of SP fans are in the minority as the majority has accepted AP wholeheartedly, deciding to become truly Journey, not just SP, fans. A true fan or admirer hears only music and sees only performance. Not color or accent. Also, the demographics (lots of young people) of those who watched the sold-out concerts show that Journey is ensured of a cult following for a long time to come.

  • JR

    To Heidi,
    It sounds like you are uneducated educated lady based on your comments earlier. Pretending to be knowledgeable in some way but not.

  • JR

    To Heidi,
    It sounds like you are uneducated educated lady based on your comments earlier. Pretending to be knowledgeable in some way but not.

  • Khan Tot

    Very nice review. It’s not a slam to SP fans but a mere tap on the shoulder. AP does not impersonate SP. His vocal style and quality happen to fit that of SPs and other great vocalists and Neal Schon saw through the smoke and mirror and stuck with Arnel. Not a bad choice considering that Journey’s been selling out their concerts and the new album landing in Billboard’s Top 10. This is a feat unimaginable for an 80′s band in today’s music milieu.

    What I noticed in the San Diego concert on July 15 was that the crowd didn’t pay too much attention to Cheap Trick and Heart, save their hardcore fans, and most waited for Journey to finally perform before they took to their seats. Then it was pandemonium from thereon.

    Also noticeable was the number of young faces in the crowd, pre-teens, teens and folks in their 20′s. It was a perplexing sight: an 80′s band with a hip-hop crowd.

    Boundaries have been shattered and Journey lives on. The Arnel mystique might be fueling tthe band’s resurgence, who knows. AP is not SP and I don’t think AP has any desire to overshadow his one time idol. He knows his place in the band’s history and is practically happy and satisfied at the mere thought that he’s living a dream. Let’s give AP his due and rightfully place SP on his pedestal.

    Peace.

  • Khan Tot

    Very nice review. It’s not a slam to SP fans but a mere tap on the shoulder. AP does not impersonate SP. His vocal style and quality happen to fit that of SPs and other great vocalists and Neal Schon saw through the smoke and mirror and stuck with Arnel. Not a bad choice considering that Journey’s been selling out their concerts and the new album landing in Billboard’s Top 10. This is a feat unimaginable for an 80′s band in today’s music milieu.

    What I noticed in the San Diego concert on July 15 was that the crowd didn’t pay too much attention to Cheap Trick and Heart, save their hardcore fans, and most waited for Journey to finally perform before they took to their seats. Then it was pandemonium from thereon.

    Also noticeable was the number of young faces in the crowd, pre-teens, teens and folks in their 20′s. It was a perplexing sight: an 80′s band with a hip-hop crowd.

    Boundaries have been shattered and Journey lives on. The Arnel mystique might be fueling tthe band’s resurgence, who knows. AP is not SP and I don’t think AP has any desire to overshadow his one time idol. He knows his place in the band’s history and is practically happy and satisfied at the mere thought that he’s living a dream. Let’s give AP his due and rightfully place SP on his pedestal.

    Peace.

  • Anonymous

    To Heidi,

    How dare you criticize Arnel’s physical looks as if you are perfect! What matters most is the talent that Neil Schon saw in him. Remember that this guy did not push himself into the band, the band leader contacted him because Neil Schon believed just by watching him in youtube that he is the man and that he has the voice that they need. So far, they have had several concerts already in Europe, Spain and now in the US. Have you watched how did the crowd embraced him and enjoyed Journey music?Well, if you didn’t enjoy it, I guess it’s psychological. You can’t accept a brown man leading an American band. Wake up girl, just be happy with other people’s success and accept the reality that this guy is just sharing us his talent passionately and he is blessed for being given the chance. Let’s just be happy for him and enjoy Journey music.

  • Anonymous

    To Heidi,

    How dare you criticize Arnel’s physical looks as if you are perfect! What matters most is the talent that Neil Schon saw in him. Remember that this guy did not push himself into the band, the band leader contacted him because Neil Schon believed just by watching him in youtube that he is the man and that he has the voice that they need. So far, they have had several concerts already in Europe, Spain and now in the US. Have you watched how did the crowd embraced him and enjoyed Journey music?Well, if you didn’t enjoy it, I guess it’s psychological. You can’t accept a brown man leading an American band. Wake up girl, just be happy with other people’s success and accept the reality that this guy is just sharing us his talent passionately and he is blessed for being given the chance. Let’s just be happy for him and enjoy Journey music.

  • Anonymous

    psycho-anal-yze the AP haters. it’s lika a one note samba, same lament. smile a little will you.

  • Anonymous

    psycho-anal-yze the AP haters. it’s lika a one note samba, same lament. smile a little will you.

  • Jason

    A lot of Perry fans don’t want to mention the fact that Steve wasn’t really the ORIGINAL Journey frontman but Robert Fleischman. They keep evading the issue coz they don’t want the new fans to find out that he also “KARAOKED” (To Borrow Their Own Term) his way to stardom using Fleischman’s ORGINALLY sang and written/co-written songs and that If Robert Fleischman only got along well with the band he would’ve been the “Voice” of Journey and not Steve because the guy had good vocals as well and better songwriting skills IMO.

  • Jason

    A lot of Perry fans don’t want to mention the fact that Steve wasn’t really the ORIGINAL Journey frontman but Robert Fleischman. They keep evading the issue coz they don’t want the new fans to find out that he also “KARAOKED” (To Borrow Their Own Term) his way to stardom using Fleischman’s ORGINALLY sang and written/co-written songs and that If Robert Fleischman only got along well with the band he would’ve been the “Voice” of Journey and not Steve because the guy had good vocals as well and better songwriting skills IMO.

  • Jun

    To Heidi:

    I wonder what does your mouth smell like! I think it stinks! Yuck!

  • Jun

    To Heidi:

    I wonder what does your mouth smell like! I think it stinks! Yuck!

  • Linda

    Heidi`s comments are just pure racist remarks. And I am not accusing her..she said it herself … “Yes if I closed my eyes I felt like I was at an amazing Journey concert but when I looked at the stage.. so sad to see tiny dancer AP up there”..so sad that this lady cannot pass through what her eyes can see.

  • Linda

    Heidi`s comments are just pure racist remarks. And I am not accusing her..she said it herself … “Yes if I closed my eyes I felt like I was at an amazing Journey concert but when I looked at the stage.. so sad to see tiny dancer AP up there”..so sad that this lady cannot pass through what her eyes can see.

  • Joycelin

    Great review! Thanks Jason, we need more writers like you.
    One day somewhere in an unknown bar in the US, some guy would be singing “After All These Years” and “Turn Down the World Tonight” and it’s not A Steve Perry Journey signature but Arnel Pineda’s own Journey classic!

  • Joycelin

    Great review! Thanks Jason, we need more writers like you.
    One day somewhere in an unknown bar in the US, some guy would be singing “After All These Years” and “Turn Down the World Tonight” and it’s not A Steve Perry Journey signature but Arnel Pineda’s own Journey classic!

  • Anonymous

    To AIC, Arnel lipsynching??? please double check your eyes and ears. He never lipsynched during his entire musical career and can sing any song impromptu…why would he lipsynched now? GEEZ, PEOPLE, what is wrong with you?

  • Anonymous

    To AIC, Arnel lipsynching??? please double check your eyes and ears. He never lipsynched during his entire musical career and can sing any song impromptu…why would he lipsynched now? GEEZ, PEOPLE, what is wrong with you?

  • erniebalajadia

    Who is the legend SP, he got a broken hip! Were he is now? Do you know ? If you ever see or talk to him, ask him, who is good and better performer on top of stage he or Arnel? Steve Perry is NO MATCH to ARNEL in singing and performing thru audience. Arnel is a real rock star, SP in a band like Journey like ballads songs, in a rock band? Oh comon”! ARNEL is the Greatest singer of all time to this days of a new modern generation, lets’ face the reality, lol! listen to the rerecorded of Arnel and the music of SP, ARNEL are the best, he is better than SP, listen to it, no descrimination! Okey!

  • erniebalajadia

    Who is the legend SP, he got a broken hip! Were he is now? Do you know ? If you ever see or talk to him, ask him, who is good and better performer on top of stage he or Arnel? Steve Perry is NO MATCH to ARNEL in singing and performing thru audience. Arnel is a real rock star, SP in a band like Journey like ballads songs, in a rock band? Oh comon”! ARNEL is the Greatest singer of all time to this days of a new modern generation, lets’ face the reality, lol! listen to the rerecorded of Arnel and the music of SP, ARNEL are the best, he is better than SP, listen to it, no descrimination! Okey!

  • Sir Jonathan

    I would agree that PINEDA has the edge over Steve Perry. AP can sing different Rock & Roll, Ballad versions from sting-queen-survivors-everything. Now, with journey, he is definitely a patent for journey…How would you imagine if Perry sings “AFTER ALL THESE YEARS”?does it have the same impact???..Because of AP more impact/combine voices, this song will always be remembered forever by new journey and with AP for coming years to come…

  • Sir Jonathan

    I would agree that PINEDA has the edge over Steve Perry. AP can sing different Rock & Roll, Ballad versions from sting-queen-survivors-everything. Now, with journey, he is definitely a patent for journey…How would you imagine if Perry sings “AFTER ALL THESE YEARS”?does it have the same impact???..Because of AP more impact/combine voices, this song will always be remembered forever by new journey and with AP for coming years to come…

  • gyeo

    Arnel was singing Journey in my mother’s club in Singapore 20 years ago – I will say having seen him live many times back then and filmed him – that his voice is as high and sustains longer than Steve Perry -but god bless Steve – he was the true inspiration for Arnel and without him, there wouldn’t be a Journey as we know it today. It’s amazing to see him sing as well 20 years later. Cheers

  • gyeo

    Arnel was singing Journey in my mother’s club in Singapore 20 years ago – I will say having seen him live many times back then and filmed him – that his voice is as high and sustains longer than Steve Perry -but god bless Steve – he was the true inspiration for Arnel and without him, there wouldn’t be a Journey as we know it today. It’s amazing to see him sing as well 20 years later. Cheers

  • what it takes to win!

    people should let go of the past. we have a new singer now, and i think that arnel has a better voice than steve perry. not to offend any of the loons of course, but arnel is the new kid on the block, and we should give him an equal chance as well. by the way i am 10 years old and my daddy has raised me on journey! This is my first journey concert with arnel at the helm, we will get to see arnel in michigan on sept.9. I look forward to hearing my favorite song from the new album “what it takes to win”.

  • what it takes to win!

    people should let go of the past. we have a new singer now, and i think that arnel has a better voice than steve perry. not to offend any of the loons of course, but arnel is the new kid on the block, and we should give him an equal chance as well. by the way i am 10 years old and my daddy has raised me on journey! This is my first journey concert with arnel at the helm, we will get to see arnel in michigan on sept.9. I look forward to hearing my favorite song from the new album “what it takes to win”.

  • Troy

    What the f*%k is wrong with you people??? Can’t you just enjoy the music? If you cannot accept Arnel then you have just insulted Neal. All the band members are happy now so show some respect people!

    Thanks,
    Troy

  • Troy

    What the f*%k is wrong with you people??? Can’t you just enjoy the music? If you cannot accept Arnel then you have just insulted Neal. All the band members are happy now so show some respect people!

    Thanks,
    Troy

  • Jane

    Folks, enough with comparing already. Let’s all move on and enjoy the great music of Journey and their amazing and talented vocalist, Arnel Pineda. By the way, thanks to whoever posted the link of Alone by Heart and AP. It’s pretty obvious that AP can sing way much better than Heart. That even made me idolized this kid more. I am going to see for myself this coming Sunday and attend their concert here in Dallas. I’m really excited as this is my first one with them. As for Heide, I have worked with lots of Philipinos and they are very nice people. They have great values, family-oriented people and smart. My doctor is from the Philippines for a long time now and I have trusted him my life. Now, chill and get over it!

  • Jane

    Folks, enough with comparing already. Let’s all move on and enjoy the great music of Journey and their amazing and talented vocalist, Arnel Pineda. By the way, thanks to whoever posted the link of Alone by Heart and AP. It’s pretty obvious that AP can sing way much better than Heart. That even made me idolized this kid more. I am going to see for myself this coming Sunday and attend their concert here in Dallas. I’m really excited as this is my first one with them. As for Heide, I have worked with lots of Philipinos and they are very nice people. They have great values, family-oriented people and smart. My doctor is from the Philippines for a long time now and I have trusted him my life. Now, chill and get over it!

  • heidisassstinks

    Heidi your mouth stinks cause your full of sh#T. Wanna be critic, don’t worry because Grandpa Perry will be coming back full force dancing with a mic attached to his cane. Journey is Journey even without Steve Fairy.

  • heidisassstinks

    Heidi your mouth stinks cause your full of sh#T. Wanna be critic, don’t worry because Grandpa Perry will be coming back full force dancing with a mic attached to his cane. Journey is Journey even without Steve Fairy.

  • loiski

    jane,

    Thanks for that comment.. God Bless you GIRL!
    Thank you guys for accepting our Arnel. The country is so proud of him and we are dying to see him with the rest of JOURNEY members for a concert here in Manila..

    Peace to all of us : )

  • loiski

    jane,

    Thanks for that comment.. God Bless you GIRL!
    Thank you guys for accepting our Arnel. The country is so proud of him and we are dying to see him with the rest of JOURNEY members for a concert here in Manila..

    Peace to all of us : )

  • Anonymous

    I am so tired of reading all these SP/AP business comparing the 2. They are both great singers in his own right. Steve Perry was great in his time, and I know since I’ve been a journey fan since the 80′s. But for God’s sake people!! Why can’t you just enjoy the music and move on just like the band has done? SP is now 60 yrs old and can’t sing like he used to. Be realistic. If the band has to continue and have a future, they have to find a voice that can take them there as well as do justice to their legacy sound. Neal and the band has recieved countless demos from singers aspiring to be the new Journey frontman, but they apparently were not satisfied by what they heard so they continued to look and found Arnel. The rest is history. Neal and the rest of the band has been in the music business for a long time and they know what they are doing. The fact that they decided to go with Arnel tells you that they found that “something special” with him that they haven’t found in the other applicants for the job. And have you any idea what a hassle it is to have to deal with the Immigration Dept.? The fact that the band and their management were willing to go through that is a testimony that they really wanted Arnel. So now they have him. He doesn’t want to eclipse anyone or to imitate them, (he’s a fan of “the voice” too). But there is no denying that the man can sing, and he is great!! I’ve been to the Irvine concert and he rocked!! The whole band was fantastic as ever. Even a back to back performance didn’t dim the energy they put out on stage. So let’s just end these arguments and bickering and let’s just enjoy the music OK? This is a new era for Journey and if you are a real fan you will continue to support the band no matter who the frontman is.

    Noclady

  • Anonymous

    I am so tired of reading all these SP/AP business comparing the 2. They are both great singers in his own right. Steve Perry was great in his time, and I know since I’ve been a journey fan since the 80′s. But for God’s sake people!! Why can’t you just enjoy the music and move on just like the band has done? SP is now 60 yrs old and can’t sing like he used to. Be realistic. If the band has to continue and have a future, they have to find a voice that can take them there as well as do justice to their legacy sound. Neal and the band has recieved countless demos from singers aspiring to be the new Journey frontman, but they apparently were not satisfied by what they heard so they continued to look and found Arnel. The rest is history. Neal and the rest of the band has been in the music business for a long time and they know what they are doing. The fact that they decided to go with Arnel tells you that they found that “something special” with him that they haven’t found in the other applicants for the job. And have you any idea what a hassle it is to have to deal with the Immigration Dept.? The fact that the band and their management were willing to go through that is a testimony that they really wanted Arnel. So now they have him. He doesn’t want to eclipse anyone or to imitate them, (he’s a fan of “the voice” too). But there is no denying that the man can sing, and he is great!! I’ve been to the Irvine concert and he rocked!! The whole band was fantastic as ever. Even a back to back performance didn’t dim the energy they put out on stage. So let’s just end these arguments and bickering and let’s just enjoy the music OK? This is a new era for Journey and if you are a real fan you will continue to support the band no matter who the frontman is.

    Noclady

  • jhayceeh

    I have seen JOURNEY with ARNEL in Irvine, CA. What a fantastic addition! ARNEL’S live concert voice is more powerful & captivating than the recorded sonngs. The whole JOURNEY Band was so fun to watch. Our Irvine’s concert crowd, young & old thunderously cheered JOURNEY with ARNEL. Awsome performance by the band & wonderful reception by the crowd!

  • jhayceeh

    I have seen JOURNEY with ARNEL in Irvine, CA. What a fantastic addition! ARNEL’S live concert voice is more powerful & captivating than the recorded sonngs. The whole JOURNEY Band was so fun to watch. Our Irvine’s concert crowd, young & old thunderously cheered JOURNEY with ARNEL. Awsome performance by the band & wonderful reception by the crowd!

  • Anonymous

    Those of you criticizing Journey because they have a new frontman, just try to remember that Steve “the band killer” Perry abondoned Journey and it’s fans a decade ago… and it wasn’t the first time either. Journey had no choice but to replace him. Neil Shon has pretty much begged him to come back several times and Steve flat refuses. He even did it at their Hollywoood Walk Of Fame presentation in 2005 in front of the cameras and Steve just blew him off. So really, it was either replace him or let the band die. Neil now has the last laugh as they have finally found someone good enough to replace Steve and has reinvigorated the band despite Steve’s best efforts to kill it.

    Long live the new Journey!

  • Anonymous

    Those of you criticizing Journey because they have a new frontman, just try to remember that Steve “the band killer” Perry abondoned Journey and it’s fans a decade ago… and it wasn’t the first time either. Journey had no choice but to replace him. Neil Shon has pretty much begged him to come back several times and Steve flat refuses. He even did it at their Hollywoood Walk Of Fame presentation in 2005 in front of the cameras and Steve just blew him off. So really, it was either replace him or let the band die. Neil now has the last laugh as they have finally found someone good enough to replace Steve and has reinvigorated the band despite Steve’s best efforts to kill it.

    Long live the new Journey!

  • KJ

    Cheap Trick was TIGHT! Heart dissapointing that Nancy didn’t play lead guitar and that they sang a Who and Zepplin song when they have so many great ones of their own.
    Journey……..there is a little thing (actually it’s a major thing) with lead singers called “sex appeal” that sells the band and their songs. Girls want them and guys want to be like them. I’m sorry, but this new guy looked like a 7th grader running around the stage. At one point he yelled “I love you guys” and when there was no crowd response he was forced to follow that comment with ” you guys are supposed to say you love me too.” Most of the people around us were sitting down before the middle of Journey’s playlist and quite a few left early. Voice or not……….he can’t “sell” the songs/band of Journey.
    Steve O. had the voice and the “it” factor. Too bad his vocal cords couldn’t hold out. We’ve seen our last live Journey concert.

  • KJ

    Cheap Trick was TIGHT! Heart dissapointing that Nancy didn’t play lead guitar and that they sang a Who and Zepplin song when they have so many great ones of their own.
    Journey……..there is a little thing (actually it’s a major thing) with lead singers called “sex appeal” that sells the band and their songs. Girls want them and guys want to be like them. I’m sorry, but this new guy looked like a 7th grader running around the stage. At one point he yelled “I love you guys” and when there was no crowd response he was forced to follow that comment with ” you guys are supposed to say you love me too.” Most of the people around us were sitting down before the middle of Journey’s playlist and quite a few left early. Voice or not……….he can’t “sell” the songs/band of Journey.
    Steve O. had the voice and the “it” factor. Too bad his vocal cords couldn’t hold out. We’ve seen our last live Journey concert.

  • Mike

    In response to “KJ” who thought cheap Trick was “tight”??? were you on crack or are you partially disabled??? How the hell old are you anyway??? If you call that tight…. you need social security or medicare! They pretty much stunk! I was sec 103 row 2 and the sound was horrible, they had no stage presence, there act was OLD, and they are what they are…..a warm up, get your grooove on , warm up band! That’s it! Heart put on a phenominal show! and in some aspects, out shined Journey in the sense that they have done this show in NAUSIEAM and Journey is quite virgin with their new act. Get a life girl…..if your going to a show for the sex factor , and not the musical factor…… then understand when I say that I like Heart for their musical skills and not because Ann or Nancy are Faith Hill!!!! Just admit that you went for a signature legacy sound and not to judge the length of AP’s hair or which way he hung…. Be honest. You didn’t’ buy your tickects to see “cheap trick” Unless you did biy cheap ticket and sat our in East Aurora somewhere!..!@#$%^&*(%^&*(#$%^&*()

  • Mike

    In response to “KJ” who thought cheap Trick was “tight”??? were you on crack or are you partially disabled??? How the hell old are you anyway??? If you call that tight…. you need social security or medicare! They pretty much stunk! I was sec 103 row 2 and the sound was horrible, they had no stage presence, there act was OLD, and they are what they are…..a warm up, get your grooove on , warm up band! That’s it! Heart put on a phenominal show! and in some aspects, out shined Journey in the sense that they have done this show in NAUSIEAM and Journey is quite virgin with their new act. Get a life girl…..if your going to a show for the sex factor , and not the musical factor…… then understand when I say that I like Heart for their musical skills and not because Ann or Nancy are Faith Hill!!!! Just admit that you went for a signature legacy sound and not to judge the length of AP’s hair or which way he hung…. Be honest. You didn’t’ buy your tickects to see “cheap trick” Unless you did biy cheap ticket and sat our in East Aurora somewhere!..!@#$%^&*(%^&*(#$%^&*()

  • Bernie Avila, RN

    I would like to voice my take on the phenom “Arnel Pineda & Journey”. My feel is that the era of Steve Perry & Journey was great, it was the standard by which Journey was measured. With the arrival of Arnel Pineda, it seems that that particular period of Journey was a long prelude and preview of what is evolving now. The standard was set pretty high just like an unbroken Olympic record that just hang “there” (in the stratosphere) because none of the other Frontmen could beat the record. BUT somewhere out there in this world, unknown to any of us, not even to “the one” (meaning Arnel) someone was in training and had been running a vocal marathon night after night in obscurity, for almost 25 years. He knew that he would someday breakthrough and eventually happen upon greatness but in a minuscule scale. NOT IN HIS WILDEST DREAM (NOR ours/mine, because now I’ve COUNTED MYSELF IN in the equation) that he could beat the record. In the short period after he crossed that FINISH LINE, HE & JOURNEY have kept on running. I’ve been running along with them, too, night after night, from one You Tube clip after another (much to the dismay of my beloved hubby but I got the record straight, I’m in love with the NEW VOICE and what it is doing to MY BAND) and BOY am I tired, sleepless night after sleepless night. It does not help that I am a Psychiatric Nurse, now family and friends think that I have gone overboard. A Psych Nurse gone PSYCHO.
    IN FAIRNESS AND OUT OF RESPECT. AP and SP should not be compared with one another. As it is, this is irrelevant. The comments are sometimes insensitive and hurtful, and outright destructive at best. Steve Perry is at peace with himself and his decision, it seems. He represents a terrific era gone by but is cherished by many. Arnel, on the other hand, did not choose to be the one but as Lady Luck dealt him this ACE card that he, I’m sure, is in awe and can’t fathom this life-changing event in his hand. I followed his story in the Philippine media to see the impact on him. I felt that he could only express, in depth how he felt and still feels, in his native tongue and I was right on the money because there he was with his signature sheepish grin ecstatically exclaiming “GRABE” (graabeh) or grave. In summation: a simple word that says it all. To a Filipino, it means something of immense stature, an unbelievable occurrence that is beyond words, an unfathomable, immeasurable out of this world feat in an unparalleled Utopia.
    He’s happy, Journey’s happy, I’m happy and I bet you many of you are also. AND OH HELL YAH!
    The JOURNEYDOM IS REJOICING!
    JOURNEY ON!

  • Bernie Avila, RN

    I would like to voice my take on the phenom “Arnel Pineda & Journey”. My feel is that the era of Steve Perry & Journey was great, it was the standard by which Journey was measured. With the arrival of Arnel Pineda, it seems that that particular period of Journey was a long prelude and preview of what is evolving now. The standard was set pretty high just like an unbroken Olympic record that just hang “there” (in the stratosphere) because none of the other Frontmen could beat the record. BUT somewhere out there in this world, unknown to any of us, not even to “the one” (meaning Arnel) someone was in training and had been running a vocal marathon night after night in obscurity, for almost 25 years. He knew that he would someday breakthrough and eventually happen upon greatness but in a minuscule scale. NOT IN HIS WILDEST DREAM (NOR ours/mine, because now I’ve COUNTED MYSELF IN in the equation) that he could beat the record. In the short period after he crossed that FINISH LINE, HE & JOURNEY have kept on running. I’ve been running along with them, too, night after night, from one You Tube clip after another (much to the dismay of my beloved hubby but I got the record straight, I’m in love with the NEW VOICE and what it is doing to MY BAND) and BOY am I tired, sleepless night after sleepless night. It does not help that I am a Psychiatric Nurse, now family and friends think that I have gone overboard. A Psych Nurse gone PSYCHO.
    IN FAIRNESS AND OUT OF RESPECT. AP and SP should not be compared with one another. As it is, this is irrelevant. The comments are sometimes insensitive and hurtful, and outright destructive at best. Steve Perry is at peace with himself and his decision, it seems. He represents a terrific era gone by but is cherished by many. Arnel, on the other hand, did not choose to be the one but as Lady Luck dealt him this ACE card that he, I’m sure, is in awe and can’t fathom this life-changing event in his hand. I followed his story in the Philippine media to see the impact on him. I felt that he could only express, in depth how he felt and still feels, in his native tongue and I was right on the money because there he was with his signature sheepish grin ecstatically exclaiming “GRABE” (graabeh) or grave. In summation: a simple word that says it all. To a Filipino, it means something of immense stature, an unbelievable occurrence that is beyond words, an unfathomable, immeasurable out of this world feat in an unparalleled Utopia.
    He’s happy, Journey’s happy, I’m happy and I bet you many of you are also. AND OH HELL YAH!
    The JOURNEYDOM IS REJOICING!
    JOURNEY ON!

  • SteveSmith Fan

    Arnel Pineda and Freddie Mercury were both born of September 5th!

  • SteveSmith Fan

    Arnel Pineda and Freddie Mercury were both born of September 5th!

  • Anonymous

    ALL they need now is…….Steve Smith! He is missed!

  • Anonymous

    ALL they need now is…….Steve Smith! He is missed!

  • Patrick Neil

    It was a great concert and a great night! This concert brought together people of all ages and demographic. My 6 y/o ‘guitar hero’ son and 60 y/o granny were at this concert and they were rockin’ the whole time!

    Jason, great review! Ignore the negative comments posted coz there are a dozen Journey Dallas videos posted on YouTube to confirm your article. This is the Concert of the year and the CD ‘Revelation” Album of the Year!

  • Patrick Neil

    It was a great concert and a great night! This concert brought together people of all ages and demographic. My 6 y/o ‘guitar hero’ son and 60 y/o granny were at this concert and they were rockin’ the whole time!

    Jason, great review! Ignore the negative comments posted coz there are a dozen Journey Dallas videos posted on YouTube to confirm your article. This is the Concert of the year and the CD ‘Revelation” Album of the Year!

  • Paul Perez

    Does this “critic” have ears? What in the hell? I have seen countless youtube videos of this guy singing and he does NOT sustain the high notes nearly as long as Perry, not one time in over 30 videos that I’ve seen.

    In fact, he usually cheats out on the really high notes. Don’t get me wrong, he’s a great singer! But to say he “eclipses perry” is just ridiculous hyperbole. It’s easy to lose your perspective at a live concert.

  • Paul Perez

    Does this “critic” have ears? What in the hell? I have seen countless youtube videos of this guy singing and he does NOT sustain the high notes nearly as long as Perry, not one time in over 30 videos that I’ve seen.

    In fact, he usually cheats out on the really high notes. Don’t get me wrong, he’s a great singer! But to say he “eclipses perry” is just ridiculous hyperbole. It’s easy to lose your perspective at a live concert.

  • Yvonne

    Enjoyed reading your review! This concert was a blast from start to finish!

    Sad to see the sarcasm and negative remarks posted especially by those who obviously did not even attend this concert.

    Journey, please continue to create and perform great music!

  • Yvonne

    Enjoyed reading your review! This concert was a blast from start to finish!

    Sad to see the sarcasm and negative remarks posted especially by those who obviously did not even attend this concert.

    Journey, please continue to create and perform great music!

  • Anonymous

    Loved the show! I, as some other posters mentioned, wish Journey could reach back more into the first 3 Steve Perry albums. There is a lot of great MUSIC there other than the hits. I do understand they can’t play everything. Wildest Dreams and Rubicon were poor song choices that could have been filled by far superior songs from their catalog. I really wish we could have heard Dean sing Mother Father. The guy is gifted. Perhaps they were concerned about comparisons with Arnel. Arnels vocals were a little drowned out at times and at times lacks the ‘soul’ compared to Perry. He also needs to work on his facial expressions a tad. My wife said he sang with Bug Eyes. Like he was surprised all the time. Having said all that he did an admirable job – great voice and tons of energy! I think he will only get better! Neal Schon is THE MAN – enough said. Keep Rockin’!

    Heart was fantastic and the Who cover was unbelievable! The funny thing was I really didn’t care to see them but I was more than pleasantly surprised. Cheap Trick was too short. Great band with a really great catalog – especially the older stuff. It’s too bad they fallen so far in terms of success.

  • Anonymous

    Loved the show! I, as some other posters mentioned, wish Journey could reach back more into the first 3 Steve Perry albums. There is a lot of great MUSIC there other than the hits. I do understand they can’t play everything. Wildest Dreams and Rubicon were poor song choices that could have been filled by far superior songs from their catalog. I really wish we could have heard Dean sing Mother Father. The guy is gifted. Perhaps they were concerned about comparisons with Arnel. Arnels vocals were a little drowned out at times and at times lacks the ‘soul’ compared to Perry. He also needs to work on his facial expressions a tad. My wife said he sang with Bug Eyes. Like he was surprised all the time. Having said all that he did an admirable job – great voice and tons of energy! I think he will only get better! Neal Schon is THE MAN – enough said. Keep Rockin’!

    Heart was fantastic and the Who cover was unbelievable! The funny thing was I really didn’t care to see them but I was more than pleasantly surprised. Cheap Trick was too short. Great band with a really great catalog – especially the older stuff. It’s too bad they fallen so far in terms of success.

  • smileysandiego

    To Paul Perez,

    Just watching people sing on YT doesn’t really do justice on how they sound. Shell out a couple of $$$ and watch a concert. Then you can put your 2 cents worth.

  • smileysandiego

    To Paul Perez,

    Just watching people sing on YT doesn’t really do justice on how they sound. Shell out a couple of $$$ and watch a concert. Then you can put your 2 cents worth.

  • Terry stansell

    Saw the live concert footage. was blown away by Arnel Pinedas voice, control, and power!! Loved Steve Perry, but Arnel can definitely help power Journey back to there deserved Greatness in the rock world!! Arnel over all embodies the soul, spirit, and beutiful tenor voice to be the “New Lead vocalist” maybe overall better than Perry. “Hail Journey” The rock legend lives on!!!!!!!!!!! Awesome Concert!!!!!! DON’T STOP BELEIVING!!!

  • Terry stansell

    Saw the live concert footage. was blown away by Arnel Pinedas voice, control, and power!! Loved Steve Perry, but Arnel can definitely help power Journey back to there deserved Greatness in the rock world!! Arnel over all embodies the soul, spirit, and beutiful tenor voice to be the “New Lead vocalist” maybe overall better than Perry. “Hail Journey” The rock legend lives on!!!!!!!!!!! Awesome Concert!!!!!! DON’T STOP BELEIVING!!!

  • Anonymous

    HUGE Journey fan from way back. Probably the only one on here who listens to Captured Live every single day on the IPOD, seriously and not kidding. Arnel is Arnel and very talented but Neal, Ross and Jonathan are trying to do what you would expect them to do, keep Journey alive. Journey’s sound with Perry was so unique, to stay alive they had and keep having singers who “sound” like Perry.

    Heck, I sound pretty good and very similar to Adam Duritz of Counting Crows when I sing “Mr. Jones” on Karaoke but I’m not Duritz!

    I love Journey but can’t stomach any other front man with Journey except Steve Perry. Sorry.

  • Anonymous

    HUGE Journey fan from way back. Probably the only one on here who listens to Captured Live every single day on the IPOD, seriously and not kidding. Arnel is Arnel and very talented but Neal, Ross and Jonathan are trying to do what you would expect them to do, keep Journey alive. Journey’s sound with Perry was so unique, to stay alive they had and keep having singers who “sound” like Perry.

    Heck, I sound pretty good and very similar to Adam Duritz of Counting Crows when I sing “Mr. Jones” on Karaoke but I’m not Duritz!

    I love Journey but can’t stomach any other front man with Journey except Steve Perry. Sorry.

  • justmeisa

    Music is the healing force of the world
    It’s understood by every man woman boy and girl
    And that’s why I love music
    Any kind of music
    As long as it’s swinging
    All the joy that it’s bringing

    Music is suppose to make the atmosphere so fine……so everyone
    JUST ENJOY THE MUSIC!!
    LIVE, LOVE & LAUGH

  • justmeisa

    Music is the healing force of the world
    It’s understood by every man woman boy and girl
    And that’s why I love music
    Any kind of music
    As long as it’s swinging
    All the joy that it’s bringing

    Music is suppose to make the atmosphere so fine……so everyone
    JUST ENJOY THE MUSIC!!
    LIVE, LOVE & LAUGH

  • Steve

    Were really P/O we’re at the end of the tour ! We should have been just before or after Tucson! Hope Arnel isn’t burnt out by then…Looking forward to a good show at the Desert Sky pavilion in Phoenix.

    Steve N Julie Phoenix…….

  • Steve

    Were really P/O we’re at the end of the tour ! We should have been just before or after Tucson! Hope Arnel isn’t burnt out by then…Looking forward to a good show at the Desert Sky pavilion in Phoenix.

    Steve N Julie Phoenix…….

  • Dean K Hollywood, Florida

    I am a long time Journey fan. Steve Perry will never be forgotten. He is a living legend.
    I love the new version of the band. The new material is great!
    Arnel was a great pick to move Journey forward and to honor what Perry has done. He has the total package. Excellent vocals, charisma and a high energy stage presence.
    I compare Arnel Pineda to Chris Daughtry.
    Two amazing talents that both got big breaks. They are true rockstars.

  • Dean K Hollywood, Florida

    I am a long time Journey fan. Steve Perry will never be forgotten. He is a living legend.
    I love the new version of the band. The new material is great!
    Arnel was a great pick to move Journey forward and to honor what Perry has done. He has the total package. Excellent vocals, charisma and a high energy stage presence.
    I compare Arnel Pineda to Chris Daughtry.
    Two amazing talents that both got big breaks. They are true rockstars.

  • Barry

    I just got back from seeing this show in Charlotte, NC. The show was great, and all three bands were fun. But it was Heart who ruled the evening; their set rocked harder and the lead singer (Anne?) has a voice that is one of the best I’ve ever heard on stage. When they did the cover of “Love Reign O’er Me” by the Who I was floored. Not sure I can find the adjectives to describe that voice.

    As for Journey, I thought Arnel did fine and is a more than acceptable replacement for SP. They need to work on the setlist though, as they couldn’t match the intensity of the Heart performance.

  • Barry

    I just got back from seeing this show in Charlotte, NC. The show was great, and all three bands were fun. But it was Heart who ruled the evening; their set rocked harder and the lead singer (Anne?) has a voice that is one of the best I’ve ever heard on stage. When they did the cover of “Love Reign O’er Me” by the Who I was floored. Not sure I can find the adjectives to describe that voice.

    As for Journey, I thought Arnel did fine and is a more than acceptable replacement for SP. They need to work on the setlist though, as they couldn’t match the intensity of the Heart performance.

  • Anonymous

    JOURNEY is a 5 man band, if you only like frontman (SP/AP) you are not a JOURNEY fan….

  • Anonymous

    JOURNEY is a 5 man band, if you only like frontman (SP/AP) you are not a JOURNEY fan….

  • jenny

    Honestly, I don’t understand why there’s such a big hype over who’s better-SP or AP! Both are great singers. I’ve heard both of them sing and I can tell that this hype started because of the similarity in their voices. People started to compare. Everyone has got the right to do so and give their opinion about the matter, including myself. What I can say is, SP is past. AP is present and future. SP has long gone and so people should just let it go.
    Why compare and bring him back to the picture? What’s the point? He won’t come back and join the band, will he?! Objectively, I also think that there’s such a big discussion over the two vocalists because AP has actually made his mark on people. If he wasn’t brilliant, people wouldn’t take notice of him. He’s made such a good impression to a lot of people including the members of the band itself. Criticizing and bringing AP down also means criticizing and bringing down the very people who discovered him and believed in him. And we all know well who they were. So if you’re really a true Journey fan as most of you say, then just be happy for the entire band and accept the fact that we should be living in the present and not the past!

  • jenny

    Honestly, I don’t understand why there’s such a big hype over who’s better-SP or AP! Both are great singers. I’ve heard both of them sing and I can tell that this hype started because of the similarity in their voices. People started to compare. Everyone has got the right to do so and give their opinion about the matter, including myself. What I can say is, SP is past. AP is present and future. SP has long gone and so people should just let it go.
    Why compare and bring him back to the picture? What’s the point? He won’t come back and join the band, will he?! Objectively, I also think that there’s such a big discussion over the two vocalists because AP has actually made his mark on people. If he wasn’t brilliant, people wouldn’t take notice of him. He’s made such a good impression to a lot of people including the members of the band itself. Criticizing and bringing AP down also means criticizing and bringing down the very people who discovered him and believed in him. And we all know well who they were. So if you’re really a true Journey fan as most of you say, then just be happy for the entire band and accept the fact that we should be living in the present and not the past!

  • Wendell

    Good God . . . . This kid Arnel Pineda is sensational

    I can’t wait to see him in Chicago come September 12, 2008.

    More Power to Arnel Pineda and Journey

  • Wendell

    Good God . . . . This kid Arnel Pineda is sensational

    I can’t wait to see him in Chicago come September 12, 2008.

    More Power to Arnel Pineda and Journey

  • smileysandiego

    Comment by jenny — August 4, 2008 @ 7:11 pm

    AMEN !!!

  • smileysandiego

    Comment by jenny — August 4, 2008 @ 7:11 pm

    AMEN !!!

  • Anonymous

    If you are a true rock & roll fan, you have to understand that true rock & roll is like GENUINE ART or TRUE LOVE, it is UNIVERSAL, it knows no boundaries, knows no color nor culture nor language barriers. Obviously that’s what Neal Schon and the rest of the Journey Band feels like, so if you really are a GENUINE JOURNEY FAN it shouldn’t matter who the frontman is. You wouldn’t ditch your favorite football team if it’s starting quarter back get’s injured or retires would you?

    Disliking this guy just because he’s not SP I think is ignorance and prejudice, and is wrong, it’s 2008 cavemen and women you should know better, but you have the freedom to be that way if you want to, just admit your prejudice, else you become ignorant and a hypocrite at the same time.
    For those who don’t know USA does NOT stand for United States of Alabama.

  • Anonymous

    If you are a true rock & roll fan, you have to understand that true rock & roll is like GENUINE ART or TRUE LOVE, it is UNIVERSAL, it knows no boundaries, knows no color nor culture nor language barriers. Obviously that’s what Neal Schon and the rest of the Journey Band feels like, so if you really are a GENUINE JOURNEY FAN it shouldn’t matter who the frontman is. You wouldn’t ditch your favorite football team if it’s starting quarter back get’s injured or retires would you?

    Disliking this guy just because he’s not SP I think is ignorance and prejudice, and is wrong, it’s 2008 cavemen and women you should know better, but you have the freedom to be that way if you want to, just admit your prejudice, else you become ignorant and a hypocrite at the same time.
    For those who don’t know USA does NOT stand for United States of Alabama.

  • D.A.

    FILIPINOROCKS.

  • D.A.

    FILIPINOROCKS.

  • Anonymous

    Steve Perry is a Legend (correct/true)

    Arnel Pineda will be remembered AFTER ALL THESE YEARS!

    JOURNEY ROCKS!!!

  • Anonymous

    Steve Perry is a Legend (correct/true)

    Arnel Pineda will be remembered AFTER ALL THESE YEARS!

    JOURNEY ROCKS!!!

  • VBlawyer

    Last night’s VB show (8-12-08) was awesome!

    I saw Heart in Portsmouth 2 years ago, and what an improvement! Now, Ann Wilson has her voice back and better than ever. Btw, you can hear those same covers of Led Zepp and The Who on Heart’s Dreamboat Annie (live) and the more acoustic The Road Home (live).

    As for Journey’s new lead singer being an instant rockstar, I’ll go a step further. He is too good to be true. I sat next to a lip-reader who was convinced that he was lip-synching. He messed up on an early line on Wheel In The Sky, but I wonder if it was planned. How in the Filipino world can a guy not stop jumping, spinning, crouching ALL show long, and NEVER have it leave him out of breath? How can he sound sooo much like Steve Perry? How can he speak broken English, and yet enunciate every word clearly as he sang? Why did he use his second hand to hide his mouth on almost all powerful portions of singing? Why were his facial expressions so child-like, as if he so easily perfected the words that he had extra brain space to communicate by constant facial expressions?

    I’m sorry. After the first Journey song, I “stopped believing” that I was listening to a real singer who had the guts to be truly live.

  • VBlawyer

    Last night’s VB show (8-12-08) was awesome!

    I saw Heart in Portsmouth 2 years ago, and what an improvement! Now, Ann Wilson has her voice back and better than ever. Btw, you can hear those same covers of Led Zepp and The Who on Heart’s Dreamboat Annie (live) and the more acoustic The Road Home (live).

    As for Journey’s new lead singer being an instant rockstar, I’ll go a step further. He is too good to be true. I sat next to a lip-reader who was convinced that he was lip-synching. He messed up on an early line on Wheel In The Sky, but I wonder if it was planned. How in the Filipino world can a guy not stop jumping, spinning, crouching ALL show long, and NEVER have it leave him out of breath? How can he sound sooo much like Steve Perry? How can he speak broken English, and yet enunciate every word clearly as he sang? Why did he use his second hand to hide his mouth on almost all powerful portions of singing? Why were his facial expressions so child-like, as if he so easily perfected the words that he had extra brain space to communicate by constant facial expressions?

    I’m sorry. After the first Journey song, I “stopped believing” that I was listening to a real singer who had the guts to be truly live.

  • Jovi

    Yeah thats the beauty of it ! too good to be true yet really true ( otherwise what else is true ). In fact I personally knew him from younger years , he is even a true person. Moreover, its not even just journey songs his talents are… you’ll be amazed when you hear him do other cover songs – even ALONE by Heart :)

    Oh and i like that 3L earlier (Live , Love and Laugh ) hahahah!

    regards to all!

  • Jovi

    Yeah thats the beauty of it ! too good to be true yet really true ( otherwise what else is true ). In fact I personally knew him from younger years , he is even a true person. Moreover, its not even just journey songs his talents are… you’ll be amazed when you hear him do other cover songs – even ALONE by Heart :)

    Oh and i like that 3L earlier (Live , Love and Laugh ) hahahah!

    regards to all!

  • VBlawyer

    Thanks Jovi. I feel much better knowing that you knew him when he was younger, and therefore he cannot possibly be lip-synching.

    The sound was great. It was just a turn-off to see how many times his neck-veins and mouth output did not match what we were hearing.

    When he was younger was he a ventriloquist?

  • VBlawyer

    Thanks Jovi. I feel much better knowing that you knew him when he was younger, and therefore he cannot possibly be lip-synching.

    The sound was great. It was just a turn-off to see how many times his neck-veins and mouth output did not match what we were hearing.

    When he was younger was he a ventriloquist?

  • Hobbs

    The Journey comments just keep rolling in!

  • Hobbs

    The Journey comments just keep rolling in!

  • LaNonaSonata

    @Atty. VBlawyer ;

    I fully understand your rationalization of such matter, for you studied and trained to be such. But contrary to your ways, we, in the musical arts universe aren’t governed by the logical rule of law for which you are accustomed to. Our ways aren’t defined by any theoretical probabilities nor marginalized by any scientific promulgation; as such; we go on exploring our infinite and boundless nature of self-expression in however way our bodies will take us to. Be it within or beyond the bounds of Norm.

    Più di potenza e di fortuna per Journey e per tutti i loro fan!!!

    Ciao.

    – ” Around 1796, Beethoven began to lose his hearing.[8] He suffered a severe form of tinnitus, a “ringing” in his ears that made it hard for him to perceive and appreciate music; he also avoided conversation. He lived for a time in the small Austrian town of Heiligenstadt, just outside Vienna. Here he wrote his Heiligenstadt Testament, which records his resolution to continue living for and through his art. Over time, his hearing loss became profound: there is a well-attested story that, at the end of the premiere of his Ninth Symphony, he had to be turned around to see the tumultuous applause of the audience; hearing nothing, he began to weep.[9] Beethoven’s hearing loss did not prevent his composing music, but it made concerts—lucrative sources of income—increasingly hard. ”

    – Source (Wikipedia) on Ludwig Van Beethoven

  • LaNonaSonata

    @Atty. VBlawyer ;

    I fully understand your rationalization of such matter, for you studied and trained to be such. But contrary to your ways, we, in the musical arts universe aren’t governed by the logical rule of law for which you are accustomed to. Our ways aren’t defined by any theoretical probabilities nor marginalized by any scientific promulgation; as such; we go on exploring our infinite and boundless nature of self-expression in however way our bodies will take us to. Be it within or beyond the bounds of Norm.

    Più di potenza e di fortuna per Journey e per tutti i loro fan!!!

    Ciao.

    – ” Around 1796, Beethoven began to lose his hearing.[8] He suffered a severe form of tinnitus, a “ringing” in his ears that made it hard for him to perceive and appreciate music; he also avoided conversation. He lived for a time in the small Austrian town of Heiligenstadt, just outside Vienna. Here he wrote his Heiligenstadt Testament, which records his resolution to continue living for and through his art. Over time, his hearing loss became profound: there is a well-attested story that, at the end of the premiere of his Ninth Symphony, he had to be turned around to see the tumultuous applause of the audience; hearing nothing, he began to weep.[9] Beethoven’s hearing loss did not prevent his composing music, but it made concerts—lucrative sources of income—increasingly hard. ”

    – Source (Wikipedia) on Ludwig Van Beethoven

  • lisa

    I went to my first Journey concert last night. I’m a huge fan and am an 80s girl. While I love Journey and will say Arnel was good; he’s no Perry. Steve Perry is Journey. While Arnel’s voice is very similar to Perry, he’s lacking Perry’s raspiness (not sure if spelled correctly…lol). I loved the concert and would definitely go to another but I must say that I’m sorry I didn’t see Journey prior to Perry’s departure. Remember Perry is the original lead singer Arnel is a replacement, he has to try to measure up to Perry, he’s good but could never be as great as Perry. Some of us like to get back to that 80s place and Perry was a big part of that era. I purchased the cd/dvd at the concert and have the dvd release of Perry/Journey and have compared the two, definitely Perry is better. I hope I haven’t offended any one. I just want to voice my opinion. Like I said I’m a huge Journey fan and would see them again with Arnel but strongly feel that Perry can’t be replaced. I was told by someone at the concert to close my eyes once Arnel began to sing and I’d never know the difference of him and Perry. Concert was really good but would have been unbelievable if Steve Perry was singing. Legend in my opinion. Always will be.

  • lisa

    I went to my first Journey concert last night. I’m a huge fan and am an 80s girl. While I love Journey and will say Arnel was good; he’s no Perry. Steve Perry is Journey. While Arnel’s voice is very similar to Perry, he’s lacking Perry’s raspiness (not sure if spelled correctly…lol). I loved the concert and would definitely go to another but I must say that I’m sorry I didn’t see Journey prior to Perry’s departure. Remember Perry is the original lead singer Arnel is a replacement, he has to try to measure up to Perry, he’s good but could never be as great as Perry. Some of us like to get back to that 80s place and Perry was a big part of that era. I purchased the cd/dvd at the concert and have the dvd release of Perry/Journey and have compared the two, definitely Perry is better. I hope I haven’t offended any one. I just want to voice my opinion. Like I said I’m a huge Journey fan and would see them again with Arnel but strongly feel that Perry can’t be replaced. I was told by someone at the concert to close my eyes once Arnel began to sing and I’d never know the difference of him and Perry. Concert was really good but would have been unbelievable if Steve Perry was singing. Legend in my opinion. Always will be.

  • APSP… InLoveWithJourney

    AP,SP???? Even Neal Schon himself said during a GQ (June issue) published interview talking about Arnel’s voice, “His Steve Perry is almost eerily flawless, He nails both Perry’s girlish quaver and and the grit and pacing Perry borrowed from soul singers like Sam Cooke” that it even made his hair stand up when he first heard him.

    Journey fans…… GROW UP….. give the guy a chance….. just read all the articles about AP with open minds…. and let’s be kind and accepting, rather than meticulously looking for flaws in the new frontman… AP himself said he can never replace “The Voice”, but you know what…. in my opinion he has way surpassed SP, with his charm , passion . humility and energy….

  • APSP… InLoveWithJourney

    AP,SP???? Even Neal Schon himself said during a GQ (June issue) published interview talking about Arnel’s voice, “His Steve Perry is almost eerily flawless, He nails both Perry’s girlish quaver and and the grit and pacing Perry borrowed from soul singers like Sam Cooke” that it even made his hair stand up when he first heard him.

    Journey fans…… GROW UP….. give the guy a chance….. just read all the articles about AP with open minds…. and let’s be kind and accepting, rather than meticulously looking for flaws in the new frontman… AP himself said he can never replace “The Voice”, but you know what…. in my opinion he has way surpassed SP, with his charm , passion . humility and energy….

  • jayce

    heidi, you”re right. AP sucks. Everybody now is convince that YOU ARE THE BEST JOURNEY LEAD singer REPLACEMENT. GO GIRL…..

  • jayce

    heidi, you”re right. AP sucks. Everybody now is convince that YOU ARE THE BEST JOURNEY LEAD singer REPLACEMENT. GO GIRL…..

  • Anonymous

    WHAT AN AMAZING ARTICLE! I AGREE 100% OF WHAT YOU WROTE HERE. I JUST SAW ARNEL PERFORMED IN BOSTON LAST NIGHT OH MY GOD, I WAS BLOWN AWAY!

  • Anonymous

    WHAT AN AMAZING ARTICLE! I AGREE 100% OF WHAT YOU WROTE HERE. I JUST SAW ARNEL PERFORMED IN BOSTON LAST NIGHT OH MY GOD, I WAS BLOWN AWAY!

  • Raymond Litorja

    I am a Filipino and I am not fan of Rock Music. I bought the two CD plus DVD live in concert because somebody told me about Arnel Pineda. I don’t know journey and I don’t know the group. My music is ballad, a romantic music like Perry Como, Matt Monroe, etc.. Therefore, I cannot compare the old one to the new one. Don’t look the face of the singer if you don’t like his race. Just listen to the music, relax and enjoy whoever sang it. I like Nat King Cole songs. He sings a very romantic music. I am 68 years old now and I don’t know the new ballad singers. I still remember in the old days. All those beautiful songs like Jerry Veil. Anyway, as I said just listen to the music and enjoy whoever sang it, Black, White, Brown, Yellow. Stop bad comment and don’t compare.

  • Raymond Litorja

    I am a Filipino and I am not fan of Rock Music. I bought the two CD plus DVD live in concert because somebody told me about Arnel Pineda. I don’t know journey and I don’t know the group. My music is ballad, a romantic music like Perry Como, Matt Monroe, etc.. Therefore, I cannot compare the old one to the new one. Don’t look the face of the singer if you don’t like his race. Just listen to the music, relax and enjoy whoever sang it. I like Nat King Cole songs. He sings a very romantic music. I am 68 years old now and I don’t know the new ballad singers. I still remember in the old days. All those beautiful songs like Jerry Veil. Anyway, as I said just listen to the music and enjoy whoever sang it, Black, White, Brown, Yellow. Stop bad comment and don’t compare.

  • Donna Rega

    Well, my head is spinning; I left the concert in Boston last night with Journey still performing – something I would NEVER have done before. I couldn’t handle not only the performance of Arnel but the whole shear ridiculousness of having him set up against Neal, Jon, Ross and Dean . . . what what what were they thinking. He couldn’t even touch, nevermind come close to transporting me back to what Journey was . . . and I mean was. I hold my breath each time I see them with a new frontman . . . thinking inside, but knowing that unless for the sake of the fans that made Journey tick, all it is now is a band struggling to recapture what was when they could capture it all over again. If you are just listening to the music perhaps you wouldn’t much notice, but if you LISTEN . . . and FEEL and LIVED the music, there is just no, none, zero, nada replacement. If SP had died and was no longer out there . . that would be one thing but he isn’t. I cannot even call them Journey . . . I’m sorry, so sorry . . . I tried and wanted to for the sake of nostalagia but apparently whoever did this review NEVER saw SP in action.

  • Donna Rega

    Well, my head is spinning; I left the concert in Boston last night with Journey still performing – something I would NEVER have done before. I couldn’t handle not only the performance of Arnel but the whole shear ridiculousness of having him set up against Neal, Jon, Ross and Dean . . . what what what were they thinking. He couldn’t even touch, nevermind come close to transporting me back to what Journey was . . . and I mean was. I hold my breath each time I see them with a new frontman . . . thinking inside, but knowing that unless for the sake of the fans that made Journey tick, all it is now is a band struggling to recapture what was when they could capture it all over again. If you are just listening to the music perhaps you wouldn’t much notice, but if you LISTEN . . . and FEEL and LIVED the music, there is just no, none, zero, nada replacement. If SP had died and was no longer out there . . that would be one thing but he isn’t. I cannot even call them Journey . . . I’m sorry, so sorry . . . I tried and wanted to for the sake of nostalagia but apparently whoever did this review NEVER saw SP in action.

  • Donna Rega

    . . . . and i am not putting down Arnel’s voice or talent . . . he has made a career out of impersonating SP . . . if he did his own original work perhaps I could embrace him. He seems like a great, lively, upbeat guy. It is not an attack on him or his talent but when it come to JOURNEY, I cannot leave much wiggle room. Sorry. I cannot even believe someone that was at the Boston show could say he was amazing? His voice was muffled in the hard rockin guitar licks and he could barely squeeze out some lyrics . . . gee – if you’re a boomer like myself and were making the comparisons because we were put in a position to have to compare it’s just not Journey . . . I agree with Steve, go out and do whatever . . but dont call it Journey. They actually re-recorded with Arnel . . I think that was so hypocrital and a major slap to SP and totally disrespectul and it’s awful too, I actually cried listening to it.

  • Donna Rega

    . . . . and i am not putting down Arnel’s voice or talent . . . he has made a career out of impersonating SP . . . if he did his own original work perhaps I could embrace him. He seems like a great, lively, upbeat guy. It is not an attack on him or his talent but when it come to JOURNEY, I cannot leave much wiggle room. Sorry. I cannot even believe someone that was at the Boston show could say he was amazing? His voice was muffled in the hard rockin guitar licks and he could barely squeeze out some lyrics . . . gee – if you’re a boomer like myself and were making the comparisons because we were put in a position to have to compare it’s just not Journey . . . I agree with Steve, go out and do whatever . . but dont call it Journey. They actually re-recorded with Arnel . . I think that was so hypocrital and a major slap to SP and totally disrespectul and it’s awful too, I actually cried listening to it.

  • Small Wonder

    Hey Heidi, You’re just an all american ignorant. How LAME is it that the last 2 white boys that replace SP couldn’t even come close to AP. So where are your american talents for that such a voice like SP and AP? Why don’t you get your ignoramous a** up on that stage and try to sing?

  • Small Wonder

    Hey Heidi, You’re just an all american ignorant. How LAME is it that the last 2 white boys that replace SP couldn’t even come close to AP. So where are your american talents for that such a voice like SP and AP? Why don’t you get your ignoramous a** up on that stage and try to sing?

  • Amy

    perpect and amazing voice im very proud of him as bieng filipino singer in famous band ……..i like very much the way he sing ……. go go arnel we’re support you……….

  • Amy

    perpect and amazing voice im very proud of him as bieng filipino singer in famous band ……..i like very much the way he sing ……. go go arnel we’re support you……….

  • Jeremy

    Wow… has every single attendee had a chance yet to comment on this Journey show?

  • Jeremy

    Wow… has every single attendee had a chance yet to comment on this Journey show?

  • no1journeyfan

    After watching the concert, the only thing I can say is Pineda is better than Perry.

  • no1journeyfan

    After watching the concert, the only thing I can say is Pineda is better than Perry.

  • jhayceeh

    STEVE PERRY is already a living legend because of JOURNEY. ALL of them together made timeless, great classical rock/power ballad music .

    ARNEL PINEDA’s is just starting to make his mark in JOURNEYs’ history, but what a very remarkable start it is. I truly believe that his inclusion in this legendary band will propel JOURNEY into their long-awaited royalty recognitions: the Grammy & the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.

    Let us be happy for the band. If you’re a true fan of JOURNEY, don’t you want to see them happy again? That’s what I see now. They are performing on stage with all smiles, and being playful like young men again. Imagine Ross, Jonathan & Neal doing teen’s stuff on stage. Deen is not in the league of the three when it comes to age. Arnel has brought new outlook/perspective to the entire band. As what Jonathan said, Arnel makes him a better person. Arnel is spreading his energy, excitement, happiness & humility to all the band members…and it radiates to the audience/fans.

    For those who are hesitant to listen to the REVELATION album, please give it a try. Give several spins–it has a classic sound & yet trendy @ the same time.

  • jhayceeh

    STEVE PERRY is already a living legend because of JOURNEY. ALL of them together made timeless, great classical rock/power ballad music .

    ARNEL PINEDA’s is just starting to make his mark in JOURNEYs’ history, but what a very remarkable start it is. I truly believe that his inclusion in this legendary band will propel JOURNEY into their long-awaited royalty recognitions: the Grammy & the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.

    Let us be happy for the band. If you’re a true fan of JOURNEY, don’t you want to see them happy again? That’s what I see now. They are performing on stage with all smiles, and being playful like young men again. Imagine Ross, Jonathan & Neal doing teen’s stuff on stage. Deen is not in the league of the three when it comes to age. Arnel has brought new outlook/perspective to the entire band. As what Jonathan said, Arnel makes him a better person. Arnel is spreading his energy, excitement, happiness & humility to all the band members…and it radiates to the audience/fans.

    For those who are hesitant to listen to the REVELATION album, please give it a try. Give several spins–it has a classic sound & yet trendy @ the same time.

  • jhayceeh

    Why do classic like this have to die?

    This question was posted two months ago on YouTube (Journey – Wheel In the Sky – Newcastle – 2 March 2007) by a 17 year old male from USA.

    I was touched by his comment because I know what he meant . If you watch this video, you’ll find out that the legacy JOURNEY sound disappeared on the vocal delivery of the classic songs.

    But, I was happy to reply to him that the new lead singer of JOURNEY, ARNEL PINEDA is amazingly doing justice to the classic songs.

    As a JOURNEY fan, I’m excited watching their concerts & hearing the band performs with ARNEL. I can hear the legacy JOURNEY sound on the classic songs, & yet on the new songs, another kind of voice emerges–a very powerful & versatile one. The combination of these voices together with the bands legendary musicianship will make it possible for JOURNEY to reach new heights in rock music.

  • jhayceeh

    Why do classic like this have to die?

    This question was posted two months ago on YouTube (Journey – Wheel In the Sky – Newcastle – 2 March 2007) by a 17 year old male from USA.

    I was touched by his comment because I know what he meant . If you watch this video, you’ll find out that the legacy JOURNEY sound disappeared on the vocal delivery of the classic songs.

    But, I was happy to reply to him that the new lead singer of JOURNEY, ARNEL PINEDA is amazingly doing justice to the classic songs.

    As a JOURNEY fan, I’m excited watching their concerts & hearing the band performs with ARNEL. I can hear the legacy JOURNEY sound on the classic songs, & yet on the new songs, another kind of voice emerges–a very powerful & versatile one. The combination of these voices together with the bands legendary musicianship will make it possible for JOURNEY to reach new heights in rock music.

  • John Christopher

    This article says it all. . . .

  • John Christopher

    This article says it all. . . .

  • Angie

    Just go for their more upcoming concerts. Live life and go for theirmusic. Try not to be more of a critic, just give credit to journey,s contribution to the music world. Embrace their new vocalist(AP) because the era of (SP) is gone forever.

  • Angie

    Just go for their more upcoming concerts. Live life and go for theirmusic. Try not to be more of a critic, just give credit to journey,s contribution to the music world. Embrace their new vocalist(AP) because the era of (SP) is gone forever.

  • Dan

    I beg to differ with the review; I think the new guy’s ok but he’s a Steve Perry wannabe, right down to the looks, hooks, and moves. Guess that’s what Schoan wanted since he and Perry have been at odds for years now. Cheap Trick and Heart were DEFINITELY the better acts at the Fiddler’s show; we bailed from Journey about 45 minutes into their set and there was quite a big stream of people doing the same thing!

  • Dan

    I beg to differ with the review; I think the new guy’s ok but he’s a Steve Perry wannabe, right down to the looks, hooks, and moves. Guess that’s what Schoan wanted since he and Perry have been at odds for years now. Cheap Trick and Heart were DEFINITELY the better acts at the Fiddler’s show; we bailed from Journey about 45 minutes into their set and there was quite a big stream of people doing the same thing!

  • almonds

    Arnel Pineda NEVER did karaoke.. People! Do you even know what karaoke is? AP never did karaoke. He had been singing since 4-5 yrs old. He could sing Michael Jackson’s “BEN” fully well at the age of 5. Now. the Journey Revelation wanted a Rock Star not a plain balladeer w/c was proper for their sound in the past.. It’s 2008 ; the talent and God-given MONSTER VOICE of AP just fit perfectly at this time and age.. The new Journey has just gained a new generation of fans all over the world! They are happy and enjoying! Live and let live.. if you’re miserable, can’t accept the fact…. stay home and listen to your dusty old SP collections. Bless him ..he continues to receive money ( royalty?)while AP is belting out and jumping up and down like a real ROCKER spreading great music w/ the new JOURNEY, the best in the world! God bless Arnel Pineda and the rest of Journey!

  • almonds

    Arnel Pineda NEVER did karaoke.. People! Do you even know what karaoke is? AP never did karaoke. He had been singing since 4-5 yrs old. He could sing Michael Jackson’s “BEN” fully well at the age of 5. Now. the Journey Revelation wanted a Rock Star not a plain balladeer w/c was proper for their sound in the past.. It’s 2008 ; the talent and God-given MONSTER VOICE of AP just fit perfectly at this time and age.. The new Journey has just gained a new generation of fans all over the world! They are happy and enjoying! Live and let live.. if you’re miserable, can’t accept the fact…. stay home and listen to your dusty old SP collections. Bless him ..he continues to receive money ( royalty?)while AP is belting out and jumping up and down like a real ROCKER spreading great music w/ the new JOURNEY, the best in the world! God bless Arnel Pineda and the rest of Journey!

  • almonds

    P.S. Esp. to all SP fanatics…w/ due respect.. Journey did not want a SP replacement… they wanted a new lead vocalist who can fit well w/ their sound and music… who can give a respectable tribute to the past and who can carry them on to the future.. it’s 2008, mind you..that’s the FACT! A new generation of fans kept growing all over the world..AP is not a karaoke singer.. he is one of the best kept secret of Asia.. ignoramus will just criticize w/o based real facts and knowledge..one needs to research..”engage mind before putting mouth in gear” can’t help it if minds are small… he-he-he..Relax! Take a hot tub bath… have some cool lemonade… why can’t we all just get along and enjoy??? Or at least, let the real Journey fans enjoy?

  • almonds

    P.S. Esp. to all SP fanatics…w/ due respect.. Journey did not want a SP replacement… they wanted a new lead vocalist who can fit well w/ their sound and music… who can give a respectable tribute to the past and who can carry them on to the future.. it’s 2008, mind you..that’s the FACT! A new generation of fans kept growing all over the world..AP is not a karaoke singer.. he is one of the best kept secret of Asia.. ignoramus will just criticize w/o based real facts and knowledge..one needs to research..”engage mind before putting mouth in gear” can’t help it if minds are small… he-he-he..Relax! Take a hot tub bath… have some cool lemonade… why can’t we all just get along and enjoy??? Or at least, let the real Journey fans enjoy?

  • Dwight

    The fact that you guys are trying to compare SP and AP only means that this little guy from the 3rd world has slipped in well to the shoes of the former and a lot of you cannot accept that fact..Journey is not about SP or AP, its a team working synergistically to bring us what we all want, good music. Only SP and AP can blend with the group so well. SP catered for the audience of his generation (we dont know how many of that generation are still alive today) at the peak of ROCK; but awe, rock is already decomposing when this Guy, AP comes in an revive what has been pronounced dead for 2 decades. He brings rock to new heights (even though he has no height at all), journey’s ballad into a new depth, soulful and heartfelt rendition. This is what AMERICA and all the people around the world needs today, encouragement and Journey’s songs say it all. Wheel in the sky says nothing is permanent in this life, Dont stop believin’ -dont surrender, remain Faithful after all these years. So u guys, stop this non sense!!! AP is the man for this season..and this generation

  • Dwight

    The fact that you guys are trying to compare SP and AP only means that this little guy from the 3rd world has slipped in well to the shoes of the former and a lot of you cannot accept that fact..Journey is not about SP or AP, its a team working synergistically to bring us what we all want, good music. Only SP and AP can blend with the group so well. SP catered for the audience of his generation (we dont know how many of that generation are still alive today) at the peak of ROCK; but awe, rock is already decomposing when this Guy, AP comes in an revive what has been pronounced dead for 2 decades. He brings rock to new heights (even though he has no height at all), journey’s ballad into a new depth, soulful and heartfelt rendition. This is what AMERICA and all the people around the world needs today, encouragement and Journey’s songs say it all. Wheel in the sky says nothing is permanent in this life, Dont stop believin’ -dont surrender, remain Faithful after all these years. So u guys, stop this non sense!!! AP is the man for this season..and this generation

  • Cody MaxMax

    Ive been listening to Journey before SP was in, lots of jams without vocals the power is in the Music that was Made…. like a Mighty Christmas tree… SP just added the star to the tree and as for Arnel……? he is another star on top of the Mighty tree, YET he has the same shine nonetheless it is a brighter shine.

  • Cody MaxMax

    Ive been listening to Journey before SP was in, lots of jams without vocals the power is in the Music that was Made…. like a Mighty Christmas tree… SP just added the star to the tree and as for Arnel……? he is another star on top of the Mighty tree, YET he has the same shine nonetheless it is a brighter shine.

  • Don

    To VBlawyer,

    Lipsynching huh? Well, why should Neal Schon et al hire someone all the way from the Philippines to do lipsynching? Well, too bad they didn’t hire you. Well, if it’s any comfort to you, they didn’t hire me either. Loser.

    To Donna Rega and SP fans who refuse to acknowledge his egomania and prima donna attitude,

    Steve Perry doesn’t own the rights the Journey so he can’t impose his will to have the band renamed if it gets a new singer. The overwhelming reception to the new Journey with Arnel Pineda on board means people don’t care about the line ‘Journey is not Journey without Steve Perry.’ Yeah, Steve Perry was a great singer (maybe still is) but HE LEFT the band because of he thought too highly of himself.

    Journey is winning over fans 30 years old and below, fans who have never seen Steve Perry perform live, especially as a Journey man. So, VBlawyer, Donna Rega and your ilk, too bad for you!

  • Don

    To VBlawyer,

    Lipsynching huh? Well, why should Neal Schon et al hire someone all the way from the Philippines to do lipsynching? Well, too bad they didn’t hire you. Well, if it’s any comfort to you, they didn’t hire me either. Loser.

    To Donna Rega and SP fans who refuse to acknowledge his egomania and prima donna attitude,

    Steve Perry doesn’t own the rights the Journey so he can’t impose his will to have the band renamed if it gets a new singer. The overwhelming reception to the new Journey with Arnel Pineda on board means people don’t care about the line ‘Journey is not Journey without Steve Perry.’ Yeah, Steve Perry was a great singer (maybe still is) but HE LEFT the band because of he thought too highly of himself.

    Journey is winning over fans 30 years old and below, fans who have never seen Steve Perry perform live, especially as a Journey man. So, VBlawyer, Donna Rega and your ilk, too bad for you!

  • Hobbs

    I have loved Journey ever since I was a small boy!!!! May they forever rock it through the universe!!!

  • Hobbs

    I have loved Journey ever since I was a small boy!!!! May they forever rock it through the universe!!!

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  • journeyfan08

    all the racist is so ignorant about how the music business is, who cares if his not white, its who can bring money to the table, and that filipino man arnel pineda did just that, hey atleast his not black, ahahhaha, steve perry era has its moments and days already, and thats way over now, the new journey band is doing good with the sold out concerts, and not to mention 3 generation fans, and not to mention asian fans, they already have the white people but with there new singer they also captured the asian people, music is just politics is who can bring more money to the band, and right now the journey band is lauging there way to the bank. smart man neil schon.

  • journeyfan08

    all the racist is so ignorant about how the music business is, who cares if his not white, its who can bring money to the table, and that filipino man arnel pineda did just that, hey atleast his not black, ahahhaha, steve perry era has its moments and days already, and thats way over now, the new journey band is doing good with the sold out concerts, and not to mention 3 generation fans, and not to mention asian fans, they already have the white people but with there new singer they also captured the asian people, music is just politics is who can bring more money to the band, and right now the journey band is lauging there way to the bank. smart man neil schon.

  • jigs

    arnel rocks..i live where arnel begin hes singing career (olongapo)..and to tell to the world ,pilipinos are music lover..and dont how to lipsynch..god bless journey..move on ,rock on..still they ride..after all these years.

  • jigs

    arnel rocks..i live where arnel begin hes singing career (olongapo)..and to tell to the world ,pilipinos are music lover..and dont how to lipsynch..god bless journey..move on ,rock on..still they ride..after all these years.

  • johan antes

    god bless journey..keep on rockin bros…its not height,,its not the color,,its the song you sing..give chance to arnel you guys.. gapo(caljam)boi…

  • johan antes

    god bless journey..keep on rockin bros…its not height,,its not the color,,its the song you sing..give chance to arnel you guys.. gapo(caljam)boi…

  • jared fajardo

    i think the new lead vocalist of journey is the perfect person who can sing all the songs of steve perry i think he’s the man,cuz when i was watching his videos in you tube his voice rocks,,he can sing the songs of journey,cheap tricks,heart,survivor,air supply,kenny logins,aerosmith and etc,,,if god will gave me that amazing wonderful spectacular voice i can say that i can be a singer to,,hope god will give me soon that high pitch voice so that i can sing different kind songs,,so help me god,,ii will pray for you arnel hope what you achieve now will not change attitude,,godbless hope you will have a concert here in manila,,congratulations

  • jared fajardo

    i think the new lead vocalist of journey is the perfect person who can sing all the songs of steve perry i think he’s the man,cuz when i was watching his videos in you tube his voice rocks,,he can sing the songs of journey,cheap tricks,heart,survivor,air supply,kenny logins,aerosmith and etc,,,if god will gave me that amazing wonderful spectacular voice i can say that i can be a singer to,,hope god will give me soon that high pitch voice so that i can sing different kind songs,,so help me god,,ii will pray for you arnel hope what you achieve now will not change attitude,,godbless hope you will have a concert here in manila,,congratulations

  • tonyy

    steve augeri is way better then pinela.he sucks

  • tonyy

    steve augeri is way better then pinela.he sucks

  • AugeriRemembered

    hey tonyy, you dipsh*t, I love augeri and Pineda is way better, watch concert dvd of AUGERI and you’ll know what I’m talking about you dipsh#t.

  • AugeriRemembered

    hey tonyy, you dipsh*t, I love augeri and Pineda is way better, watch concert dvd of AUGERI and you’ll know what I’m talking about you dipsh#t.

  • jayce

    filipino singers are not lipsynchers.
    filipinos love to go to a place where a band plays,
    and noboby lipsynchs lest they want to earn rotten tomatoes thrown to him.
    lipsynching is ” THE ” thing of an untalented entity.
    AP for one, is one hell of a talented singer….

  • jayce

    filipino singers are not lipsynchers.
    filipinos love to go to a place where a band plays,
    and noboby lipsynchs lest they want to earn rotten tomatoes thrown to him.
    lipsynching is ” THE ” thing of an untalented entity.
    AP for one, is one hell of a talented singer….

  • Lisa

    I’m a true Journey fan from way back. Jason thank you for this one. i’m glad that there are so many people that still appreciate and go mad over Journey. I do miss Steve But Arnel kicks butt all over the place. it would be cool if we could get them both on stage together. That would be cool. Like dolby- sensoround. Cool! Jason keep up the good work.

  • Lisa

    I’m a true Journey fan from way back. Jason thank you for this one. i’m glad that there are so many people that still appreciate and go mad over Journey. I do miss Steve But Arnel kicks butt all over the place. it would be cool if we could get them both on stage together. That would be cool. Like dolby- sensoround. Cool! Jason keep up the good work.

  • ironrootz

    don’t you think if SP is still the frontman of the journey now. the crowd such as young as 10yo would watch the show? come on!! AP bridge the gap between young and old. so accept the fact that journey was not as it was 40yrs ago. it’s a new journey now. not the old one. i’m not against SP but he had he’s due. bye the way i’m not a journey fan but i am now… ROCK ON!!! hehehe!!

  • ironrootz

    don’t you think if SP is still the frontman of the journey now. the crowd such as young as 10yo would watch the show? come on!! AP bridge the gap between young and old. so accept the fact that journey was not as it was 40yrs ago. it’s a new journey now. not the old one. i’m not against SP but he had he’s due. bye the way i’m not a journey fan but i am now… ROCK ON!!! hehehe!!

  • Viper

    To all of you,
    I am a Filipino. Let me share a little of what we are as a people. We grew up in a country in which English/American music blasting in the backdrop of our daily lives. Karaoke bars are everywhere, from cities to towns and eventually make way to mountainous areas where electricity is present, sometimes afflicting the treasured silence of the place and nature. It’s not an uncommon sight though for an indigenous native guy singing an American tune while plowing the fields and that includes what else…Open Arms! You guys teaches us these things and now that we have learned and earned it the hard way and in some ways better, there are still some who couldn’t appreciate it. This is only an end result of your own making! Arnel is a by-product some couldn’t swallow and accept as it is. But i believe that Arnel will fight it out by sheer talent and love of what he’s doing. And everyone of you who considered yourself a real Journey fan will benefit from all of these because he will sing and will serve you well. Thanks to those who keep on believin’ and for those who don’t…wishing you peace of mind, set back and try checking out this another Filipina girl in the name of Charice, if you know what i mean…Oprah, Ellen de Generes, Celine Dion, Josh Groban, Andrea Bocceli, etc, etc just did and have a lot to tell you about!

  • Viper

    To all of you,
    I am a Filipino. Let me share a little of what we are as a people. We grew up in a country in which English/American music blasting in the backdrop of our daily lives. Karaoke bars are everywhere, from cities to towns and eventually make way to mountainous areas where electricity is present, sometimes afflicting the treasured silence of the place and nature. It’s not an uncommon sight though for an indigenous native guy singing an American tune while plowing the fields and that includes what else…Open Arms! You guys teaches us these things and now that we have learned and earned it the hard way and in some ways better, there are still some who couldn’t appreciate it. This is only an end result of your own making! Arnel is a by-product some couldn’t swallow and accept as it is. But i believe that Arnel will fight it out by sheer talent and love of what he’s doing. And everyone of you who considered yourself a real Journey fan will benefit from all of these because he will sing and will serve you well. Thanks to those who keep on believin’ and for those who don’t…wishing you peace of mind, set back and try checking out this another Filipina girl in the name of Charice, if you know what i mean…Oprah, Ellen de Generes, Celine Dion, Josh Groban, Andrea Bocceli, etc, etc just did and have a lot to tell you about!

  • Steve

    Thank you Denver Post !
    Thank you for posting more then just the positive comments on Journey. Like the official Journey site fails to do. Ya gotta take the good with the bad comments guys …

    Steve N Julie Phoenix….

  • Steve

    Thank you Denver Post !
    Thank you for posting more then just the positive comments on Journey. Like the official Journey site fails to do. Ya gotta take the good with the bad comments guys …

    Steve N Julie Phoenix….

  • howard

    wow…amazing arnel pineda…nice review…i like the 80s

  • howard

    wow…amazing arnel pineda…nice review…i like the 80s

  • Kevin Blanchar

    I can tell you I saw the guys in the UK and from a Brit Fan point of view the guys were amazing in Newcastle in June……. I’ve listened to the guys from the start and was a Record Buyer for A MAJOR British Company and with that ear for music and the HOOK that records have to have to be a hit I Can Tell You Guys that Revalation was just that. A record I was thinking that might just entertain me ….Blow me away. Forget for a moment that Arnel is following one of rock music’s legendary performers, just listen for a moment to a voice that has FAITHFULLY re-created, as a fan would, if he could, his hero’s voice ,well the guys taken that basic urge then gone on a step or two,, or three, well he’s fantastic and now surpassed “the Voice”. Now we have all benefitted from a find of a lifetime, love him or compare him Journey are back on their way, Praise The LOrd…..And who ever else you want to thank, but thank them… This Kinda thing does not happen to often..look at Queen..Paul Rodgers….NAFFF

  • Kevin Blanchar

    I can tell you I saw the guys in the UK and from a Brit Fan point of view the guys were amazing in Newcastle in June……. I’ve listened to the guys from the start and was a Record Buyer for A MAJOR British Company and with that ear for music and the HOOK that records have to have to be a hit I Can Tell You Guys that Revalation was just that. A record I was thinking that might just entertain me ….Blow me away. Forget for a moment that Arnel is following one of rock music’s legendary performers, just listen for a moment to a voice that has FAITHFULLY re-created, as a fan would, if he could, his hero’s voice ,well the guys taken that basic urge then gone on a step or two,, or three, well he’s fantastic and now surpassed “the Voice”. Now we have all benefitted from a find of a lifetime, love him or compare him Journey are back on their way, Praise The LOrd…..And who ever else you want to thank, but thank them… This Kinda thing does not happen to often..look at Queen..Paul Rodgers….NAFFF

  • Jon Sands

    While a lot of people believe that the new frontman of Journey is the real deal, including this author, many also have been critical of him, even to the extent of calling him a monkey. To these people, please read the following article. Pineda is truly a decent human being. . . .

    http://showbizandstyle.inquirer.net/sim/sim/view/20080831-157832/Arnel-Pineda-The-Journeymans-Tale

  • Jon Sands

    While a lot of people believe that the new frontman of Journey is the real deal, including this author, many also have been critical of him, even to the extent of calling him a monkey. To these people, please read the following article. Pineda is truly a decent human being. . . .

    http://showbizandstyle.inquirer.net/sim/sim/view/20080831-157832/Arnel-Pineda-The-Journeymans-Tale

  • Hobbs

    I will never stop believin —->>Journey 4eva!

  • Hobbs

    I will never stop believin —->>Journey 4eva!

  • manoffaith

    There really is no comparison. The new front man of Journey is so much better then the singer of the group Heart. Heart has probably about killed themselves and their talent on the tough night life, drugs, and all kinds of affairs.
    But the new guy has had to develop his talent and keep it up to survive in such a poor country. He hasn’t had the big money to just destroy himself on drinking and drugs and an illicet life style. And it shows.
    And to all those who think a singer just gets worse as they get older; believe me its not true. Actually a man’s voice can get better over time according to any voice teacher or even an opera singer I used to know. All it takes is doing the right things mechanically with a voice, and taking care of one’s life style. Age; really has little to do with it unlike other parts of one’s body as a person gets older. Heart….they drank down to the very dregs of life, and their voices are paying for that.

  • manoffaith

    There really is no comparison. The new front man of Journey is so much better then the singer of the group Heart. Heart has probably about killed themselves and their talent on the tough night life, drugs, and all kinds of affairs.
    But the new guy has had to develop his talent and keep it up to survive in such a poor country. He hasn’t had the big money to just destroy himself on drinking and drugs and an illicet life style. And it shows.
    And to all those who think a singer just gets worse as they get older; believe me its not true. Actually a man’s voice can get better over time according to any voice teacher or even an opera singer I used to know. All it takes is doing the right things mechanically with a voice, and taking care of one’s life style. Age; really has little to do with it unlike other parts of one’s body as a person gets older. Heart….they drank down to the very dregs of life, and their voices are paying for that.

  • Jon

    Try listening to the song “Separate Ways” between Perry and Pineda. Listen to the very last note of the song. Whose got the highest tenor voice at the end? Pineda clearly beats Perry.

  • Jon

    Try listening to the song “Separate Ways” between Perry and Pineda. Listen to the very last note of the song. Whose got the highest tenor voice at the end? Pineda clearly beats Perry.

  • idonamon

    thanks for JOURNEY REVELATION

    WITHOUT THESE GUYS THERE WILL NEVER BE A JOURNEY.
    FOR THEM THERE ARE NO LIMITATIONS

    Neal Schon – all guitars, backing vocals
    Jonathan Cain – keyboards, backing vocals
    Ross Valory – bass, backing vocals
    Deen Castronovo – drums, percussion, backing vocals

    SP-IS NATURAL
    AP-HIM TO DO BETTER, BETTER THAN HIMSELF FOR THE JOURNEY IS WITH HIM.

  • idonamon

    thanks for JOURNEY REVELATION

    WITHOUT THESE GUYS THERE WILL NEVER BE A JOURNEY.
    FOR THEM THERE ARE NO LIMITATIONS

    Neal Schon – all guitars, backing vocals
    Jonathan Cain – keyboards, backing vocals
    Ross Valory – bass, backing vocals
    Deen Castronovo – drums, percussion, backing vocals

    SP-IS NATURAL
    AP-HIM TO DO BETTER, BETTER THAN HIMSELF FOR THE JOURNEY IS WITH HIM.

  • Steve

    Whats really scary !!! Listen/watch Dean sing mother father on the new live in concert dvd. Then listen to Steve Perry do the same song on Journeys times 2 cd . Played at the same time its dead on ! THATS SCARY….Way to go Dean…You guys rock. Keep up the good work….

    Steve N Julie Phoenix.

  • Steve

    Whats really scary !!! Listen/watch Dean sing mother father on the new live in concert dvd. Then listen to Steve Perry do the same song on Journeys times 2 cd . Played at the same time its dead on ! THATS SCARY….Way to go Dean…You guys rock. Keep up the good work….

    Steve N Julie Phoenix.

  • Laura Hammond

    Does anyone know how much Arnel got paid from this tour? I just hope they were fair to him, seeing as he’s responsible for helping to rebuild Journey’s credibility again as a world renowned rock band….

  • Laura Hammond

    Does anyone know how much Arnel got paid from this tour? I just hope they were fair to him, seeing as he’s responsible for helping to rebuild Journey’s credibility again as a world renowned rock band….

  • BethAB

    I have seen the concert, bought the CD and I agree that Arnel Pineda is a remarkable artist…exceptional…truly special. I congratulate Mr. Schon and the rest of Journey for their find. The guy is a real gem. Journey rocks!! I also read the article about him, it was more like a Cinderella story to me, only he’s a man. And the shoe really fits!! To Jason, thank you for the wonderful review/article.

  • BethAB

    I have seen the concert, bought the CD and I agree that Arnel Pineda is a remarkable artist…exceptional…truly special. I congratulate Mr. Schon and the rest of Journey for their find. The guy is a real gem. Journey rocks!! I also read the article about him, it was more like a Cinderella story to me, only he’s a man. And the shoe really fits!! To Jason, thank you for the wonderful review/article.

  • sarah

    Arnel is golden.. true talent and Journey is awsome with arnel as the front man. His soulful passionate powerful voice is a blessing to the band.

  • sarah

    Arnel is golden.. true talent and Journey is awsome with arnel as the front man. His soulful passionate powerful voice is a blessing to the band.

  • Julie from Canada

    To all fans of ex-Journey singers (including SP), I came across the site below and immediately became convinced that it is truly FATE that AP is “the one”. I saw a video of AP at age 5 singing Open Arms, and throughout his life he’s continually singing Journey songs – without realizing that what he was doing (singing Journey songs) was preparing himself for his “journey” with Journey. I truly consider that FATE. It is his fate to be with Journey whether he asked for it or not, which in this case he didn’t. Fate just simply said “okay Arnel, now is your time to shine”, and fate just simply did its job.

    The reason why the ex-Journey singers are not with Journey anymore is explained by Herbie Herbert (former Journey Manager) on the site below. Just read it and you’ll immediately understand.

    http://www.retroblog.net/2008/03/28/herbie-herbert/

    I, too, am a Journey fan since 1979. Loved SP but Arnel is phenomenal. I still love SP but Arnel is here now. More power to Arnel… take care of that golden voice of yours! You are truly blessed and talented!

  • Julie from Canada

    To all fans of ex-Journey singers (including SP), I came across the site below and immediately became convinced that it is truly FATE that AP is “the one”. I saw a video of AP at age 5 singing Open Arms, and throughout his life he’s continually singing Journey songs – without realizing that what he was doing (singing Journey songs) was preparing himself for his “journey” with Journey. I truly consider that FATE. It is his fate to be with Journey whether he asked for it or not, which in this case he didn’t. Fate just simply said “okay Arnel, now is your time to shine”, and fate just simply did its job.

    The reason why the ex-Journey singers are not with Journey anymore is explained by Herbie Herbert (former Journey Manager) on the site below. Just read it and you’ll immediately understand.

    http://www.retroblog.net/2008/03/28/herbie-herbert/

    I, too, am a Journey fan since 1979. Loved SP but Arnel is phenomenal. I still love SP but Arnel is here now. More power to Arnel… take care of that golden voice of yours! You are truly blessed and talented!

  • Edwin

    JOURNEY is an excellent band, and I appreciate all the critiques, instead of focusing to comparison why not resolve it with collaboration… Each individual is different, but the way JOURNEY deliver the music that entails tremendous vigor and performance is somewhat we ought to remember and accept. All things happen because it is made to happen. Happy listening…

  • Edwin

    JOURNEY is an excellent band, and I appreciate all the critiques, instead of focusing to comparison why not resolve it with collaboration… Each individual is different, but the way JOURNEY deliver the music that entails tremendous vigor and performance is somewhat we ought to remember and accept. All things happen because it is made to happen. Happy listening…

  • Hobbs

    I love all journey members backwards and forwards 4-eva!!!

  • Hobbs

    I love all journey members backwards and forwards 4-eva!!!

  • Giorgio

    I’m glad they chose another singer. I’m wishing him succes in his work.
    Great article! Journey 2008

  • Giorgio

    I’m glad they chose another singer. I’m wishing him succes in his work.
    Great article! Journey 2008

  • Anonymous

    To VBlawyer,

    I am a lawyer too. And I am pretty much convinced by your observation. Arnel Pineda was indeed lipsynching in that concert. In fact, he had been lipsynching all his 25 years of clubsinging both in the Philippines, Hongkong, Singapore, among other Asian Countries. And he lipsynch during his concert in Chile also. Waahh! Don’t you people want your money back?! All club owners who were Arnel’s former employers should sue him for giving them fake goods! Want to be their lawyer, VBlawyer? You will surely win their case! (In your dreams only! LOL)

    All you who take pleasure that Steve Perry has lost The Voice, please, give the man a break! He is already old. Where is your respect for the elders?

    CourtofLastRetort

  • Anonymous

    To VBlawyer,

    I am a lawyer too. And I am pretty much convinced by your observation. Arnel Pineda was indeed lipsynching in that concert. In fact, he had been lipsynching all his 25 years of clubsinging both in the Philippines, Hongkong, Singapore, among other Asian Countries. And he lipsynch during his concert in Chile also. Waahh! Don’t you people want your money back?! All club owners who were Arnel’s former employers should sue him for giving them fake goods! Want to be their lawyer, VBlawyer? You will surely win their case! (In your dreams only! LOL)

    All you who take pleasure that Steve Perry has lost The Voice, please, give the man a break! He is already old. Where is your respect for the elders?

    CourtofLastRetort

  • ella646352

    To all the people that is criticizing AP just ask yourselves where in the HELL is SP???? I’m not being BIASED but the fact IS that these SP ADDICTS/MANIACS CANNOT and WILL NOT accept ARNEL PINEDA… yes most of the SP fans feel that way. But

    “LET’S PITY THOSE Steve Perry FANS THAT CANNOT FACE THE TRUTH FOR IT IS THEIR LOSS AND NOT OURS. WE ARE TOTALLY BLESSED TO BE ABLE TO WITNESS THE RE-EMERGENCE OF THIS GREAT BAND AND EMBRACE THE MUSIC THEY ARE CREATING.”

    Yes, I also like Steve Perry but the fact is JOURNEY DOES NOT NEED TO BEG PERRY to come back all the time.

    Because Perry is the one who left them remember??…. they already begged and even waited for him to come back after SP’s surgery and recovery but SP left the band hanging.. and what did he do?? he turned the band down that almost killed the bands CAREER…

    and now the BAND WHO GAVE THE FAME TO SP is picking up the shattered pieces and gluing the shards together WITH A BIG HELP FROM ARNEL PINEDA’s great VOICE… these selfish whimps are sourgraping and still in their altar full of Steve Perry pictures..

    Hoping cluelessly for him to comeback. Always feeding their brains that there is still a big possibility for it to happen . Well ITS TOO LATE FOR PERRY because he can no longer sing at his age and condition and that’s that!.

    PERRY DID NOT GIVE FAME TO JOURNEY it’s the other way around its just during his time it’s Perry’s Voice the crowd is looking for and the company forced the Band to take SP as their VOCALIST and they also have the CHEMISTRY. As what the others say there is no PERMANENCE in this world only CHANGE or EVOLUTION, and we should embrace it.

    The PAST which is Perry (has his star shining already and is still shining with the help of his devoted fans), But be fair let’s leave the PRESENT and FUTURE to ARNEL PINEDA.

    “LET’S ALLOW HIS STAR TO SHINE AS WELL. STEVE LIVED HIS DREAMS, LET ARNEL LIVE HIS.” let ourselves be his witness in creating his own MARK in History. Both are great singers From different times. Experienced the same difficult life and strived for the things and the respect they deserve. Each a unique VOCALIST for Journey.

    JOURNEY of the PAST with Steve Perry, binds different people and races together. Journey of the PRESENT with Arnel Pineda breaks the boundaries of 2 different Generations continuing the legacy the band along with NEIL, CAIN and the others started.

    I Love both VOCALIST but It’s just that accepting Arnel Pineda doesn’t mean FORGETTING Steve. Accepting Arnel Pineda means respecting Steve’s decision. It’s not to replace Steve but lets just think about it this way…. Steve making way for the Band with ARNEL in it continuing the Legacy they all started. Let Steve rest and enjoy his life now.

    Thanks.. Please do not react to this post negatively this is just my opinion. CHEERS TO ARNEL PINEDA AND JOURNEY!!! Keep rockin’ and makin more music…

  • ella646352

    To all the people that is criticizing AP just ask yourselves where in the HELL is SP???? I’m not being BIASED but the fact IS that these SP ADDICTS/MANIACS CANNOT and WILL NOT accept ARNEL PINEDA… yes most of the SP fans feel that way. But

    “LET’S PITY THOSE Steve Perry FANS THAT CANNOT FACE THE TRUTH FOR IT IS THEIR LOSS AND NOT OURS. WE ARE TOTALLY BLESSED TO BE ABLE TO WITNESS THE RE-EMERGENCE OF THIS GREAT BAND AND EMBRACE THE MUSIC THEY ARE CREATING.”

    Yes, I also like Steve Perry but the fact is JOURNEY DOES NOT NEED TO BEG PERRY to come back all the time.

    Because Perry is the one who left them remember??…. they already begged and even waited for him to come back after SP’s surgery and recovery but SP left the band hanging.. and what did he do?? he turned the band down that almost killed the bands CAREER…

    and now the BAND WHO GAVE THE FAME TO SP is picking up the shattered pieces and gluing the shards together WITH A BIG HELP FROM ARNEL PINEDA’s great VOICE… these selfish whimps are sourgraping and still in their altar full of Steve Perry pictures..

    Hoping cluelessly for him to comeback. Always feeding their brains that there is still a big possibility for it to happen . Well ITS TOO LATE FOR PERRY because he can no longer sing at his age and condition and that’s that!.

    PERRY DID NOT GIVE FAME TO JOURNEY it’s the other way around its just during his time it’s Perry’s Voice the crowd is looking for and the company forced the Band to take SP as their VOCALIST and they also have the CHEMISTRY. As what the others say there is no PERMANENCE in this world only CHANGE or EVOLUTION, and we should embrace it.

    The PAST which is Perry (has his star shining already and is still shining with the help of his devoted fans), But be fair let’s leave the PRESENT and FUTURE to ARNEL PINEDA.

    “LET’S ALLOW HIS STAR TO SHINE AS WELL. STEVE LIVED HIS DREAMS, LET ARNEL LIVE HIS.” let ourselves be his witness in creating his own MARK in History. Both are great singers From different times. Experienced the same difficult life and strived for the things and the respect they deserve. Each a unique VOCALIST for Journey.

    JOURNEY of the PAST with Steve Perry, binds different people and races together. Journey of the PRESENT with Arnel Pineda breaks the boundaries of 2 different Generations continuing the legacy the band along with NEIL, CAIN and the others started.

    I Love both VOCALIST but It’s just that accepting Arnel Pineda doesn’t mean FORGETTING Steve. Accepting Arnel Pineda means respecting Steve’s decision. It’s not to replace Steve but lets just think about it this way…. Steve making way for the Band with ARNEL in it continuing the Legacy they all started. Let Steve rest and enjoy his life now.

    Thanks.. Please do not react to this post negatively this is just my opinion. CHEERS TO ARNEL PINEDA AND JOURNEY!!! Keep rockin’ and makin more music…

  • paul

    gusto ko lang batiin filipino singer namin si arnel na mabuhay ka.at mga journey members..especially to neil schon. you make us proud by took noticed the talented man arnel ..although we miss to wacth his performance here.of so many band prforming here in albay..visit us here sometime our province.tell the zoo..good luck to all! godbless every trip you take.!pare the best ang boses mo..!

  • paul

    gusto ko lang batiin filipino singer namin si arnel na mabuhay ka.at mga journey members..especially to neil schon. you make us proud by took noticed the talented man arnel ..although we miss to wacth his performance here.of so many band prforming here in albay..visit us here sometime our province.tell the zoo..good luck to all! godbless every trip you take.!pare the best ang boses mo..!

  • Edward

    Hard to say that Arnel is better than Steve or the other way around because I believed they both have it. Two different persons can never be the same so I guess we just leave it at that and just be glad that Journey is back and they’re back like the old group that I used to like. Journey rocks!

  • Edward

    Hard to say that Arnel is better than Steve or the other way around because I believed they both have it. Two different persons can never be the same so I guess we just leave it at that and just be glad that Journey is back and they’re back like the old group that I used to like. Journey rocks!

  • MARIA

    I WENT TO SEE ARNEL AND HE WAS NO STEVE PERRY. AND AS FOR SOMEONE SAYING HE COULD HOLD THOSE HIGH NOTES THEY ARE WRONG. AT MY CONCERT WHEN THE HIGH NOTE WAS COMING UP HE DROPPED HIS MIC CONVINIENTLY AND THE DRUMMER TOOK OVER THAT PART OF THE SONG. HIS PHILLIPINO ACCENT WAS VERY STRONG. SO NO HE DIDN’T SOUN D LIKE S.P. THERE ARE BETTER TRIBUTE BANDS THEN HIM. JUST GO TO YOU TUBE

  • MARIA

    I WENT TO SEE ARNEL AND HE WAS NO STEVE PERRY. AND AS FOR SOMEONE SAYING HE COULD HOLD THOSE HIGH NOTES THEY ARE WRONG. AT MY CONCERT WHEN THE HIGH NOTE WAS COMING UP HE DROPPED HIS MIC CONVINIENTLY AND THE DRUMMER TOOK OVER THAT PART OF THE SONG. HIS PHILLIPINO ACCENT WAS VERY STRONG. SO NO HE DIDN’T SOUN D LIKE S.P. THERE ARE BETTER TRIBUTE BANDS THEN HIM. JUST GO TO YOU TUBE

  • MARIA

    OH P.S. STEVE PERRY HAS NOT LOST HIS VOICE ASK RANDY JACKSON OF A. IDOL HE’S RECENTLY SPOKE TO HIM AND HAS HEARD HIM SING. OF COURSE HE CAN’T SOUND LIKE HE DID IN THE EIGHTIES WHO DOES

  • MARIA

    OH P.S. STEVE PERRY HAS NOT LOST HIS VOICE ASK RANDY JACKSON OF A. IDOL HE’S RECENTLY SPOKE TO HIM AND HAS HEARD HIM SING. OF COURSE HE CAN’T SOUND LIKE HE DID IN THE EIGHTIES WHO DOES

  • Mark Broccardo

    Arnel is a heap impersonator of Steve Perry. The writer of this blog must either be Arnel’s cousin or his boyfriend. How could you compare Elvis impersonators to Elvis? Likewise, Arnel is nothing but a Steve Perry impersonator. His records have not sold tens of millions like Steve Perry’s have. Journey has reverted to a Steve Perry tribute band, and to even compare this Arnel impersonator to Steve Perry is a complete joke.

  • Mark Broccardo

    Arnel is a heap impersonator of Steve Perry. The writer of this blog must either be Arnel’s cousin or his boyfriend. How could you compare Elvis impersonators to Elvis? Likewise, Arnel is nothing but a Steve Perry impersonator. His records have not sold tens of millions like Steve Perry’s have. Journey has reverted to a Steve Perry tribute band, and to even compare this Arnel impersonator to Steve Perry is a complete joke.

  • Mark Broccardo

    Arnel is a cheap impersonator of Steve Perry. The writer of this blog must either be Arnel’s cousin or his boyfriend. How could you compare Elvis impersonators to Elvis? Likewise, Arnel is nothing but a cheap Steve Perry impersonator. His records have not sold tens of millions like Steve Perry’s have. Journey has reverted to becoming a Steve Perry tribute band, and to even compare this Arnel impersonator to Steve Perry is a complete joke.

  • Mark Broccardo

    Arnel is a cheap impersonator of Steve Perry. The writer of this blog must either be Arnel’s cousin or his boyfriend. How could you compare Elvis impersonators to Elvis? Likewise, Arnel is nothing but a cheap Steve Perry impersonator. His records have not sold tens of millions like Steve Perry’s have. Journey has reverted to becoming a Steve Perry tribute band, and to even compare this Arnel impersonator to Steve Perry is a complete joke.

  • steve perry fan

    check out EVOLUTION , they are a tribute from new york fronted by HUGO, this is the closest thing to journey back in the 80′s these guy are better then journey now ,, check out there vids on youtube ,, the also played in front of 70,000 people at bamboozle, they all thought is was the real journey with steve fronting…. check it out ,, search on google “bamboozle journey” and do the same on youtube.com

  • steve perry fan

    check out EVOLUTION , they are a tribute from new york fronted by HUGO, this is the closest thing to journey back in the 80′s these guy are better then journey now ,, check out there vids on youtube ,, the also played in front of 70,000 people at bamboozle, they all thought is was the real journey with steve fronting…. check it out ,, search on google “bamboozle journey” and do the same on youtube.com

  • McLani888

    It’s true about his Filipino diction quite apparent but hey, give the guy a break! Not many Asians can pull off better English than him. Strangely it gives a distinct sound to it.. SEXY EVEN!

    Also, can we please stop comparing SP & AP! I’m a long-time Journey fan and i know SP is a legend. AP knows & recognizes this too. I know he’s just grateful to play the part of the band’s front guy and obviously is humble about it despite his remarkable talent. Let’s just enjoy the music and stop bickering about such nonsense.

    Peace! :D

  • McLani888

    It’s true about his Filipino diction quite apparent but hey, give the guy a break! Not many Asians can pull off better English than him. Strangely it gives a distinct sound to it.. SEXY EVEN!

    Also, can we please stop comparing SP & AP! I’m a long-time Journey fan and i know SP is a legend. AP knows & recognizes this too. I know he’s just grateful to play the part of the band’s front guy and obviously is humble about it despite his remarkable talent. Let’s just enjoy the music and stop bickering about such nonsense.

    Peace! :D

  • McLani888

    Oh, and may i add, IMITATION IS THE GREATEST FORM OF FLATTERY.

    Keep that in mind, fellow SP fans.

    Keep rockin’, AP & Journey. You did the right thing!
    ;)

  • McLani888

    Oh, and may i add, IMITATION IS THE GREATEST FORM OF FLATTERY.

    Keep that in mind, fellow SP fans.

    Keep rockin’, AP & Journey. You did the right thing!
    ;)

  • McLani888

    Arnel Pineda quote about Steve Perry
    Email
    Written by The_Zimbio_Team on Dec-7-07 4:58am

    “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.”

    ‘NUFF SAID. PEACE!

  • McLani888

    Arnel Pineda quote about Steve Perry
    Email
    Written by The_Zimbio_Team on Dec-7-07 4:58am

    “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.”

    ‘NUFF SAID. PEACE!

  • ron

    To Mr. Mark Broccardo

    Well to tell you mr broccardo, i dont think your opinion is correct. AP record of album sales is not yet comparable to mr. perry since 1 year is a far cry from almost 2 decades of mr. perry in the business. i also think that the gay around here is you, sourgraping to much for your fave mr. perry who is a gay too or may be mr. broccardo is also mr. perry.

    sorry but that is my opinion…..

  • ron

    To Mr. Mark Broccardo

    Well to tell you mr broccardo, i dont think your opinion is correct. AP record of album sales is not yet comparable to mr. perry since 1 year is a far cry from almost 2 decades of mr. perry in the business. i also think that the gay around here is you, sourgraping to much for your fave mr. perry who is a gay too or may be mr. broccardo is also mr. perry.

    sorry but that is my opinion…..

  • George

    Journey Roxs ~~~~!!!

  • George_CO

    I saw the Filipino singer yesterday on Oprah. Wow…the guy has great cords and he honors the memory of Steve Perry by perfectly emulating his tone and style. I wonder why Steve Perry never rejoined Journey after his health problems…. George, Denver, CO.

  • Havre46

    There is only one Journey and that was when Steve Perry was the lead singer.That time and his talentcan never be repeated.

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