The rumor at several websites suggest Journey has pegged The Zoo singer, Arnel Pineda as their new singer.
Check the video below where The Zoo performs Open Arms.
For all the Steve Perry fans out there. Here’s a classic Perry live performance at Budokan hall in Tokyo that was considered one of his best. Try to compare with it with Pineda’s live rendition at Hard Rock Cafe in Manila. If you really have ears you will notice Perry is kinda straining himself and this was 1983. You guys be the judge.
The search is over! The new Journey continues.
Journey is Journey even without Steve Perry. He is just 1/5 of the band. Journey moves on and….Check it out, Arnel Pineda got the job. Sorry guys, good guys win sometimes.
I still want the job
What the hell is Neal thinking!
there will never ever be a proper journey without steve perry. he knows that, we know that everybody knows that. i listen to his cds every single day and never tire of hearing his voice. ive seen journey twice in the last year, in the uk, where i live and its a brilliant show, but somethings always missing, steve perry, he wont come back, but we can remember cant we!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Steve singing it down? He’s got no choice but to sing it down because that is all he can do now. Come on, the guy is 58 years old, and the vox is not as what it was before. People are not made of steel, they deppreciate as they grow older. Steve cannot sing the original notes like he did before. You are really forcing the guy–have mercy, let him rest. I know a guy who can sing perfectly the classic Journey songs. His name is Steve Perry in the 70,s and 80’s. Turn the time machine back and we’ll hear the real Steve Perry–or listen to your old cd or vinyl, Steve is there.
Here’s the issue everyone. Perry is what made Journey, Journey wouldn’t be anything without him. Without him in the band, it’s just a cover band. Secondly, I would much rather pay to here Steve Perry sing all the Journey songs down a perfect 4th then for some young guy who just shouts sing it. There are other good imitators, but Arnel is not it. And Steve still does have the voice, this was after next to no rehersal, and he probably is just singing it down so other males (who don’t have his range) can sing along. See the link…
Steve still has perfect pitch, and it’s pretty effortless. Perry still could fit, he still has the spirit, I just don’t honestly believe he wants to go back, he’s just retired at this point, as sad as it is.
C’mon now. We have just to accept that Steve Perry cannot be Perry anymore. The guy has gone old and so as his Vox. Whoever Journey picks, we’ll just have to see–but I hope he can sing the old Journey songs and hit the notes like Arnel. If not, what a waste not to pick Arnel. All they have to do is be careful not to let Arnel wear elevator shoes or Neal will be pissed off because he will still be the shortest.
I never thought I’d hear a voice that would blow my mind again like Steve Perry’s did. I’ll always love Perry’s voice and his special way of interpreting the songs he sang. But finally, there’s another voice in Journey that can actually compare. Sure, Steve Augeri was a great frontman for a concert and I enjoyed his years with Journey. But his voice didn’t give me chills. Then, there was Jeff Scott Soto who was incredibly entertaining to watch and tried so hard on stage, full of optimism, that you just had to love him. But he couldn’t hit all the high notes as hard as he tried. His voice just didn’t go there and his sound was more hard rock. He gets A+ for effort though. Now, finally, there’s Arnel Pineda and the magic is back. When he sings those songs (or any other), you can tell he feels them in his soul. I could listen to his voice all day and all night and never get tired of it. I have both the albums he has released. No one since Perry has captivated me this much. I can only imagine how wonderful he’ll sound with the musicians of Journey. Roll on next summer. I can’t wait for my next Journey concert.
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