Journey Frontman Arnel Pineda on the Band’s New Record, Dreams of a Steve Perry Reunion
Journey frontman Arnel Pineda discusses his lockdown life in Manila, Philippines. The band is working on their first new album since 2011’s Eclipse, and drummer Steve Smith and bassist Ross Valory were replaced by bassist Randy Jackson and drummer Narada Michael Walden last year.
“I couldn’t believe I met him because he’s very reclusive and avoids people,” says Journey guitarist Neal Schon.
Narada Michael Walden is teaching singer Randy Jackson a lot, and he’s telling him to sing it this way and that way. “If only I could have been there, we would have done this in two months,” Jackson says of the album recording.
I just wish that one show with Steve Perry could change my life forever, and I miss Ross Valory and Steve Smith now that they’re no longer in the band. The band has dealt with a lot of tensions and feuds during your time with them, but you’ve always remained neutral. When we’re onstage, I think everyone forgets their differences behind the scenes, and that’s my happy place.
Why was the lead singer of Journey replaced?
Perry has been surprisingly quiet in the music world since officially leaving Journey in 1996 due to a crippling hip injury that prevented him from touring, a stark contrast to his time in Journey, a band that seemed to be on the road or in the studio for the entirety of the 1980s.
Why did Arnel Pineda leave Journey?
Pineda reflected on his darker moments, revealing that he had been bullied as a child and had struggled with the death of his mother just before launching his singing career; in 2005, he recalled, “I had to resign from my band because I lost my voice. It was a tough and cruel path until I met Journey.”
What happened to original singer of Journey?
Perry went on hiatus, effectively disbanding the band he’d helped to make famous, though he didn’t completely disappear u2014 a solo album was released in 1994, followed by a Journey reunion album, “Trial by Fire,” in 1996. But it wasn’t long before Mr. Perry, now 69, explained why he left and why he’s returned.
Who is the current singer of Journey?
Arnel Pineda, Journey’s frontman, on the band’s new album, Dreams of a Steve Perry Reunion.
How many Top 10 hits did Journey?
They’ve had nineteen Top 40 singles in the United States (second most without a Billboard Hot 100 number one single behind Electric Light Orchestra with 20), six of which reached the Top 10 of the US chart and two of which reached No. 1 on other Billboard charts, as well as a No. 1 on the UK chart.
Did Steve Perry ever marry?
Perry had never married because he was afraid of what he had seen his parents go through. However, one of the cancer survivors who appeared briefly in the film, Kellie Nash, a psychologist who had undergone treatment, caught Perry’s attention.
Is Steve Perry back with Journey 2020?
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Did Pineda leave Journey?
Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, Journey frontman Arnel Pineda has been back at his home in Manila, the Philippines, since early 2020, but that hasn’t stopped him from working on the band’s new album remotely.
Why is Steve Perry not with Journey?
Perry was diagnosed with a degenerative bone condition that necessitated a hip replacement, and he wanted to postpone the tour because he was hesitant to undergo surgery. Still hesitant to undergo surgery and angry at his bandmates, Perry announced his permanent departure from Journey.
Is Journey still performing?
Journey is currently on tour in one country, with seven upcoming shows, including one at The Theater at Virgin Hotels Las Vegas in Las Vegas, followed by another at The Theater at Virgin Hotels Las Vegas in Las Vegas.
How old is Steve Perry now?
“When the eggs hatch, the babies feed on the dung and become beetles, which is the regeneration of life. Escape is the beetle breaking out of a planet, which was the dung ball he was pushing around.”
How many lead singers did Journey have?
To date, they’ve had five lead singers, but the one thing they’ve spent three decades trying to replace is the voice of their frontman, Steve Perry, who came and went u2013 then vanished. Any Journey singer needs to sound exactly like Steve Perry, which isn’t easy.