Local Arnel Pineda joins the band Journey
I know, I know. This is old news; doesn’t mean I didn’t knew about it back then right? Philmusic.com was first on this, as early as September 4, 2007. In fact back then, it was only a rumor. Now it has been confirmed, and everyone has a blog post about it.
Arnel Pineda is the vocalist of the local band Zoo. They cover Journey songs. Journey has always been associated with vocalist, Steve Perry. The band has had two more vocalists after Perry left, one by the name of Jeff Scott Soto. When Journey found itself lacking a frontman once again, the searched YouTube (true story) for bands who cover their songs. Zoo has a ton of videos in YouTube, which coincidentally included Journey songs. Impressively, Arnel Pineda sings them with ease. He sings really, really high-pitched songs like there’s no tomorrow – pitch perfect, with ease, and with just about the right emotions. Just check out their cover of Heart’s Alone. He was then invited to the U.S. to audition for Journey. The rest, as they say, is history.
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This is big right? Of course it is. They recently held a press conference at Hard Rock Cafe in Makati. They’re (Journey) set to tour as soon as possible. They will visit Manila most probably in November or December. Arnel needs to work on his diction; that’s a known fact and is recognized by Journey. My uncle, who was a rock legend (in his own right) in the 60′s, 70′s and 80′s, knows Arnel and the rest of Zoo from back in the day in Olongapo. I’ve yet to pull-out more information. Best of luck to Arnel Pineda.