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Journey apparently played the Super Bowl pre-game (Video)


While I spent most of yesterday contemplating what the Boss tea-bag meant to America (not really, I was playing X-Box), tvideo surfaced of another "notable" performance at the Super Bowl on Sunday--Journey, who played the seemingly ubiquitous "Don't Stop Believin'" as part of the Super Bowl pre-game show. As much as I'd like to laugh at this, I can't get over how similar the band's current singer, Arnel Pineda, sounds exactly like old vocalist Steve Perry. It's incredibly uncanny.


And while the original members who are still around are probably (likely) total d-bags for continuing to tour without most of the original band, Pineda just played the biggest show of his career. There's a certain triumph in that, even if the song is horrid. At least the camera was far away from any old man nuts here. [Daily Swarm]

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That singer is amazing. You can tell that this is absolutely the culmination of all of his hopes and dreams.

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Neal Schon and Ross Valory are original members. Jonathan Cain has been in Journey since 1981 - I think that gives him credibility, don't you? Deen Castronovo has been playing drums for Journey since 1998 -- 11 years. At least they are performing and making their fans happy. Steve Perry chooses to hide out and count his money. To each his own, I guess.


ROCK ON ... JOURNEY WITH ARNEL PINEDA ... woooooohoooooo!!!


What language was that supposed to be?


He sounds nothing like Steve Perry buy yourself a hearing aid. Last time I checked Steve didn't have a Philippine accent.I'm not saying the man(Arnel) is not a good singer but he doesn't sound like Steve .

Becca Bailey

Journey's number was the only enjoyable performance last Sunday. I like the new vocalist. He doesn't have to sound like Steve Perry to be a great singer. His voice is very powerful and he doesn't sing from his nose.


Pineda sings ok...a little strained in this particular performance... but there's just no comparing the "replacements" to Steve Perry in Journey's heyday! The real loss is that we don't get to enjoy Journey's...journey. They also had great music in the late 80's, early 90's that had a different, and still great sound, but we can't grow along with them because now, w/o Perry, they are stuck trying to duplicate the early 80's sound. Some bands like Aerosmith or Bon Jovi evolved and the fans were able to enjoy the growth....It's a dream for many fans to have Perry back w/ Journey, but it's too late to go back and pick up where they left off. Perry fans can only hope to see something new - and different - from him.


We'll just enjoy today's Journey with Arnel and savor memories of Journey of the past with SP (plus SA & JSS). There has been 3 singers after SP, 11 yrs later and you can wait for him till forver if you want.


No Steve Perry here- who wimped out of the band. Kuddos to the new singer Arnel, he sounds fantastic.
Move on people!!!!!,Perry walked away so don't blame the new kid.I am a Perry fan and now also a Arnel fan. Journey still rocks.


arnel is bad ass!


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