I know this is a late post since the “Arnel-Pineda-Journey’s-new-vocals” news came out. I have my reasons why it took me such amount of time to write about it. First, I was not born during Journey’s era. When I heard that Arnel is the new lead vocals for Journey, I was like, “Journey? Arnel? Oh OK!” .. “What band again?!”. No offense to the Journey fans, but I’m just 20 and I was born on the oh-so-poppy-Boyband era. Second, I was not feeling any hype at all with the news because I didn’t know who Arnel was, aside from his Filipino, and I didn’t know who Journey was until I heard their songs as I could hear my father sing their tunes but was not aware that it is a song by Journey, my bad! I know their songs, I just didn’t know that Journey played them, I suck at song titles and artists’ name but that wont make me incapable of giving my “review” for this matter.
I have not seen Journey perform live with Steve Perry or any other past vocalists that they had as they played in the 80’s – 90’s and that time I was just a little kid. I saw them perform on the Tube, yeah the Tube called YouTUBE!, and Steve Perry can really sing and knock those high notes out with ease. I had to watch the video as everybody was talking about the band and the new vocals. Ok so I had to check Arnel Pineda’s videos on the Tube too and right away you can tell that Arnel Pineda has talent like no other. He can belt those Journey songs as good as Perry — even better. There were a lot of vocalists that came after Perry [and I did watch their video and listened to every note belted, there was even 1 clip their that compared all the past vocals of Journey], but no one came near what talent and charisma Steve Perry has lend America and the world. If you will search through search engine for comments about Arnel Pineda, you will find out how much talent he has and maybe, just maybe, he’ll surpass what Steve Perry has accomplished. Arnel Pineda is simply FANTASTIC [ not a bias opinion! See for yourself in the Tube ], it’s like listening to Steve Perry with a punch. XD
An Asian in a once-was-All-American Band, what do you expect? Search through the net and of course you will find an overflow of message about what talent Arnel has to offer but you cant rid the fact of a barrage of ugly remarks thrown at the Filipino. Maybe these fanatics could not accept the fact the a small-brown-Filipino guy replaced Steve Perry from the lineup. That there were a number of Americans who auditioned for the spot but did not get the call while Arnel was just picked out of the blue. Arnel has a big shoe to fill and a lot of expectations to meet and I know and most of use believe that he can do that. Here’s some sample of sour comments thrown at Arnel and the Filipinos in general. Here are some of the comments:
Its always Im so proud Im filipino! Sounds like you guys are so desperate rising out of poverty.
proud flip,law of economics tell me its more work but less pay for your hero! you think journey is stupid to pay hundsinker, soto what their worth to do the work for them? bottom line, journey went shopping in asia cos its so damn cheap!!! you did’t really go for schons line, ” i sat for hours on youtube looking for a singer on line…. ” stuff and if you did i got something here for you to buy……………..
here we go again, curly, hundsinker did not sign cos the financial contract did not meet his expectation. family issue only an excuse to buy greed out of play. and mighty schon had to downplay the whole scenario to with hold public exposure.
you need to read between the lines…you flips are so gullible and illiterate. no wonder your country is the poorest in asia. and thats the truth! you sell your own women overseas as domestic helpers but the reality of the fact is not what they do. well i guess its not all that bad considering the world need somebody to pick up the dirty work. Sooooooooo SAD……..oh well thats life!Like what your singer says in his video, “SHIT HAPPENS!!!”. HAVE YOU HAD YOUR COFFEE YET??????
Y’all still don’t get it… I say y’all are as dumb as a rock!Do I really need to spell it out to everyone concerned, word for word, what the messages mean??????OK…here it is….read my lips…. DO NOT POST THE WORD ***P-R-O-U-D*** FILIPINO WHEN YOUR OWN PEOPLE AND ESPECIALLY THE YOUNG CHILDREN ARE DYING DUE TO STARVATION!!!
Hope ya people of l’il minds understand now! Not long ago I read some published report to an article about the UN devising a plan to end worldwide starvation. The plan consist of a team of qualified professionals auditing poverty-stricken countries around the globe. As I recall this group is named, the International or Foreign Social Services Enforcement Agency, much like Interpol. They gonna do away with the donation services since all the money may not be going there 100%! Be advised and listen. I just gave y’all a heads up piece of my mind. Shape up or face the MUSIC hence y’all are so called karaoke music lovers from time to time. May be in some future date some of y’all might get lucky enough and end up in front of spotlight much like your long overdue protoge journey lovin’ singer. Thus that long and farfetched untouchable dream y’all were longing for all your life may come true when there no longer exist one last starving child in this world to feed. Last post…and good luck to all!!! BTW, I have been to and know of a Lake Placid which is nice and cool during winter season but that lake of fire you mentioned that place is reserved to the ones responsible for the suffering starving young children. Ciao!
The comments above were from a person who claimed he was an inspector. There are far more worse comments that he gave but It will fill up the whole page if i’ll post it all up. All I can say is that this so called “MR. INSPECTOR” is SICK. If anybody knows him or if you are reading now Mr. Inspector, go get a chair, sit tight, bend a little, then go suck your own STICK! [sorry for the language readers]. Maybe this so called Mr. Inspector is a relative of an auditionee for the position or was an auditionee.. XD sourgrapes!
and there are comments who lifts some of your spirits up in response to some racists remarks.
CAN ANYBODY GET IT??? TALENT WAS OBVIOUSLY NOT AVAILABLE IN THE USA OR EUROPE SO THEY HAD TO LOOK ELSEWHERE. AND YOU ALL KNOW WHAT, THEY FOUND ONE AND HIS NAME IS ARNEL PINEDA. IN ANY CASE, WHY IS IT THAT EVERYONE IS SO NEGATIVE INSTEAD OF LOOKING AT THIS WHOLE THING AS SOMETHING POSITIVE AND GOOD. LET THIS GUY SING, LET JOURNEY DO WHAT IT WANTS TO DO AND THEN, ALL YOUR “EXPERT” OPINIONS CAN COME AFTER THEY RELEASE THEIR FIRST CD OR CONCERT. TILL THEN, SAVE YOUR SPIT AND QUIT THE NEGATIVE STUFF.
mr. inspector.. America being a great nation.. industrialized and economically well off.. also has prostutes, homeless, and starving children.
same as any other nation in the world.
Reading the inspector’s comments, I feel a lot of anger and hatred. It’s either some Filipina broke this idiot’s heart or he must have applied for Journey’s front man job and got the boot. And he had the audacity to post his “Inspector Profession” like anyone really cares. He just gave the entire world an idea about the kind of “inspector” that he really is….
haha isn’t it funny because i also have the same gut feeling that he was dissed by a gorgeous filipina! hahaha! or if not, maybe one of his relatives or friends were dissed by journey, as well! arnel was right, shit happens!! haha! poor “inspector”..he tried to talk like this smart ass but failed to impress us all! hey mr. “inspector”, you are no pro giving opinions ok so stick to what ur good at (if there is any cause you seemed like you have none! haha)! you may have rested your case, but i know you will be checking out these comments. you’ll never get what you want sickhead so rather you picking up shit from others, why dont you start picking up on yours cause they’re a million times as bad! it is a no-brainer that you need prozac if not divine intervention–mister “inspector”… *puke!*
There’s a number of “hate” comments thrown, but there is a barrage of nice comments thrown back too. Arnel Pineda will just prove to the word why he is now the new voice of Journey!
Journey had a great vocalist Steve Perry.
Journey has a great vocalist Arnel Pineda.
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