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'Just the Same Way': Journey carries on with new vocalist

Postby tater1977 » Sat Mar 25, 2017 8:47 am

'Just the Same Way': Journey carries on with new vocalist

By John Lamb on Mar 23, 2017

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FARGO — Journey will be inducted into the Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame on April 7, and quite a journey it's been.


The five-piece band has experienced highs (becoming staples of radio in the 1980s and pulling in 80,000 fans to a Philadelphia show in 1983) and lows (being covered by Tom Cruise, Alec Baldwin, Russell Brand and Catherine Zeta-Jones in the 2012 movie "Rock of Ages").

Founding guitarist Neal Schon has been the only constant member since the group formed in 1973.

Journey at its height in the early 1980s: (from upper left) Jonathan Cain, Ross Valory, Neal Schon, Steve Perry and Steve Smith.
Journey at its height in the early 1980s: (from upper left) Jonathan Cain, Ross Valory, Neal Schon, Steve Perry and Steve Smith.

Four of the five members from Journey's prime years — '81 to '83 — bring the band's biggest hits to the Fargodome Friday night. The one notable absence was the voice behind those stadium anthems and power ballads.

Singer Steve Perry and the group went their "Separate Ways" for good in 1998, but over the previous decade, they released one album and hadn't toured.

When the latest Journey lineup — including keyboardist Jonathan Cain, bassist Ross Valory and drummer Steve Smith — plays the Fargodome Friday night, it will be the third time the group has played here in nearly 13 years and with the third different singer.


Gregg Rolie ('73 - '80)

The keyboardist/singer and Schon started Journey after having played in Carlos Santana's band, where Rolie sang "Black Magic Woman" and "Oye Como Va." Rolie was the main or co-vocalist until Perry was added to give the group more commercial appeal in 1977. He dueted with Perry on "Feeling That Way," "Anytime" and "Just the Same Way."

Steve Perry ('77 - '98)

When Journey wanted to transition from progressive rock to a more radio-friendly sound, they first brought in Robert Fleischman, then replaced him months later with Perry. The move immediately paid off with the group scoring its first hit with "Wheel in the Sky," sung by Perry but, oddly enough, co-written by Fleischman.

Over the next five years the group would release four albums and its biggest hits. The pace took a poll on Perry, who scored with his '84 solo debut. Journey recorded one more album with him, '86's "Raised on Radio," but broke up the following year.

The group reunited a decade later for "Trial by Fire," but after Perry hurt himself hiking and couldn't tour, the two sides split. Since being replaced in 1998, Perry has laid low. A fan of the San Francisco Giants, Perry has been spotted at playoff games leading the crowd in sing-a-longs to "Don't Stop Believin'" and "Lights."

In 2014 he joined the rock band Eels in St. Paul to sing Journey's "Open Arms" and "Lovin', Touchin', Squeezin'", the first time he'd been on stage in 20 years.

Steve Augeri ('98 - '06)

Augeri was making some waves in the '90s with his bands Tyketto and Tall Stories, but working days for The Gap as a carpenter. In a 2013 interview on rockshowcritique.com, the singer said Schon was driving when he heard a Tall Stories song and thought it was an old Journey tune.

Not only did he sound like Perry, but with his dark hair and angular features, Augeri looked like him, leading some to call him "New Steve" or "Steve Perry with a perm" after he was named the new singer in '98. He recorded two albums with the group, but neither produced a hit. He toured steadily with the group, including a stop at the Red River Valley Fair in '04.

The lineup was scheduled to return in October 2006, but after years of vocal problems — which the singer attributes to the heavy touring schedule — he was fired that July.

Jeff Scott Soto ('06 - '07)

After Augeri got the axe, Soto — formerly of Yngwie J. Malmsteen's band — took over the tour, including the Fargodome show where Journey opened for Def Leppard. He didn't look like Perry or necessarily sound like him, as drummer Deen Castronovo sang the ballads "Faithfully" and "Open Arms." Less than a year after joining, Soto was dumped.

Arnel Pineda ('07 - current)

Soto got the boot at the same time Journey's "Don't Stop Believin'" was used in the final scene of "The Sopranos," creating new interest in the band. Scrambling to find a new singer and hit the road, Schon and Cain searched YouTube. They found and auditioned Jeremy Hunsicker, the lead singer of the Journey tribute act Frontiers, and were prepared to finalize the deal when they announced 40-year-old Arnel Pineda, another YouTube find, had joined the band in December '07.

Six months after joining the group Journey released "Revelation," a two-disc set with new material and classics sung by Pineda. The album debuted at No. 5 on the Billboard Top 200 and went platinum in 17 months. The group's '08 tour was one of the biggest of the year and in '09 the group played the halftime of the Super Bowl in front of a televised audience of more than 164 million.
Perry's good natured bonhomie & the world’s most charmin smile,knocked fans off their feet. Sportin a black tux,gigs came alive as he swished around the stage thrillin audiences w/ charisma that instantly burnt the oxygen right out of the venue.TR.com
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Re: 'Just the Same Way': Journey carries on with new vocalis

Postby tj » Sat Mar 25, 2017 12:28 pm

tater1977 wrote:'Just the Same Way': Journey carries on with new vocalist

By John Lamb on Mar 23, 2017

http://www.inforum.com/entertainment/mu ... w-vocalist


FARGO — Journey will be inducted into the Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame on April 7, and quite a journey it's been.


The five-piece band has experienced highs (becoming staples of radio in the 1980s and pulling in 80,000 fans to a Philadelphia show in 1983) and lows (being covered by Tom Cruise, Alec Baldwin, Russell Brand and Catherine Zeta-Jones in the 2012 movie "Rock of Ages").

Founding guitarist Neal Schon has been the only constant member since the group formed in 1973.

Journey at its height in the early 1980s: (from upper left) Jonathan Cain, Ross Valory, Neal Schon, Steve Perry and Steve Smith.
Journey at its height in the early 1980s: (from upper left) Jonathan Cain, Ross Valory, Neal Schon, Steve Perry and Steve Smith.

Four of the five members from Journey's prime years — '81 to '83 — bring the band's biggest hits to the Fargodome Friday night. The one notable absence was the voice behind those stadium anthems and power ballads.

Singer Steve Perry and the group went their "Separate Ways" for good in 1998, but over the previous decade, they released one album and hadn't toured.

When the latest Journey lineup — including keyboardist Jonathan Cain, bassist Ross Valory and drummer Steve Smith — plays the Fargodome Friday night, it will be the third time the group has played here in nearly 13 years and with the third different singer.


Gregg Rolie ('73 - '80)

The keyboardist/singer and Schon started Journey after having played in Carlos Santana's band, where Rolie sang "Black Magic Woman" and "Oye Como Va." Rolie was the main or co-vocalist until Perry was added to give the group more commercial appeal in 1977. He dueted with Perry on "Feeling That Way," "Anytime" and "Just the Same Way."

Steve Perry ('77 - '98)

When Journey wanted to transition from progressive rock to a more radio-friendly sound, they first brought in Robert Fleischman, then replaced him months later with Perry. The move immediately paid off with the group scoring its first hit with "Wheel in the Sky," sung by Perry but, oddly enough, co-written by Fleischman.

Over the next five years the group would release four albums and its biggest hits. The pace took a poll on Perry, who scored with his '84 solo debut. Journey recorded one more album with him, '86's "Raised on Radio," but broke up the following year.

The group reunited a decade later for "Trial by Fire," but after Perry hurt himself hiking and couldn't tour, the two sides split. Since being replaced in 1998, Perry has laid low. A fan of the San Francisco Giants, Perry has been spotted at playoff games leading the crowd in sing-a-longs to "Don't Stop Believin'" and "Lights."

In 2014 he joined the rock band Eels in St. Paul to sing Journey's "Open Arms" and "Lovin', Touchin', Squeezin'", the first time he'd been on stage in 20 years.

Steve Augeri ('98 - '06)

Augeri was making some waves in the '90s with his bands Tyketto and Tall Stories, but working days for The Gap as a carpenter. In a 2013 interview on rockshowcritique.com, the singer said Schon was driving when he heard a Tall Stories song and thought it was an old Journey tune.

Not only did he sound like Perry, but with his dark hair and angular features, Augeri looked like him, leading some to call him "New Steve" or "Steve Perry with a perm" after he was named the new singer in '98. He recorded two albums with the group, but neither produced a hit. He toured steadily with the group, including a stop at the Red River Valley Fair in '04.

The lineup was scheduled to return in October 2006, but after years of vocal problems — which the singer attributes to the heavy touring schedule — he was fired that July.

Jeff Scott Soto ('06 - '07)

After Augeri got the axe, Soto — formerly of Yngwie J. Malmsteen's band — took over the tour, including the Fargodome show where Journey opened for Def Leppard. He didn't look like Perry or necessarily sound like him, as drummer Deen Castronovo sang the ballads "Faithfully" and "Open Arms." Less than a year after joining, Soto was dumped.

Arnel Pineda ('07 - current)

Soto got the boot at the same time Journey's "Don't Stop Believin'" was used in the final scene of "The Sopranos," creating new interest in the band. Scrambling to find a new singer and hit the road, Schon and Cain searched YouTube. They found and auditioned Jeremy Hunsicker, the lead singer of the Journey tribute act Frontiers, and were prepared to finalize the deal when they announced 40-year-old Arnel Pineda, another YouTube find, had joined the band in December '07.

Six months after joining the group Journey released "Revelation," a two-disc set with new material and classics sung by Pineda. The album debuted at No. 5 on the Billboard Top 200 and went platinum in 17 months. The group's '08 tour was one of the biggest of the year and in '09 the group played the halftime of the Super Bowl in front of a televised audience of more than 164 million.


And I have a "new" car, which I bought 10 years ago, but haven't driven to Fargo yet, so it's new. If you are buying Journey tickets - a band that has had 4 different lead singers in the past 20 years - and don't know the story of Arnel by now, you probably could care less about who is singing.
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