Journey live

There are 18 comments on the The Miami Herald story from Sep 25, 2009, titled Journey live. In it, The Miami Herald reports that:

Steve Perry and the band have gone their separate ways, but new singer Arnel Pineda sounds exactly like him.

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stevesbabe

Ava, MO

#1 Sep 27, 2009
Arnel may sound good.. but he definately does NOT sound just like Steve Perry. There is only ONE Steve Perry.. and Arnel knows that. I do however like a couple of their songs with him.. but You say "Journey" and automatically you think of Steve Perry. And that is the reason Journey is out there in the first place. Yes there was Journey before steve perry but it wasn't gonna last for long.. they were fixin to pull the plug on the band.. Steve Perry was hired and Journey is here today. That's fact!. I do not dislike AP but I am very faithful to Steve Perry. and have been for over 30 yrs. And will always remain with him.
stevesbabe

Ava, MO

#2 Sep 27, 2009
And as for Neal Schon.. He is the crybaby. At least Steve Perry never talks about what an idiot Neal is. How dare Neal say crap like that about him.. and everyone calls the band Neals.. Well Neal wouldn't have his precious band if it weren't for Steve Perry.. Cuz in the 70's.. it would have sank until Steve Perry came along and made them famous. Neal should kiss steve's ass. That what he should do. The idiot!!!
billydanderson

Albuquerque, NM

#3 Oct 26, 2009
Hey man…. Before you go and make a permanent vote on who’s the best you need to do your home work. Because there are other people who can sing even better, Stronger and sweeter than Steve Perry himself!!!! And make journey really soar!!!! I'm kinda' new at this internet thing so i was wandering if you could tell (all) of your friends to go to youtube and check this dude out 4 me. just tell them 2 punch in; "jt cool nm warmup of Steve Perry." And check him out 4 their selves. This dude is really good because he can sing and play. Thanks dude.:-)
dmalo

Victoria, TX

#4 Nov 12, 2009
stevesbabe is right on correct. Arnel Pineda is good in his own right, good voice. But, he is most definitely does not sound exactly like Steve Perry. Hitting the high notes is not all there is to singing. Steve's voice is smooth in all ranges and it is natural to him. He can sing any genre and sound great doing it.
Starmsmith

Wasilla, AK

#5 Dec 13, 2009
I agree. While arnel Pineda is most certainly incredible singer he is not Steve. I have Journey's new album, "Revelation" and while I enjoy a few of their new songs like, "After All These Years" and, "Like a Sunshower" I cannot STAND listening to Arnel singing Steve's songs! It isn't that he's a bad singer, I've heard some of his stuff in his previous band ZOO, but he just can't top Steve Perry at his own songs! If you are a true Journey fan you can recognize Steve's voice anywhere, you know where the ups and downs of his voice are during his songs, and when someone else sings them you can just tell wherever they miss a note, drag it out too long, go too high, go too low, or messup in the slightest. Remakes can never be held up to comparison with the original. Steve Perry will forever remain in my heart as THE voice of Journey, and Arnel... I have nothing against you.
Megan

Milan, Italy

#6 Dec 27, 2009
Arnel is a good singer..but no one will be like Steve Perry!
ibelievinsp

Lady Lake, FL

#7 Dec 30, 2009
I believe A.P. would have done better with some original tunes not so far from his own range. When I heard him he was straining to hit those high notes that Steve Perry never failed to nail... Without Steve Perry Journey sounds like just another band with nothing special holding it together. While Neal is a great guitarist he needs the voice of someone with a powerful presence to interact with. Steve Perry was that once in a lifetime Frontman who brought out the very best in those players... Too bad they didn't see it!
Needless to say, I Love Steve Perry!
Ginger

Newnan, GA

#8 Jan 2, 2010
I everyday listen to Steve Perry and old Journey, on the way to work and back. I've read the stories listened to the promises of new music from Steve, I just wish he would do something. As many true die heart followers that he has I think it would be very successful. And another thing I wish he would put some merchandise out there (T-shirts). You can't find anything with Steve on it. He could do it for charities or something. I have tried to listen to Journey's new stuff I just can't, and I think Neal is the best guitarist there is, I have a couple of his solo albums. But the new Journey just is working for me. Just my thoughts!
HAPPY B-DAY STEVE where ever you are!:)
bigmike

Davenport, IA

#9 Jan 30, 2010
ARNEL IS GOOD, BUT HE IS NO STEVE PERRY. THE ONLY FRONT MAN THAT JOURNEY SHOULD HAVE EVER HAD WAS STEVE PERRY. THE BEST THERE IS, THE BEST THAT WAS, THE BEST THAT EVER WILL BE
dumeguete

Hillside, NJ

#10 Apr 30, 2010
to all of you steve perry cronies where is your savior these days not singing a lick is he? has been city sorry.
Lindz

UAE

#11 May 30, 2010
Journey is a band. There won't be a Steve Perry anyway if the band did not exist in the first place. Steve won't be singing a good song if the the pianist, the guitarist, the bassist and drummer weren't good enough. it's a team effort. Steve could have gone solo in his career, and he can get all the credit by himself. But journey is a band, not Steve Perry. apparently Steve opted to retire, but the band wants to continue. Arnel were simply singing the songs as how it should be sang. but he never claimed to be exactly like Steve. Let's just be happy that journey is still there playing good songs.
SPvan

United States

#12 Jun 15, 2010
I remember in the early 80's going to a Journey concert at the Checker Dome in St. Louis Mo. Watching Steve move around all over the stage and out on the catwalk and singing his heart out. I understand if he had a bone disease and had to have hip replacement that would not be possible anymore, but they should never have let him go because of that. His voice ,as far as I am concerned it the only voice of Journey I want to listen to.
Norvell

Silver Spring, MD

#13 Jul 13, 2010
Arnel for the most part is an amateur who was given an opportunity while i dont fault him
I do fault the remaining members specifically Schon and Cain for betraying Perry by not giving him an opportunity to heal his voice and time for hip surgery
Whats interesting to me is that Schon and Cain didnt appear to record any songs with Arnel in a recording studio the remakes cd and Revelation appeared to be recorded on 'pro tools' on a home computer the sound is sterile and sytnhetic
Its sounds like a demo tape
Arnel's phrasing is atrocious and his tone is horrible on the cds
heneeds vocal lessons an Schon needs a shrink~!
perrysgirrl

York Haven, PA

#14 Jul 15, 2010
No he does not!! i mean sure, Arnel sounds really good but compared to Steve he's just a bottle rocket; unlike Steve who is like a sonic boom complete with huge fireworks and erruptions.(those similies represent their level of amazment and powerful voices, obviously Steve wins no hands down). There is no replacing the real Steve Perry no matter how close you think it might come. The only way to have the voice of Steve in that band is to put the actual Voice back in it; Steve Perry. All or nothing.
Sandrah

Noblesville, IN

#15 Aug 13, 2010
There is andwill only be one Steve Perry. And that's all there is to it. Face it and move on. He can't be replaced nor can he be remade. And know matter what anyone does that is not subjcet to change. I'm sure if he wanted to he could walk back into his old spot and hypnotize the fans just like he's done so many times before. Steve R.Perry is and always be a lyrical master. That men want to be and the lady's would die to be with. And that's the way it is.
titoskie

Philippines

#16 Sep 17, 2010
Ok SP is good but where is he, he is still active?
Aimee Shelton

New Caney, TX

#17 Jan 22, 2011
stevesbabe wrote:
Arnel may sound good.. but he definately does NOT sound just like Steve Perry. There is only ONE Steve Perry.. and Arnel knows that. I do however like a couple of their songs with him.. but You say "Journey" and automatically you think of Steve Perry. And that is the reason Journey is out there in the first place. Yes there was Journey before steve perry but it wasn't gonna last for long.. they were fixin to pull the plug on the band.. Steve Perry was hired and Journey is here today. That's fact!. I do not dislike AP but I am very faithful to Steve Perry. and have been for over 30 yrs. And will always remain with him.
I totally agree very few men have been blessed with that kind of presence and he still gives me chills!!! Sing again for us Steve Perry!!
Cecilio Thomas

Levittown, NY

#18 Mar 24, 2011
All the presence that this band has is thanks to Steve Perry, and that's right when you think about journey, automatically, you think about Steve Perry, he was who gave or put a tag to the band, a tag that anywhere you go anywhere you are, anywhere you listen journey, is, and would be Steve Perry..I s a shame that he doesn't come up with a new album we are eager to see him again..God bless him...

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