Today's "Icons at 11" on The Bus is three songs in a row from Journey, and I decided to take a little trip down memory lane and remember *how* Journey ended up with current lead singer Arnel Pineda. Of course Oprah said it best- "He sang on the streets for food, now see his full-time miracle gig". After Arnel's mom passed away when he was in his teens, he was on his own in the Philippines and even his friends would tell him to sing for his food. He sang in a Journey cover band to make ends meet. Then Neal Schon saw him on YouTube...and the rest is history.
I've seen Journey rock the grandstand stage at the Iowa State Fair since Arnel Pineda joined the band, and he is a SHOWMAN. Incredible show! Here's a look back at Arnel's "journey" to Journey: