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Epic. Fail.

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by forever_town, Feb 1, 2009.

  1. forever_town

    forever_town Active Member

    Journey's new lead singer singing "Don't Stop Believing" right now. ::)
     
  2. Ben_Hecht

    Ben_Hecht Active Member


    There's a Tony Soprano sighting?
     
  3. imjustagirl

    imjustagirl Active Member

    Sounded fine to me.
     
  4. forever_town

    forever_town Active Member

    The guy can sing. I'm not disputing that.

    Problem is, he really came off as someone trying too hard to channel Steve Perry. It's possible that he can't help that, but it sure sounds like he's trying to be Steve Perry v3.0.

    And yes, one of my best friends has been told she tries too hard to sound like Stevie Nicks. And she doesn't.
     
  5. imjustagirl

    imjustagirl Active Member

    Ha. That guy sounds EXACTLY like Perry. It's part of why they chose him. Back when he first joined, there were some videos of him floating around.

    That's just his voice.
     
  6. I've heard a lot of griping about the performance, but I didn't see the reason for it. Probably did better than a 60-year-old Perry would have done.
     
  7. mustangj17

    mustangj17 Active Member

    Yeah GQ had a great article about him. You shoulld read it.
     
  8. farmerjerome

    farmerjerome Active Member

    A friend of mine has a DVD of the 'new' Journey. If I closed my eyes, I'd swear it was Perry. Thumbs up for me.
     
  9. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

    Saw a piece about him on CBS Sunday Morning last year. Basically, after "Don't Stop Believing" was featured so prominently in "The Sopranos" finale, the Journey guys decided they should get back together to capitalize on their spike in popularity. Neil Schon found the new guy — who's from The Phillippines — on YouTube.
     
  10. DirtyDeeds

    DirtyDeeds Guest

    Last I heard of this guy he was really struggling with his newfound fame and wanted to go back to the Phillipines. Haven't heard any more since. Guess he's had a change of heart?
     
  11. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

    The money that NBC threw at them probably helped ...
     
  12. DirtyDeeds

    DirtyDeeds Guest

    This was the last I heard of him.
    http://www.rollingstone.com/rockdaily/index.php/2008/09/19/new-journey-singers-dream-turns-ugly/
    But I guess the money comes in handy.
    http://www.roadrunnerrecords.com/blabbermouth.net/news.aspx?mode=Article&newsitemID=113406
     
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