Originally Posted by radiofriendly
Most people think Steve Perry was the first singer for Journey and then subsequent people after that. This is not the case, there was one other lead singer before them and think they changed formats like Fleetwood Mac and changed hring Steve perry which led them through many years of commercial success.
He left when Randy Jackson of American Idol fame joined on there big finale tour and think they disbanded.
Years later in the early 00's they hired a Gap employee that looked just like Steve Perry saw a concert at the time of when he sang for them and it took me half hourto realize who thought it was Steve Perry but was look a like and sound a like Steve Augulleri which pulled it off.
Not sure what happened to the look and sound alike guy but recently hired a guy they saw thru youtube singing a Journey song so hired him. He is Fillilpino and from the Phillipines so they brought him up the the beautiful Bay Area to start his life in America and learn Journey songs.
Steve Perry, like ABBA has never wanted to regroup. I think this was a good move by Journey cause it crosses the color lines and reminds me of the movie Rock Star too. I think its great Journey hired a person of color from a third world to lead there band and sing all there hits, they had so many. Journey is high on my list as bands that are for the better.
I havent heard the guy. Is he any good? I heard he is there to stay.
randy jackson joined journey in the mid-80s before raised on radio came out.
the new singer sounds just like steve perry. their new album is distributed through walmart and it debuted top5 which, for a band that hasnt had a hit since 1996 (when you love a woman) that's pretty decent.
and for ****s sake, do you have a return key on your keyboard? if so, ****ing use it.