Arnel Pineda Discusses Being The Focus of New Journey Documentary
Posted by Jeremy Thomas on 03.05.2013
Journey lead singer talks about Don't Stop Believin': Everyman's Journey...
Journey's current lead singer Arnel Pineda recently spoke with Billboard about the new documentary Don't Stop Believin': Everyman's Journey, which chronicles his joining the band in 2007 after guitarist Neal Schon discovered videos of him performing Journey songs on YouTube. Check out the highlights:
On being part of Journey: "It's, like, half dream and half reality for me. It still feels unbelievable. It still feels so surreal. Me being with Journey right now is about being able to help the guys make it relevant, because as we all know the band's been going on for about 40 years now, since 1973, and it's going strong because the message is still very positive and the music is so good."
On his hopes for the film: "I want people to see that the miracle, the divine intervention -- it happens. I want them to ponder on it and the dreams they have for themselves, because that's what I did. I had a hard life. I was really poor at one part of my life. My young years in Manila weren't that pleasant. But I never quit. I just moved on. I believed in myself. I knew that somehow, some day I'd become somebody -- but this is bigger than what I was dreaming."