Journey (Official Thread)

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Heh, this made me chuckle



:heheh:



Maybe overplayed on the radio, but still a good tune and a great album after all of these years. ;)

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Something from the brief time Jeff Scott Soto was in the band(between Steve Augeri and Arnel Pineda)




 

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Steve Augeri's last show with Journey.I was at this show.He had to stop singing due to throat problems.Deen Castronovo took over and sang most of the show.
Jeff Scott Soto soon replaced Augeri.



Edit: replaced dead video with another Steve Augeri live
 

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Just finished listening to the second album. Damn, they were HEAVY comparing to their later stuff. o_O

She Makes Me (Feel Alright) is just like... WOAH!

 

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15 Years Ago: Steve Perry Leaves Journey…Again

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It was on May 7, 1998 that stadium rockers Journey earned a guaranteed episode of VH1′s then ultra-popular ‘Behind the Music’ series when singer Steve Perry broke ranks with the band for a second time.

At least the first time, in the 1980s, Perry’s exit had been voluntary: the result of his impressive recent solo success and growing indifference it fueled in the singer towards the group that brought him stardom in the first place, and which he’d subsequently selfishly hijacked, for all intents and purposes.

Left to their own devices, Perry’s remaining band mates, Neal Schon and Jonathan Cain (Perry had unilaterally fired Journey’s founding bassist Ross Valory and long-serving drummer Steve Smith prior to recording 1986′s ‘Raised on Radio’) decided to capitalize on the waning days of glam metal by forming Bad English with John Waite.

Luckily, a decade spent largely in exile from the bright arena spotlights would pave the way for Journey’s triumphant mid-’90s reunion, which produced a Top 20 album in 1996′s ‘Trial by Fire’ that flew right in the face of America’s reigning “alternative rock royalty.” Three charting singles, a Grammy nomination, and imminent plans for a successful comeback tour made it seem just like the old days!

Unfortunately, those touring plans were subsequently derailed when Perry suffered a hiking accident and refused to undergo the hip surgery necessary to get him back on stage. This opened the door to renewed ill will and undoubtedly dredging up memories of the singer’s late-’80s power grab for Journey’s fate.

However, rather than bending to Perry’s whims this time, the remaining members of Journey decided to bank on their fan base’s renewed support and unquenchable hunger for tour dates by recruiting Perry-sound-and-look-alike Steve Augeri (formerly of Tyketto and Tall Stories) in order to get on with business as (almost) usual.

In the end, the band’s decision appears to have been vindicated by a successful decade-plus of touring and recording behind Augeri and, later, Arnel Pineda. Perry, for his part, has maintained a relatively low profile, seemingly satisfied with belting out ‘Don’t Stop Believin” (now a universal anthem thanks to its use on ‘The Sopranos’) from the bleachers of his hometown San Francisco Giants’ baseball stadium.
 

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I think I read somewhere, it was the record company's (or something from the business side of Journey) decision to add Steve Perry to the band in the first place, and that didn't sit well with the band.

From what I understand, they (the business people) wanted a commercially successful band.

Don't how much truth there is in it, though.

I'm not much educated on Journey before the Perry years, other than knowing Schon & Rollie rolled with Santana.
 

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^^^ Steve Smith is a monster....and yes....Steve was brought in so they could get some commercial success which they didn't have prior. But those first three albums really are AMAZING!
 

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Journey Gets More Platinum Records After Streaming Rules Change

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The RIAA’s ongoing quest to most accurately determine just how much music we’re consuming has reached another milestone, with the much-maligned trade association taking the controversial step of incorporating streaming data into its sales certifications.

The change in methodology has had an immediate effect on a wide variety of artists, including Journey (whose ‘Don’t Stop Believin” has been certified quintuple platinum as a result) and Kansas (whose ‘Dust in the Wind’ is now a platinum record). It marks the most drastic expansion of sales data since the Nielsen SoundScan system was implemented in 1991.

Saying that the change “reflects the wide spectrum of ways consumers enjoy music from their favorite bands,” RIAA chairman Cary Sherman announced the news in a press release, explaining, “The music business, along with its incredible array of digital service partners, is offering fans more access to music than ever before. We’re thrilled that our awards will now more fully recognize artists’ commercial success today.”

The new data will be pulled not only from paid or “freemium” audio services like Pandora and Spotify but also from video sites like Vevo and YouTube.

But as any recording artist who’s taken a hard look at his royalty statements could tell you, a stream doesn’t count for as much as a download or a physical sale, and it’s no different for certifications. In fact, an artist has to accrue 100 streams to count for a single sale. Still, the next time you click on a link from a co-worker or a relative, you could end up helping someone earn a platinum record.
 

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Carlos Santana and Gregg Rolie joined Journey onstage two nights ago in Vegas for a mini Santana reunion :pullhair:

 

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Journey will be touring with the Steve Miller Band and Tower Power beginning in May
 
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