Journey has had something of a hard time keeping its frontpeople since Steve Perry broke our hearts lo those many years ago, and the band’s last few choices have not exactly been Dangerfield-approved. But perhaps that will all change if the the band loses the Y chromosome factor by choosing Perry’s most recently rumored replacement?
There has been quite a bit of buzz saying that Japanese singer Arnel Pineda will be named the new lead singer replacing Jeff Scott Soto who replaced Steve Augeri who replaced Steve Perry…..Now there is a bit of buzz saying that Scandal leader & Mrs. John McEnroe, Patty Smyth is set to join the band. Patty has of course recorded Journey’s “Only The Young” for Scandal……….
Well, this is certainly the first we’ve heard of Smyth’s canidacy. (And here we thought Pineda was actually from the Philippines, so grain of salt regarding the reporting here.) Still, while it will be interesting to clock classic rock fanboys’ reactions if this proves true, years of karaoke have already proven that the Journey songbook belongs to both genders, and all races and creeds. Provided you can hit the notes.