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Eraserheads: The Final Set

I was there to be part of this historic event!


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We Did It Again! Filipino Singer Makes Waves In The International Music Scene

Nothing makes me prouder to be a Pinoy than the music our ‘kababayans’ offer to the world!

When I first heard the news from a colleague, I said “No way!” I can’t believe it myself; I wondered where the heck I was when the news first came out. Being a solid fan of 80’s rock, I get excited about stuff like this: a Pinoy gets to be the new frontman for the band Journey!

The very lucky and extremely talented guy was 40 year-old Arnel Pineda, lead vocals for the local band The Zoo.

I knew I had to dig deeper into this so I started searching for video clips in YouTube. Apparently, Neal Schon (Journey’s lead guitarist) was doing the same thing late last year in search of a potential vocalist to replace Jeff Scott Soto, who recently left the band. Neal explains, “I was frustrated about not having a singer, so I went on YouTube for a couple of days and just sat on it for hours. I was starting to think I was never going to find anybody. But then I found The Zoo and I watched a bunch of different video clips that they had posted. After watching the videos over and over again, I had to walk away from the computer and let what I heard sink in because it sounded too good to be true. I thought, ‘he can’t be that good…” [from Journey’s Official Site]

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