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Open Arms - Arnel Pineda / Journey

From the streets of Manila as an impoverished orphan collecting scrap metal, to the concert stages of America and Europe as Journey's lead singer, Arnel Pineda has made his mark. Neal Schon contacted Arnel to audition for Journey and here he is....

Journey homepage

The crazy comment I left some two years back, "Arnel, come to Bangkok and marry me!" makes me feel like an idiot now lol... I feel sane as I let Open Arms move me today though


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Comments

Diane said…
sounds like he's got quite a story! and a good voice!
Anonymous said…
Oh how I wish I would have seen that comment LOL. Too funny. He is the bomb I tell ya. No need Steve Perry. Excellent choice my dear sweet friend :) Have a great week ahead :)
Love journey! So now I run to you... Great pick!
Hazel said…
Diane, yeah... who have believed Neal Schon would resort to youtube and discover Arnel

Thom, Steve Perry was great too, but for now the limelight is not his :D

Kirsty, I love them too!
Run DMT said…
What an amazing voice and story! I didn't know Arnel was the front man in Journey now. I need to keep up with the times. ;-)

Great pick! Happy MM!
Great choice and great story! Happy MM!!
Amy said…
Oh I love this band. Have a great day...
Anya said…
Where is that comment with 'Idiot'
Its really something for you Hazel
:P
Anonymous said…
oh this was wonderful!!!

i heard it after long time...
Jewel said…
I love this song - especially done by Clay Aiken.
Anonymous said…
He's great!

Just read your Loy Krathong post too. What a wonderful tradition. Is it correct to say Happy Loy Krathong?

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