Dec. 21, 2020
Adventures In South Detroit w/ Arnel Pineda
You're on your way to meet some friends at some new restaurant in South Detroit, but as you're nearing the city you're beginning to realize that there are in fact no freeway signs pointing you in the direction of "South" Detroit. Growing more and more...
You're on your way to meet some friends at some new restaurant in South Detroit, but as you're nearing the city you're beginning to realize that there are in fact no freeway signs pointing you in the direction of "South" Detroit. Growing more and more confused the further and further you find yourself in the city you finally give in, pull over, and ask a passerby for help. "Hey man, can you tell me how to get to South Detroit?". "South Detroit? You mean that song they play at all the hockey games?" a man looking somewhat inconvenienced replies. Yes? you say, now even more confused. You pull out your phone, pull up maps, and see if you can perhaps find this elusive and mysterious part of the city. While doing so you notice that you have a Youtube recommendation that you've yet to check out, so you do. Oddly enough it's a video of a guy singing Journey's monster hit "Faithfully", but it isn't Steve Perry, yet it sounds damn near identical. Like mostly everyone watching, your mind is blown, and the rest is history.
Fast forward a few years, and though you might not have found what you were looking for that night, you did find something along with the rest of the world—and that something was Filipino singer/songwriter and future frontman (though he didn't know it yet) of one of the most well-known and iconic bands on the planet. This week we had the pleasure of catching up with Arnel Pineda. Best known for his role as the current lead singer for the band Journey—but that's not all he's been up to. There certainly is more than meets the eye when it comes to this guy—plus Russ finally gets to set the record straight on the infamous (and very much non-existent) South Detroit.
If you're a fan of Journey, if you're a fan of music, hell if you're a fan of Steve Perry (because this guy sounds just like him) you're not going to want to miss this one. It's season two, episode seventeen of your favorite cover band's favorite music podcast. LET'S GO!
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