- Who replaced Steve Perry’s?
- Is Arnel Pineda still with the band Journey?
- Is Deen Castronovo back in journey?
- Is Narada Michael Walden still in Journey?
In 2007, after the band dropped Perry’s immediate replacement Steve Augeri due to a chronic throat infection, they found Filipino singer Arnel Pineda from YouTube.
The 54-year-old Pineda, who has taken over for Steve Perry with the Rock & Roll Hall of Famers, is tearing up Las Vegas as Journey wraps up an eight-show residency.
Castronovo officially returned to JOURNEY in July and is now sharing the drum duties in the band with Narada Michael Walden. Walden, bassist Randy Jackson and keyboardist/backing singer Jason Derlatka all joined JOURNEY last year following the band’s acrimonious split with drummer Steve Smith and bassist Ross Valory.
Narada Michael Walden, who replaced longtime Journey member Steve Smith as the band’s new drummer last year, and also is producing the new record, posted a message Friday on his Facebook page revealing that he was in the studio with Neal Schon “wrapping up the exciting new Journey double album.” He added, “Stay tuned.”