Neal Schon on Discovering Arnel Pineda
May 30, 2014
Journey, Steve Miller Band, and Tower of Power just hit the road on a huge summer tour and we got Journey guitarist Neal Schon to dish about how he discovered the band's current lead singer Arnel Pineda.
"I went hunting for a singer and I didn't want to do the normal process of auditioning," said Schon, 60. "I decided to use the technology of the internet."
Schon discovered Pineda, 46, in 2007 through his YouTube videos. At the time, Pineda ws working in Manila as a bar and club singer but his talent was immediately apparent.
"I listened to 40 different clips of him doing everybody from A to Z, whether it was Sting, Steven Tyler, Robert Plant, Steve Perry -- all of them," Schon raved. "He did them all, and he still can to this day. It's the wildest thing I've ever seen."
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