Journey's frontman Arnel Pineda would love nothing more than to see his hero, the band's legendary lead singer Steve Perry back with the band. Pineda, who joined the band in 2007, is vocally a dead-ringer for Perry, whom he grew up idolizing.
When during a chat with Rolling Stone, Pineda was reminded that Perry coming back into the fold would put him out of a gig, he admitted, “That would be OK to me! I’m telling you. That’s how much I adore him and I adore Journey and how much I adore Steve Perry.”
The Filipino-born and bred singer went on to say, “I miss them so much together. Every now and then, I watch their videos together. It’s always them with Steve Perry that I watch. I mean, no offense to Adam Lambert. He’s an amazing performer and he has an amazing voice, but I still watch the old (Queen) ones with Freddie Mercury. That’s why when people say things like 'No Perry, No Journey,' I understand it. Where I come from, we’re so influenced by Western music. We loved the originals, if you know what I mean.”