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Arnel Pineda (ctr.) fronts the band in Don't Stop Believin': Everyman's Journey
The 2012 music-filled documentary film Don’t Stop Believin’: Everyman’s Journey follows the real life rock-n-roll fairy tale story of Filipino singer Arnel Pineda, who was plucked from YouTube to become the lead singer and front man for the iconic American rock band, Journey, replacing the legendary Steve Perry and leading the band on its most extensive world tour in years.
In 2006, Journey guitarist Neal Schon found Journey’s singer Arnel Pineda when he discovered a YouTube video of Pineda singing with a Filipino cover band called the Zoo. Pineda’s tone, power, and ability to sing a wide variety of material—not to mention his uncanny vocal similarity to Perry—impressed Schon so much that he soon contacted Pineda, who initially thought it was a prank and didn
But it's a really good story, which is why PBS' "Independent Lens" series has picked up a documentary about Pineda's Journey experience. "Don't Stop Believin': Everyman's Journey" played at several film festivals last year and is set to make its TV debut Sept. 30 (check your local PBS listings).
At the TCA summer press tour Tuesday (Aug. 6), Pineda and Journey's Neal Schon, Jonathan Cain and Ross Valory recounted how Schon found Pineda by searching YouTube, apprehensions the band had about hiring Pineda and some less-than-welcoming fan responses.
Cain recalls a tour date in one city -- he doesn't say which one -- where "people sat with their arms folded" for about the first half-hour of the show
Don't Stop Believin': Everyman's Journey follows the real life rock 'n' roll fairy tale of Filipino Arnel Pineda, who was plucked from YouTube to become the front man for iconic American rock band Journey. In this Cinderella story for the ages, Arnel, having overcome a lifetime's worth of hardships, must now navigate the immense pressures of replacing
That's the crux of "Don't Stop Believin': Everyman's Journey," a new documentary which tracks how Journey band members Neal Schon and Jonathan Cain found Philippines native Arnel Pineda, who was plucked from YouTube obscurity to become lead singer of Journey.
The documentary debuted to strong reviews at the 2012 Tribeca Film Festival and with a theatrical release on the horizon, HuffPost Entertainment is happy to premiere the new "Don't Stop Believin': Everyman's Journey" trailer. Watch above and prepare to get goosebumps.
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Last Thursday, the Sf Film Society kicked off its 55th annual San Francisco International Film Festival at the Castro Theatre with a screening of "Farewell, My Queen," Benoît Jacquot’s portrayal of court life at Versailles during the final days of the French Revolution, followed by an equally lavish party at Terra Gallery. Since then, nearly 200 films have flickered across Sf screens.
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And the films have not disappointed. Within the monstrous lineup are documentaries, soon-to-be art house classics and heavily-publicized heavyweights like "Hysteria" –- Tanya Wexler's ode to the vibrator, starring Maggie Gyllenhaal -- and "The Last Gladiators", about infamous hockey fighter, Chris "Knuckles" Nilan and his well-documented drug addiction and inner turmoil.
In true Sfiff form, the festival has so far been as much
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