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Journey Had to Force Arnel Pineda Onto Stage for His First Show


Arnel Pineda said he hoped the first moments of his debut show with Journey would be the way his upcoming biopic ends. He also recalled how the band had to force him to go onstage to begin his new career.

The singer made his first appearance in Chile in 2008, after having been discovered via YouTube videos of his Journey covers. With 13 years of shared history between him and the band, he can now laugh about what he told guitarist Neal Schon that night before he started to sing “Separate Ways.”

“I was trying to back out five minutes before,” Pineda told Rolling Stone in a new interview. “I was like, ‘Neal, I cannot do this. This is not built for me.’ They were like, ‘No. It’s too late. Get out there and do it.’”…



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