IMPOSSIBLE TRIVIA: What’s the Most Annoying Thing Co-workers Do?
How many bands grow even more iconic with each passing year? It’s a short list, and on it is Journey.
Through all its phases and eras, twists and turns the band sees its music become more popular as the years go on. The roadie who suggested the band name “Journey” truly had a vision.
In a career spanning five decades, Journey is blazing hotter than ever with the lineup of Neal Schon (guitars, backing vocals), Jonathan Cain (keyboards, backing vocals), Ross Valory (bass, backing vocals), Deen Castronovo (drums, percussion, backing vocals) and Arnel Pineda (lead vocals).
The band has reached heights that likely no other artist can hit these days, with its Greatest Hits album hitting 15-million-plus in sales. It’s not luck; it’s persistent, hard work over the years. When TV shows like Glee and The Sopranos made the song “Don’t Stop Believin’” a sensation decades after its release, it’s because that music endured. Since the group’s formation in 1973, the band has earned 19 Top 40 singles and 25 Gold and Platinum albums.
It’s a run that continues to this day. Through the years, Journey has kept the music alive with classic-rock airplay and a touring schedule most bands can’t or won’t match. With the changes and upheavals in the music industry, nothing can replace the live concert experience.
“The one thing that remains the same is live performances,” Schon said. “So that’s why we’re still here doing this. It’s the one thing that can’t be hacked and one thing that you absolutely have to show up live to be able to do. And so I still love it.”
A short string of lead singers followed Steve Perry’s departure, but nothing quite worked until Schon found Pineda. It’s one of the most unlikely success stories in rock ‘n’ roll history: Schon discovered the singer in a Filipino cover band via YouTube. He quickly reached out to the incredulous singer and a new era of Journey was born.
Journey brings their live show to Caesars Atlantic City on Friday, August 29th and Lite Rock 96.9 WFPG is giving you the chance to win tickets all this week. To win, play Impossible Trivia weekdays at 7:20am on the Lite Rock Morning Show with Eddie Davis.
This morning’s question: In a survey of workplace behavior, people listed this as the #1 most annoying thing nearby co-workers do. What is it?
The answer? (Talk on a speaker phone)
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