Steve Perry Didn’t Sing At Rock Hall Because He’s On Arnel Pineda’s Side
Talk about a balanced dude. Talk about a classy one. While talking to the Scott Shannon show Steve Perry had lots to say about his replacement in Journey Arnel Pineda. When Scott Shannon asked him about not singing at Journey’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction Perry said, Arnel is an amazing singer and puts out his heart to the band and the material every night and has been with the band for 10 years now. This isn’t a lightweight thing for him. It’s really something that his heart’s into. He’s the singer in the band and I have no business going into that. It’s wonderful that he’s singing that material, those melodies. Listen I’m a singer, he’s a singer I’m kinda on his side.
Then a co-host pipes in and says something like you’re the voice of those songs and the crowd goes nuts. Scott Shannon then says that he interviewed Arnel Pineda 5-6 years ago and asked Pineda if he’s ever met Perry. Arnel says no and that Perry is his hero, Shannon then lies and says he know Perry which makes Pineda ask for an introduction.
Perry then talks about that famous picture of them hugging backstage at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction. So what did he tell Pineda backstage? He says, “Arnel, are they being good to you? Cause if they’re not give me a call.” Arnel never called.
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John Beaudin has been in major market radio (Edmonton, Vancouver & Calgary) for 35 years and a music journalist since 1989. He graduated from Broadcasting school as a news man so he would have the skills to write about the artists that inspired him since he bought his first album, “Madman Across The Water” by Elton John as a teen. In the 80’s Beaudin was the host of the syndicated radio show “The Cross Canada Report” which had two version (Rock and A/C). Beaudin was also asked to be a judge at the Juno Awards (Canada’s answer to the Grammys) Twice. He has anchored every position in radio including morning and afternoon drive and was a Program and Music Director for The Breeze and California 103 in Calgary. He currently hosts the popular Lovesongs at QM-FM in Vancouver and on iHeartRadio.
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