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Don't Stop Believin': Everyman's Journey (2012)

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A documentary on Arnel Pineda, who was plucked from YouTube to become the new singer for the rock & roll band, Journey.

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Ramona S. Diaz

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Arnel Pineda ... Himself, lead vocalist, Journey
Jonathan Cain Jonathan Cain ... Himself, keyboards and rhythm guitar, Journey
Neal Schon ... Himself, lead guitar, Journey
Deen Castronovo Deen Castronovo ... Himself, drums, Journey
Ross Valory ... Himself, bass, Journey
John Baruck John Baruck ... Himself, manager, Journey
Noel Gomez Noel Gomez ... Himself, Arnel Pineda's greatest fan
Cherry Pineda Cherry Pineda ... Herself, Arnel Pineda's wife
Ellen DeGeneres ... Herself (archive footage)
Steve Perry ... Himself, lead vocalist 1977-1998, Journey (archive footage)
Erik Pineda Erik Pineda ... Himself, Arnel Pineda's brother
Rusmon Pineda Rusmon Pineda ... Himself, Arnel Pineda's brother
Steve Augeri Steve Augeri ... Himself, lead vocalist 1998-2006, Journey (archive footage)
John Toomey John Toomey ... Himself, tour manager 1998-2010, Journey
Tim Rozner Tim Rozner ... Himself, stage manager, Journey
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Don't Stop Believin': Everyman's Journey follows the real life rock-n-roll fairy tale story of Filipino Arnel Pineda, who was plucked from You Tube to become the front man for iconic American rock band, Journey, thereby becoming the latest performer to go from the Internet to real life celebrity. Having already overcome a life full of painful obstacles and now saddled with the immense pressures of leading a world renowned band and replacing a legendary singer, the film follows Arnel on this personal journey. Written by Anonymous

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A snapshot of Journey at this moment in its 30-year history, 2008, as it emerges with a new lead singer.

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8 March 2013 (USA) See more »

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Don't Stop Believin': Taxidi me tous Journey See more »

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City Of Hope
written by Neal Schon & Jonathan Cain
courtesy of Jonathan Cain (as John Friga), Neal Schon
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Rags to Riches Nice Guy Arnel
2 June 2012 | by lynnfriedmanSee all my reviews

Whew, just in time. If you're a hard core Gleek you already know how awesome Journey is. When the band needed to find a new lead singer to replace Steve Perry, little did they know they would become international icons of world peace and all things warm and fuzzy. Thus begins a real life fairy tale. Our story begins with Arnel, living an impoverished life in Manila. This is serious unrelenting poverty. When his mother died the family spun out of control. They had to sell their television, fridge, and furniture in exchange for her medical care. When the money ran out they were kicked out of their home. Dad took the two younger kids and at age thirteen Arnel was on his own. He would sing at funerals for biscuits, sleeping in the park with the other homeless kids. Eventually Arnel got a gig singing with a Journey tribute band. On the other side of the globe, dinking around YouTube, Journey's lead guitarist Neil discovers our young signer, pops him an email and poof, off Arnel goes on a plane to LA. He gets the job. Fast forward to his first gig in 2008 in front of 18,000 people plus 25 million South Americans grooving to the live simulcast. We shadow Arnel as he works through his total fear, not that you would know watching him. He never ran out of air while singing, jumping and running for joy around the stage. Arnel can now buy his family a nice home in the Philippines, bringing them all together again. We see that his values are solid. It's all about family, no room for the excesses that take down so many American stars. Arnel speaks to the camera, telling us that life is full of mystery, he lives in a castle now, all is well, problems will come and go. You gain, you lose, that's how life is. This guy is for real. This story is real. What a high to know that Arnel is out there somewhere in the world, still touring and putting smiles on thousands of faces. I don't think there's a word for ennui in the Filipino language.


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