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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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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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USA

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English

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8 March 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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

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Anyway You Want It
written by Steve Perry & Neal Schon
courtesy of Neal Schon & Steve Perry
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Unbelievable Story
18 July 2014 | by Michael_ElliottSee all my reviews

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

*** 1/2 (out of 4)

Yes, there was a band called Journey before Steve Perry and there was one after. However, what came after Perry left the band didn't really have people lining up to buy massive amounts of tickets but that all changed when the band found Arnel Pineda on YouTube of all places. DON'T STOP BELIEVIN': EVERYMAN'S JOURNEY is an extremely entertaining documentary and I'd be willing to bet that even those who hate the band will find some entertainment to be had here. I will freely admit that I skipped seeing Journey several times because they didn't have Perry but after watching this documentary I went to see the band and they certainly lived up to the hype created in this film. It's pretty remarkable and nearly unbelievable to see how this band changed forms over the decades and especially the great fortune they found when Pineda popped up on YouTube. Hearing the original band members talk about where the band was headed is interesting and what's most interesting is that they all freely and willingly give credit to the "new edition" for bringing in more fans. As for Pineda, it's rather remarkable to see him go from dirty clubs to selling out stadiums in the matter of months and his "journey" to being a rock star is something that's just so hard to believe that if you saw it in a regular movie you'd demand your money back. The film goes into some good detail about the entire history of the band but the most fascinating moments show what happens before concerts where we get to see the band traveling on the tour bus, messing around backstage and of course getting ready for shows.


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