Music band ‘Journey’ performs for ‘Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest’ in New York on December 31, 2021. Steve Sands/NewYorkNewswire/Bauer-Griffin/Shutterstock

Journey got some unwanted attention from their appearance on Friday’s Dick Clark’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest on ABC. After performing a medley featuring the intro to 1986’s “Be Good To Yourself” into 1980’s “Any Way You Was It” and 1981’s “Don’t Stop Believing’ — Andy Cohen, who was feigning drunkenness as he co-hosted CNN’s New Year’s programming with Anderson Cooper, decided to slam the band, which performed with Arnel Pineda — who’s been holding down the frontman sport for the past 14 years.
Drummer Deen Castronovo was unable to play the show due to testing positive for covid. Sitting in for him was longtime drum tech Steve Toomey.
Andy Cohen chastised the group, which features co-founding guitarist Neal Schon and keyboardist Jonathan Cain — a 41-year veteran of the band and co-writer of most of the band’s hits — calling them “fake.” Cohen, referencing the band’s classic frontman Steve Perry, who left in 1998, screamed into the camera: “If it’s not Steve Perry, it’s not Journey!. . . It’s propaganda! Not Journey!”