Journey frontman Arnel Pineda is busy prepping his memoirs, tentatively titled, Journey Of My Life, according to Blabbermouth. Pineda, who grew up in poverty, was plucked out of obscurity in his native Philippines back in 2007 to front Journey after being spotted singing on YouTube by the band’s co-founder Neal Schon.

Pineda, who has signed on with literary agent Alan Morell of Creative Management Partners, said in a statement, “My manager Rene Walter (Sanre Entertainment Group) has been a trusted friend and associate for more than a decade. He led the search for the right person to represent my life story. Our clear choice was Alan Morell, for which I am very pleased and honored.”

Pineda expects to begin submitting the manuscript to publishers in the fourth quarter of 2021. His story was previously chronicled in the 2012 documentary, Don’t Stop Believin’: Everyman’s Journey.

SIDE NOTES

  • Journey and Foo Fighters will headline Lollapalooza 2021. The long-running Chicago festival is back this year at Chicago’s Grant Park and will run from July 29th to August 1st.
  • The band will be premiering its new lineup, featuring co-founder Neal Schon, longtime keyboardist Jonathan Cain, frontman Arnel Pineda — and rounded out by returning bassist Randy Jackson, and drummer Narada Michael Walden.

FAST FACTS

  • Back in 2012, Journey keyboardist Jonathan Cain explained to The Huffington Post that there’s a difference between being a straight mimic and doing what Arnel Pineda does: “He’s not a tribute band singer. The tribute band singers are scary because they are kind of clones, y’know? We did have a guy that we looked at, but he was so much like Steve Perry, it was crazy. It was too creepy. But, it was kind of neat to get next to that and see it for a second. A lot of these tribute guys, they can sing the old stuff, but, you try to put a new song in their mouth and they can’t do it.”

CHECK IT OUT:¬†Journey performing “Separate Ways” from¬†Live In Japan 2017: Escape + Frontiers: