Their music continues as American rock band Journey releases the fourteenth studio album “Eclipse”. This is the second with the Filipino lead vocalist Arnel Pineda. Finally, his fellow kababayans can hear the fruit of his hard work as it is now out at record stores all over the Philippines under MCA Music.
The album features 12 new tracks including the banner single “City of Hope.” It was written by the core Journey songwriting team of Neal Schon, Jonathan Cain, and for the first time, Arnel Pineda.
Journey is one of the most popular American rock bands of all time, creating some of the best-known songs in modern music. They have continued to tour and record into the 21st century, and have never stopped creating viral music. Since the group’s formation in 1973, the band has earned 19 Top 40 singles and 25 Gold and Platinum album. The band’s Greatest Hits album is certified 15 times Platinum, bringing Journey into the elite club of Diamond-certified album holders. Journey is re-energized for 2011 with their latest album of band new material, Eclipse, featuring the line-up of Neal Schon (guitars, backing vocals), Jonathan Cain (keyboards, backing vocals), Ross Valory (bass, backing vocals), Deen Castronovo (drums, percussion, backing vocals) and Arnel Pineda (lead vocals).
The release of Eclipse marks the latest chapter in a rock ‘n’ roll saga that started more than 35 years ago in the San Francisco Bay Area. Guitarist Neal Schon left home at 15 years old to join Santana. In early 1973, Walter “Herbie” Herbert- a guitar tech and later manager for Santana and Journey- floated the idea anout forming a new band around Schon, whom he called “the quintessential guitar expressionist of the time.” Joining with two members of the popular local act Frumious Bandersnatch- former Steve Miller Band bassist Ross valory and guitarist George Tickner– as well as drummer Priarie Prince, the all-instrumental act began performing as the Golden Gate Rhythm Section.