THE JOURNEY ZONE

Editorials




 
The Editors of the Journey Zone have been weighing in--and collecting opinion pieces-- on Journey and associated topics since 1999. To access our full collection, select a year or range from the dropdown menu above. This page contains links to some of our most noteworthy editorials.
 




September 3, 2018
Editorial: Welcome Back, Steve Perry
by Jan Weir, Associate Editor

It's been a lifetime, Steve. The industry has been turned inside out and not everyone is happy about it. How we get our new music and tickets to shows is very different, even how we hear about new music is not the same. It's good to see that someone is counseling you well: website, Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, you have all the tools. Even your merchandise is current: downloads, metered "sneak leaks" with pre-orders, CDs, and yet a nod to the past with the colored vinyl...and socks? Really?

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July 8, 2009
Op/Ed: Journey, The Biggest Classic Rock Band Ever?
by Bryan Reesman, Contributor

Journey have sold boatloads of records (an estimated 75 million) since vocalist Steve Perry joined the group back in 1977, not to mention plenty of concert tickets. Even their short-lived reunion with their famous frontman in 1996 did not derail them. The San Francisco quintet has had three singers since Perry's departure and can still play to crowds of 10,000 people or more, effectively warding off the frontman curse that befalls any superstar group that loses its "voice." On top of all that, Journey's 2008 album Revelation (a Wal-Mart exclusive) even hit #5 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart and sold over 1,000,000 copies in America. Classic rock dinosaurs? Far from it.

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2006-2009
Op/Ed: Ross Muir's Journey E-Book
by Ross Muir, Columnist

In December 2006, Ross Muir burst onto the scene with a blistering and hard-hitting commentary on Journey's lip-syncing fiasco, including a lengthy exposition on the history of the band and later developments. Since then, Muir has followed up on his initial entry with a regular series of addendae, charting the Journey with lead singers Jeff Scott Soto and Arnel Pineda, with insights that continue to rock the Journey community.

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December 1, 2001
Editorial: Is Journey Still a Viable Musical Entity?
by David Golland, Publisher

"Higher Place" and "All the Way" were not hits on the radio of the caliber of Bon Jovi's "It's My Life" or Aerosmith's "Jaded" this year, and that can be largely attributed to the fact that most Journey fans equate Journey with Steve Perry. But does that mean it's time to write Journey off, or to relegate Journey to a smaller record label, like John Waite or Styx, or watch them tour as an opening act, like Peter Frampton or REO Speedwagon? Should we consign Journey to the "Where are they Now" file or just talk about them when we "Remember the Eighties"?

Not on your life.

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