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Title: New Journey Vocalist
Post by: mark_kennedy on July 06, 2006, 10:44:33 am
www.melodicrock.com  8-)

Temporary stand in for Augeri who has "chronic throat problems" - obvious choice really !

"Jeff Scott Soto to assume JOURNEY lead singer duties starting on July 7th in Bristow, VA due to Steve Augeri throat infection.

Due to a chronic throat infection, Journey's lead singer, Steve Augeri, has been forced to leave the band's current nationwide tour with Def Leppard. Jeff Scott Soto, who has previously performed with Journey guitarist Neal Schon, will assume the band's lead singer duties starting with the July 7th show in Bristow, VA. Steve Augeri's condition will be closely monitored by his physician to determine when he may be able to rejoin the tour."
Title: Re: New Journey Vocalist
Post by: Oor Wullie on July 06, 2006, 17:40:28 pm
I reckon Deen Castronovo should have taken over the singing duties.
Title: Re: New Journey Vocalist
Post by: Reg on July 06, 2006, 18:23:19 pm
There is a thread on this topic in Events.  Can we please use that one folks (only 'cos it has more posts).
Title: Steve Augeri leaves Journey
Post by: mickpaz2112 on July 06, 2006, 14:08:37 pm
Steve has left the band after last nights show due to Vocal problems and has been replaced by Jeff Scott Soto,this is for the remainder of the tour
Title: Re: Steve Augeri leaves Journey
Post by: Muppet on July 06, 2006, 14:38:25 pm
Just read this as well
http://classicrock.about.com/b/a/257386.htm
I thought his voice struggled a couple of times in Edinburgh.  Who's Jeff Scott Soto?
Title: Re: Steve Augeri leaves Journey
Post by: mickpaz2112 on July 06, 2006, 15:06:42 pm
www.jeffscottsoto.com gives a bit of insight into the man,

btw he has an excellent voice
Title: Re: Steve Augeri leaves Journey
Post by: Gezza on July 06, 2006, 17:28:36 pm
So the allegation that the band is using tapes is all bollocks
Title: Re: Steve Augeri leaves Journey
Post by: Oor Wullie on July 06, 2006, 17:44:26 pm
Why didn't they phone Steve Perry?  ::)

Or they could easily have had Deen Castronovo take over full time singing duties as well as drums.

Title: Re: New Journey Vocalist
Post by: Chris Quartly on July 06, 2006, 18:38:18 pm
QuoteThere is a thread on this topic in Events.
Title: Re: Steve Augeri leaves Journey
Post by: markyg on July 06, 2006, 19:32:21 pm
QuoteSo the allegation that the band is using tapes is all bollocks
Title: Re: New Journey Vocalist
Post by: mark_kennedy on July 06, 2006, 20:02:25 pm
Perry's voice is apparently in even worse nick than Augeri's these days. I think JSS is a great choice, he's an excellent singer, although not really in a Perry vein, but he can probably put it on if he wants to approach the songs that way.

Will be nice to see him getting some wider recognition as he's a bit of an AOR underground type artist.
Title: Re: New Journey Vocalist
Post by: captainkurtz on July 06, 2006, 20:07:10 pm
Was listening to Trail By Fire last night............absolute garbage.
Title: Re: Steve Augeri leaves Journey
Post by: Muppet on July 06, 2006, 20:29:43 pm
Quotewww.jeffscottsoto.com gives a bit of insight into the man,

btw he has an excellent voice


Cheers Mick - so now I know!
Title: Re: New Journey Vocalist
Post by: Reg on July 07, 2006, 13:59:15 pm
QuoteWas listening to Trail By Fire last night............absolute garbage.

Trial By Fire I quite like.  Especially Can't Stop The Lion, which Schon really lets rip on.

Ooh - It's Just The Rain is quite good too.

Not a classic Journey album by any stretch, but it has its good points and is a good blend of different styles.

It is certainly better than the latest effort, Generations.
Title: Re: New Journey Vocalist
Post by: BasspedalMan on July 10, 2006, 00:18:01 am
Now I LIKE Generations......... funny old thing personal taste isn't it?
Title: Re: New Journey Vocalist
Post by: Reg on July 10, 2006, 10:31:31 am
Quotefunny old thing personal taste isn't it?

It certainly is.  Some of Generations is ok, but overall, not one of their better albums, imvho.
Title: Re: New Journey Vocalist
Post by: Mayne on July 10, 2006, 21:38:27 pm
Journey have done no bad albums.
And I saw them at Edinburgh, sober, and there were no backing tapes used with the vocals, it is the first thing I look for when I see a band live or on telly. It always pisses the kids off when I am proved right!