Why did the lead singer leave Journey?
Perry was diagnosed with a degenerative bone condition and a hip replacement was required, and as he was reluctant to rush into the surgery, Perry wanted to postpone the tour. The remaining members waited until 1998, nearly 17 months after Perry’s injury, before making a decision on Journey’s future.
Who did Arnel Pineda replace in Journey?
Although it was with Perry that the band had its greatest hits in the mid-late 80’s, his replacements didn’t do so bad in the charts and on tour either. In 2007, after the band dropped Perry’s immediate replacement Steve Augeri due to a chronic throat infection, they found Filipino singer Arnel Pineda from YouTube.