• http://mmmcconnell.wix.com/live-life-coaching Mary Romero

    Thank you so very much for taking some of your time to let us know what is in your heart and on your mind, Arnel. I believe I can speak for every one of your plokker femily members when I say that we have all been blessed by you being brought into this world to share your very special spirit. Cherry is also such a blessing as she is willing to share her ‘true love’ with all those who care about you and your family.

    If we can all envision holding hands in unity and stretch across the world, we CAN make a difference….each and every one has a special gift to share. Every prayer and every deed, no matter how small you may feel it is, makes a world of difference to those who are in need. You know this from experience, AP and so do I and so many more of your endearing friends and family.

    May the spirits of all help lift the spirits of others so that the ‘downs’ don’t feel so down. We CAN be the change we want to see in the world. I personally thank you for simply being you, my friend.

    I wish peace, love and light to you, your family and all my fellow plokkers!

  • http://arnelpinedarocks.com/ Knellsky

    good day my friends,my femilies,my dearest plokkers and guardian angels
    another year is about to depart in a few days,but it won’t go without reminding us how good it has been to us,but admittedly not too good to a lot of people around the world too
    we feel for those people and we will continue feeling sympathetic for them and if we could afford,we help,in our own little way..
    let us not stop having this common bondage to always hold hands,whether its LIFE’s UPS or DOWNS..
    and as CHRISTMAS is fast approaching,lets all be thankful to GOD for giving us the power to turn FRIENDSHIP such a better deal,UNCONDITIONAL,FORGIVING,PATIENT and most of all,ENDURING..
    may we all continue doing so,especially what feels and deemed RIGHT and just..
    HAPPY XMAS EVERYONE and huge,huge outpouring of LOVE and RESPECT from Me and my Family..i love you all!!!

    • Donna

      A very merry Christmas to you and your family, Knellsky! Love you too! Thank you so much for thinking of us and dropping by!

    • Cynthia Nolen

      Hi Knell,

      Thank you so much for your post. Yes we are all femily and it is good to be here for each other through the ups and downs. Life is good and I wish joy and happiness to all. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all the plokker femily and to you Knell and your family. God bless.

    • twinrockers

      a blessed christmas and prosperous 2015 to you as well as the rest of our plokker family. thank you for continuing to be an inspiration to all.

    • http://www.arnelpinedarocks.com Coley

      Beautiful and powerful words. Another year down and another year coming that we can continue to spread the love. I hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas and enjoy your time together. Merry Christmas plokker femily!!!!!

    • Bonnie

      Happy Happy ChristmascArnel to you and your beloved family! Thank you for being such a gift to all of us. You have been tapped by God I believe to share your extraordinary gifts and talent. So thank you again for being who you are, a remarkable young man and a STAR!

    • Michelle Kelly-Flanagan

      Wishing you, Cherry, Cherub, and Thea a blessed Christmas Arnel. I hope to see you in Cleveland on the next tour ( fingers are crossed). You are a blessing to your fans, but even more of a blessing as a genuine, compassionate man with a heart that gives back to others – God bless

    • Lori Voss Green

      Wishing you and your family a very Merry, Happy, and Safe Christmas and New Year. I am an admittedly late to the party fan. For many years, I have only listened to Korean music, so I have been so out of touch with American/English language music. One random click, and I found you. There are no words for the complete admiration I have for you and your talent. I am so sorry it has taken me this long to become a fan, but I am here now and will remain here! :)

  • Bonnie

    Fab, I want to get tickets to the New Orleans show! Will they have premium or VIP seats?

    • fabbest

      No word on VIP tickets yet. I’ll post in the New Orleans and other shows’ threads if I hear anything.

      • Bonnie

        Thank you so much!

  • http://www.hammer-king.com Titan Fox

    Hi Arnel! I first saw you when you played the Bang Your Head festival in Balingen, Germany, in 2009. I was the singer of Ross The Boss (former Manowar guitarist), we played earlier this day. What a way to celebrate a good show of mine with that killer performance you delivered there! I love your voice, the feeling you put into your singing! I can feel that you cherish what you are doing – and you are taking on so much responsibility. I wish that Journey record more albums with you, Revelation was a masterpiece and Eclipse has two of my all-time Journey faves: Chain Of Love and Resonate. Come back to Germany! All the very best, cheers, Patrick

  • Mel Ortega

    Hi Arnel. I work at a community college and it would be wonderful if Journey could come to performed here in Merced California. I’m happy that you are out there representing the filipino culture!
    Thanks again. :)

  • Carrie Nelson

    Arnel I saw you in St. Paul this year and 2 years ago. Please come back to Minnesota!

  • Tanya Jenkins

    Hi Arnel. I just watched your documentary a few weeks ago on Netflix. My husband and I bought the DVD afterwards. We can’t wait to see you in Texas next year! You are an inspiration to a lot of people. We all discovered you through Journey but will still follow you if life happens and you find yourself venturing out with your own music.

  • Heavenly Dementia

    I took my Daughter to see Journey for her first concert and it was Awesome! We both love you and are SO happy that someone as talented as you joined Journey and allowed us to make such an amazing memory! :)

  • Tamara

    Hi hope everyone is having a great day!

  • Tamara

    Hi Arnel, hope you are well, would love to see you again next year, you have an amazing voice and spirit!

  • Jan Brooks

    ARNEL I just saw the documentary about how Journey found you. I think you are so the right lead singer for Journey and your voice is just magical!!! Your spirit and mannerisms are quite good to look at, and your wife is so lucky, but also so lovingly on to that like you said family is always worth more then any thing. I hope you get this ARNEL it would be great to hear from you, I truly am sold on you and the new Journey. Love and God’s speed!!!!!

  • hope

    I am a huge fan of him

  • hope

    hi this is Hope Schreiber is Arnel Pineda there

  • hope

    HI is Arne; Pineda there this is Hope Schreiber

  • concerned parishioner


    we know you have helped more than enough for the people of eastern visayas hit by typhoon haiyan.

    hope you will consider helping little more

    pls help out in rebuilding the Sto. NIño Parish of Tacloban City,

    the rebuilding is on going but it needs more for its completion.

    i am just a concerned parishioner who firmly believes of your good willed heart.

    if ever you consider arnel, the parish office landline number is 053-321-2602

    the Parish Priests are: Rev. Msgr. Alex Opiniano and Rev. Fr. Isagani Petilos.

    God bless you, your family, your friends, your journey and all your plans
    may God protect you always and may you have the best of health always.

  • Becky

    Today marks the 1-year anniversary of Typhoon Haiyan (also known as Yolanda) slamming the east coast of the Philippines, with a confirmed death toll of 6,340, and over 1,000 people still missing. Entire villages were wiped out by the Super Typhoon, leaving heartache and devastation in its wake. The rebuilding will go on for many more years to come. If you can, please consider making a donation to your charity of choice to aid in the ongoing efforts to rebuild in the Philippines.

    And while you’re digging into your pockets, or whipping out that checkbook, you can listen to Arnel’s catchy tune for Cha-Ching Videos (and download it) to inspire you!! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c7CPWtz7zqI

    BTW, if you didn’t know, the Arnel Pineda Foundation has a great updated website, with a super-easy way to donate using PayPal–couldn’t be easier!! Check it out, and see what Arnel and his team are doing to make the world a better place.
    https://www.facebook.com/ArnelPinedaFoundationInc (Facebook)
    https://twitter.com/APFInc (Twitter)

  • http://phantomphotography.com Michelle LaRose

    Arnel, you are so humble. You deserve all the love and adoration your fans bestow upon you because you have such an amazing voice. Journey knocked it out of the ball park when they found you.

  • francis santamaria

    congratulations on this journey and mission to spirituality.

  • Stephano Christophero

    Hi Arnel! I tried to reach you privately, but this is the only way I can figure out how. Please Forgive Me!First Off, Let Me Say How Happy I Am That You Made It! I’m very happy for your big break with Journey. I had always hoped it would have been me. But, it didn’t turn out that way. Mainly, b/c I am a Viet Nam Vet & Can’t Do Full Time Gigs. So My Dream Was Shattered! I still am learning to adjust.

    Arnel, God says Seek & Ye Shall Receive. Well… You Did & YOU DID!! Proud Of You! And, I would like very much to do the same… But Only Just One Small Wish! After not singing a long while, I did a quick demo of Open Arms that I humbly ask you to listen to and then tell me if you could PM Me. As I have a Very Important Question To Ask You! Wont Take Long I Promise. I am very happy for you Arnel!
    Blessings To You With Living Your Dream My Brother! You Do A Real Nice Job! Please PM Me At… FBDotCom/PandamanEntertainer where you’ll find my demo. God Bless You!

  • gail

    I am watching Journey Live in Manila on VH1CL satellite right now!! So awesome!!!!!

  • http://www.arnelpinedarocks.com Coley

    Makes me so happy to see that so many of you have newly discovered Arnel and how many of you are still hooked. I could only imagine the happiness it brings to him to see all of you supporting him and dropping your well wishes on his wall. If you haven’t explored the other areas of this site, please do. It will give you so much insight into Arnel Pineda and you will meet other fans who share your same passion.

    • Bob


      I represent a veteran’s group that attended your concert Cincinnati Music Hall on Dec 3, 2013. There, Arnel Pineda performed War Is Over by John Lennon. The veterans really enjoyed it and one of them who is approaching the end of his life, wanted me to reach out to see if you might be able to provide a video of the performance. We would be greatly obliged if this were possible.

      Thank you,

      • http://www.arnelpinedarocks.com Coley

        I will do my best to hunt down the performance from that specific venue. Hopefully this will do until I can. Please send my sincerest gratitude to all those veterans who served. http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=hhy2ze-BbxI

        • Bob


          Thank you so much. I have found this video as well, and while it is a beautiful rendition, the video was not taken in the highest quality as I’m sure you would agree. What is important to my friend is the song with Arnel Pineda singing, not the location or date.

          Thank you,

        • twinrockers

          hi coley. here’s another but audio is not so good. i may have used my cellphone as i my card may have run out of memory. this was an encore number if i am not mistaken. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H6R6ps3UZ4c

  • Mark S Tylosky

    My idea from 2011. FreeH204Africa. I started to make flower vases and drinking glasses out of recycled whiskey bottles and heavier Ale bottles. With a good % of the profit give free bottled water to The Horn of Africa 1st an then spread out. I’ve got a great name for the business and have it as a fictions name allready. I’very got the diamond saws & grinder/polishing equipment already. My wife & I have been sick for a while. I’very bounced back but she is still straggling with multiple medical problems.

  • Tonya

    Nashville, TN 9/12/14, This was the worst concert I have even been to. The concert
    started off ok but went downhill fast. The lead singer says Hello Houston in
    Nashville. It was boring and caught myself dozing in it several times. The lead
    singer took way too many breaks (after every 2 songs) during breaks had solo’s it was more a Neal Schon concert not a Journey concert. He done a star spangled banner solo due to it being 9/12 and this is one song you just don’t mess with and for him to make it a hard rock song was just too much. The lead singer sounds a lot like Steve Perry I give him that. Then the last song Wheel in The Sky the best song Journey is known for they botched up so bad made a beautiful slow song turn into a head banging hard rock song. The one song the drummer song was great and he done a much better job and should be on the front line. My overall rating this was the worst concert I have ever been too and 3 hours of my life I will never get back. Save your money don’t go. Leaving I heard so many people talking about how boring the show was and the drummer sounded the best.

    • Lauren Perley

      Tonya – Imagine Arnel’s position: jumping around the stage, singing his heart out, for two hours a night, 6 days a week for 5 months with barely any breaks and all his spare time spent travelling on a bus. How would you fair? Next time, see a band at the beginning of their tour, not the last night.

      Secondly, we all agree Deen is an awesome singer, and if you knew anything about Journey, you would know he did sing lead for a while, at the same time as playing the drums. Can you play drums the way he does and sing at the same time for two hours a night, 6 days a week for 5 months? Besides that, Deen has always said although he is honored to sing a couple of songs, he does not consider himself a lead singer but an awesome, rock-out drummer.

      Tonya – please appreciate that you were able to go at all…some of us were not.

      Rock on, Journey! I love you!


      • Bonnie

        What a great way to respond to a negative opinion! You did a beautiful job thanks so much.

  • Bonnie

    JW thank you for such a thought provoking post! Sometimes I think fans so badly want to know Arnel Pineda and so we think we actually do and of course that is an illusion. He is, I think a very intriguing man and people are drawn to his seeming humanity and ability to transcend hardship and pain and still be a positive force. In the end probably only the people who are closest to him really know him. It must be stressful to keep up with constant fan demand . I would imagine that those really close to him are very lucky indeed! He is a gracious man and does a great job with contact with fans I would imagine sometimes it must be overwhelming. It must be such a relief to be just Arnel the man and not always the Rock Star. In any case, thank you again for your post. I know I have gone on and on and on and on!

  • JW

    Of course there is nothing to say about your vocal talent that people have not said before (phenomenal)-but the most impressive to me is your “humanness” in making the world a better place. I am also very very curious on your ability to transform adversity to the extent you were able. How you kept up with the passion of your art and maintain a healthy mentality when times were most difficult. Without fans, there would be no touring-how in the world do you maintain sanity when fans also fall for the “illusion,” of thinking they know who you are and through their excitement “want a piece of this or that” from you? Fans know the stage persona -so how does one manage this mask? Is it lonely when people care more about the mask than respecting the “human” person?

  • Linda

    Thanks to everyone for sharing photos and videos of Arnel and the band this season.