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In an example of (a) the internet as a source of insanity; (b) bands attempting to recapture their youth and (c) a practice in illogical reasoning, Journey recently parted ways with their lead singer Jeff Scott Soto only to replace him with a Filipino singer named Arnel Pineda.

What is so special about Mr. Pineda? Well, he was discovered via Youtube performing the best of Journey with his Quezon City Journey cover band, The Zoo. Yes, Journey replaced their lead singer with a singer who covers Journey. So, really, has Mr. Pineda changed his career in any way? Imagine the conversation:

Arnel: "Hey guys, I'm going to get to sing Journey songs!"

Guy 1: "Dude, you already do that. What, did you join a new band."

Arnel: "Yeah, I'm in Journey now!"

Guy 2: "You're covering Journey songs with Journey now?"

Arnel: "Yeah!"

Guy 1: "I don't even know you anymore."

Anyway, we can all look forward to a NEW STUDIO ALBUM from Journey 2.0 in 2008!

And in honor of the new lead singer of Journey, here's "Don't Stop Believin'" (with his original band) because look where it got Arnel!

{Hat tip to NME for this.}