INDEPENDENT LENS: Don't Stop Believin': Everyman's Journey

Mon, 12/29/2014 - 10:00pm

Journey performing in Manila, in the film DON’T STOP BELIEVIN’.

Credit: Courtesy of Ferdie Arquero and Nomota LLC

Follow the personal journey of Arnel Pineda, of the rock band Journey, on a whirlwind world tour. 

For Arnel Pineda, the past five years have been the stuff of dreams. Neal Schon, guitarist for the iconic rock band Journey, saw a YouTube video of the aspiring Filipino singer and flew him to San Francisco to audition for the band. The rest is history. But Pineda’s personal journey had just begun. He wasn’t prepared for the grueling physical and emotional strains that come with fronting a rock band on world tour. Can a man who has overcome many obstacles — orphaned at 12, living on the streets, no music training — deal with the demands of his newfound fame? By Ramona Diaz. INDEPENDENT LENS: Don't Stop Believin': Everyman's Journey airs Monday, December 29, 2013 at 10 p.m. on WXXI-TV.