|"Are you sure hiring the sad leftovers of a once popular eighties rock and roll band to play at the convention will make me look cool? Okay then, roll on! Oh, it's ROCK on?"|
As part of the Republican National Convention, Mitt Romney has called on the timeless band Journey to perform at a fundraiser.
Many other big acts, however, are steering clear of both conventions. Journey has not officially endorsed the presumptive Republican presidential candidate and said they are treating this show as just another paid performance.
I must confess that Journey is my ALL TIME favorite band. So this news hit me like a punch to the groin.
But then I remembered that Journey ain't Journey anymore.
The iconic, and amazing gifted singer, Steve Perry left the band permanently in 1998, to be replaced by the lead singer from a Journey "cover band." I'm sorry if you DON'T have Steve Perry you DON'T have Journey.
So that is good news at least.
In other news the lead guitarist Neal Schon is still banging Michaele Salahi, one half of the duo that crashed a White House party in 2009, and she will be at the convention as well. You know to class up the joint.
By the way I feel this is the appropriate place to put a video if the REAL Journey performing their song "Don't Stop Believing."
Now THAT is Journey!