Anthrax’s Joey Belladonna Is Ready to Sing for Journey If Asked

Anthrax frontman Joey Belladonna said he’s up for the “challenge” if Journey is looking for a new singer. The metal singer, who plays some shows with his Journey tribute band, Beyond Frontiers, said he would jump at the opportunity if asked.

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“Many times I’ve done the crew soundcheck, and I’ve spent many days with the band overall,” said Belladonna. “I don’t even wanna go into it, but we did a lot of stuff together here and there on shows that they did over the years, so, and I know ’em and I’ve been in touch with Deen Castronovo, current Journey drummer, a lot.”

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He added, “You know, I would definitely be really interested in doing that. That would be great. Not that I think that that’s gonna happen, but, yeah, it would be great. I’d love that challenge.”

Singer Arnel Pineda has been the frontman of Journey since 2007 and has recorded four albums with the band from their 2008 release, Revelation, through Freedom in 2022. Perry left the band in 1998, and Steve Augeri fronted the band for nearly a decade before Pineda joined.

Belladonna, whose Beyond Frontiers band features guitarist Matt Basford, bassist Paul Arntz, keyboardist Doug Carter, and drummer Justin Ward, has been singing Journey songs for years. He was a fan of the band long before Steve Perry joined.

Journey’s first three albums, from their self-titled debut in 1975 through Next in 1977, featured Greg Rolie on lead vocals.

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“I’ve always liked the music so much,” said Belladonna. “I’ve owned all the music. I liked Journey long before Steve Perry even came. I have all those records, so I was really into the band a lot. But of course, when Steve came along, I was down with singing that live somewhere. And I just put it together and said I wanted to do a whole night of it. I just thought it would be fun, and it looked like a blast. And we do have a blast doing it.”

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