The high octane rock/pop band Journey, which has been a virtual mainstay in the musical ring ever since its debut record in 1975 and which was originally an off-shoot ensemble put together by members of Santana, is the subject of a new documentary. The film in particular will focus on their lead singer, Arnel Pineda, who was handpicked from YouTube in 2007, and wound up becoming the strongest frontman the band ever had since the departure of Steve Perry. Perry, who left the group back in 1998, was the band’s original rubber banded, elastic vocal corded wunderkind, who crooned on some of their biggest hits and is still highly remembered for being an integral part during the group’s heyday over 30 years ago.
The forthcoming documentary is called Don’t Stop Believin’: Everyman’s Journey and is set to be released on March 8th in theaters and then released on VOD the following day. The trailer for the upcoming production can be viewed below.
May the Force be with you all! Geeks of Doom will be posting a couple of Star Wars articles today, May 25, for Universal Day of the Jedi, which celebrates the anniversary of the release of the first Star Wars movie.
This year, Universal Day of the Jedi also celebrates the anniversary of Timothy Zahn‘s novel, Heir to the Empire. The initial release of this novel 20 years ago this month is significant, because it was quite literally groundbreaking: its impact would open the floodgates for an amazing deluge of Star Wars novels and comics – turning the Expanded Universe into an EXPANDING Universe.
Zahn’s Thrawn Trilogy, of which Heir to the Empire is the first part, is widely regarded by many fans as one of the best series of Star Wars books to ever have been released. Some fans even consider the trilogy to be the equivalent of the closest we may ever get to a Star Wars Sequel Trilogy. Timothy Zahn has continued his journeys into the Expanded Star Wars Universe through the years – exploring deeper into the history and legacy of Grand Admiral Thrawn, the continual growing relationship between Luke Skywalker and Mara Jade, and also the mysteries behind the enigmatic Outbound Flight.
I figured with this month being the anniversary of Zahn’s masterpiece, and also with today being Universal Day of the Jedi, it would be a good opportunity to take a look back at some of the finer examples of Star Wars novels over the years.