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3. Journey picks Arnel Pineda
This has become old hat by now, but back in 2007 it still seemed novel when Journey chose, as Steve Perry Replacement No. 3, a 40-year-old Filipino guy who was covering Journey songs with his band on YouTube.
Also, he sounds remarkably like Steve Perry, which is even more difficult than anyone who hasn't attempted to do Journey karaoke solo will understand. This one has lasted six years and earned the approval of most dyed-in-the-wool Journey fans, which is pretty incredible.
2. INXS becomes a reality show
There are so many weird things about INXS' reality-TV-oriented comeback following Michael Hutchence's death that it's had to know where to start without making a sub-list out of the components. In no order: 1. There was an INXS reality TV show in 2005; 2. The winner's name was J.D. Fortune, second-place finisher in the previous year's I'm A Pulp Novel Adventurer, Get Me Out Of Here; 3. Fortune proceeded to leave-the-band-or-be-kicked-out twice, despite having been homeless before he got the gig, but 4. in spite of all this, INXS-with-TV-Show continued to tour, somewhat successfully, for like five years.