Bookmarking classic rock history with unforgettable, smash hits such as "Don't Stop Believin," this San Francisco-originated band has earned a spot among the music legends.
But we aren't just saying that for grins. In addition to their 25 gold and platinum albums, Journey has a greatest hits album that is certified 15 times platinum, which brought the band into the elite club of Diamond-certified album holders. Also, according to the RIAA, Journey has sold 47 million albums in the U.S., making them the 28th best-selling band…yeah, it's kind of a big deal.
Their hits include "Any Way You Want It," "Wheel in the Sky," "Separate Ways" and "Open Arms" while some of the parent records that comprise these hits are "Escape," "Raised on the Radio" and "Trial by Fire," among others.
After hitting the height of their commercial success between 1978 and 1987, the group temporarily disbanded but enjoyed a successful reunion in the mid '90s, and more than four decades since its founding, Journey is still going strong.
Continuing to pack concert arenas, which Journey proved able to do with its super successful 2011 tour (which hailed the group's latest album, "Eclipse"), the legends are still keeping us believin'. Journey's music has not only provided anthems for generations past but has captured the hearts of newer generations as well, confirmed when a cover of "Don't Stop Believin'" became the top-selling song from the hit FOX show "Glee."
But evolving with the times and keeping their sound fresh, the group has expanded into new media ventures -- Journey's music was featured in two video games. Currently, the band is composed of Neal Schon (lead guitar and backing vocals), Jonathan Cain (keyboards and backing vocals), co-founder Ross Valory (bass and backing vocals), Deen Castronovo (drums, percussion and backing vocals) and Arnel Pineda (lead vocals) and these rockers have never lost the spirit that initially made them legends.