Deen Castronovo

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Deen Castronovo
Born (1964-08-17) August 17, 1964 (age 50)
Westminster, California, U.S.
Genres Hard rock, heavy metal
Occupation(s) Drummer, singer
Instruments Drums, vocals, percussions
Years active 1982–present
Associated acts Dr. Mastermind, Wild Dogs, Cacophony, Bad English, Journey, Hole, Hardline, Planet Us, Soul SirkUS, G/Z/R, Ozzy Osbourne, Vasco Rossi, Steve Vai, Paul Rodgers, Matthew Ward, Marty Friedman, Revolution Saints
Website www.journeymusic.com

Deen Castronovo (born August 17, 1964 in Westminster, California) is an American drummer and singer who has played in several notable hard rock and metal acts, such as Cacophony, Bad English, Journey, Wild Dogs, Dr. Mastermind, Hardline, Planet Us, Soul Sirkus, Social Distortion, and Black Sabbath bassist Geezer Butler's G/Z/R, as well as in backing bands for Ozzy Osbourne, Vasco Rossi, Steve Vai, Paul Rodgers and Matthew Ward. He is the current drummer for the bands Journey and Revolution Saints, performing on such albums as Arrival (2001), Red 13 (2002), Generations (2005) (in which he also provided lead vocals on two songs), Revelation (2008), and Eclipse (2011), as well as providing lead vocals when performing live such hits as "Mother, Father", "Still They Ride", and "Keep on Runnin'" and occasionally "Faithfully".

He also played on the song "Smoke Of The Revolution" on the Neal Schon solo album Late Nite.

History[edit]

Deen Castronovo grew up in Keizer, Oregon, where he still lives.[1][2] He attended South Salem High School. He has 2 children. Castronovo was arrested on June 14, 2015 and charged with fourth-degree assault and menacing after police say he physically injured a woman. As a result, he has been dropped from several upcoming performances.[3] He was replaced by Omar Hakim on the 2015 tour.[4]

On June 29, 2015, Castronovo was indicted by a Marion County grand jury. He faces felony charges of rape, assault, sexual abuse, unlawful use of a dangerous weapon, and contempt of court (violation of terms of bail after the June 14 arrest).[5]

Album appearances[edit]

With Wild Dogs
  • Wild Dogs (1983)
  • Man's Best Friend (1984)
  • Reign Of Terror (1987)
With Dr. Mastermind
  • Dr. Mastermind (1986)
Tony MacAlpine

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  • Maximum Security (1987)
  • Premonition (1994)
With Cacophony
With Marty Friedman
With Bad English
With Joey Tafolla
With Matthew Ward
  • Fortress (1990)
With Hardline
With Ozzy Osbourne
With Steve Vai
With G/Z/R
With Social Distortion
Rush tribute
  • Working Man – A Tribute to Rush (1996)
With James Murphy
  • Convergence (1996)
  • Feeding the Machine (1999)
With Hole
With Vasco Rossi
With Journey
With The Hitmaker
  • Don't Stop Believin' (featuring Deen Castronovo) (2006)
With Soul Sirkus
  • World Play
With Paul Rodgers
With Revolution Saints
With Fear Factory

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lynn, Capi (May 6, 2009). "Drummer aims to spark musical journey for kids". Statesman Journal. 
  2. ^ O'Brien, Kyle (October 13, 2011). "Journey drummer ready to rock at home". The Oregonian. Retrieved October 13, 2011. 
  3. ^ "Journey Drummer Dropped from Upcoming Shows". statesmanjournal.com. Retrieved June 19, 2015. 
  4. ^ "Journey Drummer Booted From Tour". inquisitr.com. Retrieved June 30, 2015. 
  5. ^ Dubois, Steven. "Journey Drummer Arrested". registerguard.com. Associated Press. Retrieved June 30, 2015. 
  6. ^ "New Fear Factory Album 'Genexus' To Feature Guest Appearance By Journey Drummer Deen Castronovo". Blabbermouth.net. May 23, 2015. Retrieved May 27, 2015. 

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Preceded by
Steve Smith
Journey drummer
1997 – present
Succeeded by
Incumbent