• BIO

    Deen J. Castronovo was born August 17, 1964 and is an accomplished drummer and singer, best known for being a member of Journey, Bad English, Wild Dogs, Revolution Saints and The Dead Daisies. He also has been a touring and studio member for Ozzy Osbourne, Steve Vai, Paul Rodgers and Black Sabbath's bassist Geezer Butler's GZR. While working with Wild Dogs, Deen met and began working with Tony MacAlpine, which lead to an introduction to future long-time collaboration partner, Neal Schon.

     

    Shortly after, Neal would invite Deen to audition for a new band with Jonathan Cain, John Waite and Ricky Phillips, which became Bad English. After two albums, which included being nominated for Best New Group in 1989 at the International Rock Awards, Bad English disbanded in 1991. In 1995 a Greatest Hits was released.

     

    Deen continued to be in various bands along with Schon, from Hardline to Paul Rodgers. After a 3-year stint with Vasco Rossi, he joined Journey, where he would spend the next 18 years and 5 albums as the lead drummer and an occasional lead vocalist. While not the original drummer for Journey, Deen has served as their drummer longer than anyone else to date and was a fan favorite.

     

    While still with Journey, Deen, Jack Blades, and Doug Aldrich formed Revolution Saints. The band, where Deen served as lead vocalist and handled drumming duties, released its self-titled debut album in 2015 and a followup in 2017.

     

    In late 2017 Deen became the new drummer for The Dead Daisies. Deen and the band almost immediately began song writing and hit the studio, again with legendary producer Marti Frederiksen (Aerosmith, Mötley Crüe, Buckcherry), to record the 2018 album Burn it Down.

  • BANDS

    The Dead Daisies Logo

    The Dead Daisies

    2017-Present
    Drums

    Deen joined The Dead Daisies in 2017. Their new album, Burn it Down was released April 6, 2018.

    Revolution Saints Logo

    Revolution Saints

    2014-Present
    Lead Vocals, Drums

    The band has released two albums. The newest, Light in the Dark, was released on October 13, 2017.

    Gioeli-Castronovo

    2017-Present
    Drums & Vocals

    25 Years after playing together on the debut Hardline album, Deen reunites with Johnny Gioeli for "Set The World On Fire", available July 13, 2018.

    Journey Music Logo

    Journey

    1998-2015
    Drums, Vocals

    Deen's career with Journey as lead drummer and occasional lead vocalist spanned 18 years and 5 albums.

    Soul SirkUS

    2004-2005
    Drums

    Deen was the original drummer and played on the "black sleeve" version of World Play; the 11-track debut album from this Neal Schon-led project.

    Ozzy Osbourne

    1993-1995
    Drums

    Deen joined Ozzy on Ozzmosis and toured on 1995's Retirement Sucks Tour.

    Hardline Band

    Hardline

    1991-1992
    Drums, Backing Vocals

    Original drummer for the band who's version of "Hot Cherie" rose to No. 25 on the Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks chart.

    Bad English

    1987-1991
    Drums, Percussion & Backing Vocals

    Bad English recorded two albums, one of which was nominated for Best New Group in 1989 at the International Rock Awards.

    Wild Dogs

    1982-1987
    Drums

    At the age of 16 Deen joined Wild Dogs and impressed crowds with his twirling and stick juggling showmanship.

  • NEWS

    Doug Aldrich & Deen Castronovo - The Dead Daisies Interview

    Alan Dixon from Canada's The Metal Voice interviewed The Dead Daisies guitarist Doug Aldrich (Dio, Whitesnake) and Deen Castronovo (Journey, Bad English, Ozzy). (Watch video)

    Castronovo Thrilled to Be Part of the Dead Daisies

    It’s one of the most well-worn of clichés, but in the case of rock drummer/vocalist/songwriter Deen Castronovo, the clouds that his life was immersed in a few years ago have now parted to reveal... (continue reading)

    THE DEAD DAISIES Release 'Dead And Gone' Video

    The official video for "Set The World On Fire", the title track of the debut album from GIOELI - CASTRONOVO, can be seen below. The disc will be released on July 13... (continue reading)

    JOHNNY GIOELI And DEEN CASTRONOVO: Video For 'Set The World On Fire' Title Track

    The official video for "Set The World On Fire", the title track of the debut album from GIOELI - CASTRONOVO, can be seen below. The disc will be released on July 13... (continue reading)

    TOURNIQUET's 'Gazing At Medusa' Title Track Features Guest Appearances By DEEN CASTRONOVO

    Christian metallers TOURNIQUET have just released the title track, cover art and lyric video to their upcoming full-length album, "Gazing At Medusa", set for a summer 2018 release... (continue reading)

    THE DEAD DAISIES Announce Summer 2018 North American Tour

    THE DEAD DAISIES are returning to North America. After a sold-out tour across Europe, the band is looking forward to rocking out with its U.S. and Canadian fans. Their current single... (continue reading)

    Johnny Gioeli and Deen Castronovo Join Forces For 'Set The World On Fire' Album

    GIOELI - CASTRONOVO will release its debut album, "Set The World On Fire", on July 13 via Frontiers Music Srl. The official video for the disc's first single... (continue reading)

    Interview: Deen Castronovo of THE DEAD DAISIES

    We last chatted to Deen Castronovo last September when he appeared to be a person who was emerging out of a personal dark period and he talked positively about... (continue reading)

    The Dead Daisies Return to Lucerna

    The Dead Daisies will be back in Prague at Lucerna Music Bar on July 22. The band has a new studio album called Burn It Down and a new drummer, Deen Castronovo. The band was last in... (continue reading)

    Burn It Down by The Dead Daisies

    It goes without saying that The Dead Daisies is packed full of talent; this US-based outfit is the very definition of the term supergroup. Subsequently, the band collectively went into the studio in Nashville last year... (continue reading)

    April 2018 New Music Releases

    The Dead Daisies' Burn It Down, a 10-track follow-up to Make Some Noise from 2016, finds former Journey drummer Deen Castronovo debuting alongside John Corabi, Doug Aldrich, Marco Mendoza and David Lowy... (continue reading)

    ISSA To Release Fifth Solo Studio Album ‘Run With The Pack’ In April

    Included is a duet with Deen Castronovo, former drummer of Journey and currently of The Dead Daisies, as well as singing and drumming for Revolution Saints. Castronovo duets with Issa on the track... (continue reading)

    Neal Schon Delivered "Journey Through Time"

    Well, it finally happened. Neal Schon brought us Journey Through Time, a concert to benefit California fire victims. The show sold out in minutes, and featured Schon along with Journey alumni Gregg Rollie and Deen Castronovo, plus... (continue reading)

    Former Journey Drummer Deen Castronovo Gets Back to Music: Exclusive Interview

    12/15/17 - Ultimate Classic Rock

    After more than two years off of the road, former Journey drummer Deen Castronovo is looking forward to a busy schedule in 2018.
    He was recently tapped to join the Dead Daisies... (continue reading)

    Former Journey drummer Deen Castronovo joins The Dead Daisies

    11/6/17 - Planet Rock

    The former Journey drummer has replaced the departing Brian Tichy who had three tenures with the group since their inception in 2012.

    Enthusing about Castronovo joining the band... (continue reading)

    Interview: Deen Castronovo of REVOLUTION SAINTS

    9/20/17 - Antihero Magazine

    Deen Castronovo has a long established musical career from the early days with Wild Dogs and several Shrapnel guitarists’ solo projects. He then hit a peak of commercial success... (continue reading)

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