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, 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 G/Z/R.


    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.


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    The Dead Daisies


    Deen joined The Dead Daisies in 2017. Their new album is slated to be released in early- 2018.

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    Revolution Saints

    Lead Vocals, Drums

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

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    Drums, Vocals

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

    Bad English

    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

  • NEWS

    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)

    One-On-One with the Revolution Saints Drummer, Deen Castronovo

    12/6/17 - The Aquarian Weekly

    ust a few days after I interviewed him, it was announced that my friend Deen Castronovo is the new drummer for the fantastic rock band, The Dead Daises. Deen and the guys... (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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