We are very pleased to announce that Deen Castronovo is now using Vater sticks.
Deen Castronovo was born in Westminster, California. Deen discovered the drums
at age five and played his way through a long list of highly acclaimed bands. At
13, he had learned every song on Journey's album Infinity. Deen exploded on the
scene with heavy rockers Bad English, led by his future Journey band mate Neal
Schon. Bad English enjoyed great success throughout the late 80s and early 90s,
all the while proving that Deen was a drumming force to be recognized. He has
also released an instructional video entitled "High Performance Drumming".
Photo: Steve Toomey
Deen was the natural choice to join Journey when the band reformed and
Steve Smith decided to continue on his path with Vital Information. For Deen, it
was his dream gig and it's obvious by his enthusiasm on stage. Deen's solid back
up vocals add another element to Journey's timeless music and he's a huge part
of their continuing success, which includes receiving a star on the Hollywood
Walk of Fame. Deen has been touring around the world and recording with Journey
for over 10 years.
Deen's other playing credits include Hardline, Ozzy
Osbourne, Steve Vai, Black Sabbath bassist Geezer Butler's G/Z/R, Social
Distortion, Neal Schon, Jonathan Cain, Paul Rodgers, Tony MacAlpine and a solo
project entitled "Soul Sirkus" with Neal Schon, Marco Mendoza and Jeff Scott
Journey is one of
the most popular American rock bands of all time, creating some of the
best-known songs in modern music. They have continued to tour and record into
the 21st century, and have never stopped creating vital music. Since the group's
formation in 1973, the band has earned 19 Top 40 singles and 25 Gold and
Platinum albums. The band's Greatest Hits album is certified 15 times
Platinum, bringing Journey into the elite club of Diamond-certified album
Deen Castronovo is currently on tour with Journey and is using the Vater Power 5B in wood tip.