Journey Now Has Two Drummers, Deen Castronovo Returns
Journey now has two drummers on stage, as Deen Castronovo and Narada Michael Walden joined the band in May 2020, following the dismissal of founding bassist Ross Valory and drummer Steve Smith in March 2020, allegedly due to a “corporate coup d’u00e9tat.”
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Why did Castronovo leave Journey?
Castronovo was fired from Journey in 2015 after being arrested for domestic violence with his then-girlfriend, whom he is now married to.
Did Journey always have 2 drummers?
Journey now appears to have two active drummers, as guitarist Neal Schon confirmed drummer Deen Castronovo’s return to the band via Facebook and two photos shared on Twitter, implying that the band will perform with two drummers on stage: Castronovo and Narada Michael Walden.
How old is Deen Castronovo?
Journey now has two drummers, with Deen Castronovo making a comeback.
How old is Steve Perry now?
Neal Schon, the founding member and legendary lead guitarist of JOURNEY, has announced the launch of his new music label, “Neal Schon Music Inc.,” as well as a new music and merchandise focused website, “NealSchonCollection.com.”
Who is currently playing drums for Journey?
Schon has been a constant member of the band since 1980, along with keyboardist and rhythm guitarist Jonathan Cain, lead vocalist Arnel Pineda (since 2007), drummer Deen Castronovo (1998-2015, and since 2021), keyboardist Jason Derlatka (since 2019), and bassist Randy Jackson (1985 to 1987, and since 2020).
Is Steve Perry back with Journey?
Despite the fact that it would jeopardize his own career, Pineda told Rolling Stone that seeing Perry back onstage with Journey would be a u201cdream.u201d u201cI’m delivering on the legacy that ‘the voice’ has left behind,u201d he said.
How many Top 10 hits did Journey?
They’ve had nineteen Top 40 singles in the United States (second most without a Billboard Hot 100 number one single behind Electric Light Orchestra with 20), six of which reached the Top 10 of the US chart and two of which reached No. 1 on other Billboard charts, as well as a No. 1 on the UK chart.
When did Gregg Rolie leave Journey?
Gregg released several solo albums after leaving Journey in 1980, including the eponymous Gregg Rolie in 1985, which included contributions from Carlos Santana, Peter Wolf, Neal Schon, and Craig Chaquico and featured the song “I Wanna Go Back,” which later became a hit for Eddie Money.
Are any Journey members original?
Gregg Rolie on vocals and keyboards, Neal Schon on guitar and vocals, George Tickner on guitar, Ross Valory on bass and vocals, and Prairie Prince on drums made up the original Journey lineup.
What was Nirvana original name?
The band went by a variety of names in its early months, including Skid Row, Pen Cap Chew, and Ted Ed Fred, before settling on Nirvana because, as Cobain put it, “I wanted a name that was kind of beautiful or nice and pretty instead of a mean, raunchy punk name like the Angry Samoans.”