(By Pat ‘Riot’ Whitaker, Lead Journalist/Writer, RiffRelevant.com)
In a surprising announcement, The Dead Daisies have announced that Deen Castronovo is joining the band as their new drummer. He is replacing exiting kit-man Brian Tichy who appears to be leaving to pursue other projects.
Deen Castronovo is best known as the drummer for Journey, who he played with from 1998 to 2015. He’s also played with Ozzy Osbourne, Steve Vai, and G//Z/R (also known as Geezer due to the band’s namesake, Black Sabbath’s Geezer Butler) to name but a few. Deen has also recently been making news (here) due to his involvement with an unnamed thrash metal project in the works with guitarist Dan Spitz (Red Lamb, ex-Anthrax) and bassist Rudy Sarzo (Quiet Riot, Ozzy, Whitesnake)
Of course, Deen also currently plays in Revolution Saints with The Dead Daisies lead guitarist Doug Aldrich, who just released their new album, Light In The Dark.