Deen Castronovo Was Backed By Journey Following Firing

Deen Castronovo

(Classic Rock) Deen Castronovo is grateful for the moral and financial backing Journey gave him after they fired him last year. The drummer was dismissed following years of alcohol and drug abuse that led to him being sentenced to four years' probation for assaulting his fiancee.

He'd been arrested after a 24-day methamphetamine binge - and later publicly accepted responsibility for his actions, saying: "Domestic violence is a choice."

Since then, he's kept in touch with former bandmates Neal Schon and Jonathan Cain - and his only recent musical commitment has been recording for Cain's worship music album What God Wants To Hear.

Castronovo tells UCR: "The beautiful thing is that the band were very kind. They left me with a substantial amount of money to make sure I was taken care of.

"Neal texts me from time to time, but Jon gave me a chance. We stay in contact and he's my spiritual mentor. I have days, you know, you see the reviews on the shows and you're going, 'Man, they're doing so good. I wish I could have been there.'

"Jon's like, 'It's okay - you're where you're supposed to be right now. You just stay on it.'" Read more here.

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