Journey guitarist Neal Schon has confirmed that former drummer Deen Castronovo has rejoined the band.
Ultimate Classic Rock reports that Schon, in a series of Facebook comments below a San Francisco Chronicle story about Journey, confirmed that Castronovo is returning to the band.
One fan commented on the post, “So is Deen Castronovo back in the band full time now?” to which Schon responded simply, “Yes.”
Responding to another fan who asked the band to “bring back Deen again,” Schon wrote, “Deen is back. We are double (2) drummers now with Narada”
Narada Michael Walden had joined the band in 2020. Castronovo was fired from the band six years ago after he got arrested over domestic violence.
Meanwhile, Schon did not reveal the extent to which Castronovo will participate in immediate and future Journey shows.
Schon also teased Castronovo’s return when he tweeted a photo that appeared to be from rehearsals for the band’s Friday-night concert at the Aragon Ballroom in Chicago.
“Ok . Double trouble Chicago @NaradaMWalden @DeenTheDrummer Narada Michael Walden and the return of Deen Castronovo on Drums @AragonBallroom @lollapalooza,” Schon captioned his post.
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