In what leads to an uplifting finale, Journey drummer Deen Castronovo has admitted to the world that he partook in so many drugs – “it would have killed a rhino”. This is the case for many a musician, sad as that statement is. However, Deen believed in the Good Lord Jesus Christ. He is now reborn, healthy and well.
In a recent sit down with the folks at Blabbermouth, Deen exposed yet more of his life on the road with Journey. Let’s take a look:
Deen Castronovo, completed court-ordered drug rehabilitation in the year of our Good Lord, 2015. This came after he was arrested on domestic violence charges.
Castronovo spoke about how his faith and sobriety have given him a new outlook on life. He said: “I don’t take anything for granted now. I mean, honestly, bro, and I’m not blowing this up or hyping it, I should be dead. The amount of drugs that I was using would have killed a rhino. I mean, I was in deep. And I’m just grateful to be alive. I give all glory to Jesus Christ. If it wasn’t for Christ pulling me out of that, I’d be dead. So for me, yeah, every day is, like… I go around with my drum tech, every once in a while, at these Journey shows, and I’m, like, ‘Dude, I’m back in the band. Isn’t this amazing?’ We pinch ourselves. I used to do that before, but now, dude… I’m grateful to have my wife back, my kids and my grandkids. And to be able to do what I love and make a living doing it, man, there’s nothing better. Nothing better.”