Drummer for Major Rock Band Jailed, Charged With Rape

Jun 30, 2015  •  Post A Comment

The drummer for one of the most successful rock bands of the past 40 years has been jailed and faces a charge of rape. TMZ.com reports that Deen Castronovo, the drummer for the band Journey, was due in court today, Tuesday, June 30, 2015, in connection with the case.

The rape charge stems from an alleged domestic violence incident, for which Castronovo was arrested June 14 in his home state of Oregon. TMZ reports that the incident involved Castronovo’s wife.

The report adds: “Now the D.A. has added new charges — rape, sexual abuse, coercion and unlawful use of a weapon.”

Castronovo was reportedly dropped from the current Journey tour after his arrest. He has been held in Marion County Ore., without bail, TMZ notes.

In addition to his stint with Journey, Castronovo has reportedly been a part of a number of bands including Social Distortion and Bad English, and has been in the backup bands behind Ozzy Osbourne, Steve Vai, Paul Rodgers and others.

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