Journey’s Castronovo off tour after Salem arrest

Journey drummer Deen Castronovo was reportedly booted off his band's tour after being arrested for domestic violence

Arnel Pineda, center, the lead vocalist of "Journey" smiles beside bandmates Neal Schon, left, and Deen Castronovo, right, during a press conference at a mall in suburban Quezon City, north of Manila, Philippines on Monday March 2, 2009. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)
Arnel Pineda, center, the lead vocalist of "Journey" smiles beside bandmates Neal Schon, left, and Deen Castronovo, right, during a press conference at a mall in suburban Quezon City, north of Manila, Philippines on Monday March 2, 2009. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — Journey drummer Deen Castronovo is off the band’s current US tour, TMZ reported on Thursday.

Castronovo is being replaced by drummer Omar Hakim because he was involved in a domestic dispute that led to his arrest last weekend in Salem, the report states.

TMZ says the band is currently in the middle of a tour. It’s unclear if Castronovo is out of the band altogether or just the tour.

Castronovo was arrested Sunday in an early morning domestic dispute, officials said.

According to court documents, Castronovo, “unlawfully and intentionally attempt[ed] to place [the victim] in fear of imminent serious physical injury by words or conduct.” The incident was described as constituting domestic violence.

The drummer was booked on assault, coercion and menacing charges, Marion County Sheriff’s Office said.

 

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