Deen Castronovo states that people have said Hardline would have been massive five years earlier
Former Hardline and current The Dead Daisies, Revolution Saints and Gioeli/Castronovo drummer Deen Castronovo was recently interviewed by Andrew Catania for All That Shreds and spoke about his time in Hardline.
With respect to when Hardline were going to do their second album to follow up their popular Double Eclipse debut album and what happened, Castronovo advised: “We did the first record and we went to do the second record, the label dropped us as the grunge movement was setting in. I was like, that’s that. I ended up touring with Neal [Schon] and Paul Rogers as Paul’s drummer. People said Hardline sounds great if it was five years earlier the band would’ve been massive.”
Castronovo recently achieved three years of sobriety. In terms of what regime that he does to stay sober, the drummer stated: “I had my three year anniversary, which was huge. I was in Tokyo and find out, you get your little 3-year patch. For me, it’s an AA and NA on the road. I find the meetings and I go. I’ve got an amazing support group. My fiance, who’s still with me, I’ve got my family, all the people that are in my life, my son. My priorities are Christ, recovery, family and my drumming. Diedra, my fiance, she’s the one that saved my butt.”
Back in late 2017, Castronovo joined The Dead Daisies and was recommended by both guitarist Doug Adlrich and departing drummer Brian Tichy to which the former stated: “Yes! Brian suggested me as a no-brainer. Doug got me in. I got a call from Daisies‘ management and it all came together.”
You can read the rest of the interview with Deen Castronovo at All That Shreds.