News Segment


January 9, 2005

Due to mutual agreement, Deen Castronovo has decided to step down as drummer for Soul SirkUS as the work load between both SS & Journey left him little to no personal/family time. World reknown Australian sensation, Virgil Donati (Steve Vai, Planet X) has stepped in & the band will begin touring to support their debut, World Play, in the Spring of 2005 before Journey embark on their summer tour.

Deen has expressed his feelings here with:”Oh my God, Virgil Donati SERIOUSLY kicks my butt!!! He is the most unreal drummer I have ever seen…this guy is a studied musician and does things on a kit I had never witnessed…with “this guy” in Soul Sirkus they are going to make some real noise in the music business. They couldn’t have chosen a better guy – they just don’t come any better than Donati.”

Neal, Jeff & Marco wish their brother Deen well in the decision & are now all are content with the decision to forge ahead respectively. Deen will continue with his duties in Journey accordingly.

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