Joey Castillo

Infobox musical artist
Name = Joey Castillo



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Background = Drummer
Birth_name = Joseph William Castillo
Born = birth date and age|1966|03|30
Origin = Gardena, California, U.S.
Instrument = drums
Genre = Stoner rock
Occupation =Musician
Years_active = 1986–present
Associated_acts = Queens of the Stone Age, Zilch, Wasted Youth, Goatsnake, Danzig
URL = [http://www.queensofthestoneage.com]
Notable_instruments = DW Drums Zildjian Cymbals Vic Firth Drum sticks Latin Percussion Remo Drum Skins

Joey Castillo (born March 30, 1966, in Gardena, California) is an American drummer currently playing with Queens of the Stone Age. He joined the band in 2002 after the departure of Dave Grohl.

Biography

A native of southern California, Castillo began playing drums at age fifteen, influenced by War, Al Green, Led Zeppelin, Rolling Stones and Black Flag. Joey started off his drumming career by joining the Los Angeles punk band, Wasted Youth, in 1984. After recording two albums and several tours, he left Wasted Youth and joined Sugartooth in 1991. During the summer of 1994, he formed a short-lived punk rock band called Chronic Halitosis. Joey officially left Sugartooth and joined Danzig. In 1996, he was featured on Robert Trujillo's solo album, and in 1997 he also appeared on an album by Hide [cite news
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] He replaced Goatsnake's original drummer after his departure in 2001, but that was short lived when they split up shortly after [cite news
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title =An Interview with Greg Anderson of Goatsnake
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] . In 2001 he did backing vocals and drums for some tracks on Son of Sam's album Songs From The Earth. Castillo joined Queens of the Stone Age without an audition, playing through half a song at an informal rehearsal before frontman Josh Homme walked out of the room, returned saying "I just fired the drummer. The tour starts tomorrow," and offered Castillo the gig. Castillo also played on Mark Lanegan's solo album Bubblegum and Eagles of Death Metal's second album "Death by Sexy". [cite news
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title =Joey Castillo Is "Walking The Walk"
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date =2005
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] Castillo has never been married and doesn't have any children but once dated Tairrie B from the band My Ruin. He also has two drumkits which belonged to Chuck Biscuits and considers them his most prized possessions. Castillo currently resides in Silver Lake, California. [cite news
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title =Break It Down: Joey Castillo of Queens of the Stone Age
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date =2007
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Chronic Halitosis

In the summer of 1994, Joey formed a short-lived band named Chronic Halitosis in 1994 with future Danzig members Todd Youth and Josh Lazie. [cite news
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] They played punk covers of bands like Misfits and Black Flag. [cite news
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Equipment

Castillo uses an LP jam block. The penetrating tone of the jam block appears solo at the outset of the Queens of the Stone Age single "Little Sister" from the album "Lullabies to Paralyze", Castillo’s first studio album with the band. However pre-Sugartooth he was known to use Tama drums, Paiste cymbals and Easton sticks. [cite news
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] Joey has expressed his dislike for wood shell snares, and most if not all live footage of this shows him using non-wood shell snares.


=Era Vulgaris tour Equipment=

Castillo uses Vic Firth drum sticks, OCDP drums made from DW shells, DW pedals and hardware and has switched from using Paiste cymbals to Zildjian cymbals for the Era Vulgaris tour.


=DW Drums=

*22"x20" Bass Drum
*14"x12" Mounted Tom
*18"x16" Floor Tom
*14"x7" Stave Shell Snare


=DW Hardware=

*5000TD Delta3 Turbo Single Bass Drum Pedal
*5500TD Delta Turbo Hi-Hat Stand
*9300 Snare Drum Stand (x2)
*9710 Straight Cymbal Stand (x2)
*9700 Straight/Boom Cymbal Stand
*9101 Low Drum Throne

Zildjian Cymbals

*13.25" Zildjian K Custom Hybrid Hi-Hats
*19" Zildjian K Thin Crash
*24" Zildjian K Light Ride
*21" Zildjian K Brilliant Crash Ride
*9" Zildjian Zil-bel (2007)

Remo Heads

*Snare: Remo Emperor X (2007), Remo Controlled Sound (2008)
*Toms: Remo Controlled Sound
*Bass: Remo Controlled Sound with Falam Slam

Latin Percussion

*LP160 Cyclops Tambourine
*LP1207 LP Jam Block
*Gibraltar SC-AM1 Mounting Bracket

Vic Firth Sticks

*Vic Firth American Classic Series X5A

Lullabies To Paralyze tour Equipment

For the Lullabies tour, Castillo continued to use DW drums, Paiste cymbals and Remo heads. Though during this tour he started using Vic Firth sticks instead of Vater sticks.


=DW Drums=

*22"x20" Bass Drum
*14"x12" Rack Tom
*18"x16" Floor Tom
*14"x7" Brass Snare


=DW Hardware=

*5000TD Delta3 Turbo Single Bass Drum Pedal
*5500TD Delta Turbo Hi-Hat Stand
*9300 Snare Drum Stand (x2)
*9710 Straight Cymbal Stand (x2)
*9700 Straight/Boom Cymbal Stand
*9101 Low Drum Throne

Paiste Cymbals

*14" 2002 Sound Edge Hi Hats
*19" 2002 Medium Crash
*20" 2002 Medium Crash
*24" 2002 Medium Ride

Remo Heads

*Snare: CS Coated Power Dot on top, Remo Ambassador Snare Side on bottom
*Toms: Coated Emperor tops, Clear Ambassador bottoms
*Bass: Clear Powerstroke 3 on batter, DW Ambassador resonant side

Latin Percussion

*LP160 Cyclops Tambourine
*LP1207 LP Jam Block
*Gibraltar SC-AM1 Mounting Bracket

Vic Firth Sticks

*Vic Firth American Classic Series X5A

Songs For The Deaf tour Equipment

Castillo used DW drums and hardware, Paiste cymbals and Remo heads during the Songs For The Deaf tour.


=DW Drums=

*24"x20" Bass Drum
*14"x11" Rack Tom
*16"x14" Floor Tom
*18"x16" Floor Tom
*14"x7" Bronze Snare Drum


=DW Hardware=

*5000TD Delta3 Turbo Single Bass Drum Pedal
*5500TD Delta Turbo Hi-Hat Stand
*9300 Snare Drum Stand (x2)
*9710 Straight Cymbal Stand (x2)
*9700 Straight/Boom Cymbal Stand
*9101 Low Drum Throne

Paiste Cymbals

*15" 2002 Sound Edge Hi Hats
*19" Innovations Crash
*20" 2002 Medium Crash
*24" 2002 Medium Ride

Remo Heads

*Snare: CS Coated Power Dot on top, Remo Ambassador Snare Side on bottom
*Toms: Coated Emperor tops, Clear Ambassador bottoms
*Bass: Clear Powerstroke 3 on batter, DW Ambassador resonant side

Latin Percussion

*LP160 Cyclops Tambourine
*LP1207 LP Jam Block
*Gibraltar SC-AM1 Mounting Bracket

Vater Sticks

* Vater Rock and Power 5B

Discography

Danzig

*"Blackacidevil" (1996)
*"" (1999)
*"Live on the Black Hand Side" (2001)
*"I Luciferi" (2002)
*"The Lost Tracks of Danzig" (select tracks) (2007)

Eagles of Death Metal

*"Death by Sexy" (2006) (credited as Joey "Sexy Mexy" Castillo)

Queens of the Stone Age

*"Lullabies to Paralyze" (2005)
*"Over The Years And Through The Woods" (2005)
*"Era Vulgaris" (2007)

ugartooth

*"Sugartooth" (1994)
*"The Sounds of Solid" (1997)

Wasted Youth

*"Get Out of My Yard!" (1986)
*"Black Daze" (1988)

Youjeen

*"Hey Jerks" (2001)

Zilch

*"3.2.1." (1998)
*"Bastard Eyes" (1999)
*"Skyjin" (2001)

References

External links

* [http://www.lpmusic.com/Pros_That_Play_LP/Players_Roster/castillo.html LPmusic.com] - LP Music page of Joey Castillo


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