Castillo - The Musician, The Rock Star
Born in Albuquerque, New Mexico, Randy Castillo got his start
in music very young pounding the drums in his high school marching
Later he joined his first band with his father, playing this
time the trumpet at local weddings & parties.
Soon Randy realized that only lead singers, guitarist, &
drummers picked up chicks... so it was time for a change.
He joined a local James Brown type R 'n B band and started playing
After a short time playing R 'n B, Randy found his true calling....
Rock 'n Roll.
Randy joined his first rock band, the "Wumblies",
he hit the road in the late 70's touring from New York to Chicago
to LA. By
the early 80's, he knew for him to make it big, he had to move
In '81 Randy moved to LA & joined the "Motels".
He hit the road for his first major tour playing in arena's
opening for the "Cars". In the mid 80's, Randy joined
forces with Lita Ford & recorded the "Dancin' on the
Edge" album. He also was introduced to Nikki (Lita's boyfriend
at the time) & Tommy. They all quickly became friends.
After the "Dancin' on the Edge" tour, Randy moved
back to his home state & got into snow skiing to kill some
time... he became a bum. One day out of the blue, Tommy Lee
calls from a party with Ozzy Osbourne & tells Randy that
Ozzy needs a new drummer.
next day Randy & his broken right leg were on a plane to meet
Things don't work out at the audition but Randy & Ozzy do hit
it off. Two months later, Randy gets a call from Ozzy asking how his
leg is doing. Randy tells him that it's never been better. On the
spot, Ozzy asked him to join his band. For the next 10 years, Randy
plays & CO-writes music for Ozzy.
In April of 1999, Randy gets a call from Sharon Osbourne telling him
that Motley Crue is now looking for a new drummer, that he should
really call Nikki, what an irony! Randy & Nikki talk on the phone
for a while when Nikki asks if he could call him back in a few minutes.
After Nikki called Mick & Vince to find out what they thought
of Randy, he calls Randy back to offer him the job... no audition...