Randy KidRandy 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 band.
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 drums again.
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. Randy with Damita, big Fan after a showBy the early 80's, he knew for him to make it big, he had to move to LA.

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.
Randy on StageThe next day Randy & his broken right leg were on a plane to meet Ozzy.
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... no demo's...