Late Albuquerque-raised rocker honored by school

December 15, 2012 • State News

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Renowned rock drummer Randy Castillo will have his name adorn the performing arts center at West Mesa High School in Albuquerque.

Castillo died at in [auth] 2002 from cancer at age 51 after years playing with Ozzy Osbourne, Motley Crue and other acts.

He graduated in 1968 with the first class to attend the school and launched his career playing with local bands.

His sister began pushing for the honor two years ago and the renaming was approved by the Albuquerque Public Schools board last summer. Christine Castillo tells the Albuquerque Journal ( the official renaming set for Tuesday speaks to her brother’s legacy.

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