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Richie Castellano is an American musician and engineer best known as the lead guitarist and keyboardist for the progressive rock band Blue Öyster Cult. He has also worked as a producer, engineer, and mixer for various artists. He was born on February 7, 1980 in Brooklyn, New York. Castellano began playing guitar at the age of 12 and was soon playing in local bands. He attended the State University of New York at Purchase, where he studied music and audio engineering. After graduating, he began working as a freelance engineer and producer. In 2006, Castellano joined Blue Öyster Cult as their lead guitarist and keyboardist. He has since toured with the band and appeared on their albums Curse of the Hidden Mirror (2006) and The Symbol Remains (2020). Castellano has also worked as a producer, engineer, and mixer for various artists, including the band The Atomic Bitchwax, singer-songwriter Joe D'Urso, and the band The Grip Weeds. As of 2021, Richie Castellano's net worth is estimated to be roughly $1 million.

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Occupation Musician, singer-songwriter
Age 44 years old
Zodiac Sign Aquarius
Born 7 February, 1980
Birthday 7 February
Birthplace Brooklyn, New York, US
Nationality United States

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In May 2014, Castellano began a podcast called Band Geek with Richie Castellano.


In addition to performing with Blue Öyster Cult, he also plays guitar in the band Morning Starlett. He also works in his family's music store (Castellano's House of Music) in Staten Island on a private basis. In 2011, Castellano had a viral video hit with his rendition of Queen's "Bohemian Rhapsody" where he performed all of the vocals and instrumentals.


In December 2003, Castellano served as sound engineer on Blue Öyster Cult's 13 city tour of Germany. He first performed with Blue Öyster Cult as bass guitarist in Las Vegas, Nevada on September 18, 2004, shortly after Danny Miranda left the band. He remained in that position until early 2007, when original member Allen Lanier retired from the band. At that time, Castellano filled the position of rhythm guitar and keyboards, while Danny Miranda returned briefly to fill the position of bassist. By April 2007, the bass guitar position was filled by Rudy Sarzo on a semi-permanent basis.


Upon earning his Bachelor's degree in music production, he embarked began post-graduate studies under Dr. Ferry, while also working as a staff producer at Ferry's record label, Larchmont Records. Castellano earned his Master's degree in Music from the SUNY Purchase Conservatory of Music in December 2002.


Castellano enrolled in the Conservatory of Music at the State University of New York at Purchase in 1998. He majored in Studio Production, studying the then-new practice of digital recording. From 1999–2001, he produced and engineered Regina Spektor's debut album, 11:11, which was self-released on CD on July 9, 2001. During the summer of 2000, Castellano studied advanced digital recording techniques and audio engineering at Wave Studio in Staten Island, under the instruction of Ron Thal. Castellano assisted Thal with the production of his album, Uncool. That year, he also began his association with Blue Öyster Cult as a substitute Front of House engineer. Also around this time, he and one of his professors, Grammy Award-nominated producer Dr. Joe Ferry, were involved in a band, "Richie & the Pocketrockets". This band released one album, entitled Touch of Blue: The Blues Tribute to the Grateful Dead, on CMH Records on August 21, 2001.


After spending his first semester of high school at Port Richmond, Staten Island, Castellano transferred to Curtis High School in Staten Island, where he joined the Curtis High School Guitar Ensemble. At that time, Castellano met Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal, who became one of his most important mentors. In 1997, inspired in part by Thal's 1995 debut solo album The Adventures of Bumblefoot, Castellano recorded a 13-song solo concept album. This album, entitled Alone in My Basement, was surprisingly successful, selling out of its initial pressing within one month of its release. He won two songwriting awards for one of the songs from Alone in My Basement. The album was also acclaimed in EQ magazine for the unusual methods employed in its recording and production. He won a competition to write a song for his high school graduation. Castellano graduated from Curtis High School in 1998.


Richie Castellano (born February 7, 1980) is an American musician and engineer. He is a current member of the band Blue Öyster Cult.

A fifth generation musician, Richie Castellano was born in Brooklyn, New York City on February 7, 1980. The Castellano family moved to Staten Island in 1985. He began to study guitar at the age of seven. Among his early musical influences were Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Little Richard, Buddy Holly, and Ritchie Valens. By the early 1990s, influenced by the Beatles, he began songwriting, as well as recording on a 16-track reel-to-reel studio he had assembled in the basement of his house. Later influences included Yes, Genesis, and Emerson, Lake and Palmer. He also cites the music of Queen as an important influence on the development of his musical style.