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Casey Royer

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Birth name  Casey A. Royer
Instruments  Vocals drums
Name  Casey Royer
Occupation(s)  Musician singer
Years active  1977–present
Role  Musician
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Born  October 8, 1960 (age 55) (1960-10-08)
Labels  Frontier Reject Triple X Doctor Dream Suburban Noize
Associated acts  The Detours Social Distortion The Adolescents D.I. ADZ
Music groups  D.I. (Since 1982), Social Distortion (1978 – 1979), Adolescents
Genres  Skate punk, Hardcore punk, Punk rock
Albums  Adolescents, Horse Bites Dog Cries, Caseyology, Tragedy Again, What Good Is Grief to a God?

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Casey Royer (born October 8, 1960) is an American musician and vocalist best known for playing drums for Southern Californian punk bands The Detours, Social Distortion and the Adolescents.


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Early years

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Royer attended Troy High School, and began playing music with friends in the neighborhoods of Fullerton and Placentia, California. A shifting group of friends formed bands and played at parties and other gigs during their high school years.

Music career

Royer began playing drums professionally in 1978 at the age of 17. He began his career with The Detours and Social Distortion, but then moved on to play for the Adolescents on and off between 1980 and 1987. After the Adolescents' first breakup in 1981, Casey went on to form his own band D.I., where he performed as a lead vocalist for the first time.

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When the Adolescents regrouped in 1986, Casey returned to the band but left before the 1987 reunion album Brats in Battalions was recorded. He rejoined them again in 2001–2002 for their 20th Anniversary Tour. Casey also joined former Adolescents bandmates in the band ADZ from 1989–93, after which he again made D.I. his primary focus. He has been the only constant member through many D.I. line-up shifts since the band's inception.

Legal problems

In 2011 Royer almost overdosed while watching TV with his 12-year-old son at home in Newport Beach. After his son went for help, Royer was arrested and charged with child endangerment and being under the influence of a controlled substance. The child endangerment charges were dropped, but he was convicted of the misdemeanor drug charge and sentenced to 90 days in jail and three years of probation.

Personal life

Royer has never been married, but has two children, Casey, born in 1999, and Max, born in 1990.


Kids of the Blackhole
LA Girl
House of the Rising Sun
I Hate Children
Losing Battle
Who Is Who
Wrecking Crew
Alone Against the World
No Way
Skate Babylon
It's Tattoo Time
I Got a Right


Casey Royer Wikipedia