Rick Allen

English drummer for Def Leppard

Richard John Cyril Allen (born 1 November 1963) is an English drummer. He has played for the hard rock band Def Leppard since 1978.

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Allen live with Def Leppard on 13 August 2008 in Winnipeg
Background information
Birth nameRichard John Cyril Allen
Also known asThe Thunder God
Born (1963-11-01) 1 November 1963 (age 56)
Dronfield, Derbyshire, England
GenresHard rock, heavy metal, glam metal
Occupation(s)Musician
InstrumentsDrums, percussion
Years active1978–1984, 1986–present
LabelsIsland, Mercury, Polygram
Associated actsDef Leppard
Websiterickallen.com

His left arm was amputated because of a car crash in 1984. He is known as "The Thunder God" by fans.[1][2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. Gold, Adam (7 August 2009). "Def Leppard's Rick Allen: The Cream Interview [Updated]". Nashville Scene. Retrieved 13 September 2012.
  2. "Rick Allen – Bio – About Rick Allen". MTV Artists. Retrieved 11 March 2014.