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Rick Allen
Background information
Birth name Richard John Cyril Allen
Born November 1, 1963 (1963-11-01) (age 44)
Dronfield, Derbyshire, England
Genre(s) Hard rock, Heavy metal, Glam metal
Occupation(s) Drummer
Instrument(s) Drums, Percussion, Vocals
Years active 1978 - Present
Label(s) Island, Mercury, Polygram
Associated acts Def Leppard
Website http://www.defleppard.com
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Richard John Cyril "Rick" Allen (born November 1, 1963, Dronfield, Derbyshire, England) is the drummer for the British hard rock band Def Leppard. He is famous for overcoming the complete amputation of his left arm to continue playing with the band, which subsequently went on to its greatest popular success worldwide. If you hold the copyright to an image (e. ... is the 305th day of the year (306th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For other uses, see 1963 (disambiguation). ... Dronfield is a town in northeast Derbyshire, England // Situated between Sheffield and Chesterfield on the River Drone, Dronfield lies on the B6057 (Chesterfield Road and Sheffield Road). ... Derbyshire is a county in the East Midlands of England. ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Hard Rock redirects here. ... Heavy metal redirects here. ... Glam metal is a sub-genre of heavy metal music that arose in the late 1970s - early 1980s in the United States. ... For the comic book character, see Drummer (comics). ... A musical instrument is a device constructed or modified for the purpose of making music. ... A drum kit (or drum set or trap set) is a collection of drums, cymbals and sometimes other percussion instruments, such as a cowbell, wood block, chimes or tambourines, arranged for convenient playing by a single drummer. ... Percussion redirects here. ... A backup vocalist or background singer (or, especially in the U.S., backup singer or sometimes background singer) is a singer who sings in harmony with the lead vocalist, other backing vocalists, or alone but not singing the lead. ... In the music industry, a record label can be a brand and a trademark associated with the marketing of music recordings and music videos. ... Mercury Records is a record label currently headquartered in the UK, and is a subsidiary of Universal Music Group. ... PolyGram was the name from 1972 of the major label recording company started by Philips as a holding company for its music interests in 1945. ... Def Leppard are an English hard rock band from Sheffield who formed in 1977 as part of the New Wave of British Heavy Metal movement. ... is the 305th day of the year (306th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For other uses, see 1963 (disambiguation). ... Dronfield is a town in northeast Derbyshire, England // Situated between Sheffield and Chesterfield on the River Drone, Dronfield lies on the B6057 (Chesterfield Road and Sheffield Road). ... Derbyshire is a county in the East Midlands of England. ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... Def Leppard are an English hard rock band from Sheffield who formed in 1977 as part of the New Wave of British Heavy Metal movement. ...

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Biography

Childhood and early career

The son of Dale Danzig. Allen started out drumming with his mother's kitchen utensils when he was five, using a tambourine as additional percussion. At about the age of 10 he successfully persuaded his parents to get him a drumkit, by agreeing to take lessons, and pay half the cost of the kit. He got a red sparkle Del-Ray drum kit and after six months of lessons, he began playing with his first band, Smokey Blue. Later on he played with bands called Rampant and the Johnny Kalendar Band. “Buben” redirects here. ... Percussion instruments are played by being struck, shaken, rubbed or scraped. ...


Def Leppard

When Allen was 15, his father replied on his behalf (Allen himself didn't want to reply, as he was ready to give up the drums) to an ad placed by a band called Def Leppard looking for a drummer to replace Frank Noon ("Leppard loses skins" was the ad's headline), and on November 28, 1978, Allen joined the band. In 1979 he dropped out of school (other band members quit their jobs around the same time) to concentrate on a career in music. In September of that year, they opened for Sammy Hagar at London's Hammersmith Odeon and in October and November played shows as a support act for AC/DC; Allen celebrated his 16th birthday with a performance at the Hammersmith Odeon. On March 14, 1980, the band released their first album, On Through the Night. This was followed the next year by High 'n' Dry and in 1983 by Pyromania, the album that made them superstars. For the comic book character, see Drummer (comics). ... Frank Noon was Def Leppards second drummer, replacing original drummer Tony Kenning, and then being replaced himself by Rick Allen. ... is the 332nd day of the year (333rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1978 Gregorian calendar). ... Samuel Roy Hagar (born October 13, 1947 in Monterey, California, USA), better known as Sammy Hagar (aka The Red Rocker), is an American rock guitarist, singer, and composer. ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... The Apollo, Hammersmith, London has been a rock venue for decades, and was originally known as the Hammersmith Odeon. ... This article is about the band. ... is the 73rd day of the year (74th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1980 Gregorian calendar). ... On through the Night is the debut album by British hard rock band Def Leppard, released in 1980. ... High n Dry is the second album by British hard rock band Def Leppard, released in 1981 (see 1981 in music). ... Singles from Pyromania Released: February 1983 Released: May 1983 Released: August 1983 (US) Released: October 1983 (UK) Pyromania is the third studio album by British hard rock band Def Leppard, released in 1983. ...


Accident and recovery

On December 31, 1984, on the way to a New Year's eve party at his family's home in Sheffield, UK, 21-year-old Allen was racing his Chevrolet Corvette against an Alfa Romeo. The driver had been egging Rick on and not allowing him to pass. In his rage to pass this driver, he did not see the turn up ahead and lost control of his car, which sailed over a stone wall, and into a field, causing him to be thrown from the car resulting in the severing of his left arm due to the seatbelt not being properly fastened in the first place. His girlfriend was left hanging upside down in the car. Luckily, a passerby was a nurse and helped Rick who had been wandering around in the field muttering, "I'm a famous rock drummer!","I want my mommy!". He was then taken into a hospital, and when Joe Elliott got a call saying that Rick lost his arm in a car crash, he was stunned to know so he drove nearly 180-miles to find him at the hospital. When he got there, he saw the emotionless Rick Allen opening and closing his eyes nonstop. Elliott had no choice but to go into the bathroom and cry. Doctors had reattached his left arm, but due to infection it was removed again. Rick Allen left the hospital three and a half weeks after he was taken in, even though the situation he was in was expected to last for six-months. is the 365th day of the year (366th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the year. ... For other uses, see Sheffield (disambiguation). ... The fourth generation Chevrolet Corvette was introduced at the close of 1982 production as a 1984 model and ended in 1996, meaning that theres no such thing as a 1983 Corvette (though 44 prototype 1983s were built, of which #23 surivives today and is housed at the National Corvette... Joe Elliott in the music video for Def Leppards Bringin on the Heartbreak (1981). ...


The idea to start playing without his left arm came to him in the hospital when he listened to music with drum beats. Allen believed that he could still play some of the stuff, and that in addition he would rather use his left foot (typically for hi-hat pedals in common drumsets) ...


Rick's drum sets

1978-1984

Allen used Ludwig drumsets during the High 'N' Dry and Pyromania recording and touring sessions. He also used TAMA Drums when filming the video clip during the Pyromania tour in Japan for the song "Rock Rock Till You Drop", from Pyromania. He also has used Paiste cymbals in the "Foolin'" video. High n Dry is the second album by British hard rock band Def Leppard, released in 1981 (see 1981 in music). ... Singles from Pyromania Released: February 1983 Released: May 1983 Released: August 1983 (US) Released: October 1983 (UK) Pyromania is the third studio album by British hard rock band Def Leppard, released in 1983. ... Foolin is a 1983 single by British hard rock band Def Leppard from their multi-platinum album Pyromania. ...


1985-Present

Most electronic drums use piezoelectric triggers which sense a hit from a drumstick or a foot pedal and activate a sampled or synthesized sound in response. The customized kit built by Simmons for Allen included drum pads (placed primarily in front of Allen and to his right) triggering the sound of the snare drum and toms, to be played with his surviving arm, combined with multiple pedals (mainly placed on the floor to his left) duplicating many of the same sounds. This allowed Allen (after much practice) to play patterns using his right hand and left foot that two-armed drummers would typically play with their right and left hands. Allen subsequently experimented with hardware from other electronic percussion companies, such as Clavia's drum system, Forat's F/16 system, and the Hart Dynamics Acupad system. The snare drum or side drum is a tubular drum made of wood or metal with skins, or heads, stretched over the top and bottom openings, and with a set of snares (cords) stretched across the bottom head. ... A tom-tom (not to be confused with a tamtam) is a cylindrical drum with no snare. ... For other uses, see Drum (disambiguation). ...


In more recent years, as the undisguisedly artificial drum sound popular in the 80s has largely disappeared, Allen has favored a sound more like that of an acoustic drum kit, using the electronic pads to trigger samples made from recordings of Allen's acoustic drums. It has been suggested that Unplugged be merged into this article or section. ...


Allen's current setup uses DW acoustic drums, Zildjian acoustic cymbals, Hart Dynamics Acupad electronic pads, Akai samplers, and custom-manufactured cable routing by Whirlwind.[1]


Side projects

  • Even though he was not credited, Allen co-wrote the soundtrack to a 1998 Disney TV-movie called "Brink!"
  • In May and June 2000 he played two shows with the Mark Mason Project, featuring guitarist Mark Englert previously of Dramarama.
  • Allen has also written some music with his wife Lauren.
  • In November of 2004, Allen collaborated with Krishna Das in the recording of a CD entitled All One.

Brink! is a 1998 Disney Channel Original Movie set in the backdrop of competitive inline skating. ...

Personal life

Rick was married on October 10, 2003, to Lauren Monroe, co-founder of Raven Drum Foundation a charity set up by Rick located in Malibu, California, to encourage disabled children to overcome their challenges. Rick has a daughter, Lauren Shane Allen (born May 20, 1997), by a previous marriage. Allen is a vegetarian.[2] is the 283rd day of the year (284th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Location of Malibu in Los Angeles County, California Coordinates: , Country State County Los Angeles Incorporated (city) 1991-03-28 [2] Government  - Mayor Jeff Jennings [1] Area  - Total 100. ... is the 140th day of the year (141st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the band, see 1997 (band). ... For animals adapted to eat primarily plants, sometimes referred to as vegetarian animals, see Herbivore. ...


Notes

  1. ^ Whirlwind / Def Leppard
  2. ^ GoVeg.com // Carrie Underwood and Kevin Eubanks Voted World's Sexiest Vegetarian Celebrities

External links

  • The Raven Drum Foundation
  • Rick Allen @ Def Leppard UK
Preceded by
Frank Noon
Def Leppard Drummer
1978 – present
Incumbent
Frank Noon was Def Leppards second drummer, replacing original drummer Tony Kenning, and then being replaced himself by Rick Allen. ... Def Leppard are an English hard rock band from Sheffield who formed in 1977 as part of the New Wave of British Heavy Metal movement. ... Year 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1978 Gregorian calendar). ... Def Leppard are an English hard rock band from Sheffield who formed in 1977 as part of the New Wave of British Heavy Metal movement. ... Joe Elliott in the music video for Def Leppards Bringin on the Heartbreak (1981). ... Philip Kenneth Collen (born December 8, 1957 in Hackney, East London, England) is one of the guitarists for British rock band Def Leppard. ... Vivian Patrick Campbell (born in August 25, 1962 in Belfast, County Antrim, Northern Ireland) is an Irish rock guitarist, currently playing for Def Leppard. ... Rick Sav Savage (born Richard Savage, 2 December 1960, in Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England, where he attended Tapton School) is the bassist and one of the founders of the English rock band, Def Leppard. ... Phil Collen and Steve Clark, dubbed as The Terror Twins. Steve Clark playing live with Def Leppard. ... Pete Willis was one of the original guitarists for the rock band Def Leppard. ... Tony Kenning was Def Leppards original drummer. ... Frank Noon was Def Leppards second drummer, replacing original drummer Tony Kenning, and then being replaced himself by Rick Allen. ... On through the Night is the debut album by British hard rock band Def Leppard, released in 1980. ... High n Dry is the second album by British hard rock band Def Leppard, released in 1981 (see 1981 in music). ... Singles from Pyromania Released: February 1983 Released: May 1983 Released: August 1983 (US) Released: October 1983 (UK) Pyromania is the third studio album by British hard rock band Def Leppard, released in 1983. ... Singles from Hysteria Released: July, 1987 (UK) September, 1987 (US) Released: August, 1987 (US only) Released: September, 1987 (UK) April, 1988 (US) Released: November, 1987 (UK) January, 1988 (US) Released: April, 1988 (UK) November, 1988 (US) Released: July, 1988 (UK) August, 1988 (US) Released: February, 1989 (UK, US) Hysteria is... Adrenalize is the fifth album by British hard rock band Def Leppard, released in 1992. ... Retro Active is the sixth album by British hard rock band Def Leppard, released in 1993. ... Slang is an album by British hard rock band Def Leppard, released in 1996 (see 1996 in music). ... Euphoria is an album by British hard rock band Def Leppard, released in 1999 (see 1999 in music). ... X is an album by British hard rock band Def Leppard, released in 2002 (see 2002 in music). ... Album by Def Leppard with cover versions of 70ties rock hits. ... Songs from the Sparkle Lounge is the working title of the forthcoming album from the English hard rock band Def Leppard. ... Best Of Def Leppard is a compilation of some of Def Leppards greatest songs, including Pour Some Sugar On Me, Love Bites, and Bringin On The Heartbreak Track Listing Pour Some Sugar On Me Photograph Love Bites Lets Get Rocked Two Steps Behind Animal Heaven Is Rocket When... Bottom view of VHS cassette with magnetic tape exposed Top view of VHS cassette with front casing removed The Video Home System, better known by its abbreviation VHS, is a recording and playing standard. ... DVD (also known as Digital Versatile Disc or Digital Video Disc - see Etymology) is a popular optical disc storage media format. ... Wasted is a 1979 song by British hard rock band Def Leppard from their debut album On Through the Night. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Let it Go is a 1981 song by British hard rock band Def Leppard from their multi-platinum album High n Dry. ... Bringin on the Heartbreak is a song originally recorded by British heavy metal band Def Leppard and written by three of its members (Steve Clark, Pete Willis, and Joe Elliott). ... Photograph is a 1983 single by British hard rock band Def Leppard from their multi-platinum album Pyromania. ... Rock of Ages is a popular hard rock song by Def Leppard from their 1983 album Pyromania. ... Foolin is a 1983 single by British hard rock band Def Leppard from their multi-platinum album Pyromania. ... Too Late for Love is a 1983 single by British hard rock band Def Leppard from their multi-platinum album Pyromania. ... Bringin on the Heartbreak is a song originally recorded by British heavy metal band Def Leppard and written by three of its members (Steve Clark, Pete Willis, and Joe Elliott). ... Women is a song released by British hard rock band Def Leppard in 1987 from the album Hysteria. ... Animal is a song recorded by British hard rock band Def Leppard in 1987 from the album Hysteria. ... Pour Some Sugar On Me is a song recorded by British hard rock band Def Leppard in 1987 from the album Hysteria. ... Hysteria is the 1987 title track by British hard rock band Def Leppard from their multi-platinum album Hysteria. ... Armageddon It is a song by British hard rock band Def Leppard from their 1987 album Hysteria. ... Love Bites is a power ballad recorded by British rock band Def Leppard in 1987 on the album Hysteria. ... Rocket is the second song on the 1987 Def Leppard album Hysteria. ... Lets Get Rocked is a 1992 single by British hard rock band Def Leppard from their multi-platinum album Adrenalize. ... Make Love Like a Man is a 1992 single by British hard rock band Def Leppard from their multi-platinum album Adrenalize. ... Have You Ever Needed Someone So Bad is a 1992 single by British hard rock band Def Leppard from their multi-platinum album Adrenalize. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Stand Up (Kick Love Into Motion) is a 1992 single by British hard rock band Def Leppard from their multi-platinum album Adrenalize. ... An editor has expressed a concern that the subject of the article does not satisfy the notability guideline or one of the following guidelines for inclusion on Wikipedia: Biographies, Books, Companies, Fiction, Music, Neologisms, Numbers, Web content, or several proposals for new guidelines. ... Two Steps Behind is a 1993 song by British hard rock band Def Leppard from their album Retro Active and Last Action Hero Soundtrack. ... Action is a 1994 song cover by British hard rock band Def Leppard from their album Retro Active. ... Desert Song is a song by the band My Chemical Romance. ... Miss You in a Heartbeat is a 1994 song by British hard rock band Def Leppard from their album Retro Active. ... When Love And Hate Collide is a song by British rock band Def Leppard from their 1995 greatest hits album Vault, wriiten by Joe Elliot and Rick Savage. ... Slang is a 1996 song by British hard rock band Def Leppard from their gold album Slang. ... Work it Out is a 1996 song by British hard rock band Def Leppard from their gold album Slang. ... All I Want is Everything is a 1996 song by British hard rock band Def Leppard from their album Slang. ... Breath a Sigh is a 1996 song by British hard rock band Def Leppard from their album Slang. ... Promises is a 1999 song by British hard rock band Def Leppard from their Euphoria. ... Euphoria is the ninth album by British hard rock band Def Leppard, released in 1999. ... Day After Day is a single released by Def Leppard in 2000. ... Now is a 2002 song by British hard rock band Def Leppard from their X album. ... Long, Long Way to Go is a 2003 song by British hard rock band Def Leppard from their X album. ... Four Letter Word is a 2003 song by British hard rock band Def Leppard from their X album. ... For the song by Boyzone see No Matter What No Matter What is a song originally recorded by Badfinger for their album No Dice (1970), written by Peter Ham and produced by Geoff Emerick. ... 20th Century Boy is a song by T. Rex. ... The Def Leppard Hysteria Tour is World concert tour by English hard rock band Def Leppard. ... The Def Leppard Slang Tour is World concert tour by English hard rock band Def Leppard. ... Promotional photo for the tour. ... Robert John Mutt Lange (IPA of surname: [1]) (born November 16, 1948) is an award-winning record producer and songwriter of popular music. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Phil Collen and Steve Clark, dubbed as The Terror Twins. The Terror Twins is a phrase used to describe two of the guitarists who were in Def Leppard together - Phil Collen and Steve Clark. ...

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