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post January 1, 2023

Happy New Year!

Wishing you all a very Happy New Year! As we look forward to 2023, it is nice to reflect back on many great things in 2022 including…
✔ Raven Drum Foundation‘s 12 Drummers Drumming event, charity auction, and Musicians On Call Veterans Day virtual concert & program
✔ New music & live shows with Lauren Monroe
✔ The Def Leppard Stadium Tour
✔ Seeing so many of you either in person or helping others where you can
I am grateful to all of you for your love, energy, and support. And, most of all, I am grateful for my family. Much love to all of you and to a fantastic 2023! 🙏 ✌ 💜
   musician

post December 21, 2022

On this day…

On this day… “several” years ago… I played my first show with “Deff/Lepard” (Yes, that is how it was incorrectly advertised for that show.) 😁

   musician

post December 12, 2022

12 Drummers Drumming Charity Auction Ends Today

This is it, folks! Today is the day! The #12DrummersDrumming Charity Auction ends at noon Pacific (3pm Eastern). The auction is full of fantastic packages and collectibles. This is your last chance to bid and win while also supporting a great cause. And don’t forget that all winning bidders get to view a Zoom call with me and most of the #12DrummersDrumming drummers on the 15th. Thank you all for your love and support. 💜

https://e.givesmart.com/events/tCt/i/

   humanist

post December 6, 2022

Billboard: Taylor Swift-Signed Guitar Up for Auction to Aid Veterans & First Responders

The acoustic guitar features a photo from Swift’s ‘Midnights’ photo shoot.

Taylor Swift-signed guitar could be all yours while supporting a good cause.

Raven Drum Foundation’s second annual 12 Drummers Drumming auction is running through December 12, bringing together a list of music’s most influential artists to raise vital funds for veterans and first responders who are dealing with PTSD, trauma and suicidal ideation.

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Billboard: Taylor Swift-Signed Guitar Up for Auction to Aid Veterans & First Responders
Billboard: Taylor Swift-Signed Guitar Up for Auction to Aid Veterans & First Responders


Additional Media

Taylor Swift, Def Leppard Donating Items to Auction for Veterans – (americansongwriter.com):
Taylor Swift Guitar To Be Auctioned – Music Connection Magazine
Broadway World: Taylor Swift-Signed Guitar Added to Auction for Veterans and First Responders

   humanist

post November 29, 2022

Giving Tuesday

This year we celebrate 10 years of #givingtuesday and you can text ‘Raven Drum’ to 202-258-1233 to donate today!
We thank you for your continued generosity that directly helps our mission to serve, educate, and empower Veterans, first responders, and trauma survivors. We recently launched a 30-minute program “12 Drummers Drumming – Finding the Rhythm to Heal” that harnesses the healing power of music featuring world class drummers like Rick Allen, Matt Sorum, Shannon Larkin and more.

Raven Drum Foundation is also pleased to present Musicians On Call with a $25,000 grant to contribute to their VA programs and efforts to bring music to bedsides throughout 2023.
We close out our year with our annual #12DrummersDrumming auction featuring one-of-a-kind items from your favorite drummers. Bid now through 12/12 and find all of this and more at 12drummersdrumming.org!

   humanist

post November 25, 2022

I am grateful!

Filmed this a few years back, but the feeling is still the same. I am grateful for all of you – for your love and support and energy! (Also thankful for Field Roast Vegan Roasts! 😉) ✌

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post November 11, 2022

Happy Veterans Day To You!

My love and thanks go out to all Veterans who have served – and also to those who love and support them!

💜 A very Happy Veterans Day to you. My wife Lauren Monroe and I – along with the Raven Drum Foundation – continue our mission to provide trauma recovery & healing for veterans. We therefore gladly announce that our 2nd annual #12DrummersDrumming auction has just gone LIVE today!

Please visit 12drummersdrumming.org to sign up and bid! Big thanks to all of the fantastic drummers who joined our mission to honor and support Veterans! 🙏

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post November 11, 2022

12 Drummers Drumming Auction Announcement 2022

AN EXTRAORDINARY COLLECTION OF MUSIC’S MOST INFLUENTIAL & LEGENDARY DRUMMERS JOINED RICK ALLEN & RAVEN DRUM FOUNDATION ONCE AGAIN TO SUPPORT OUR MISSION TO PROVIDE TRAUMA RECOVERY & HEALING FOR VETERANS AND TO HELP REDUCE THE RATE OF SUICIDE.

Launching on Veterans Day (11/11/22) at Noon PT, we will start to reveal auction packages, and bidding will begin! The auction will conclude at Noon PT on December 12, 2022 (12/12/22)

Visit 12drummers.givesmart.com to place your bids!

ALL WINNING BIDDERS WILL BE INVITED TO JOIN RICK, LAUREN AND SOME SURPRISE GUESTS ON A ZOOM CALL ON DECEMBER 15, 2022!

 

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post November 7, 2022

Veterans Day Show In New Hampshire And Donation Drive

Lauren, Rick and the band will be doing a very special performance on Monday, November 14th in honor of Veterans Day at the New Hampshire Veterans Home, and the residents are in need of some comfort and care items. If you are planning to attend the shows in NY and Boston, please consider dropping off a donation at the merch booth or make a donation to sponsoravet.givesmart.com and we will purchase in your name!


Anyone who makes a monetary donation online sponsoravet.givesmart.com or drops off items at the shows will be entered to win a: Lauren Monroe prize pack of a CD, T-shirt of choice, and lavender bundle valued at $50. Winner announced on November 14th.


ITEMS REQUESTED:

  • Pens
  • Baby Shampoo
  • MEN’s Body Wash
  • Tissues **box (not travel size)
  • 2-in-1 shampoo+conditioner
  • MEN’s Body Lotion
  • Denture Brushes
  • Denture Cream
  • Denture Tablets
  • After-shave
  • MEN’s Deodorant
  • **small 16 oz size** Mouthwash
  • Lens Wipes
  • Adult Coloring Books
  • Ivory Soap (bar or liquid)
  • Toothpaste
  • Men’s white T-shirts (no V necks) in sizes large, X large, & 2X large
  • Men’s Diabetic socks, in wide and regular width, sizes-large & extra-large
  • Men’s WIDE slippers only, all sizes, no slip-ons, must be enclosed around the whole foot, in all sizes
  • Men’s flannel shirts in size large only.
  • Men’s PJ sets, in the thin cotton material all sizes
  • Men’s long sleeved polo shirts in sizes medium, large, & XX large
  • Women’s button up sweaters in sizes medium, large, X large & XX large
  • Women’s elastic waist slacks, (not sweatpants) In petite length & regular length, in sizes, Medium, Large, X large, XX large, & 3X large

 

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post October 27, 2022

12 Drummers Drumming

Raven Drum invited a stellar group of world class drummers, Veterans, first responders and supporters to the beautiful Amazing Grace estate to experience the magic of a drum circle, led by founders Rick Allen and Lauren Monroe. The event was a celebration of the healing benefits of music and community.

The program was filmed and highlights will be included in Musicians On Call’s Veterans Day virtual concert provided to VA hospitals across the country. The full 30-minute program will be offered exclusively to the VA from 11/11 to 12/12 and will culminate in a live zoom call with Rick, Lauren, and special guests. Following that, it will be available across multiple channels and on our partner sites. Thank you to our generous sponsors The Kampf Family, The Fox Family, REMO drums, and The Sessions.

The 2022 ‘12 Drummers Drumming’ auction will commence at noon PT at 12drummers.givesmart.com. Please visit the link to register to receive updates!

   musician

post September 9, 2022

Messages from Aphrodite

I’m ready to rock in Vegas tonight, but for everyone else, check out my wife Lauren’s new album “Messages from Aphrodite” for something a little different. Released today! Give it a listen. And if you’re near Portland, you can see Lauren LIVE on Saturday! See Lauren’s link for the new album and show tickets. I’ll be with her on all shows starting 9/19!

https://laurenmonroe.ffm.to/messagesfromaphrodite