Good Morning America: Def Leppard drummer Rick Allen speaks out for 1st time since brutal attack
Rick Allen, the iconic drummer of Def Leppard, is opening up about his recovery journey only months after he was assaulted after a show in Fort Lauderdale in March.
The 59-year-old drummer sat down with “Good Morning America” in an exclusive interview to talk about the attack, where the drummer said he was “totally blindsided.”
Thank you everyone for your overwhelming support. Your love and prayers are truly helping. My wife Lauren was thankfully not with me at the time of the incident. We are together now, and working on recovering in a safe space. We are focusing on healing for everyone involved. We ask you to join us in our effort to move from confusion and shock to compassion and empathy. We understand this act of violence can be triggering for so many people. To all of the fans, veterans, and first responders in our global community we are thinking of you all. Together with love, we can all get through these difficult times.
Rick Allen & Lauren Monroe
Wentworth Gallery Show: SEMINOLE HARD ROCK HOTEL & CASINO :: Sunday March 12
SUNDAY, MARCH 12
1:00 PM –
SEMINOLE HARD ROCK HOTEL & CASINO
THE SHOPPES AT THE GUITAR HOTEL
5804 SEMINOLE WAY SUITE 103
HOLLYWOOD, FL 33314
Heading out to Atlantic City soon. Two nights of Def Leppard shows with an art show in the middle! Hope to see many of you there — both at the concerts and at the gallery.
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 1-3PM
Wentworth Gallery – Hard Rock Atlantic City
Contact the gallery to preview: 609-300-5095
Atlantic City Art Show
Coming to Atlantic City to rock with us? Then be sure to stop by the Wentworth Gallery to check out my artwork and say Hello! 🤘
SAT, FEB 11 AT 1 PM
Happy New Year!
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.)
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. 💜
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.
A 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.
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
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!
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! 😉) ✌
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!
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!
Paste Studio on the Road: NYC
Lauren and I will be live at “Paste Studio on the Road: NYC” very soon! Check it out: