Forbes Magazine: Drinking A Proper Cup Of Tea With Def Leppard’s Rick Allen
Few rock musicians are better qualified to talk about the intersection of music and healing than Rick Allen, drummer of Def Leppard.
The band’s album ‘Pyromania’ was selling millions of copies in the U.S. and their videos were all over MTV when in 1984 he lost his left arm in a car crash. His bandmates famously stood by him and he remained in the group — retraining himself with new techniques and a customized electronic drum kit. Allen’s Raven Drum Foundation now helps other survivors of trauma. I spoke with Allen about the power of drum circles, drinking tea with AC/DC’s Bon Scott and the music he is most proud of making.
1986 Def Leppard Photo
1986! Was it really 34 years ago? Wow!
2020 Rick Allen Backstage Adventure!
Let’s hang out backstage as Rick Allen’s guests!
See how it all operates with 4 stellar bands! Def Leppard, Motley Crue, Poison, and Joan Jett!
LIMITED Show Dates:
Thursday, July 23rd – San Diego
Sunday, July 19th – San Francisco
Saturday, August 22nd – Washington DC
Stand up, Vegas!
Joe says: “Stand up, Vegas!” 🙂
Last show of the residency. See you soon!
Win a trip to meet Rick Allen and Def Leppard in Las Vegas!
A note from Rick Allen & Def Leppard
We’re excited to rock the Las Vegas strip this summer, and we want you to join us Labor Day Weekend!
We’ll fly you and a friend to Vegas and put you up in a hotel. We’ll hook you up with VIP tickets to our show on September 1st, then we’ll hang out backstage and take some cool photos. I, Rick Allen, will show you all around and introduce you to everyone!
To enter to win, just donate a minimum of $10 to Project Resiliency, which works to inspire growth and transformative healing for our veterans and people in crisis. If you want to give more, you’ll get extra entries too.
Let’s get rocked! We look forward to meeting one of you!
—Rick Allen & Def Leppard
Thank you all for so many fantastic Birthday wishes!
And now… OSAKA!