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.
Lauren Monroe & Rick Allen Talk About Mental Health Awareness Month: New Music: And Upcoming Live Performances
Rick Allen & Lauren Monroe On Jim Kerr Rock & Roll Morning Show
NBC Tampa: Def Leppard’s Rick Allen and Styx’s Tommy Shaw preview The Big Love Benefit Concert
Legendary rockers Tommy Shaw and Rick Allen previewed their upcoming performance, The Big Love Benefit Concert.
“Los Angeles, CA: January 2021 – At a time in which the music industry is reeling from the loss of touring and live performance leaving career musicians and music industry workers to struggle through this crisis while facing unprecedented loss of work. Rick Allen of Def Leppard and Singer – Songwriter Lauren Monroe host a virtual benefit concert with all proceeds to benefit the Sweet Relief Musicians Fund which provides financial assistance to musicians in need. On Saturday, January 23, 2021 at 9pm EST / 6pm PST, the first Big love Benefit Concert BIG LOVE BENEFIT CONCERT will stream globally on nugs.net.”
Rolling Stone: Billy Idol, Bret Michaels, Wynonna Judd Lead Big Love Benefit Concert
Allman Betts Band, Def Leppard drummer Rick Allen, Lauren Monroe, and more to take part in January 23rd livestream benefiting Sweet Relief Foundation
Billy Idol, Bret Michaels, Wynonna Judd, and the Allman Betts Band will take part in the Big Love Benefit Concert to raise funds for the Sweet Relief Musicians Fund. The virtual show is scheduled for Saturday, January 23rd.
The benefit concert will be hosted by Def Leppard drummer Rick Allen and Lauren Monroe, with former Guns N’ Roses drummer Matt Sorum, Myles Kennedy, and Styx’s Tommy Shaw also on the bill. The gig will also feature messages in support of the endeavor by Sammy Hagar and the band Chicago.
Rick Allen and Lauren Monroe on Classic Rewind
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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