Rick Allen

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Rick Allen
Allen live with Def Leppard on 13 August 2008 in Winnipeg
Background information
Birth nameRichard John Cyril Allen
Also known asThe Thunder God
Born (1963-11-01) 1 November 1963 (age 57)
Dronfield, Derbyshire, England
GenresHard rock, heavy metal, glam metal
InstrumentsDrums, percussion
Years active1978–1984, 1986–present
LabelsIsland, Mercury, Polygram
Associated actsDef Leppard

Richard John Cyril Allen (born 1 November 1963) is an English drummer. He has played for the hard rock band Def Leppard since 1978.

His left arm was amputated because of a car crash in 1984. He is known as "The Thunder God" by fans.[1][2]

References[change | change source]

  1. Gold, Adam (7 August 2009). "Def Leppard's Rick Allen: The Cream Interview [Updated]". Nashville Scene. Retrieved 13 September 2012.
  2. "Rick Allen – Bio – About Rick Allen". MTV Artists. Retrieved 11 March 2014.