Rick Allen became the drummer for Def Leppard at age 15. At the height of worldwide fame in 1984, he had a car accident that changed his life. Rick lost an arm, but turned personal tragedy into spiritual transformation and continued his musical career. While he was already a hero to millions of young people, he soon added millions of new admirers. Since then Rick has been reaching out and giving support to others all over the globe by sharing his personal experiences and his love of drumming.
Over the past 13 years Rick has reached out to teenage cancer patients, children with special needs, at risk youth in crisis, families of domestic violence and veterans who have served in Vietnam, Desert Storm, Iraq and Afghanistan.
He was awarded the Humanitarian Award by Maria Shriver’s Best Buddies of CA in 2002 and in 2012, was also awarded the prestigious Wounded Warrior Project’s Carry It Forward Award. Rick continues his work helping wounded warriors through Project Resiliency’s Warrior Resiliency Program sponsored by his charity the Raven Drum Foundation founded by himself and his wife Lauren Monroe whose mission is support people in crisis through the alternative healing modalities and power of the drum. Advertisement
In 2012 Rick debuted is first collection of light art with raving reviews and continues to launch notable collections of mixed media art and paint on canvas through Wentworth Galleries located across the east coast of America.
In 2019 Rick along side of his longtime bandmates of Def Leppard was inducted to the prestigious Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. He continues to tour world wide and inspire millions with his passion for music.