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Overview (4)

Born in Sheffield, England, UK
Birth NameRichard John Cyril Allen
Nicknames The Thundergod
Black Knight
Height 5' 9" (1.75 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Rick Allen was born on November 1, 1963 in Sheffield, England as Richard John Cyril Allen. He is an actor, known for Rock of Ages (2012), Balls of Fury (2007) and That's My Boy (2012). He has been married to Lauren Monroe since October 10, 2003. They have one child. He was previously married to Stacy Gilbert.

Spouse (2)

Lauren Monroe (10 October 2003 - present) ( 1 child)
Stacy Gilbert (29 September 1991 - 2000) ( divorced) ( 1 child)

Trade Mark (1)

Famously plays with one arm having lost the other in a car accident

Trivia (9)

Drummer for Def Leppard.
On the afternoon of 31 December 1984, Rick was driving with his girlfriend, when he was involved in a serious car accident. His seat belt had severed his left arm at he shoulder, and it was reattached with surgery. Three days later, the arm became infected and doctors had to amputate it. He taught himself to play drums using his right arm and left foot, and returned as a member of Def Leppard to record their 1987 mega-hit, Hysteria. He continues to record and perform with them.
Shares a birthday with Red Hot Chili Peppers frontman, Anthony Kiedis.
Rick and his current wife, Lauren Monroe, founded the "Raven Drum Foundation", which uses music as therapy.
He was given the Humanitarian Award on August 29, 2001.
Allen is referenced in the song "Why's Everybody Always Pickin' on Me?" (on the Bloodhound Gang's album, One Fierce Beer Coaster) in which the line "The drummer from Def Leppard's only got one arm!" is shouted nine times in a row. He's also referred to by Goldie Lookin' Chain in their song 'Self Suicide': "That drummer from Def Leppard, his arm's made ten times more money than he has.".
Allen auditioned to Def Leppard with Thin Lizzy's song, "Emerald". According to band mate/founder Rick Savage, they sounded much better than they had in the past.
Rick has a daughter, Lauren Shane Allen born 20 May 1997.
On 23 October 1995, he (as a member of Def Leppard) performed a concert in Tangier, Morocco; then later that same day the band performed in London, England; then that night they performed again in Vancouver, Canada. Three concerts on three different continents in 24 hours. That stunt landed Def Leppard in the Guinness Book of World Records. The following day, the band flew to Singapore to begin a tour of Southeast Asia.

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