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Richard John Cyril Allen

Drums

Birthdate: November 1, 1963
Birthplace: Dronfield, England
Parents: Geoffrey Allen and Kathleen Daly (remarried to Jim Daly)
Siblings: One older brother, Robert
Marital Status: Married to Lauren
Children: Daughters, Lauren Shane, with Stacy, and Josefine, with Lauren
Primary Residence: Malibu, California, USA
Height: 5'9
Eye Color: Brown
Tattoos: None

Influences: Ian Paice (Deep Purple), Stuart Copeland (The Police), John Bonham (Led Zeppelin), Keith Moon, Simon Kirk, Gene Krupa.
Interests: Swimming, exercise, racing, photography, spiritual books, meditation, and working with his foundation, Raven Drum.
Favorite Color: likes every color
Favorite Show: Star Trek; Anything Sci-fi; Friends
Favorite Drink: O'Douls; Diet Coke
Favorite Food: Indian

Musical Abilities: Drums, a little songwriting, and producing
Previous Jobs: None; left high school

Additional Facts:

*Rick got his first drum kit at the age of ten. He pestered his mom until she agreed to pay for half, on the condition he'd stick with it;Rick saved up the other half.

*His first performance was for family and friends in his parent's living room. Rick recalls, "That was the first time I got the feeling of making people happy with music."

*He left school at the age of 15 to become a full-time member of Def Leppard. *New Years Eve, 1984, Rick was in an auto accident that ejected him from the car. His left arm was severed and his right was badly injured. The attempts of reattatchment failed, but that didn't stop Rick. He, of course, designed an electronic kit and still drums today, better than ever!

*July 5, 1995, Rick assaulted his wife at the time, Stacy, at Los Angeles International Airport. Rick was arrested for spousal abuse after slamming Stacy's head into a bathroom wall, pleaded guilty, and was sentenced to 30 days on a graffiti clean-up crew, probation, community service, anger-management counseling, and regular attendance at Alcoholics Anonymous meetings. He hasn't consumed alcohol since.

*Rick is a vegetarian.

*In 2001, Rick founded The Raven Drum Foundation with his wife, Lauren. Their purpose is to provide free educational programs in the arts and opportunities for personal growth during times of adversity.