Richard John Cyril Allen
Birthdate: November 1, 1963
Parents: Geoffrey Allen and Kathleen Daly (remarried
to Jim Daly)
Siblings: One older brother,
Marital Status: Married to
Children: Daughters, Lauren Shane, with Stacy, and Josefine, with Lauren
Primary Residence: Malibu,
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
Favorite Color: likes every color
Favorite Show: Star Trek; Anything Sci-fi; Friends
Favorite Drink: O'Douls; Diet Coke
Musical Abilities: Drums, a
little songwriting, and producing
Previous Jobs: None; left
*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
*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
*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.