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Rick Allen On Drumming And The Hysteria Album - Interview

Thursday, 14th August 2014

Rick Allen Sheffield 2008.
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Def Leppard drummer Rick Allen has been interviewed by Music Radar and he talked about his return to drumming in the 80s.

Rick talked about playing at Donington 1986, the Hysteria album recording, his new electronic drum kit and working with Mutt Lange.

Music Radar - Rick Allen Interview Quotes

Donington 1986

"Donington is a crossroads in my life", Rick recalls. "That was where it all changed for me. That was really scary. I didn't think I could pull it off. But to feel the warmth of a crowd like that, just feeling the sense that they wanted me to succeed and feeling that encouragement was just incredible. What a moment."

The Hysteria Album

"That whole album conjures up the gratitude and the hardships we all go through in life, the ups and downs. But ultimately to succeed with that gratitude in your heart. That record leaves me in a really good place. It's like, 'Everything is ok exactly where it is, don't move anything, it's fine.'"