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 Rick Allen (Drummer Since 1978)





Rick Allen 2016.
Pic By Chele Drappel

Some details about Rick and a listing of which tours/releases he has featured/played on.

  • Full Name - Richard John Cyril Allen
  • Birth Date - Friday, 1st November 1963 in Dronfield, Derbyshire, England
  • Instrument - Drums
  • Nicknames - The Thundergod/Bushead
  • Previous Bands - Grad/Smokey Blue/Rampant/The Johnny Kalendar Band
  • Side Bands - Mark Mason Project/Ampage/Lauren Monroe
  • Joined Band - 27th November 1978
  • Lives In - California
  • Father - Geoffrey Allen (died 3rd September 2012 aged 74)
  • Mother - Kathleen Glenda Allen (formerely Moore)/(now remarried as Daly)
  • Brother - Robert Allen (ex-DL road manager has since worked with Tim McGraw/Taylor Swift)
  • Wife - Lauren Monroe (married 10th October 2003)
  • Ex-Wife - Stacy Gilbert (married 29th September 1991)
  • Children - Daughters Lauren Shane (20th May 1998 w/ ex-wife)/Josefine (1st December 2010 w/ current wife)

Trivia - Rick lost his left arm in a car crash on New Year's Eve 1984 whilst driving to the Ladybower Reservoir near Sheffield along the A57 road. He re-learnt to play drums and continues to play for the band to this day.


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