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Def Leppard News: Rick Allen releases fine art collection, Joe Elliot talks band beginnings and band longevity in Cincinnati radio interview

by on Apr.23, 2012, under INTERVIEWS, LINKS, ROCK NEWS, VIDEO

Def Leppard News: Rick Allen releases fine art collection, Joe Elliot talks band beginnings and band longevity in Cincinnati radio interview

Drummer Rick Allen of Def Leppard has released his fine art collection entitled, 'Electric Hand: Rhythm + Change.' Allen worked with L.A. creativity house SceneFour to translate rhythm into visual art. The result is a collection of abstract imagery built directly from the artists’ rhythmic prowess. “The collection reveals something that up until recently I didn’t even know existed, transforming sound into light,” says Allen about his work.

With this debut, Allen is holding true to a lifetime of breaking barriers, from overcoming the loss of his left arm and forging ahead with Def Leppard to the height of the band’s successes to the founding of The Raven Drum Foundation, an organization focused on serving, educating, and empowering veterans and people in crisis.

With only 300 pieces available in the collection, those interested are encouraged to visit www.rickallenart.com

Rick Allen became involved in philanthropic efforts with his wife and musician Lauren Monroe after losing his left arm in an automobile accident. Together, the duo has founded the Raven Drum Foundation with a mission to serve, educate, and empower veterans and people in crisis. With a rich legacy of music and humanitarian work, Allen is gearing up for another chapter in his career with his fine art debut, Electric Hand: Rhythm + Change. Check out a recent profile in L.A. Weekly here.


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Vocalist Joe Elliott of Def Leppard was interviewed earlier this month (Apr. 2) of the "Mark And Mo In The Morning" show on the WEBN-FM in Cincinnati, Ohio. Check out the interview in two parts below. Elliott talks about how missing the school bus led to the beginnings of Atomic Mass, which eventually became Def Leppard, the longevity of the band despite some devastating events, the big Bowie influence, Rick Allen losing his arm and how he and the band adapted, and how the band ended up doing the CMT Crossroads series with Taylor Swift. Good interview guys!

Joe is in Buenos Aires, Argentina tonight as part of the 'Rock N' Roll All Stars' Tour of Central and South America with members of Kiss, Guns N' Roses, The Cult, Deep Purple, Collective Soul, Billy Idol, Alice In Chains. One more gig with the All Stars follows on April 27 in Lima, Peru. Joe and Def Leppard will kick off their massive 'Rock of Ages' summer tour with Poison and Lita Ford on June 20th in Salt Lake City, Utah. Get all the details and dates here: www.defleppard.com

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Def Leppard’s Rick Allen to release collection of visual art

by on Mar.08, 2012, under LINKS, ROCK NEWS

Def Leppard’s Rick Allen to release collection of visual art

Def Leppard drummer Rick Allen will release his collection of visual art, "Electric Hand: Rhythm + Change", on April 18 exclusively at RickAllenArt.com. Allen is translating rhythm into a visual art medium through an extensive process involving drumbeat, light, photography, and graphic design. The result is a collection of abstract imagery built directly from Allen's rhythmic prowess. And as one of the pioneers in this new medium, Allen is holding true to a lifetime of breaking barriers and new ground.

Rick Allen is one of the most acclaimed drummers in the history of rhythm. His powerful and unique rhythmic voice has profoundly influenced the signature sound of Def Leppard in their rise to become one of the greatest rock bands in history selling more than 100 million albums worldwide. With "Electric Hand: Rhythm + Change", music and art lovers are witnessing Allen's rhythm translated into the medium of visual art.

Allen's legacy is rich, one of perseverance both professionally and personally. Following the loss of his left arm in 1984, Allen and Def Leppard forged on together, developing some of their finest material and certainly their most commercially successful releases. Allen, who was already an idol to the music community, also became a leader in the philanthropic world with wife and musician Lauren Monroe. Together, the duo has founded the Raven Drum Foundation with a mission to serve, educate and empower veterans and people in crisis. With a rich legacy of music and humanitarian work, Allen is gearing up for another chapter in his story with his fine art debut, "Electric Hand: Rhythm + Change".

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