Iconic drummer, Rick Allen, of Def Leppard is more than your typical Rockstar. Musicians, regardless of their varying levels of fame, live to entertain and make music. For the “Thunder God” Rick Allen, it’s about leaving a legacy beyond his bands numerous hits. As everyone knows by now, Def Leppard and Journey have embarked on a worldwide tour. Rock Titan was fortunate enough to have caught up with Rick, on a Skype video call, just hours before hitting the stage at PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh, PA.
Rock Titan Music Television last caught up with Rick Allen about 6 months ago. It was at that time we became aware of the amazing skill and passion Rick has for Painting and Photography. We also touched on his involvement with our wounded warriors. The man is literally creating new art and thinking of ways to improve the lives of others 24×7. In our interview (see above), Mr. Allen was quite sincere in his desire to leave a legacy. It’s easy to say that the music of Def Leppard is timeless and will live on forever. Therefore, what more of a lasting mark on the world could you possibly want to make?
The music of Def Leppard will transcend time. But the artwork, as can be seen at Wentworth Gallery, and humanitarian efforts of Rick Allen will endure long after his legendary bands touring days are over. It can be truly said that greatest gift one can give is themselves. When you’ve got a platform to do more than what most people are capable of, it’s a beautiful thing to see it put to such great use.
Rock Titan Music Television will continue to chronicle the world tour of Def Leppard and Journey! Stay tuned for updates and see tour schedule for the musical experience of a lifetime. LEAVE A COMMENT FOR YOUR CHANCE TO HAVE RICK ALLEN ANSWER ONE OF YOUR QUESTIONS IN OUR NEXT CONVERSATION!