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Who is Rick Allen? Age, Height, Net Worth, Family, Career, and Girlfriend

Rick Allen’s full name is Richard John Cyril Allen he is an English drummer and played for the hard rock band Def Leppard since 1978. He overcame the amputation of his left arm in January 1985 and continued to play with the band, which went on to its most commercially successful phase He is also well known as “the Thunder God” by fans. He is ranked No. seven on the UK website Gigwise in the Greatest Drummers of All Time List.

Rick Allen Biography / Wiki

Rick Allen was born on 1 November 1963 in Dronfield, Derbyshire to Geoffrey Allen and Kathleen Moore, and started playing drums at the age of nine. He performed in the band’s Smokey Blue, Grad, Rampant, and the Johnny Kalender Band. When he was 14 years old, his mother replied on his behalf to an advertisement placed by a band called Def Leppard looking for a drummer to replace Tony Kenning. 

Rick Allen Wiki
Rick Allen

He later joined the band on 1 November 1978, which was his 15th birthday. In 1979, he dropped out of school to concentrate on a career in music. Allen celebrated his 16th birthday with a performance at the Hammersmith Odeon, when Def Leppard opened for AC/DC.

Rick Allen’s Age

As per Rick Allen’s date of birth, his age is 59 years (as of now, in 2023). 

Rick Allen Height and Weight

Rick Allen’s height is about 5 feet 9 inches and his weight is approximately 66 kg.

Rick Allen  Height and Weight
Rick Allen

Car crash and recovery

On the afternoon of 31 December 1984, Allen was involved in a car crash, with his then-girlfriend Miriam Barendsen, on the A57 road in the countryside a few miles west of “Sheffield” which is a city in South Yorkshire, England. He lost control of his Corvette C4 while trying to pass another car at a high speed, which hit a dry stone wall and entered a field; his left arm was severed. Doctors initially reattached the arm, but the arm was later amputated due to an infection.

Rick Allen  recovery
Rick Allen

 After losing his arm, Allen decided to continue playing drums with Def Leppard and adopted a specially designed electronic drum Kit. The band took a pause from onstage performances until 16 August 1986 when Allen was able to return to live drumming at the Monsters of Rock festival at Castle Donington. He has since re-adopted partially acoustic drum kits depending on the setting.

Rick Allen Car crash
Rick Allen


Allen has used custom-manufactured cable routing by “Whirlwind” which is a manufacturer of audio interfacing equipment and custom audio interfacing, including digital products that employ the EtherSound Standard. He uses four electronic pedals for his left foot to play the pieces he used to play with his left arm, which from left to right trigger sounds of a closing bass drum, hi-hat, snare drum, and tom drum.

Rick Allen  Equipments
Rick Allen

Yamaha announced the addition of Rick Allen to their artist roster in 2009. Allen plays Yamaha Oak Custom drums with a matching sub-kick. Allen also uese Remo drumheads, Zildjian cymbals, Ahead drumsticks, and an Lp rock cowbell. He previously used Paoste 2002, RUDE, and Sound Creation cymbals.

Def Leppard drummer assaulted outside Fort Lauderdale hotel after band plays concert

The drummer for legendary rock group Def Leppard Rick Allen was assaulted Monday night at a Fort Lauderdale hotel he was staying at following a show in South Florida, according to a published report. 

Rick Allen with his friends
Rick Allen with his friend

Rick was standing in the valet area at the Four Seasons Hotel having a cigarette when another man ran up and attacked him. A report provided by th eFort Lauderdale Police Department states that Max Edward HArtley, 19 years old boy from von, Ohio was arrested on a charge of abuse of an elderly or disabled adult with great harm.

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Rick Allen’s Family

Talking about his family, like many other celebrities and Musican stars Rick did not share anything about his parents and siblings. It seems like he is not interested to share anything about his personal life and keeps it private.

Rick Allen  Family
Rick Allen wife

Rick Allen Girlfriend 

Talking about his Girlfriend, He is married to Lauren Cuggino Monroe; Monroe is also a musician and has even contributed to some of her albums.

Rick Allen  wife
Rick Allen with his Wife

Rick Allen’s Net Worth 

Rick Allen’s net worth as of now, in 2023 is around $50 million USD. His main source of income comes from his live concerts and sponsorships from his social media handles.

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  • Rick Allen hails from Dronfield, United Kingdom.
  • His Net Worth is around $50 million USD.
  • Rick’s zodiac sign is Scorpio.
  • His eye is Brown in color and his hair are Dark brown in color.
  • He loves singing and dancing.
  • He also loves Cars.

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Does Rick Allen, Consume Alcohol?No
Does he, Smoke?No
Does he, Drive?Yes
Does Rick Allen, swim?Yes
Does he know cooking?Yes
Is he a Yoga Practitioner?Yes
Does Gym?Yes
Is Rick Allen a Jogger?Yes
Eating Habit?Non-vegetarian


Who is Rick Allen?

Rick Allen’s full name is Richard John Cyril Allen he is an English drummer.

Is Rick Allen married?

Yes, his wife’s name is  Lauren Cuggino Monroe.

What is the age of Rick Allen?

The age of Rick Allen is 59 years ( as of 2023).

When is the Birthday of Rick Allen?

Rick Allen’s birthday is on 1 November.

What is the Zodiac Sign of Rick Allen?

The Zodiac Sign of Rick Allen is Scorpio.

How tall is Rick Allen?

Rick Allen is 5 feet 9 inches tall.

Where is Rick Allen from?

Rick Allen is from Dronfield, United Kingdom.

How much is the net worth of Rick Allen?

The net worth of Rick Allen is $ 50 million USD

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