Def Leppard‘s Rick Allen has been voted 'Best Rock Drummer In The World” by the readers of Music Radar. Allen, the one-armed sticksman, beat out such famed colleagues as Queen's Roger Taylor, Dave Grohl, and Mötley Crüe‘s Tommy Lee, among others.

The Top 10 'Best Rock Drummers In The World' – according to Music Radar are:

1. Def Leppard's Rick Allen
2. Volbeat‘s Jon Larsen
3. 5 Seconds Of Summer’s Ashton Irwin
4. Alter Bridge‘s Scott Phillips
5. Former Who & Toto drummer Simon Phillips
6. Queen‘s Roger Taylor
7. Mötley Crüe‘s Tommy Lee
8. Blink-182‘s Travis Barker
9. Foo Fighters' Dave Grohl
10. AC/DC's Phil Rudd

Def Leppard drummer Rick Allen revealed that although some bands that span the decades soldier on despite deep inner-band turmoil, Leppard are still a bunch of dudes that love hanging out and making music together: “I think the saving grace is we still like each (laughs) other. We can all hang out in the same room, y'know what I mean? We don't take separate cars, we don't have separate hotels. And I think a lot of the success we had was fantastic. But honestly, I think a band grows from some of the not so good times. Like, losing (founding guitarist) Steve Clark and, y'know, my accident. I think that's been really important for us, and it's really sad to see other bands not quite being a team.”

Rick Allen On Def Leppard Still Being A Team :