Def Leppard’s Rick Allen Voted ‘World’s Best Rock Drummer’ In New Poll


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.”

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