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Rick Allen Talks About His Early Band Grad - Audio

Tuesday, 1st September 2015

Def Leppard 2015.
Pic by Chele Drappel

Def Leppard drummer Rick Allen was interviewed by John DaBella of WMGK radio yesterday ahead of his art exhibition.

Rick talked about playing soccer, why the band stay together, coming back after his accident, his first band and drum kit.

Rick also gave away some interesting trivia about his first band Grad (wrongly listed as Glad in various magazines/interviews). He explained that the letters stood for each band member's name.

His later band Smokey Blue featured John Richardson and Trevor Dunford (pictured with Rick on Page 8 in the Animal Instinct biography) when he was just 12.

Rick displayed his Angels And Icons art last night at a Wentworth Gallery in King Of Prussia, PA. View a short video clip and a photo from this below.

102.9 WMGK - Rick Allen Interview Quote

First Band Grad

"Oh god. Oh dear. Grad. Goth, Richardson, Allen and Dunford. G.R.A.D."