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Rick Allen On How His Youngest Daughter Inspired His Artwork

Saturday, 10th December 2016

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Def Leppard drummer Rick Allen has been interviewed by the New Jersey press ahead of his artwork exhibition in Short Hills.

Rick spoke to both New Jersey Online and North Jersey ahead of today's event.

Rick talked about his artwork, inspiration, his daughter, his current exhibit, Def Leppard, being a vegetarian and working with wounded veterans.

Rick is visiting The Mall at Shorts Hills, NJ later today for another art exhibition event.

Read the full interviews via the links.

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December 2016 - Rick Allen Interview Quotes

Art Inspiration

"My passion was rekindled when I was inspired by my youngest daughter. She sat down to do an art project with no fear. She was in the moment and going with it. She was not trying to make everything perfect. It was art. Let it be what it wants to be."

"I started painting when I was young, before I started playing the drums,Ē Allen said. It was while watching his 6 year-old daughter paint that his own interest was revived.

"She was staying in the moment,Ē he said, ďand it reminded me of where I go when Iím playing music. Itís just coming from the heart."

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