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RICK ALLEN On DEF LEPPARD RRHOF Ceremony Emotions (Audio)

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Def Leppard drummer Rick Allen was interviewed recently by Atlanta radio to promote his ongoing art events.

Rick spoke to Jackson Heaton of Rock 100.5 in Atlanta, GA to promote his latest artwork exhibitions.

Rick talked about Phil Collen, his daughter, his artwork, photography, Tom Petty/Legends Series, Van Halen, which band he'd drum for other than DL/RRHOF, RRHOF Induction Ceremony, Writing New Songs, Parents Approval/Support, the Atlanta exhibition, Raven Drum Foundation and charity work.

He recalled the recent RRHOF ceremony and how emotional it was for him and the other band members.

Listen to the full 16 minute interview below.

Rock 100.5 - Rick Allen Interview Quotes - (Transcribed by dltourhistory)

A Different Band To Drum For?/RRHOF

"I'd love to play drums for Queen. U2. You know what I mean?. It would've been fantastic."

RRHOF Induction Ceremony

"Yeah it was great. It made me cry. Yeah I thought it was really well done. And you know for us to be involved with Brian and kind of know Brian personally I think it just meant that much more."

"Well if you saw the induction ceremony all those emotions were totally real. They were very close to the surface. And I just felt like looking out there at the audience and looking at, you know, people in the industry. It was the first time we've really been supported in that way you know."

"I mean it was fantastic that, you know, it was the Fan Vote. I think it was the biggest fan vote. Which was the most important thing to us. But to get recognition for all of our history. You know right from 1977, that was really the icing on the cake."

Writing New Songs/Band Friendship

"Friendship. Friendship and writing new songs. As long as we keep writing songs. I mean there are gonna be songs that not all of us like but if you just keep writing songs some of it rises to the top. You know what I mean?. So it's a constant process. People say Oh, are you gonna make another record?. It doesn't work like that. It's almost like making songs that become collections, you know, or become albums. That's kind of how we do it."

"It's nice to have a certain attitude if you it. But really I thik that's the most important thing. Stay vibrant and current. just keep writing new stuff."

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