DEF LEPPARD’S RICK ALLEN CREDITS CHARLIE WATTS FOR HIM BECOMING A DRUMMER

Def Leppard’s Rick Allen, says that without Rolling Stones drummer, Charlie Watts, he would have never become a drummer. He said that when Watts died, it was the end of an era and that meeting him was truly an honor.

Allen recently created an art piece dedicated to his musical hero called Saint Charlie. It’s part of a collection all dedicated to legendary musicians such as Eddie Van Halen, Kurt Cobain and Johnny Cash.

He’s planning on making a number of appearances at Florida Galleries next month to show off and sell his art. The events are free and open to the public.

A portion of the sales from his work will benefit an organization that he and his wife work with called Project Resiliency, it helps U.S. war veterans.

Def Leppard will kick off a stadium tour in June with Motley Crue, Poison, and Joan Jett & The Blackhearts.

TL;DR:

  • Def Leppard’s Rick Allen says when Watts died, it was the end of an era and that meeting him was truly an honor.
  • Allen recently created an art piece dedicated to his musical hero called Saint Charlie.
  • He’ll make appearances at Florida Galleries next month to show off and sell his art.
  • The events are free and open to the public.

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