Rick Allen’s Triumphant Return! 

Posted: 5:00 pm Thursday, August 20th, 2015

By Steve Craig

On This Day in 1986… The Thunder-God Returned!!!

In December of 1984… Def Leppard’s drummer, Rick Allen was in a horrible car accident that nearly cost him his life… and from all indications would definitely cost him his career.

His Corvette veered off the road, hit a wall and he was thrown from the car.  His left arm was caught in the seat belt’s shoulder strap and was nearly torn from his body.  After several attempts to save it… doctors finally had to amputate.  Never one to give up, after 18 months of rehab and equipment design, he rejoined the band in the studio AND onstage with his new double-pedal setup that is now a part of Rock History!

WATCH HIM rip it up onstage just a few months ago!