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If you look at the Def Leppard is so bad so awesome really awesome they could spell the name brawn and no one cared there hitting the road this summer and on the bill with -- -- using cheap trick and Ace of Base.
I can about the last one but I don't dream.
Joining us to talk about that as well as his new military foundation is Def Leppard drummer Rick Allen it musical talent where drum set I -- him in my mother's garage.
-- -- I got to ask you for stock because I've always wondered.
The II yeah.
And actress awards this I was I was it's going to -- Including people -- very well yeah I mean good company yet.
There's no a death I've always wanted to know I think it's because we're from England -- a really bad.
And language spoke -- reason we left school so words so early on you know we really hadn't finished school -- yeah.
So they I think apparently not a field that.
After the hour now tell me about the ravens dropped -- foundation and it's healing program for -- right what we we -- in 2001.
-- I was obviously.
Be the inspiration for it the foundation itself with the the -- right that I went through them and then when I visited Walter -- for the first time.
I was just so inspired by what was going on -- and the ripple effect that was going now throughout the whole country.
That I just realized that it's I had -- -- My experience of what I went through the -- I went through them and it we're it was a great way too -- to help yet.
Did you have probably easier time connecting with these -- -- probably a lot of -- doctors did because -- -- similar tragedy -- if I mean obviously combat -- that is is somewhat different but.
There -- many similarities.
What -- what I went through and and it was easy to sit in a room with these guys and -- and just talk about what -- what they've been through the end you just so -- people who don't know the story he -- -- -- and it tragic car accident.
Luke yes there's an event not -- actually shaving accident.
-- and that's what bill doesn't -- yeah.
-- -- -- -- -- -- But what was your what the band's reaction when you told them he wanted to continue drumming we -- polite about it.
They were very polite.
Like you really sure about that I had guide series it was right there was this mutual sort of standoff you know nobody said anything.
And finally idea idea you know I got myself together enough to where I could actually play better than what you're talking to them there's at all no problem you -- see windows start up.
-- -- was you guys called.
I was like how -- yeah.
What you let's just let's let's just such thing as drum kits for the arm was before.
No really put the fantastic thing is there's a natural response.
I can I could use my hand being in many different ways that I could never use it before all -- I got.
And I could kick some -- with my left foot and my real secret is that idea I have one.
But I've got three legs -- I was going to have to like what how you deal of Internet porn because you can't.
You can't point click and everything the same -- -- what is the heart -- The hardest thing to get used to it I'm sorry -- The hardest thing getting used to well when you wouldn't know when you lost your what was who who really just simple things like tying shoelaces.
You know people complaining great you know year old was -- you know -- I'm giving myself that an extra five minutes.
Ten minutes to get ready you know so I.
I sit up I lost my god I would use it as an excuse to -- I don't want to have -- -- Nine eyes I think people say well you know I I don't know what I would've done it by the -- my arm and I'm like -- -- -- not you can't.
-- -- This candidate -- -- got got to ask you yeah.
I got your fifteen when you joined Def Leppard then it ended shortly after that the -- pretty much you debate.
Would you like if you like in have been.
Always it was huge it was fantastic from the moment we we reached.
United States yeah -- just took off yeah and nobody -- -- that I -- of fifteen you can't think ten minutes yeah yeah you know you're getting everything you wanted was insane yeah.
And how he fifty of them I think you have no scruples at that age you were probably doing what are -- night.
-- -- -- your greatest most unbelievable.
I've got to keep it clean he had a battery until lot of stuff going on underneath the stated while I was playing -- you know that was that was it.
But unfortunately I had to be up on stage would you know you know in the audience participation you know that.
You know you really wanted to participate -- -- -- -- like -- -- this just -- -- you know it was.
That there was there was going to -- I would always got going on then yeah.
I like they got some -- show we like a Polaroid that you are cool.
-- -- -- Baghdad you're using.
90 my goodness he might have gotten you've got a lot of a lot of pretty famous people who who who turned out to be the biggest jerk.
That's -- -- have to -- -- -- a very nice guy who wasn't a -- owners can right click belt in Bonn.
Same old thing that -- -- -- now they've -- been fantastic cable because all blood -- eight yeah.
-- -- -- -- I don't jump on -- Seattle Mick -- a fun time yeah I mean you know -- -- -- guys and harassment brilliant yeah you know I mean I've I've read some fantastic people I'm -- ago.
I'm -- -- -- at a time thank you so much it was a pleasure please go back and for more information on milk ricks military foundation.
Log onto -- -- foundation dot org.
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