DEF LEPPARD Drummer Interviewed On Florida's 98.7 THE GATER (Audio)

Tyson from 98.7 The Gater in West Palm Beach, Florida last week conducted an interview with DEF LEPPARD drummer Rick Allen. Topics included Rick's venture into the world of fine art (his stuff launched this week) and the Rock Of Ages tour with POISON and LITA FORD. Tyson also asked if there are any plans for a new DEF LEPPARD studio album, and Rick said he was heading into the studio to listen to some new stuff that guitarist Phil Collen had been working on. You can now listen to the chat below.

Rick Allen's collection of visual art, "Electric Hand: Rhythm + Change", was released on April 18 exclusively at RickAllenArt.com. Highly limited, only 300 prints exist of this historic project, each numbered and signed by Allen.

A two-minute video clip in which Allen talks about the collection can be seen below.

Created over the course of 12 months, all of the pieces were made entirely from rhythmic performance and light by Allen. By capturing the various rhythms and translating them to visual form another dimension appears to viewers within the art. Though abstract in nature, the work is astonishing as distinct visual references begin to appear to whoever is looking.

There are a total of 15 different visual pieces within "Electric Hand: Rhythm + Change", all on canvas, and each large in size.

The 300 collectors that will own a canvas in this exclusive collection possess a remarkable fete personally and creatively for Allen. With your request, you will have the first opportunity to experience it for yourself before its public unveiling. Pre-release opportunity to be announced.

Allen is translating rhythm into a visual art medium through an extensive process involving drumbeat, light, photography, and graphic design. The result is a collection of abstract imagery built directly from Allen's rhythmic prowess. And as one of the pioneers in this new medium, Allen is holding true to a lifetime of breaking barriers and new ground.

Rick Allen is one of the most acclaimed drummers in the history of rhythm. His powerful and unique rhythmic voice has profoundly influenced the signature sound of DEF LEPPARD in their rise to become one of the greatest rock bands in history selling more than 100 million albums worldwide. With "Electric Hand: Rhythm + Change", music and art lovers are witnessing Allen's rhythm translated into the medium of visual art.

Allen's legacy is rich, one of perseverance both professionally and personally. Following the loss of his left arm in 1984, Allen and DEF LEPPARD forged on together, developing some of their finest material and certainly their most commercially successful releases. Allen, who was already an idol to the music community, also became a leader in the philanthropic world with wife and musician Lauren Monroe. Together, the duo has founded the Raven Drum Foundation with a mission to serve, educate and empower veterans and people in crisis. With a rich legacy of music and humanitarian work, Allen is gearing up for another chapter in his story with his fine art debut, "Electric Hand: Rhythm + Change".

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