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Def Leppard's Rick Allen Drums Up Support for Veterans

by Donna Teresa, Staff Writer

Drumming goes back to the beginning of civilization. Drums have been prominent in religious and ceremonial gatherings as a way of communication and self-expression. The beat of a drum conjures up feelings of rejuvenation and provide a calming power. From swing to jazz, blues, and rock 'n' roll , it's an individual experience.

Like guitarists, drummers carry a certain mystique. There are too many great ones to name and I'm not even going to try. However, there is one drummer that I'd like to recognize - Def Leppard's Rick Allen


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