Def Leppard drummer uses inspiring comeback to lift others

20 Okt 2021
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ABC News’ Phil Lipof sits down with Def Leppard drummer Rick Allen and discusses the car accident that took his arm and his continued drumming for the band.

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  • M I hallucinating or I see wife as Mia khalifa

    Radiant NoroRadiant NoroVor 10 Stunden
  • I did not expect to cry during this.

    Emma TrendEmma TrendVor 2 Tage
  • i'm a bass player. i was in a horrible motorcycle crash last year. died. revived. almost had my arm amputated. 4 days on life support. 5 days in a coma. 3 months in a nursing home. going to have a full recovery. all that being said, still not as bad as what rick endured. if he can make it back, I can make it back.

    baba yagababa yagaVor 2 Tage
  • Great

    yoyoVor 3 Tage
  • He is truly amazing 🙏

    James Norton OfficialJames Norton OfficialVor 4 Tage
  • Had the pleasure of seeing him at the concert in Calgary and it was awesome

    Anna lulu Anna lulu Vor 4 Tage
  • What a lovely person. Happy that I saved money and bought Hysteria as I teenager.

    Rondo2oooRondo2oooVor 4 Tage
  • Наикрутейшие рокеры ударник сильнейший одна рука и так делать

    Техно ДомТехно ДомVor 6 Tage
  • Respect to his band members because gave him a chance to stay remain in the band

    Mohd Dali Bin ZaliMohd Dali Bin ZaliVor 6 Tage
  • Amazing man.

    Nick ODonoghueNick ODonoghueVor 7 Tage
  • never heard of a pandemic pause hmmm lol

  • 彼らの素晴らしい愛を、映画にして下さい。

    eiji maesawaeiji maesawaVor 7 Tage

    Lionel VillahermosaLionel VillahermosaVor 7 Tage
  • Rick Allen is an Amazing Man. Inspirational to many and one hell of a drummer in my favorite band🤘🤘🤘

    Carrell ParkerCarrell ParkerVor 8 Tage
  • 🙏🙏🙏🙏👍👍👍🔥

  • Glory to our LORD JESUS CHRIST

    Richard SiimaRichard SiimaVor 9 Tage
  • JESUS CHRIST Loves y'all!!!!!

    Richard SiimaRichard SiimaVor 9 Tage
  • I dont much care for Def Leppard anymore but you gotta give them a lot of credit for sticking by their brother, most bands would have quickly moved on.

    Ray AllenRay AllenVor 9 Tage
  • I love you Rick. If I am ever low in life and think I cant do anything, I always wanna think about you. I am 35 and Def Leppard is my favorite band since I was 18.

    Prearit JeitlyPrearit JeitlyVor 9 Tage
  • Thank you Rick

    Dan BabyDan BabyVor 10 Tage
  • One of the greatest band in the world.. and drummer.. period..👏👏👏👏👏🤘

    Antony ManuelAntony ManuelVor 10 Tage
  • Who the heck downvotes this? A very emotional and inspiring video!

    Wind-In My-FaceWind-In My-FaceVor 11 Tage
  • An Angel....God bless You!

    Joe StoneJoe StoneVor 11 Tage
  • That British accent is almost gone; almost Bronx like. When you have a bad day, think of this guy and get back up.

    Buck SavageBuck SavageVor 12 Tage
  • My dad listened to Def Leppard growing up in the 80s. Can’t believe he’s still around tho. Massive respect 👊

    Jonimus PrimeJonimus PrimeVor 12 Tage
  • Great interview. Heartfelt on both sides. Good job!

    James PatrickJames PatrickVor 12 Tage
  • God bless Rick Alan.

    Allan Love JrAllan Love JrVor 12 Tage
  • 54 people are utterly clueless... smh

    Atomic E77Atomic E77Vor 13 Tage
  • Great personality.. Still one of The best drummer..but god shouldnt have given him this fate.. We love you ❤️ 💐..

    critic mastercritic masterVor 13 Tage
  • \m/

    Romão NetoRomão NetoVor 13 Tage
  • one of my all time favorite drummers. not because of his skills, but because of his strength of will and his heart. thanks rick. growing up, defleppard's my major life soundtrack.

    luzier xluzier xVor 14 Tage
  • fantastic drummer , true inspiration !!

    Panamaniacs 2011Panamaniacs 2011Vor 14 Tage
  • i have seen in germany 1994 music hall in frankfurt m ua the dream team dh steve clark and pete willis and high and dry

    Brigitte JaschkowitzBrigitte JaschkowitzVor 14 Tage
  • i didn't know he was such a sweetheart

    williamgatesensonwilliamgatesensonVor 14 Tage
  • The Thunder God

    Alfonso GutierrezAlfonso GutierrezVor 14 Tage
  • Hes not one of the best drummers in the world

    Ben FridgeBen FridgeVor 14 Tage
  • Sheffield’s finest

    Lanky FuckaLanky FuckaVor 15 Tage
  • Real player

    Fred ConcklinFred ConcklinVor 15 Tage
  • I have always admired him ..Huge fan since the beginning

    Elaine MSElaine MSVor 15 Tage
  • "One of the best rock bands" naw naw naw They're in the top 20 but not number 1

    Dominique GonzalezDominique GonzalezVor 15 Tage
  • Wow what a great man.

    asd345asd345Vor 15 Tage
  • Rick Allen is one of my personal heroes,

    Guardmn 7315Guardmn 7315Vor 15 Tage
  • As a drummer myself this was very inspirational making me feel that anything is possible if you really put you're mind to it. I remember the first time I saw him play with one arm and thought "this guy is really something!" I found him inspiring back then and now even more so seeing this fantastic interview. Thanks Rick, you're a wonderful human being!

    Small Soldier adventures in miniatureSmall Soldier adventures in miniatureVor 15 Tage
  • Where are we with robotics in prosthetics? The guy's pretty wealthy, you'd think he'd have some cool replacement appendage by now. Really inspirational bloke though. Similarly, Tony Iommi lost the tips of his fingers but then became one of the most important guitarists of all time

    RingtailRingtailVor 15 Tage
  • Un ejemplo de superacion...genio

    Jero Ponce IglesiasJero Ponce IglesiasVor 16 Tage
  • God as my witness Rick Allen is far better than many drummers who have 2 3 or 4 fucking arms

    Josh WJosh WVor 16 Tage
  • too bad the mainstream commie leftwing media isn't capable of doing the same

    Commodore 64Commodore 64Vor 16 Tage
  • The things we endure allows us to be closer to god

    Ronald LeBeauRonald LeBeauVor 16 Tage
  • Very nice but I have one guestion I might of read wrong but thy did not mention that he was f drunk as hell when driving and almost killed someone else to im I wrong .....? Let me know.

    Barry MBarry MVor 16 Tage
  • The fact that Hysteria had some of the best drums of any of Def Leppard's albums speaks volumes of how Rick Allen overcame his injury. The drums in Pour Some Sugar on Me and Love Bites are 10/10.

    DuglifeDuglifeVor 16 Tage
  • Pure inspiration.

  • Inspiration to others top geezer .

    Mark KingMark KingVor 16 Tage
  • What I really love about Leppard is that sense of comradeship that you can feel between them. The guys waited for his boy to recover and learn to play again, and then back to touring. Even in times where these kind of bands were always expected to tour endlessly and make lots of money. What a band. What a legend.

    Feel LordFeel LordVor 16 Tage
  • Such a Huge Rock Star With a Humble Heart.... What a Blessing 🙏

    Jimmy SaucezJimmy SaucezVor 16 Tage
  • #respect ✊

    Karmalanche Record Karmalanche Record Vor 16 Tage
  • met him at a concert,really polite guy,down to earth.

    rjmidniterjmidniteVor 16 Tage
  • "One of the best drummers in the world!" --- *LMAOROF!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!*

    TiozãoTiozãoVor 17 Tage
  • Rick that accident brought your personality and who you really are to the publics attention. I am a drummer and when I was a kid you captivated me and you also motivated me to do the best I could.

    Graham GALLICKGraham GALLICKVor 17 Tage
  • I remember buy the tickets from the rock in rio just to see Rick and his have the car Accident , Im so shocking , hope someday can see him personally !!!

    masaki jpmasaki jpVor 17 Tage
  • It's a massive credit to the guys who refused to get another drummer and waited for Rick to learn to play again. That's true mates for you

    Clive BennettClive BennettVor 17 Tage
    • So true. Any modern band woulda just fired him and got another drummer ASAP.

      TheReviewKingTheReviewKingVor 2 Tage
  • Remember when MTV was actually MTV? Those were the days!

    PNW Sportbike LifePNW Sportbike LifeVor 17 Tage
  • 🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼

    KennethKennethVor 17 Tage
  • Wow. What an incredible man. I am inspired.

    Rich GRich GVor 17 Tage
  • I remember when that accident happened in the 80’s. When he returned to the band people were such A-holes about it. They called him a freak show, they mocked him for using pedals to assist him which his drumming. He even committed on it in some interviews. He took it all in stride and soldered on. It’s nice to see him get some recognition for it!

    Michael JusticeMichael JusticeVor 17 Tage
    • People suck. They’re stupid for judging him

      Emily HolmanEmily HolmanVor 15 Tage
  • Saw him in 2016 in fort Myers fl. He was freakin shredding

    Brandon SizemoreBrandon SizemoreVor 17 Tage
  • Truely amazing soul.

    Edward LockeEdward LockeVor 17 Tage
  • Amazing drummer,amazing artist and just an amazing human being. God bless you.

    Laurie TijerinaLaurie TijerinaVor 17 Tage
  • I don't like how in all the photos of the band, they hide his lack of an arm. It's like the people taking the photos are like "yeah that's gross."

    Star CloisterStar CloisterVor 17 Tage
  • He looks great. What an inspiration

    Emily HolmanEmily HolmanVor 17 Tage
  • Rick Allen - such a skilled, true and wonderful person, I really love to listen to him and the wisdom in his words. The band has not thought for a second about replacing him after the accident - these guys have a heart and are true friends. When you read the words on Steven's tombstone, it shows you what loyalty and friendship means to these fellows. Def Leppard - my favorite band since I was a boy on the way into my life... Thanks for sharing.

    Werner T. BurnerWerner T. BurnerVor 17 Tage
  • why cant they put prosthetic robot arm for him?

    YuotubeYuotubeVor 17 Tage
  • Excellent groupe !!!! Et respect à Rick Allen !!! !!! Mais la niaiserie manipulatrice n'est pas nécessaire !!!! 😤😤😬

    Pascal MonfortPascal MonfortVor 17 Tage
  • WOW, what an amazing, inspiring kind man Rick is. I as well as other individuals suffer from PTSD and a lot of people don't understand what we go through having to deal with past memories that we wish we could forget or things that we've gone through that we wish had never happened. It is a 24/7 struggle and sometimes those of us with PTSD have to take it one day at a time hoping that we can make it through another day with the grace and guidance of GOD. THE STRUGGLE IS REAL.. There is only a handful give or take of people that I look up to in respect like Rick because it's somebody like that that inspires you to take that one step further to better yourself into a be a blessing for others. Ever since I was a kid which I am 45 years old now have always wanted to go to see a Def Leppard concert and hopes of at least to say hi to Rick and tell him thank you for all that he does for others and to see the outcome of the strength to pursue his dreams with the band he never gave up and once again PTSD is a day-to-day struggle. So maybe someday my dream will come true to get a backstage pass for a meet and greet with the band. So Rick I personally want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for how many lives that you touch because of your passion for life.

    Raven RobinsonRaven RobinsonVor 17 Tage
  • Leppard got Def from his drumming

    Studio MargalimaStudio MargalimaVor 17 Tage
  • I am a drummer and guitarist. I can't imagine what would happen to me if I lost a limb, the frustration and helplessness would collapse me. When I hear Rick's story, it moves me and encourages me so much that, I feel fortunate that I have no obstacles to do what I love so much. Deff Lepard is synonymous with a true family band, where everyone supports each other and will not leave you alone.

    Stygmatodermuropy NephrosismStygmatodermuropy NephrosismVor 17 Tage
  • This is a good guy, plain and simple.

    SuperPussyFingerSuperPussyFingerVor 17 Tage
  • You Rock Rick! ✌️🥁✌️DC

    David CurtisDavid CurtisVor 17 Tage
  • One hell of a guy and drummer . He is my teenage years especially when I graduated high school in 1988 and hysteria was released on my senior spring break.

    spencer warrenspencer warrenVor 17 Tage
  • Great musician and even better man. This was my dad’s favorite band ! I remember as a kid getting my dad their album Hysteria for Father’s Day ! It was a cd at that time and every time I got in the truck it was playing! Awesome group of guys!

    Brandon RayBrandon RayVor 18 Tage
  • What an inspiration!!!

  • is she Mia ? 🤣

    Jimz LeeJimz LeeVor 18 Tage
  • ❤️very awesome man and an inspiration, the whole band! I feel to all 🙏✝️🥰 so glad he was able to stay with the band! 😘

    Colleen M. E.Colleen M. E.Vor 18 Tage
  • Great story, yeah he’s a beautiful man with a big heart!!

    oicsaywhatoicsaywhatVor 18 Tage
  • when can we jam cliff jones lesson to be learned you-tube

    Cliff JonesCliff JonesVor 18 Tage
  • It’s entirely possibly if they ditched him for a two armed fella, the vibe said fella may have brought could’ve changed their overall tone and there for yielded them less success. I think they made the right call! He’s a legend.

    JJ DryerJJ DryerVor 18 Tage
  • Men, NEVER apologize for crying. It shows empathy and you care ❤️

    Ima MeIma MeVor 18 Tage
    • I never care. I cry when there is a reason for it.

      Try ThinkingTry ThinkingVor 14 Tage
  • Good man

    MultiEchelonMultiEchelonVor 18 Tage
  • I mean I already loved the guy but now, to see how genuine he really is and how big his heart is just put him in a whole other realm!!!!! Great Video!!!

    Vincent VegaVincent VegaVor 18 Tage
  • Can wait to see him this summer

    DJXPML3978 ProductionsDJXPML3978 ProductionsVor 18 Tage
  • Damn near 40 years later, ABC gets on it.

    reaper manreaper manVor 18 Tage
  • Never knew this, that's pretty great. Your limitations do not define you, your mindset does.

    RobinRobinVor 18 Tage
  • Extraordinario te felicito.

    Carlos TorresCarlos TorresVor 18 Tage
  • When youth of today cry coz there's no internet coverage Inspirational story right here !

    Phil BurrowsPhil BurrowsVor 18 Tage
  • I think Rick has really good luck with his band-fellows, they never gave him up and standing shoulder by shoulder to him. Maybe, this at the end has saved his life and gave him the power to be rebirthed like a phoenix. My deepest respect for him. He seems to be a really lucky men😊👍

    Hasta La VistaHasta La VistaVor 18 Tage
  • 😎❤️❤️❤️

  • These 42 people must really hate live so much. I cried. Rick has more spirit in him than al 42 people together. Please grow up

    Jaco BarnardJaco BarnardVor 18 Tage
  • He is a fantastic dude and a great drummer

    Jaco BarnardJaco BarnardVor 18 Tage
  • So cool of the band to wait for him to get healed and learn how to play again. Ultimate family move right there

    synaesthesiasynaesthesiaVor 18 Tage
  • One of the best to ever drum

    Dan SpencerDan SpencerVor 18 Tage
  • He is indeed a legend but calling him "one of the best drummers in the world" is just bullshit lol

    BadekaretBadekaretVor 19 Tage
    • Lmao right.

      First name Last nameFirst name Last nameVor 18 Tage