Def Leppard’s Rick Allen has been voted ‘Best Rock Drummer In The World” by the readers of Music Radar. Allen, the one-armed sticksman, beat out such famed colleagues as Queen’s Roger Taylor, Dave Grohl, and Mötley Crüe’s Tommy Lee, among others.

The Top 10 ‘Best Rock Drummers In The World’ – according to Music Radar are:

  1. Def Leppard’s Rick Allen
  2. Volbeat’s Jon Larsen
  3. 5 Seconds Of Summer’s Ashton Irwin
  4. Alter Bridge’s Scott Phillips
  5. Former Who & Toto drummer Simon Phillips
  6. Queen’s Roger Taylor
  7. Mötley Crüe’s Tommy Lee
  8. Blink-182’s Travis Barker
  9. Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl
  10. AC/DC’s Phil Rudd


  • Out now are stand-alone audio versions of Def Leppard’s Hysteria At The O2 and Hits Vegas, Live At Planet Hollywood. The concerts, which were originally included in the band’s recent audio/visual boxed set London To Vegas, are now available as limited edition double-CD’s. Hits Vegas is also scheduled for limited release on transparent blue vinyl LP today (December 11th.)
  • Filmed in December 2018, Hysteria At The O2 features Def Leppard’s debut at the London venue and spotlights the band playing its diamond-certified, 10-times platinum album Hysteria in its entirety.
  • Six months later, Leppard was captured during the band’s sold-out residency in Las Vegas at Zappos Theatre in Planet Hollywood. Hits Vegas, Live At Planet Hollywood features a 28-song deep dive into the band’s greatest hits and favorite album cuts.

CHECK IT OUT: Def Leppard performing “Hysteria” from Hysteria At The O2: