Born: November 1, 1963 Parents: Geoff and Kathleen Allen
Sibling: Robert Allen.
Marital Status: Married Stacy September 29, 1991. Divorced. Married Lauren Monroe. Children: Laureen Shane born May 20, 1997.
Current Residents: Los Angeles, California
Nicknames: "O.B Oblivion", "Dick", "Bus Head", "The Thunder God".
Education: Left high school to become Def Leppards full time drummer.
Influences: Iam Paice of Deep Purple, Stuart Copeland of the Police, John Bonham, Aerosmith, Guns 'n Roses, Thin Lizzy, Marc Bolan, and INXS.
Favorite Color: Likes every color
Favorite Film: Dances With Wolves
Favorite Actor: Robert Desiderio
Favorite Actress: Judith Light.
Favorite Car: Jeep
Favorite Food: Indian and vegetarian.
Favorite Drink: Water
Equipment: Drum Workshop drums, Zidjian cymbals and sticks, Acupad pads, Forat electronics
Previous Bands: Smokey Blue, Rampant, and The Johnny Kalendar Band
Because he wasn't old enough to sign contracts himself, his dad signed the record deal for him.
15 when he joined Def Leppard.
Lost his left arm, in a car accident, New Year's Eve of 1984.
Although surgeons attempted to reattach the arm, infection set in resulting in amputation.
Determined to get back to drumming again and with the help of a specially engineered drum kit where he uses his left leg in place of the lost arm, he has succeeded.
Now uses a hybrid kit that is part electronic and acoustic.
Played with Mark Mason Project May/June 2000
Co-writer of music for Brink (Disney movie)
Founded the Raven Drum Foundation for handicapped musicians.
Received a Humanitarian Award for RDF in August 2001.