Def Leppard Drummer Wins Award

United Press International is reporting that Def Leppard drummer Rick Allen will be given a humanitarian award at next week's "Charity Jam" event at Universal's CityWalk in Los Angeles. The event is being held at the Hard Rock Cafe at Universal Studios' "The Walk." The ceremony will feature Kevin and Michael Bacon, as well as Alicia Keys, Uncle Kraker, and Steven Segal's band. Hollywood Charities is responsible for the ceremony. The event is will benefit "Best Buddies", a charity for the developmentally disabled set up by Anthony Kennedy Shriver.

Rick's award is due to his work with the Raven Drum Foundation, which he has set up to help disabled musicians.

The event will be on Wed August 29, 2001 at 8:00pm. Tickets are $75 ($175 for VIP) and are available from Ticketmaster at 213-480-3232.

For more infomation, contact:
Jerry Digney, Mike Pingel, or Robert Verduzco, of The Lee Solters Company, 323-651-9300, for Hollywood Charities Foundation
Event Info
Hollywood Charities
Raven Drum Foundation