Rick Allen reveals spiritual side

It turns out that Def Leppard drummer Rick Allen is "one with everything." He's been dabbling in the philosophies of Hare Krishna for quite some time – but don't expect him to turn up at the airport dancing in saffron robes and banging a tambourine.

"No, but I'll talk to those guys," he says. "They're just doing their thing, you know? It's very noble. If there were more people like Hare Krisha in this world, we certainly wouldn't be at war."

It's hard to argue. But it's also surreal to hear this kind of thing from the wild and crazy rocker whose former excesses are well-documented. There are the drugs, the booze, the spousal battery charge and the terrible car accident on New Year's Eve 1984 that resulted in the loss of his left arm. Now, at the ripe old age of 41, he comes across like a mellow English gentleman – one who still curses like a rock musician, mind you – as he talks about his spiritual awakening.

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