BeliefNet with Rick Allen

Rick Allen is best known as the drummer for the popular hard rock band Def Leppard. After a 1984 car accident severed Allen's left arm, the future looked bleak for the British quintet. But Allen returned after only a few months, helping the band produce some of the biggest hits of its career, including "Pour Some Sugar on Me," "Hysteria," and "Two Steps Behind." Currently on tour with Def Leppard, Allen also plays on Krishna Das' new album of chant, "All One." Although not a Hare Krishna himself, Allen finds spirituality in many places-Hindu mantras, the Lord's Prayer, and Shamanism, to name a few. He recently spoke to Beliefnet about his spiritual transformation after his accident and the "magical" experience of playing with Krishna Das.

Can you tell me a bit about your spirituality?

So you were spiritually transformed after the accident?

And what were you going through then?

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