Proving that the man was meant to drum, Rick spent the following months relearning to play, and building a new electronic kit that would allow him continue to hold his place, upstage center, with what was about to be one of the world's biggest bands. Rick's public return to the stage was at the 1986 Monsters of Rock festival at Castle of Donington Raceway and to the charts with Def Leppard's 1987 opus, Hysteria. In addition to holding down the backbeat with Def Leppard for nearly four decades, Rick works tirelessly with veterans through the Wounded Warrior Project and his own Raven Drum Foundation to provide counseling and inspiration to those affected by the traumas of war.
22x17" Oak Custom kick drums
12x5.5" steel snares
"Beginner to Pro, Global to Local, Yamaha win, hands down".