Rick Allen's Snare on Master of Puppets
Def Leppard drummer Rick Allen is thanked in the Master of Puppets liner notes for the use of his Ludwig "Black Beauty." Lars Ulrich was unhappy with his own snare sound and made the request of Allen to borrow his. Producer Flemming Rasmussen recalls that the drum arrived in Copenhagen the next day.
Photo of Lars Ulrich with Def Leppard's Rick Allen for use in a Zildjian advertisement, 1988. Photo: Ross Halfin. From the Collection of Lars Ulrich
Outtakes from a photo shoot with James Hetfield, Lars Ulrich, Cliff Burton, and Kirk Hammett, circa 1986. Lars can be seen in a Def Leppard "Don't Ask" t-shirt, which was only given to friends of the band while they were making the long-awaited Hysteria album. In return, Def Leppard drummer Rick Allen can be seen wearing a Metallica t-shirt in the UK video for "Pour Some Sugar On Me." From the Collection of Lars Ulrich