Drummer for the rock band Def Leppard, distinctive for his musical ability despite having lost his left arm early in his career. He is referred to as "The Thunder God" by fans.
He learned to play the drums when he was fifteen years old. He dropped out of school in 1979.
He wrote the soundtrack for the Disney movie Brink!
His first wife was Stacy Lauren Gilbert and he remarried Lauren Monroe. He has a daughter from each marriage.
He is a founding member of Def Leppard, along with Phil Collen.