Rick Allen, Stewart Copeland, Tico Torres among legendary drummers supporting Veterans Day Auction

Article Contributed by One In A Milli… | Published on Sunday, November 13, 2022

Raven Drum Foundation partnered with more than a dozen drummers to present a unique twist on a classic holiday song for the second year in a row. Founders Rick Allen and his wife Lauren Monroe reached out to some of their music-industry peers and friends to help raise vital funds for injured service members dealing with PTSD, trauma, and suicidal ideation. Their “12 Drummers Drumming” online auction will commence at noon PT on Veterans Day, November 11th and will run until 12/12/22. Winning bidders will have the opportunity to join Rick, Lauren and some special guests on a zoom call on December 15th, following the auction.

Lauren Monroe and Rick Allen are also be performing a series of east coast dates honoring free tickets provided by Raven Drum Foundation for Veterans, along with a very special performance for residents of the New Hampshire Veterans Home (11/14). Upcoming dates can be found at laurenmonroe.com/tour.

Also debuting on 11/11 will be Raven Drum’s 30-minute drum circle special, 12 Drummers Drumming - Finding the Rhythm to Heal, which will be provided to VA Hospitals throughout the country through a partnership with Musicians On Call. The special will be available to the general public on 12drummersdrumming.org.

All proceeds benefit Raven Drum Foundation’s mission to serve, educate, and empower Veterans, first responders, and trauma survivors with a focused effort to prevent suicide through innovative wellness-support programs. Raven Drum contributes to global healing and community through advocacy, storytelling, and the promotion of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM).

Some of the unique items available for auction include:
Autographed Guitars signed by the bands Godsmack and Styx
Set of limited edition art prints by Bon Jovi’s Tico Torres
A 30-minute Zoom, artistic drumhead and sticks from Zac Hanson
Autographed drums, drumheads, and sticks from multiple Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductees
Autographed drum and drumhead by SNL Alum Fred Armisen

Notable Musicians Who Contributed to the 2022 Campaign Include:
RICK ALLEN - Def Leppard
ALVIN TAYLOR - Little Richard, George Harrison, Elton John, Billy Preston
SHANNON LARKIN - Godsmack, Candlebox, Ugly Kid Joe
MATT STARR - Ace Frehley, Mr. Big
FRED ARMISEN - Saturday Night Live
TODD SUCHERMAN - Styx, Spinal Tap
LAUREN MONROE - Lauren Monroe
TOMMY LEE - Motley Crue
DENNY SEIWELL - Paul McCartney and Wings
DUANE TRUCKS - Widespread Panic, Hard Working Americans
MATT SORUM - Kings of Chaos, Guns N' Roses, The Cult, Velvet Revolver
JOHN LUM - The Allman Betts Band
WALLY INGRAM - Sheryl Crow, Phil Lesh and Bob Weir, Jackson Browne

Raven Drum Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded in 2001 by Rick Allen, drummer for Def Leppard, and Lauren Monroe, musician, and healing arts educator. Raven Drum's mission is to serve, educate, and empower veterans dealing with PTSD and TBI, people in crisis, and other at-risk populations. The foundation engages drumming as a tool for healing, allowing participants to use rhythm, mindfulness, and energy-medicine techniques as an avenue for connection and healing, and supports complementary and alternative-medicine programs for trauma recovery. For more information, please visit ravendrumfoundation.org.