What is it with bands and automobile bang-ups, anyway? Def Leppard drummer Rick Allen's story ultimately is one of triumph over adversity; although he lost his arm during a 1984 accident which saw him smash his Corvette into a drystone wall while driving outside Sheffield, England, he acquired a custom-made kit and taught himself to drum on it using one arm and two legs. He still drums with Def Leppard to this day.
His bandmate, guitarist Steve Clark, wasn't so lucky. After years of battling alcoholism, he died of an accidental overdose of prescription drugs and booze. His girlfriend found his body at their Chelsea apartment in January 1991, the morning after a night of heavy drinking.