Fred Armisen, Zac Hanson Attend Raven Drum Foundation Event in Palm Springs

The veteran-focused nonprofit supports healing through music and showcased that with a drum circle for donors, clients, and legendary percussionists.

June 30, 2023
Story by Site Staff
Matt Sorum and Fred Armisen

The nonprofit Raven Drum Foundation — established in 2001 by Def Leppard drummer Rick Allen and his wife, singer-songwriter and healing-arts educator Lauren Monroe — hosted a drum circle in Palm Springs to support veterans and first responders while showcasing the restorative powers of music. Legendary drummers traveled in to participate in the open-air circle, after which they joined Monroe, Allen, and GoodNoise Studios co-founder Matt Sorum (Guns N’ Roses, Velvet Revolver, The Cult) for a private concert in the studio’s live room. Drummers included Alvin Taylor (Little Richard, Elton John, George Harrison), Denny Seiwell (Paul McCartney, Wings), Fred Armisen (Portlandia, Saturday Night Live), and Zac Hanson (Hanson) among others. Sorum expressed that the drum circle would be the first of many community-focused events at the newly opened studio.

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Zac Hanson, Rick Allen, and Alvin Taylor.

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Guests in drum circle.

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Emily Chavous Foster and Ace Harper.

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Lauren Monroe, Allen, and Sorum.

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Shasu Adon.

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Palm Springs Mayor Grace Elena Garner, Suzanne Somers, Alan Hamel, and Sorum.

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Denny Seiwell and Sorum.

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Shlosser and GoodNoise co-founder Jason Mendelson with Murph the dog.