Frank Noon

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Frank Noon
Genres Hard rock
Occupation(s) Musician
Instruments Drums
Associated acts Def Leppard
The Next Band

Frank Noon is a British drummer who played with the bands Def Leppard and Roadhouse[1] with guitarist Pete Willis.

He was preceded in Def Leppard by original drummer Tony Kenning and succeeded by current drummer Rick Allen.

He was succeeded in Roadhouse by drummer Trevor Brewis.


Frank Noon was a member of the trio The Next Band before, during, and after the time he was in Def Leppard, and played on The Next Band's Four By Three E.P..

Frank Noon played on Def Leppard's The Def Leppard E.P., in 1978.

About thirteen years later, Frank Noon played in the band Roadhouse with Pete Willis, who was a member of Def Leppard when Frank performed with them. He played on Roadhouse's demo, but was replaced by drummer Trevor Brewis before the recording of Roadhouse's album.

Frank Noon also play drums for various other bands including Lionheart, Wild Fire, Wild Horses (not the same band that Johnny Edwards, Rick Steier and James Kottak were in), Stampede, Waysted,[2] Di'anno, More and Crazy Lesbians.

Frank Noon was never an official member of Def Leppard. Although he was asked to join permanently, he declined the offer to stay with The Next Band.[3] Def Leppard, just recently booking studio time and very recently without a drummer, hired Frank Noon to play. The studio was the only time they had ever played together. In February 2003, Frank Noon joined the reformed Atomic Mass for a photo at the Hallam FM Arena .


With The Next Band[edit]

  • Four By Three EP (1978)

With Def Leppard[edit]

With Bernie Tormé and the Electric Gypsies[edit]

  • Shoorah Shoorah (1982)

With Waysted[edit]

With Roadhouse[edit]

  • demo


  1. ^ [1] Archived 28 February 2011 at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ Prato, Greg. "Biography: Waysted". AMG. Retrieved 9 May 2010.
  3. ^ Some time during the week between Tony Kenning's dismissal and the recording of the EP, Joe asked Frank Noon if he would consider joining Def Leppard permanently. Noon declined, remaining faithful to the Next Band.
Preceded by
Roadhouse Drummer Succeeded by
Trevor Brewis