First Published 22 December 2016. It’s Metal Blade Records’ 35th anniversary celebration in 2017 and The Hall Of Heavy Metal History will induct the label at the previously announced all-star ceremony which takes place on Wednesday 18th January 18th at the Anaheim Expo Center in Anaheim, CA.
Metal Blade Records CEO/founder Brian Slagel comments: “We are totally honoured to be inducted into such a great organisation. I am awestruck at the names that stand beside us, and so thankful for everyone who has helped us along the way. Huge thanks to all at the Hall Of Heavy Metal History for this great honour.”
MetalTalk will be attending the awards and reporting live for the UK from this wonderful event.
Hosted by television and radio legend Eddie Trunk, the awards show will also feature performances by Dio Disciples (with Craig Goldy, Simon Wright, Scott Warren, Bjorn Englen, Tim ‘Ripper’ Owens, and Joe Retta), Ross The Boss (with iconic guitarist Ross ‘The Boss’ Friedman, Rhino, vocalist Marc Lopes, and Mike LePond), and several others. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Ronnie James Dio Stand Up And Shout Cancer Fund.
The 2017 Hall Of Heavy Metal History Inductees include:
Ronnie James Dio
Rainbow, Black Sabbath, Dio, with Wendy Dio accepting the induction
Formerly of Ozzy Osbourne and Whitesnake
Of Quiet Riot, along with a special 33rd Anniversary Induction of Quiet Riot, as the first band to achieve the #1 Heavy Metal Album status
Motörhead, with special guest accepting the nomination
Ross ‘The Boss’ Friedman
Formerly of Manowar
Formerly of Black Sabbath and Dio
President/CEO of Sabian Cymbals
Ozzy Osbourne, with the Rhoads family members accepting the Induction
Metal Blade Records
Brian Slagel will accept the induction
With drummer Mikkey Dee accepting the induction
Rainbow Bar And Grill
Owner Mikael Maglieri will accept the induction
Hall Of Heavy Metal History President/CEO Pat Gesualdo told us: “The Hall Of Heavy Metal History is dedicated to preserving the legacy of those legendary Metal musicians who are often forgotten. This event is something the fans have been wanting for a long, long time. As a non-profit organization, we are also dedicated to working with Wendy Dio and the Ronnie James Dio Stand Up And Shout Cancer Fund.”
A press conference and General Admission entrance will commence at 6:30pm from 7:00pm to 8:00pm. The Induction Ceremony will take place from 8:00pm to 9:00pm. A VIP Meet and Greet with the celebrity Inductees will take place after the Induction Ceremony and live bands will perform throughout the night.
Music fans can be a part of the most important night in Heavy Metal!! Tickets are $25.00 for General Admission and $75.00 for The Meet And Greet with the Celebrity Inductees. A General Admission ticket is required to attend the Meet And Greet event, which includes pictures and autographs with the Celebrity Inductees and gift bag with an official VIP Pass, a limited edition autographed poster, an official Event T-Shirt, an official Event Program and additional sponsor items. Tickets are available here.
About the Hall Of Heavy Metal History
The Hall Of Heavy Metal History is a non-profit organization dedicated to enshrining forever, those Legendary musicians, music industry executives, DJ’s, journalists, and producers who are often overlooked, but responsible for making Heavy Metal music what it is today. Their contribution to the genre is invaluable, and they keep inspiring Heavy Metal fans throughout the world, from generation to generation.
The Hall Of Heavy Metal History is a division of the non-profit organization D.A.D. (Drums and Disabilities). With over 45 Million + major media impressions, top Celebrities, Sports Stars, Law Enforcement Agencies, Major Corporations, Child Protective Agencies, School Systems, United States Congressmen and Senators, Doctors, Teachers, and the United States Department of State have joined with DAD to help bring therapy programs and services to disabled children and their families in over 15 countries.