The Hall of Heavy Metal History recently honored metal royalty at it’s 1st Annual induction Ceremony. The stellar event took place January 18, 2017, in Anaheim, CA and was hosted by Television/Radio personality Eddie Trunk,. The inductees, notable musicians, family members, friends, and fans around the world turned out in force to witness the event first hand. Proceeds benefited the Ronnie James Dio Stand Up And Shout Cancer Fund.

Photos from the event

“On behalf of myself, and the Hall of Heavy Metal History Board of Directors, thank you to all the Inductees, family members, staff, friends, bands, sponsors and fans who joined us in this Historic event,” says Hall of Heavy Metal History Founder/CEO Pat Gesualdo. Of course we will continue to honor those metal musicians who have fought so hard to keep metal music relevant over the years, include exciting interaction events for the fans, and help The Ronnie James Dio Stand Up And Shout Cancer Fund as well. The 2018 Ceremony will be featured at a new venue, and is going to be bigger and better than ever.

Details will be released later this year on how fans can be included for the Nomination process. National fan events based around The Hall of Heavy Metal History are being scheduled for this spring and summer

Musicians Inducted Into the 2017 Ceremony Included:

Ronnie James Dio (With Wendy Dio accepting the Induction)

Metal Blade Records (With Slayer’s Kerry King Introducing Metal Blade CEO/Founder Brian Slagel),

Scorpions (With Mikkey Dee accepting the Induction),

Rainbow Bar and Grill

Rudy Sarzo

Vinny Appice

Lemmy Kilmister (With Motorhead Manger Todd Singerman accepting the Induction)

Ross “The Boss” Friedman

Frankie Banali

Andy Zildjian (President/CEO of “Sabian Cymbals“),

Rudy Sarzo and Frankie Banali (Together for a special 33rd Anniversary Induction of Quiet Riot, as the first band to achieve the #1 Heavy Metal Album status)

Don Airey

Randy Rhoads (With Kathy and Kelle Rhoads accepting the Induction).

For more information, please visit www.thehallofheavymetalhistory.org

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