TWISTED SISTER, LOU GRAMM, RAVEN, SEBASTIAN BACH, TO BE INDUCTED INTO THE METAL HALL OF FAME
Gala to Feature Rockstar Performances and All Star Jams
The Metal Hall of Fame today announced the induction of five Hard Rock and Heavy Metal legends into the Metal Hall of Fame.
The 6th Annual Metal Hall of Fame Gala “The most important night in Hard Rock and Heavy Metal” will take place January 26, 2023, at the Canyon Club, Agoura Hills, C.A.
The event will be hosted will be radio/television music Icon Eddie Trunk and co-hosted by entertainment personality Cathy Rankin. Celebrated guitarist Steve Vai(Whitesnake /David Lee Roth) and legendary drummer Mike Portnoy, will induct Twisted Sister.
Former Black Sabbath/Ronnie James Dio drummer Vinny Appice will also have the world debut of his new band “Scream Taker,” at the event, which features Jim Crean (Appice Brothers), and Tony Franklin (Jimmy Page, David Gilmour).
The Metal Hall of Fame is a non-profit organization that enshrines forever, those Iconic musicians, artists, music industry executives who are responsible for making Hard Rock and Heavy Metal music what it is today.
The list of new inductees include:
Twisted SisterLou Gramm Chris Impellitteri Raven Sebastian Bach
Twisted Sister – Legendary band Twisted Sister have been at the forefront of Hard Rock and Heavy Metal for several decades. Both of their Albums “Under The Blade” and “You Can’t Kill Rock ‘n’ Roll” created huge underground attention, leading them to mainstream success. Over the last 30 years, their hit songs “We’re Not Gonna Take It” and “l Wanna Rock,” are considered to be two of the most influential videos in the history of Heavy Metal and MTV, and are the most licensed anthems in the history of Heavy Metal.
Lou Gramm – One of the biggest selling Hard Rock artists of all time. His hits with the band “Foreigner” include:”Feels Like The First Time” (Billboard #4, Hot 100) “Cold as Ice” (Billboard #6, Hot 100), “Double Vision” (Billboard #2, Hot 100),”Hot Blooded” (Billboard #3, Hot 100), “Urgent” (Billboard #1 Rock, #4 Hot 100), “Head Games” (Billboard #14, Hot 100), “Juke Box Hero” (Billboard #3, Mainstream, #26, Hot 100).
“l Want to Know What Love Is” (Billboard #1, Hot 100, #3 Adult, #1 Mainstream Rock), “Say You Will” (Billboard #1 Rock, #41 Adult, #6 Hot 100), “l Don’t Want to Live Without You” (Billboard #1 Adult, #18 Rock, #5 Hot 100), “That Was Yesterday”
(Billboard #4 Album Rock, #24 Adult, #12 Hot 100). Solo Artist: “Midnight Blue” (Billboard #1 Mainstream Rock, #5 Hot 100), “Just Between You and Me” (Billboard #4 Adult, #4 Mainstream Rock, #6 Hot 100), and “True Blue Love” (Billboard #23 Album Rock).
Chris Impellitteri – Guitar World and Guitar One magazines officially named Renowned guitarist Chris Impellitteri one of the fastest guitarists of all time.
The 1988 Impellitteri Album “Stand In Line” charted on Billboard’s Top 100 for over 5 months. The namesake video of the song was often played on MTV and VH-I. Chris won Burn! Magazine’s Readers Poll Award for “Best Rock Guitarist,” in 1996. He was also a member of “Animetal USA,” where their Album peaked at #18 on Japan’s Oricon weekly album chart, and remained there for nine weeks. Chris Impellitteri was also a host on MTV’S Headbangers Ball.
RAVEN – One of the seminal forces in the creation of speed/thrash metal. Many major artists such as Metallicaand Anthrax, launched their careers as their opening act. Raven had an MTV hit with “On and On.” They were recently Metallica’s special guests for their tribute concert for Late Megaforce Records founders and Metal Hall of Fame Inductees Jon and Marsha Zazula, at the Hard Rock, in Ft. Lauderdale. Raven still keep up a gruellingworldwide touring schedule.
SEBASTIAN BACH – Sebastian Bach quickly became an Iconic Hard Rock / Heavy Metal vocalist with Skid Row. His first album titled ‘Skid Row’ was certified 5xPlatinum by the RIAA. His major hits include “l Remember You” (#6 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, #23 on the Billboard Mainstream Rock chart), “18 and Life” (#4 on the Billboard Hot chart, #1 on the Billboard Album Rock Tracks chart), and “Youth Gone Wild” (#27 on the Billboard Mainstream Rock chart). His second album “Slave to the Grind” is the first Heavy Metal album to hit #1 on the Billboard 200 chart in the Nielsen SoundScan era, and was certified 2X Platinum by the RIAA. The album featured the songs “Wasted Time,” “Slave to the Grind,” “In a Darkend Room,” and “Monkey Business. Sebastian also made his Broadway debut in the “Rocky Horror Show,” and “Jekyll & Hyde.”Additionally, he performed in the touring version of the hit show “Jesus Christ Superstar.” Sebastion starred in the VH-I series “Supergroup” with Ted Nugent, Metal Hall of Fame Inductee Scott Ian, Jason Bonham, and Evan Seinfeld, and was the winner of the CMT reality show “Gone Country.”
Get Tickets Here:
35.00 Advance / 45.00 at the Door
CELEBRITY RED CARPET: 6:00PM
DOORS OPEN 7:00PM
AWARDS GALA: 8:00PM
“The 6TH Annual Metal Hall of Fame Gala is going to be an amazing event as always,” says Metal Hall of Fame CEO Pat Gesualdo. “There will be legendary Hard Rock and Heavy Metal artist inductions, performances, and exciting surprise appearances!!”
“Twisted Sister is honored to be recognized by the Metal Hall of Fame and have our names alongside many of our peers,” says Jay Jay French.
ABOUT THE METAL HALL OF FAME
The Annual Metal Hall of Fame Gala has included some of the most important events in Hard Rock and Heavy Metal history. For example, having Metallica induct MegaforceRecords founders Jon and Marsha Zazula. Having Brian May of Queen induct Joe Satriani, Having Paul Stanleyof Kiss induct manager Doc McGhee. Inducting Judas Priest in front of 80,000 fans at Wacken Open Air. Inducting members of Iron Maiden, and Triumph. Inducting Black Sabbath co-founding drummer Bill Ward. Inducting Anthrax in front of 40,000 fans at Heavy Montreal. Inducting guitar Icon Randy Rhoads. Having Slayer’s Kerri King’s surprise Induction for Metal Blade Record’s 35th Anniversary. Having Steve Vai, (Whitesnake, David Lee Roth), Joe Satriani (Deep Purple), Geoff Tate (Formerly Queensryche) and Chris Poland (Formerly Megadeth) join in one of the most historic metal performance of all time. These are just some of the Legendary moments that the Metal Hall of Fame has shared with Hard Rock and Heavy Metal fans throughout the world.
Sponsors for the 6TH Annual Metal Hall of Fame Gala include Drums and Disabilities, and ROCAVAKA – The VakaThat Rocks!