Legendary musicians and music industry executives will join together to be inducted into the Annual Hall of Heavy Metal History Induction Ceremony on Wednesday, January 18, 2017 at the Anaheim Expo Center, Anaheim CA. Television and radio icon Eddie Trunk will host the event.
Proceeds from the event are being donated to the Ronnie James Dio Stand Up And Shout Cancer Fund. Sponsors include: Pepsi, TD Bank, Promark Drumsticks, D.A.D. Evans, and Modern Drummer Magazine.
The 2017 Hall of Heavy Metal History Inductees Include:
Ronnie James Dio, Rainbow, Black Sabbath, Dio, (With Wendy Dio accepting the induction)
Rudy Sarzo, formerly of Ozzy Osbourne and Whitesnake
Frankie Banali, 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)
Lemmy Kilmister, MotorHead (With special guest accepting the nomination)
Ross The Boss Friedman, formerly of Manowar
Vinny Appice, formerly of Black Sabbath and Dio
Don Airey of Deep Purple
Andy Zildjian, President/CEO of Sabian Cymbals
Randy Rhoads, Ozzy Osbourne, (With the Rhoads family members accepting the Induction)
Additional artists and music industry executives to be announced.
“The Hall of Heavy Metal History is dedicated to preserving the legacy of those Legendary metal musicians who are often forgotten,” says Hall of Heavy Metal History President/CEO Pat Gesualdo. “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.”