2020 Metal Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony and Celebrity Charity Gala January 15, 2020 in Anaheim, CA
The Metal Hall of Fame held their Annual Metal Hall of Fame Celebrity Charity Gala on January 15 at the Marriott Delta Garden Grove in Anaheim, CA. The world premiere of the film will air in early 2020, reaching more than 100 million subscribers.
Metal Hall of Fame President/CEO Pat Gesualdo says, “Having the World Premier for the 2020 Metal Hall of Fame Gala on Amazon Prime is a great honor. We are excited to share the most important night in metal with music fans everywhere, and to let so many people take part in our charity event.”
2020 Metal Hall of Fame inductees include Steve Vai, Geoff Tate (Queensryche), Don Dokken (Dokken), Stephen Pearcy (Ratt), Graham Bonnet (Rainbow, Michael Schenker Group, Alcatrazz), Joe Satriani, legendary metal promoter Jack Orbin of Stone City Attractions, Metal Church, Prong, and former Megadeth guitarist Chris Poland.
The gala featured various bands and inductees performing throughout the night. The event was hosted by noted television and radio personality Eddie Trunk, and co-hosted by Whiskey A Go-Go Ultimate Jam Night /Almost Fama Show host Jes Fama.
Proceeds from the event will benefit disabled children in various hospitals and community centers throughout the United States through free music programs and therapy services. Previous beneficiaries have included NYU Medical Center, NYC JCC, West Orange JCC, United States Department of Defense Military base in Virginia for disabled veterans and United States Department of State – West Bank region of Israel for special needs children.
The evening featured a red carpet walk, and a pre-ceremony gala in the courtyard featuring live performances, including Heaven Below, Attack of the Rising, Trauma and Kodiak. After the inductions and performances in the ballroom ended, the music did not stop. An all star band performed several legendary tracks from Judas Priest, Iron Maiden and Metallica. The band included Brian Allen, Carl Bensley, Jason Bittner, Ira Black, Dewey Brag, Charlie Calv, Jason Christopher, Jack Frost, Keith St. John, Marc Lopes, Steve Smyth and Michael Spencer.
The ceremony included introductions and acceptance speeches by all inductees. There were also several live performances throughout the night, including Don Dokken, Prong, Chris Poland, Riot Act, Budderside and a very special rendition of the Black Sabbath classic “Paranoid” featuring Geoff Tate on vocals, Pat Gesualdo on drums, and three legendary lead guitarists trading off solo after solo after solo – Joe Satriani, Steve Vai and Chris Poland.
About The Metal Hall of Fame:
The Metal Hall of Fame holds the Annual Metal Hall of Fame Gala. It is dedicated to forever enshrining the iconic musicians and music industry executives responsible for making hard rock and heavy metal music what it is today. Through their contribution to the genre is invaluable, these inductees continue to inspire fans throughout the world from generation to generation. It is part of the 501(c)(3) non-profit organization D.A.D. (Drums and Disabilities), which provides free therapy services for disabled children and their families in hospitals and community centers throughout the United States.
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