After years of being snubbed by The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the hard rock/heavy metal community has taken it upon themselves to create “The Hall of Heavy Metal History”.
The first ever inductions ceremony will happen on January 18, 2017 in Anaheim, CA and fans are invited! The Hall is a non-profit and proceeds from the event are being donated to the Ronnie James Dio Stand Up And Shout Cancer Fund.
For the official website and show and ticket info click HERE
Here is some the 2017 class:
Ronnie James Dio, “Rainbow,” “Black Sabbath,” “Dio,” (With Wendy Dio accepting the induction)
Randy Rhoads, “Ozzy Osbourne,” (With the Rhoads family members accepting the Induction)
Lemmy Kilmister, “MotorHead” (With special guest accepting the nomination)
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).
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”