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WACKEN OPEN AIR AND HALL OF HEAVY METAL HISTORY JOIN FORCES ON INDUCTION CEREMONY 

Clifton, NJ – Hamburg, Germany (JUNE 27, 2017) – Wacken Open Air, one of the world’s largest Heavy Metal music festivals, and the Hall of Heavy Metal History, have joined forces to induct Legendary Guitarist Ross “The Boss” Friedman into the Hall of Heavy Metal History. A special ceremony inducting Ross “The Boss” Freidman as “Global Metal Ambassador,” will take place on-stage at Wacken Open Air festival, August 3, 2017, in front of 75,000 metal fans. Joining Ross on stage for the Induction Ceremony will be various Wacken Open Air officials, AFM Records representatives, and Executives from the Hall of Heavy Metal History.

“It is a great honor to join with Wacken Open Air to Induct Ross “The Boss” Friedman, with the “Global Metal Ambassador Award,” says Hall of Heavy Metal History Founder/CEO Pat Gesualdo.”If anyone deserves this award, it’s Ross. He’s been working extremely hard for decades to ensure that metal continues to thrive.”

“We are very happy to be part of this very special ceremony and looking forward to having Ross the Boss on our stage for the very first time in Wacken”, says one of the Wacken Open Air promoters, Thomas Jensen.

 

About Wacken Open Air

Wacken Open Air (W:O:A), is a summer open-air heavy metal music festival. It takes place annually in the village of Wacken in Schleswig-Holstein, northern Germany, 80 kilometres (50 mi) northwest of Hamburg. The festival was first held in 1990 as a small event for local German bands with about 800 fans. W:O:A is usually held at the beginning of August and lasts four days. It is currently considered the biggest heavy-metal festival in the world. Since 2006 it is sold out in advance with 75,000 visitors.

 

About the Hall of Heavy Metal History

The Hall of Heavy Metal History is dedicated to enshrining forever, those Legendary musicians, record company executives, journalists, and producers who are responsible for making Heavy Metal music what it is today. Their contribution to the genre is invaluable, and they keep inspiring Heavy Metal fans throughout the world, from generation to generation. The Induction Ceremony and Celebrity Awards Gala is held every January in Anaheim C.A.

The Hall of Heavy Metal History is part of the non-profit organization D.A.D. (Drums and Disabilities). Proceeds from both organizations are donated to establish free therapy services and programs to help disabled children and their families. Every January, Iconic musicians and music industry personalities are inducted into The Hall of Heavy Metal History Induction Ceremony, in Anaheim, CA.

 

For more information, please contact the Hall of Heavy Metal History at 973-725-5150, or info@thehallofheavymetalhistory.org.

 

 

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2017 HALL OF HEAVY METAL HISTORY AWARDS CEREMONY OVERVIEW

CLIFTON, NJ, (February 8, 2017) – The Hall of Heavy Metal History recently honored metal royalty at it’s 1st Annual induction Ceremony. The stellar event was hosted by Legendary Television/Radio personality Eddie Trunk, and took place January 18, 2017, in Anaheim Ca. 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 can be seen at the Hall of Heavy Metal History official website at www.thehallofheavymetalhistory.org.

“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).

 

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ICONIC ARTIST IOANNIS COMMISSIONED FOR THE FIRST ANNUAL HALL OF HEAVY METAL HISTORY INDUCTION CEREMONY

Clifton, NJ, (January 8, 2017) – The Hall of Heavy Metal History is proud to announce the commission of original Artwork by iconic record cover artist Ioannis. The piece was specifically designed for the 1st Annual Hall of heavy Metal History Induction Ceremony, Honoring Ronnie James Dio, Metal Blade Records, Scorpions, Rainbow Bar And Grill, Ross “The Boss” Friedman, Lemmy Kilmister, Rudy Sarzo, Andy Zildjian, Don Airey, Frankie Banali, Vinny Appice, and Randy Rhoads. Ioannis also created the official logo.

Proceeds benefit the Ronnie James Dio Stand Up And Shout Cancer Fund.

Hand signed prints by Ioannis are available for presale now, along with tickets to event at our website store WWW.THEHALLOFHEAVYMETALHISTORY.ORG/STORE.

“It is a great honor to work with Ioannis on this very special project,” says Hall of Heavy Metal History President/CEO Pat Gesualdo. “I am very proud to create this special Artwork for such an Important, meaningful event,” says Ioannis.

ABOUT IOANNIS

Iconic record cover artist Ioannis (www.dangerousage.com), has designed his legendary artwork for Deep Purple, Allman Brothers, Uriah Heep, Styx, Blue Oyster Cult, Dream Theater, King Crimson, Bob Weir, Starship, Yngwie Malmsteen, Biohazard, Sepultura, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Fates Warning, Quiet Riot, Dokken, Johnny Winter, Extreme, UfO, Overkill, The Tubes, Eddie Money, Van Zant, and Saga among others. His clients also include Universal Music, Sony Music, STARZ, IFC films, EMI, Virgin Records, Tribune, and XM Satellite radio.

ABOUT THE HALL OF HEAVY METAL HISTORY

The Hall of Heavy Metal History is a non-profit organization dedicated to enshrining forever, those Legendary musicians, music industry executives, DJ’s, journalists, and Producers who are often overlooked, but responsible for making Heavy Metal music what it is today.

The event will take place January 18, 2017, at the Anaheim Expo Center, 1960. S. Anaheim Way, Anaheim, CA. A very limited VIP Meet & Greet session is also available with the celebrity inductees and event seating. Doors open at 7:00 PM. Legendary Radio/Television host Eddie Trunk will host the event, which will Induct Ronnie James Dio, Metal Blade Records, Scorpions, Rainbow Bar And Grill, Ross “The Boss” Friedman, Lemmy Kilmister, Rudy Sarzo, Andy Zildjian, Don Airey, Frankie Banali, Vinny Appice, and Randy Rhoads. There will also be performances by Diamond Lane, Budderside, Ross “The Boss” Band, Dio Disciples, and surprise guest appearances. Sponsors include KNAC.COM [3], Pepsi, TD Bank, Promark Drumsticks, D.A.D., Riola Design, and Modern Drummer Magazine.

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METAL BLADE RECORDS, SCORPIONS, AND THE RAINBOW JUST NOMINATED TO THE HALL OF HEAVY METAL HISTORY

Clifton, NJ, (December 20, 2016) – Metal Blade Records (Celebrating their 35th Anniversary), Scorpions, and the Rainbow Bar and Grill have just joined the list of Metal Royalty who have been nominated for induction into the 2017 Hall of Heavy Metal History. The All-Star Induction Ceremony will take place on Wednesday, January 18, 2017 at the Anaheim Expo Center, Anaheim CA. Television and Radio Legend Eddie Trunk will host the event.

Performing at the Ceremony will be Dio Disciples featuring “Craig Goldy,” “Simon Wright” “Scott Warren,” “Bjorn Englen,” “Tim ‘Ripper’ Owens,” and “Joe Retta.”Ross “The Boss” (band), will also be performing, which features Iconic guitarist “Ross ‘The Boss’ Friedman,” “Rhino (Formerly of Manowar),” vocalist “Marc Lopes,” and “Mike LePond” (Symphony X). Surprise artists will also take part in the event. Supporting bands include Budderside, and LA rockers Diamond Lane.

Proceeds from the event will benefit the Ronnie James Dio Stand Up And Shout Cancer Fund.

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)

“The induction of Ronnie into the Annual Hall of Heavy Metal History is indeed an honor and I know Ronnie would have been very proud,” says Wendy Dio. “On behalf of the Board of Directors of the Ronnie James Dio Stand up and Shout Cancer Fund, we thank you for your support and donation. Every penny will go to cancer research and education, to hopefully one day find a cure for this horrible disease that takes the lives of so many of our loved ones.”

“We are totally honored to be inducted into such a great organization,” says Metal Blade Records founder Brian Slagel. “I am awestruck at the names that stand beside us, and so thankful for everyone who has helped us along the way. Huge thanks to all at the Hall of Heavy Metal History for this great honor.”

“Our family is so deeply honored to have Randy inducted into The Hall of Heavy Metal History,” says Kathy and Kelle Rhoads.” To think that after all these years since he has passed, he is STILL remembered and respected is totally awesome. His passion for music continues to inspire so many. It was always about the “Music” for him. He would be speechless about this award, and so would our Mom!!”

A press conference and General Admission entrance will commence at 6:30 PM. The Induction Ceremony will take place from 8:00 PM to 9:00 PM. A VIP Meet and Greet with the celebrity Inductees will take place after the Induction Ceremony. Ross The Boss Band, Budderside, Diamond Lane, and surprise guests will perform throughout the night.

Music fans can be a part of the most important night in Heavy Metal!! Tickets are $25.00 for General Admission, and $100.00 for combined General Admission and “VIP Meet And Greet” with the Celebrity Inductees. VIP ticket includes special VIP seating, Pictures and Autographs with the Celebrity Inductees, gift bag with an official VIP Pass, an official Event poster, an official Event T-Shirt, an official Event Program, and additional sponsor items.

For tickets, please go to www.thehallofheavymetalhistory.org/store

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