Don Dokken, Joe Satriani and Geoff Tate will be inducted into the Hall Of Heavy Metal History on Wednesday, January 15, 2020 at the Marriott Delta Garden Grove in Anaheim, California. Additional hard rock and heavy metal artist inductees and performers will be announced over the next few weeks, along with all-star jam members. The gala will be hosted by television and radio personality Eddie Trunk.
Proceeds from the event go to bring free music programs and therapy services to disabled children in various hospitals and community centers throughout the United States.
The 2020 Hall Of Heavy Metal History gala will feature inductions and performances by a number of hard rock and heavy metal legends.
The 2019 Hall Of Heavy Metal History gala featured METALLICA inducting Megaforce Records founders Jon and Marsha Zazula. In addition, Sharon and Ozzy Osbourne assisted the Hall Of Heavy Metal History by providing former Ozzy drummer Lee Kerslake with his long-overdue platinum record awards for his participation on both "Blizzard Of Ozz" and "Diary Of A Madman" albums. The 2019 gala also featured former Ozzy bassist Bob Daisley being inducted by John Sykes (WHITESNAKE), and Ozzy producer Max Norman. Other gala inductees included Mike Portnoy, David Ellefson (MEGADETH), Jeff Scott Soto (inducted by Rudy Sarzo), Lita Ford (inducted by Doro Pesch), SAXON, Jeff Pilson, TESTAMENT, and the 50th anniversary for legendary Los Angeles radio station KLOS. In 2019, URIAH HEEP and ANTHRAX were also inducted into the Hall Of Heavy Metal History.
Tickets are $35-$45 and can be pre-ordered at this location.
Pat Gesualdo, Metal Hall Of Fame founder/CEO, says: "The 2020 Hall Of Heavy Metal History gala is going to be amazing!! As always, there will be numerous hard rock and heavy metal idols, and many exciting performances!! Our entire board of directors want to thank metal fans all over the world who vote for our inductees and attend our events. They are an important part of the Hall Of Heavy Metal History. With their support, they are helping us keep hard rock and heavy metal alive for generations to come. At the same time, the gala helps our non profit organization D.A.D. (Drums And Disabilities), to provide free therapy services for disabled children and their families, in hospitals and community centers throughout the United States."
Previous Hall Of Heavy Metal History inductees include JUDAS PRIEST, MOTÖRHEAD, Ronnie James Dio, Bill Ward, Mikkey Dee, Randy Rhoads and SCORPIONS.