Clifton, NJ–Black Sabbath Drummer Bill Ward, Dream Theater Keyboardist Jordan Rudess, Bass virtuoso Billy Sheehan, and other metal royalty will be featured in the annual Hall of Heavy Metal History Induction Ceremony.
The 2018 All-Star Induction ceremony takes place January 24, 2018 at the Anaheim Wyndham Garden Grove in Anaheim with TV and radio legend Eddie Trunk hosting the event. An All-Star Jam, and surprise artists will also take part in the ceremony with proceeds going to benefit the Ronnie James Dio Stand Up And Shout Cancer Fund.
The 2018 Hall of Heavy Metal History Inductees Include:
- Bill Ward (Black Sabbath, Ward One)
- Lzzy Hale (Halestorm)
- Billy Sheehan (David Lee Roth, Mr. Big, The Winery Dogs)
- Carmine Appice (Ozzy, Michael Schenker, Paul Stanley), Induction by Vinny Appice
- Jordan Rudess (Dream Theater, Rudess/Morgenstein)
- Metal Mike Chlasciak (Halford, Painmuseum, Courtesy of Marshall Amps)
- Munsey Ricci (President, Skateboard Marketing)
- Sammy Ash (COO Sam Ash Music)
- Elliott Rubinson (Dean Guitars, with Rubinson family accepting the Induction)
General admission seating: $34.99. Tickets available at www.thehallofheavymetalhistory.org
The event is sponsored by: Pepsi, Zildjian Cymbals, TotalRock.com, Metaltalk.net, Modern Drummer Magazine, ProMark Drumsticks, Riola Design, and Marshall Amps.