Metal Hall of Fame to Host 5th Anniversary Bash with 2021 Induction Gala Video on September 12 Wednesday August 25 2021, 8:55 PM
Metal Hall of Fame to Host 5th Anniversary Bash with 2021 Induction Gala Video on September 12

The Metal Hall of Fame will host a 5Th Anniversary bash with a live pre-show and the video premiere of the 2021 Metal Hall of Fame Induction Gala on September 12 in Middletown, NJ.

The event will be hosted by radio/television personality Eddie Trunk and DJ Keith Roth (SiriusXM's Ozzy’s Boneyard and Hair Nation). Guests scheduled to appear in person are Jay Jay French (Twisted Sister); 2021 inductee Mark “WEISSGUY” Weiss, who will sign copies his book The Decade That Rocked; celebrated drum virtuoso/Metal Hall of Fame founder Pat Gesualdo; legendary album cover artist Ioannis, who will be exhibiting his original album cover artwork from Fates Warning, Quiet Riot, Deep Purple, Yngwie Malmsteen and Uriah Heep, among others; and founding member of Manowar and The Dictators’ Ross The Boss.

The Dictators, featuring Ross The Boss, Andy Shernoff and Albert Bouchard, founding member of Blue Oyster Cult, will introduce their new singer/guitar player with a special acoustic performance at the event. Additionally, a special Metal Hall of Fame artwork and signed memorabilia exhibit featuring numerous Metal Hall of Fame inductees will be on display.

The live pre-show event will be held at the Middletown Arts Center, located at 36 Church Street in Middletown and will begin at 12 noon EDT. The debut of the 2021 Metal Hall of Fame Induction Gala, hosted by Cathy Rankin, will take place at 2 p.m. EDT and will be available to viewers throughout the world at

“The world premiere of the pre-recorded 2021 Metal Hall of Fame Induction Gala is a great way for all hard rock and heavy metal fans around the world to take part in our annual event,” says Metal Hall of Fame spokesperson Owen Kennedy. “Unfortunately, we had to do a recorded video gala in 2021, as a result of Covid 19 lockdown restrictions. We are excited that as of now, the annual 2022 Metal Hall of Fame Gala will be back to normal in January and held in person.”

Watch a special introduction video here:

The live event is presented by Deko Entertainment, and 89.5 WSOU. To attend the live pre-show, sign up at to reserve a free ticket for admission.

The 2021 Metal Hall of Fame Video Inductees are:

Doc McGhee, manager, 1995-current
Bill Aucoin, manager, 1973-1982 (posthumous)
Bruce Kulick, 1984-1996
Eric Carr, 1981-1991 (posthumous)

Iron Maiden
Paul Di'Anno, 1977-1981
Blaze Bayley, 1994 -1999
Derek Riggs (creator of "Eddie")

Gil Moore
Rik Emmett
Mike Levine 

Michael Sweet
Robert Sweet
Oz Fox

Mark "WEISSGUY" Weiss (photographer)

Marty Friedman

Presenters include Paul Stanley, Dee Snider, Gus G, Jimmy Kay, Frank DiMino, Nigel Glockler, Tim “Ripper” Owens, Carrie Stevens, Charlie Benante, Keith Roth, Glam Rock Guy, Todd La Torre, Joey Vendetta, Roman Fernandez (accepting for Bill Aucoin), Bobby Rock, Eric Singer, Lisa Lane Kulick, Jeff Scott Soto, Sara-Jean Bartky (accepting for Eric Carr) and Chris Jericho, among others.

About the Metal Hall of Fame:
The Metal Hall of Fame (The Most Important Night In Hard Rock and Heavy Metal!!) presents the annual Metal Hall of Fame Celebrity Charity 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. Their contribution to the genre is invaluable, and they continue to inspire fans throughout the world, from generation to generation. The Metal Hall of Fame is part of the 501 (C)(3) non-profit organization D.A.D. (Drums and Disabilities). D.A.D. provides free therapy and advocacy services for special needs children and wounded veterans in health facilities, schools and community centers in over 15 countries.

For more information, please contact the Metal Hall of Fame at,
or 973-263-0420.

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