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 the 2017 Hall of Heavy Metal History. The All-Star Induction Ceremony will take place on Wednesday, January 18th, 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. To read more about this event, please click here.

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  • DR Is Live on

    So can someone tell me how long the Hall of Heavy Metal History has been around? I’m just curious how the Scorpions had to wait until 2017 to get into this hallowed hall of heavy metal music.

    • Eddie on

      It is the first year they are doing it

    • DR Is Live on

      Thank you Edward.

  • Rattlehead on

    Great that Brian Slagel’s Metal Blade Records is included. Brian gave “Mettallica” its first vinyl debut and helped launch their careers. Through this label’s Metal Massacre compilation series, it introduced me to great bands such as Warlord (with Mark Zonder, aka Thunder Child, on drums), Steeler (with Ron Keel), Malice, Armored Saint, Slayer, 3rd Stage Alert (with the great Cliff Burton on bass), Surgical Steel (Jeff Martin on vocals and Greg Chaisson on bass), and countless others…Metal Blade is almost like a “Before They Were Famous” series!

  • Mark Ellis on

    This is very cool, and I’m sure Eddie will do his usual bang-up job, but no sleep till the Scorps are in the Cleveland HOF.

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