The Metal Hall of Fame today announced the induction of 4 Hard Rock and Heavy Metal legends on January 26, 2023 into the Metal Hall of Fame: Twisted Sister, Lou Gramm, Chris Impellitteri, Doug Aldrich and Raven. Celebrated guitarist Steve Vai (Whitesnake /David Lee Roth) and legendary drummer Mike Portnoy, (Winery Dogs, Sons Of Apollo) who filled for A.J. Pero who died years ago and when the band got together for shows during 2016 will induct Twisted Sister. Guitarist Eddie Ojeda didn’t make the event due to illness though his daughter Michelle accepted the award for him.
It was hosted by radio/television music Icon Eddie Trunk, with entertainment personality Cathy Rankin.
The event will include numerous performances, surprise artist appearances, a Meet & Greet with Dee Sinder after the show who was promoting his Vodka brand RocaVaka, and a All Star Jam with Doug Aldrich, Keith St John, Rudy Sarzo and Sean McNabb.
Of course there were performances by Chris Impellitteri and his band playing other bands songs, Raven who has been thrashing for about 40 plus years and last by Twister Sister who has been together for 50 years! Twister Sister played 3 songs that were “The Kids Are Back”, “You Can’t Stop Rock N Roll” and “Were Not Gonna Take IT”. During their performance Dee asked a guy sitting at the front table are you enjoying the show? The guy said yes, so Dee replied stop posting!
The band sounded great! Hope they will consider more shows.
Overall it was good night and more inductees to come.
There is The Metal Hall of Fame All Stars CD includes appearances by Tim “Ripper” Owens (ex-Judas Priest, Yngwie Malmsteem, Iced Earth), Mike Orlando (Adrenaline Mob), Tony MacAlpine, Bob Daisley (Ozzy Osbourne, Rainbow, Uriah Heep), Derek Sherinian (ex-Dream Theater, Alice Cooper), Chris Impellitteri, Michael Romeo (Symphony X), Bruce Kulick (ex-KISS), Rudy Sarzo (Quiet Riot, Ozzy Osbourne), Chris Poland (ex-Megadeth), Geoff Tate (ex-Queensryche), Steve Vai, and Joe Satriani.
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As a bonus you also get the The Metal Hall of Fame DVD which includes the 2021 inductions of Triumph, Stryper, Marty Friedman, former KISS members, Eric Carr and Bruce Kulick, former Iron Maiden singer Blaze Bayley, with inductions by Paul Stanley (KISS), Dee Snyder (Twisted Sister), Charlie Benante (Anthrax), Frank DiMino (Angel), and many others. Also included are the 5th anniversary highlights including past inductions of Metallica, Anthrax, Randy Rhoads, Ronnie James Dio, Bill Ward (Black Sabbath) and much more!
This CD/DVD layout includes a 12-page booklet designed by famed artist Ioannis (Deep Purple, Blue Oyster Cult, Dream Theater, etc…) and comes in two Limited Edition (only 100 of each) Box Sets which includes assorted Metal Hall of Fame postcards, key chain, and t-shirt. Metal Hall of Fame CEO Pat Gesualdo had this to say about it, “”It’s a great honor to join with Deko Entertainment to release the Metal Hall of Fame All Stars CD/DVD.,” says Pat Gesualdo, Metal Hall of Fame President/CEO. “All the musicians worked hard on this compilation to bring some exciting new hard rock and metal music to the fans!””