Anaheim, CA, December 6, 2019 – Former Megadeth guitarist Chris Poland, who recorded on the band’s groundbreaking debut album ‘Killing Is My Business… and Business is Good’ and the iconic platinum thrash release ‘Peace Sells… But Who’s Buying’ will be inducted into the 2020 Metal Hall of Fame.
Tickets: 45.00 at the Door / 35.00 in Advance. Pre-Order Here:
www.thehallofheavymetalhistory.org Contact: 973-725-5150
The non-profit charity Gala takes place on Wednesday, January 15, 2020 at the Marriott Delta Garden Grove in Anaheim, CA. Proceeds go to bringing free therapy services to special needs children at specific health facilities and community centers throughout the United States.
Geoff Tate, Don Dokken, Stephen Pearcy, Graham Bonnet, Joe Satriani, and Metal Church will be Joining Chris Poland in person as 2020 Metal Hall of Fame Inductees. Various bands and Inductees will be performing as well. Additional Inductions and performances by hard rock and heavy metal Legends, an All-Star Jam, and other surprises will be announced over the next few weeks!!
The Gala will be hosted by iconic television and radio personality Eddie Trunk, and co-hosted by Whiskey A GOGO Ultimate Jam Night / Almost Fama Show Host Jes Fama.
Long regarded as one of the World’s most influential Metal players, Poland is also an accomplished solo artist, who released his critically-acclaimed major label solo debut ‘Return to Metalopolis’ upon his departure from Megadeth (being reissued in January on David Ellefson’s COMBAT RECORDS).
In addition to his genre-defying bands Damn The Machine (A&M Records) and OHM, the latter of which would also feature late Megadeth drummer Nick Menza, Poland has made guest appearances on seminal releases from Lamb of God, Queensryche, and Tourniquet, as well as returning to the Megadeth fold for 2004’s ‘The System Has Failed’.
Poland will also be performing Megadeth classics live at the Gala with special guests Thom Hazaert, vocalist for Megadeth bassist David Ellefson’s eponyous solo project, who performed vocals and co-produced Ellefson’s recently released debut release ‘Sleeping Giants’, (including the hit Metal radio track “Hammer (Comes Down)”, which also features a guest appearance from Poland), and guitarist Dave Sharpe and drummer Opus Lawrence of Dead By Wednesday, who also recently toured with, and performed on the Megacruise, as part of Ellefson’s “Sleeping Giants” backing band, and appear on the ‘Sleeping Giants’ track “Vultures”.
Pat Gesualdo, Metal Hall of Fame President/CEO, says, “The 2020 Metal Hall of Fame Gala is going to be amazing!! As always, there will be numerous Hard Rock and Heavy Metal Idols, and many exciting performances!!”
About The Metal Hall of Fame: The Metal Hall of Fame holds the Annual Hall of Heavy Metal History 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. It is part of the 501 (C) (3) non-profit organization D.A.D. (Drums and Disabilities), which provides free therapy services for disabled children and their families in hospitals and community centers throughout the United States.
For more information, or for 2020 Metal Hall of Fame Tickets, please visit: www.thehallofheavymetalhistory.org or call 973-725-5150.