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Metal Hall of Fame All Stars To Help Special Needs Children Isolated by Lockdown

CLIFTON, NJ (October 30, 2021) – Top musicians and producers throughout the industry are joining forces with the Metal Hall of Fame to launch the “Metal Hall of Fame All-Stars,” a charity cd to help bring free music programs to special needs children isolated by the covid lockdown.

The first single from the “Metal Hall of Fame All Stars” charity cd will be released October 31, 2021 and is entitled “Attack of the Witch.” It will be available as streaming digital download at

The celebrated musicians and producers featured on the first single include Grammy Award winning producer/engineer Neil Kernon (Judas Priest, Dokken, Yes, Queensryche), Bassist Bob Daisley (Ozzy Osbourne, Rainbow), Guitarist Tony MacAlpine (G3 Tour, Steve Vai), Vocalist Mike Tirelli (Riot, Holy Mother), Studio-touring drummer /Metal Hall of Fame/D.A.D. Founder Pat Gesualdo, and Keyboardist Derek Sherinian (Kiss, Dream Theater).

Additional musicians to record on future released tracks for the project include Rudy Sarzo (Whitesnake, Quiet Riot), Carmine Appice (Paul Stanley, King Kobra, Vanilla Fudge), and Bjorn Englen (Yngwie Malmsteen/Dio Disciples), among others. Chandler Mogel (Punky Meadows), and Michael Romeo (Symphony X) who recorded on Gesualdo’s solo project will be featured as well. The complete cd with several original and cover songs will be released early 2022. 100% of the proceeds goes to the cd project, which will feature a combination of original and cover songs.

“The Metal Hall of Fame All-Stars charity CD unites great musicians for a great cause,” says Metal Hall of Fame spokesperson Owen Kennedy. ” The initiative brings music programs for special needs children that were isolated by the lockdown. The programs will help children suffering from various disabilities to develop retention, coordination, and physical and cognitive ability. We always make sure to include our non-profit parent charity organization D.A.D. (Drums and Disabilities) in every thing we do.”

The Metal Hall of Fame was founded by studio-touring drummer Pat Gesualdo.  The Metal Hall of Fame holds it’s Annual non profit charity Gala every January, in Anaheim CA. Superstar band and musician Inductees include Judas Priest, Anthrax, Randy Rhoads, Ronnie James Dio, Don Dokken, Steve Vai, Paul Di’Anno, Joe Satriani, Don Airey, Testament, Rudy Sarzo, Carmine Appice, Bruce Kulick, Ross the Boss, Geoff Tate, among others. Metallica has Inducted Megaforce Records founders Jon and Marsha Zazula, Paul Stanley has Inducted Kiss Manager Doc McGhee, Kerry King has Inducted Metal Blade Records founder Brian Slagel, and Don Airey has Inducted Bill Ward among other special inductions over the years.

In 2004, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and his Administration, and the New Jersey Education Commissioner helped drum virtuoso / Metal Hall of Fame founder Pat Gesualdo  launch his non profit organization D.A.D. (Drums and Disabilities), which features his celebrated pioneering techniques of Drum Therapy®. Along the way, The WWE, the NY Giants, The NJ Devils, Xerox, Police Departments and Law Enforcement Agencies throughout the U.S.A. Pepsi, The White House Chief of Staff, Zildjian Cymbals, United States Senators and Congressmen, Hard Rock Cafe, The New Jersey Education Association, Evans Drumheads, The NY Yankees, Promark Drumsticks, Modern Drummer, Sony Records, and the Learning Disabilities Association of America, and among others, have joined forces with Gesualdo in his outreach.

Doctors, psychologists, Special Needs Therapists, and Teachers in over 15 countries use Gesualdo’s pioneering Drum Therapy techniques and D.A.D. Program to help the special needs children and adults to develop physical and cognitive functioning. Additionally, the U.S. Department of State, has brought Gesualdo and the D.A.D. Program to various regions of the world to help disabled children, and the United States Department of Defense calls on him to train and certify U.S. Military health professionals. Alfred Music Publishing publishes Gesualdo’s groundbreaking book “Drum Therapy, Healing With The Drumset” which helps drummers and special needs therapists on a Global basis teach special needs drum students.

Gesualdo wrote the first law in the United States to help bring additional protection to the special needs population.  He is an artist/clinician with Zildjian Cymbals, Promark Drumsticks, and Evans Drumheads, and lectures and performs in drum clinics throughout the world. Gesualdo also appears in various Metal Hall of Fame events and Inductions on a Global basis.

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

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