Friday, December 7, 2018

Hall of Heavy Metal History Names 2019 Inductees: Lita Ford, David Ellefson, Jon and Marsha Zazula, More | hypebot

image from celebrityaccess.comMove over today's Grammy nominees, the men and women of metal are march through with their own award announcement.   Lita Ford and David Ellefson of Megadeath are among the 2019 The Hall of Heavy Metal History inductees.

This year’s event, which will take place on January 23, 2019, in Anaheim, CA, will be hosted by iconic television, radio personality and heavy metal champion Eddie Trunk, and will feature a performance by Los Angeles heavy rock/metal group Budderside.

Commenting on this year’s festivities, Pat Gesualdo, Hall of Heavy Metal History Founder/CEO, said: “We are looking forward to another amazing year at the 2019 Metal Hall of Fame Gala. As with last year, several iconic bands, industry executives and artists will be inducted in 2019. We are grateful for all the hard work they’ve done over the years to keep rock and metal relevant. I also want to take this opportunity to praise metal fans all over the world. They are an important part of the Hall of Heavy Metal History. With their support, they are helping us keep rock and metal alive for generations to come.”

2019 Hall of Heavy Metal History Inductees
Jon and Marsha Zazula (Founders, Megaforce Records)
Lita Ford (with 2018 inductee Doro Pesch presenting)
Mike Portnoy (Dream Theater, The Winery Dogs)
David Ellefson (Megadeth)
Blizzard of Ozz (Ozzy Osbourne) band induction: Bob Daisley & Lee Kerslake (accepting via video, John Sykes accepting on their behalf in person)
Jeff Scott Soto (Yngwie Malmsteen, Sons of Apollo)
KLOS FM – 50th Anniversary
Saxon (with Nigel Glockler accepting)

Previous inductees include Ronnie James Dio, Randy Rhoads, Lemmy Kilmister, Scorpions, Bill Ward, Billy Sheehan, Jordan Rudess, Nick Menza, Munsey Ricci, Exodus, and many more. Judas Preist was also inducted earlier this year in a special live ceremony that took place during the 2018 edition of the Wacken Open Air Festival in Germany.

Admission is open to the public. Tickets are available via

- CelebrityAccess


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