Metal Hall of Fame to Host Anniversary Bash and Induction Gala

The Metal Hall of Fame will host a 5th Anniversary bash with a live pre-show and the video premiere of the 2021 Metal Hall of Fame Induction Gala on September 12 in Middletown, NJ.

The event will be hosted by radio/television personality Eddie Trunk and DJ Keith Roth (SiriusXM's Ozzy’s Boneyard and Hair Nation). Guests scheduled to appear in person are Jay Jay French (Twisted Sister); 2021 inductee Mark “WEISSGUY” Weiss, who will sign copies his book The Decade That Rocked; celebrated drum virtuoso/Metal Hall of Fame founder Pat Gesualdo; legendary album cover artist Ioannis, who will be exhibiting his original album cover artwork from Fates Warning, Quiet Riot, Deep Purple, Yngwie Malmsteen and Uriah Heep, among others; and founding member of Manowar and The Dictators’ Ross The Boss.

The Dictators, featuring Ross The Boss, Andy Shernoff and Albert Bouchard, founding member of Blue Oyster Cult, will introduce their new singer/guitar player with a special acoustic performance at the event. Additionally, a special Metal Hall of Fame artwork and signed memorabilia exhibit featuring numerous Metal Hall of Fame inductees will be on display.

The 2021 Metal Hall of Fame Video Inductees are:


  • Doc McGhee, manager, 1995-current
  • Bill Aucoin, manager, 1973-1982 (posthumous)
  • Bruce Kulick, 1984-1996
  • Eric Carr, 1981-1991 (posthumous)

Iron Maiden

  • Paul Di'Anno, 1977-1981
  • Blaze Bayley, 1994 -1999
  • Derek Riggs (creator of "Eddie")


  • Gil Moore
  • Rik Emmett
  • Mike Levine


  • Michael Sweet
  • Robert Sweet
  • Oz Fox

Mark "WEISSGUY" Weiss (photographer)

Marty Friedman

Presenters include Paul Stanley, Dee Snider, Gus G, Jimmy Kay, Frank DiMino, Nigel Glockler, Tim “Ripper” Owens, Carrie Stevens, Charlie Benante, Keith Roth, Glam Rock Guy, Todd La Torre, Joey Vendetta, Roman Fernandez (accepting for Bill Aucoin), Bobby Rock, Eric Singer, Lisa Lane Kulick, Jeff Scott Soto, Sara-Jean Bartky (accepting for Eric Carr) and Chris Jericho, among others.

The live pre-show event will be held at the Middletown Arts Center, located at 36 Church Street in Middletown and will begin at 12 noon EDT. The debut of the 2021 Metal Hall of Fame Induction Gala, hosted by Cathy Rankin, will take place at 2 p.m. EDT and will be available to viewers throughout the world at Volume.com/metalhalloffame.

Watch a special introduction video here: https://youtu.be/V49DGq1MLyA

The live event is presented by Deko Entertainment, Volume.com and 89.5 WSOU. To attend the live pre-show, sign up at [email protected] to reserve a free ticket for admission.