Black Sabbath Drummer Bill Ward, Dream Theater Keyboardist Jordan Rudess, Bass virtuoso Billy Sheehan. and other metal royalty will be featured in the Annual Hall of Heavy Metal History Induction Ceremony. The 2018 All-Star Induction Ceremony takes place Wednesday, January 24, 2018 at the Anaheim Wyndham Garden Grove, Anaheim CA. Television and Radio Legend Eddie Trunk will host the event.
An All-Star Jam, and surprise artists will part of the Ceremony. Budderside will perform as special guests. Proceeds to benefit the Ronnie James Dio Stand Up And Shout Cancer Fund.

The 2018 Hall of Heavy Metal History Inductees Include:

Bill Ward (Black Sabbath, Ward One)

Lzzy Hale (Halestorm)

Billy Sheehan (David Lee Roth, Mr. Big, The Winery Dogs)

Carmine Appice (Ozzy, Michael Schenker, Paul Stanley), Special Induction by Vinny Appice


Jordan Rudess (Dream Theater, Rudess/Morgenstein, Liquid Tension Experiment)


Metal Mike Chlasciak (Halford, Painmuseum, Courtesy of Marshall Amps)

Munsey Ricci (President, Skateboard Marketing)


Sammy Ash (COO Sam Ash Music)

Elliott Rubinson (Dean Guitars, with Evan Rubinson and family accepting the Induction)

Plus an All- Star Jam and Surprise Guests

Schedule of Events:

5:00PM – 6:00PM: Red Carpet

6:00PM – 6:30PM: Press Conference (Private)

6:00PM: General Admission 

7:00PM – 7:45PM: Budderside 

8:00PM – 9:30 PM: Induction Ceremony 

9:00PM – 9:30 PM: Intermission / Budderside 

9:30PM Induction Ceremony

All Star Jam To Follow

Music fans can be a part of the most important night in Heavy Metal!! 

General Admission Seating, $34.99 

Sponsors: Pepsi, Zildjian Cymbals,,, Modern Drummer Magazine,

ProMark Drumsticks, Riola Design, Marshall Amps.