Metal Hall of Fame Induction Brings Members of Queensryche, Leatherwolf, Quiet Riot, and More to the Red Carpet

The 6th Annual Metal Hall of Fame Gala, “The most important night in Hard Rock and Heavy Metal took place January 26, 2023, at the Canyon Club, Agoura Hills, C.A.

The event included numerous performancessurprise artist appearances, a Meet & Greet, and All Star Jams, and was hosted by radio/television music Icon Eddie Trunk along with entertainment personality Cathy Rankin.

During the gala, attendees celebrated the induction of five Hard Rock and Heavy Metal legends into the Metal Hall of Fame: Twisted SisterLou GrammChris Impellitteri, Raven, and Doug Aldrich

Guitarist Steve Vai (Whitesnake /David Lee Roth) and drummer Mike Portnoy, (The Winery Dogs) will inducted Twisted Sister, and red carpet attendees included members of Queensryche, Leatherwolf, Quiet Riot, Burning Rain, Kingdom Come, Vixen, and more. 

Check out the gallery from contributor Joe Schaeffer here:

Here’s a few captures from the evening’s performances, which included Twisted Sister (check out video from the event here), Doug Aldrich (pictured below with Burning Rain bandmate Keith St. John and Quiet Riot bassist Rudy Sarzo), Raven, Chris Impellitteri, Held Hostage, and Adam and The Metal Hawks. 

All photos by contributor Joe Schaeffer for The Pure Rock Shop.  Check out his full event gallery here.

Proceeds from the Annual Metal Hall of Fame Charity Gala go to the non-profit organization D.A.D. (Drums and Disabilities). D.A.D. brings free music programs and therapy services to help special needs children and wounded veterans in various health facilities and community centers.

About The Metal Hall of Fame:

The Metal Hall of Fame is a non-profit organization that enshrines forever, those Iconic musicians, artists, music industry executives who are responsible for making Hard Rock and Heavy Metal music what it is today. Their contribution to the genre is invaluable, and they keep inspiring fans throughout the world, from generation to generation.

The Metal Hall of Fame Annual Celebrity Gala has included many historical hard rock and heavy metal moments. For example, our idea to join with Sharon and Ozzy Osbourne to have former Ozzy drummer Lee Kerslake accept his Platinum Record Awards for “Blizzard of Ozz” and “Diary of A Madman,” after 38 years.

Having Metallica Induct Megaforce Records  founders Jon and Marsha Zazula. Inducting Judas Priest at Wacken Open Air. Inducting members of KISSIron Maiden, and Triumph among others for our 5 Year Anniversary Bash. Having Don Airey’s surprise Induction for Black Sabbath co-founding member Bill Ward, (especially after not seeing each other since recording Black Sabbath’s 1978 “Never Say Day” album). Inducting Anthrax at Heavy Montreal. Having Kathy and Kelle Rhoads Induct their brother Randy Rhoads. Having Slayer’s Kerri King’s surprise Induction for Brian Slagel and Metal Blade Record’s 35th Anniversary. Having Steve Vai, Joe Satriani, Geoff Tate, Chris Poland, and Bjorn Englen perform in the most historic metal performance of all time. Having Paul Stanley Induct Doc McGhee. Having Brian May of Queen Induct Joe Satriani. These are just some of the Legendary memories that we are honored to have shared with Hard Rock and Heavy Metal fans throughout the world.

100% of the proceeds from their events go to helping preserve Hard Rock and Heavy Metal for future generations, and their events also bring free music programs to help special needs children in hospitals and community centers. For more information, please contact 973-263-0420 or