Jimmy Kay from The Metal Voice interviewed Pat Guesaldo CEO of The Hall Of Heavy Metal History. Guesaldo spoke about how Ozzy Osbourne graciously gave Lee Kerslake his dying wish in receiving two platinum RIAA discs for Blizzard of Ozz and Diary of a Madman. In the interview Guesaldo also explains how Kerslake got the discs and how it all happened.
Pat Guesaldo then tells The Metal Voice that the two discs will be presented to Lee Kerslake at this years Hall of Heavy Metal History annual Gala on Wed Jan 23 in Anaheim CA and the presentation ceremony will be filled for Lee Kerslake’s documentary.
Watch the interview here:
For tickets and info for the gala, go here.
2019 Hall Of Heavy Metal History inductees include:
– 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)
– Saxon (with Nigel Glockler accepting)
– Max Norman (Producer: Ozzy Osbourne, Megadeth and Savatage | Jean Beauvoir presenting)
– Frank Bello (Anthrax)
– Bob Daisley (Ozzy Osbourne, Rainbow and Gary Moore | John Sykes accepting)
– Jeff Scott Soto (Yngwie Malmsteen, Sons Of Apollo)
– Lee Kerslake (Uriah Heep, Ozzy Osbourne | Limited Autograph Signing)
– KLOS FM – 50th Anniversary
– Jeff Pilson
The annual Hall Of Heavy Metal History’s Metal Hall Of Fame gala will take place on Wednesday, January 23, 2019 at Marriott Delta Garden Grove in Anaheim, California. The event will be hosted by iconic television, radio personality and heavy metal champion Eddie Trunk, and will feature appearances by heavy metal greats of today and years past.
Pat Gesualdo, Hall Of Heavy Metal History founder/CEO, says: “We are looking forward to another amazing year at the 2019 Metal Hall Of Fame gala, and following up on last summer’s amazing live induction of JUDAS PRIEST and ‘The Metal Queen’ Doro Pesch in conjunction with our festival partners Wacken Open Air.
2019 inductee Bob Daisley says: “I’m very pleased and feel honored to be inducted into the Hall Of Heavy Metal History after all these years. I’m pleased for Lee Kerslake too. He’s been a major player in the genre. Thank you to John Sykes for accepting our awards; I’m grateful and honored to have you do it.”
Rob Halford of JUDAS PRIEST, who was inducted this past summer at the 2018 Wacken Open Air festival, says: “JUDAS PRIEST are thrilled and honored to accept induction into the Hall Of Heavy Metal History and be amongst so many of our friends. This also sends a great message of inclusion for the metal community around the world, and keeps us defending the metal faith together.”
Inductees awarded in previous years include Ronnie James Dio, Randy Rhoads, Lemmy Kilmister, SCORPIONS, Bill Ward, Billy Sheehan, Jordan Rudess, Nick Menza, Munsey Ricci, EXODUS, and many more.
The Hall Of Heavy Metal History is a non-profit organization dedicated to forever enshrining the iconic musicians and music industry executives responsible for making rock and metal music what it is today. Their contribution to the genre is invaluable, and they continue to inspire fans throughout the world, from generation to generation.
The Hall Of Heavy Metal History hosts the annual Metal Hall Of Fame awards gala, in addition to an onstage induction ceremony at Wacken Open Air.
The Hall Of Heavy Metal History is part of the D.A.D. program to help children fight disabilities on a global basis, and is partnered with the Ronnie James Dio Stand Up And Shout Cancer Fund.