Metal Hall Of Fame CEO Confirms Shows & Gala 2021 & Announces Induction of Photographer Mark Weiss
Updated: Jan 19
Canada's The Metal Voice recently spoke to CEO Pat Gesualdo of The Metal Hall of Fame on January 17 2021 and he confirmed to The Metal Voice (Facebook Live) that this year their 5th anniversary there will be a Hall live show and a gala in some capacity, Gesualdo said," You have places like Florida that are completely open and then other places like New York that are closed, these are all issues and are things that play into everything. So we are going to do a combination of things that we are working on right now that we are going to be rolling out. New updates to the website, new major partnerships. We will probably do a combination of things, definitely a live event will happen and the Gala in certain ways as we have a partnership with Amazon as well as streaming in other areas. We are not going to let the virus beat us in any way shape or form."
Gesualdo also announced the first inductee into The Metal Hall of Fame for 2021 he said, "legendary Rock Photographer Mark Weiss will be inducted into The Metal hall of Fame for 2021, Mark is a great guy, a great human being and has really captured the metal movement and has been there for so many iconic moments and times in our music history. Very well deserved for sure."
Wikipedia summarizes Weiss‘ career as follows (with slight edits): Mark Weiss is an American rock music photographer. His most widely recognized photographs capture the look and aesthetic of music and celebrity personalities of the 1980s. His work with publications such as Circus magazine and FACES helped establish Mark “Weissguy” Weiss as a name known for rock photography. He has photographed a wide range of acts including the Rolling Stones, KISS, Madonna and Wu Tang Clan.”
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The Metal Hall of Fame has been the go to event for years, thanks to you the fans who make this possible and absolutely incredible, year after year. The Metal Hall of Fame Gala has been responsible for many historic metal events, Including 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 Die" album). Having Brian May take part in Joe Satriani's Induction, having Metallica Induct Megaforce Records founders Jon and Marsha Zazula, Our idea to get Sharon and Ozzy Osbourne to have Lee Kerslake get his Platinum Record Awards for "Blizzard of Ozz" and "Diary of A Madman," albums after 36 years, Inducting Judas Priest at Wacken Open Air, Inducting Anthrax at Heavy Montreal, and Kerri King's surprise Induction for Brian Slagel and Metal Blade Record's 35TH Anniversary, among others. These are just some of the Iconic moments from the Metal Hall of Fame that we've shared together with fans for years, all over the world.
The Metal Hall of Fame is a non-profit organization that enshrines forever, those legendary musicians, artists and music industry executives who are responsible for making Heavy Metal music what it is today. Their contribution to the genre is invaluable, and they keep inspiring Heavy Metal fans throughout the world, from generation to generation.
The Metal Hall of Fame is a non-profit organization, and was developed by a team of Iconic music industry executives to enshrine forever, those Iconic musicians and music industry executives who are responsible for making Heavy Metal music what it is today. Their contribution to the genre is invaluable, and they keep inspiring Heavy Metal fans throughout the world, from generation to generation.
The Metal Hall of Fame does an Annual Celebrity Induction Gala every January in Anaheim CA, and also has an on-stage induction ceremony at Wacken Open Air, the world's largest heavy metal festival In addition, the Hall is part of the D.A.D. Program, which helps children fight disabilities on a Global basis, and joins with the Ronnie James Dio Stand Up And Shout Cancer Fund.