Geoff Tate, Don Dokken and Joe Satriani to Be Inducted into the Hall of Heavy Metal History

2019-10-24

Story by Anne Erickson

The Hall of Heavy Metal History will honor Don Dokken, Joe Satriani and Geoff Tate at their 2020 gala

Don Dokken, Joe Satriani and Geoff Tate have been selected to be inducted into the Hall of Heavy Metal History. The ceremony will take place on Wednesday, January 15, 2020 at the Marriott Delta Garden Grove in Anaheim, California.

Radio and television personality Eddie Trunk will host the event. Other hard rock and heavy metal artist inductees and performers will be announced in the coming weeks. Funds raised from the event will go towards offering free music programs and therapy services to disabled children in hospitals and community centers around the country.

This year’s Hall of Heavy Metal History gala featured Metallica inducting Megaforce Records founders Jon and Marsha Zazula. Other gala inductees for 2019 included former Ozzy bassist Bob Daisley, Ozzy producer Max Norman, Mike Portnoy, David Ellefson of Megadeth, Jeff Scott Soto, Lita Ford, Saxon, Jeff Pilson and Testament.

Anthrax and Uriah Heep were inducted into the Hall of Heavy Metal History earlier this year. Other past Hall of Heavy Metal History inductees include Judas Priest, Ronnie James Dio, Motorhead, the Scorpions, Bill Ward, Mikkey Dee and Randy Rhoads.

“The 2020 Hall Of Heavy Metal History gala is going to be amazing!!,” Pat Gesualdo, Metal Hall of Fame founder/CEO, said in a statement. “As always, there will be numerous hard rock and heavy metal idols, and many exciting performances!! Our entire board of directors want to thank metal fans all over the world who vote for our inductees and attend our events. They are an important part of the Hall Of Heavy Metal History. With their support, they are helping us keep hard rock and heavy metal alive for generations to come.”

He added, “At the same time, the gala helps our non profit organization D.A.D. (Drums And Disabilities), to provide free therapy services for disabled children and their families, in hospitals and community centers throughout the United States.”

For information on the Hall of Heavy Metal History, go here.

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