Streamed Metal Hall of Fame induction ceremony will include live pre-show in NJ

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The Metal Hall of Fame inducts its new class on Sept. 12.

This year’s Metal Hall of Fame induction ceremony will take place online, Sept. 12 at 2 p.m., but there will be an in-person pre-show event beginning at noon that day at the Middletown Arts Center, which is currently hosting a photography exhibition, “The Decade that Rocked: A Tribute to Eighties Rock & Metal by Photographer Mark Weiss.”

Weiss, who is being inducted into the Metal Hall of Fame this year, will participate in the Middletown event, along with Jay Jay French of Twisted Sister, Ross the Boss of Manowar and The Dictators, drummer and Hall co-founder Pat Gesualdo, and album cover artist Ioannis. Eddie Trunk and Keith Roth will co-host.

The Dictators — featuring Ross the Boss, Andy Shernoff and Albert Bouchard — will introduce a new singer/guitarist via an acoustic performance at the event. Along with Weiss’ photographs, Ionnis’ cover art and Metal Hall of Fame memorabilia will be displayed.

There will be no admission charge. Tickets can be reserved by emailing

The induction ceremony itself can be streamed at at 2 p.m. The Hall plans to resume having in-person induction ceremonies next year.

In addition to Weiss, inductees this year will include “legacy members” of Kiss (managers Doc McGhee and Bill Aucoin, former members Eric Carr and Bruce Kulick) and Iron Maiden (former members Paul Di’Anno and Blaze Bayley, “Eddie” creator Derek Riggs), Triumph, Stryper, and guitarist Marty Friedman.


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