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HELD HOSTAGE to Perform at Metal Hall Of Fame Ceremony for Induction of TWISTED SISTER, LOU GRAMM, CHRIS IMPELLITTERI, and RAVEN

NEW YORK, NY (January 9, 2023) — Held Hostage will be performing special original rock set at the Metal Hall Of Fame Gala for all inductees and attendees. The lineup for that show will be Tom Collier founder/lead guitarist/lead vocals, Bill Ali guest vocalist, Scott Gregg rhythm guitarist/backup vocals, Dave Carroll bass guitarist/backup vocals, Ian Evans Drummer.

Held Hostage founder/lead guitarist/vocalist Tom Collier, “Held Hostage being part of rock history is something musicians dream of. We are so happy that Pat at the Metal Hall OF Fame had the faith that Held Hostage would come in and rock the Metal Hall Of Fame Gala in front of all the inductees and attendees.”

Scott Braun FireRock Music Group A&R/Creative director says, “Having Held Hostage be part of the Metal Hall of Fame shows the world that hard rock and metal bands are still alive and doing well and, in this day, and age, they can still make it to the top. FireRock Music Group and Held Hostage are extremely proud to part of this historic night.”

The Metal Hall of Fame announced the induction of 4 Hard Rock and Heavy Metal legends into the Metal Hall of Fame: Twisted Sister, Lou Gramm, Chris Impellitteri, and Raven. Celebrated guitarist Steve Vai (Whitesnake /David Lee Roth) and legendary drummer Mike Portnoy, (Winery Dogs) will induct Twisted Sister.

The event will include numerous performances, surprise artist appearances, a Meet & Greet, and All Star Jams. It will be hosted by radio/television music Icon Eddie Trunk, with entertainment personality Cathy Rankin.

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

Purchase tickets here:
35.00 Advance / 45.00 At Door

“The 6th Annual Metal Hall of Fame Charity Gala is going to be an amazing event as always,” says Metal Hall of Fame CEO Pat Gesualdo. “There will be numerous Legendary Hard Rock and Heavy Metal artist Inductions, and many exciting surprises and performances!!”

The 6th Annual Metal Hall of Fame Gala is presented by ROCAVAKA – The Vaka That Rocks!

Last year Held Hostage released their brand new album “Great American Rock” on FireRock Music Group. The album is described as “American rock and roll at the purest form” by Cry Wolf Magazine. Tim “Ripper” Owens and Joe Lynn Turner provide guest vocals on the album. The album can be purchased and streamed at: and at the retailers such as Target, Walmart, Barnes & Nobles and your local record stores.

Held Hostage is:

Tom Collier – lead guitar/lead vocals
Scott Gregg – rhythm guitarist/backup vocals
Jeff Murray – drums
Dave Carrol – bass /backup vocals

About Held Hostage

Held Hostage has toured as and been direct support act with many great bands
including Metal Allegiance, Quiet Riot, Molly Hatchet, The Rods, Uli Jon Roth, Eddie
Money, Benny Mardones, Manowar, Ross The Boss Band etc. Held Hostage is currently endorsed by many great products including SIT Strings, Rev Amps, Prestige Guitars, Barefoot Buttons, Clayton Custom Picks, Kick Lidz Drums, ProPlayer Art, Intune Guitar Picks, Guitar Gifts 4u, Big Bends, Best Tronics, Mental Case, Neat Audio, WBGear.
The bands unique blend of screaming guitars, thundering kick ass drums, raging bass
and uninhibited vocals will stay true to form. Held Hostage is ready and able to take their place in Rock and Roll history.

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 Annual Metal Hall of Fame Charity Gala has included many historical hard rock and heavy metal moments. For example, Having Metallica Induct Megaforce Records founders Jon and Marsha Zazula. Inducting Judas Priest at Wacken Open
Air. Inducting members of KISS, Iron Maiden, and Triumph among others for our 5 Year Anniversary Bash. Having Don Airey’s surprise Induction for Black Sabbath cofounding 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 Rock and Heavy Metal fans throughout the world.

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

By Metal Lair

Propter Music Connoisseur, music for refined taste.

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