The Hall of Heavy Metal History is Picking Up Where Others Have Left Off

June 7, 2019

Does HEAVY METAL get the respect it deserves?  Personally, I don’t think it ever really has.  Look at the Grammys for instance. They won’t even show the metal category nominees and award presentations during the regular television airing.  It just doesn’t seem to be as important as the Pop and Country segments.  Then when you start thinking about the recognition of a career in Heavy Metal, don’t even try counting on the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame to pick up the slack!  It seems that the fans have been the only real quantification for the artists and bands in the heaviest of genres.  That is until now…

The HALL OF HEAVY METAL HISTORY is trying to secure that Heavy Metal is no longer the “red headed stepchild” of the musical genres.  It is working towards ensuring that the metal artists that have been in the game for multiple decades, sold millions of albums, and influenced entire generations of other musical artists get the recognition they deserve.  Regardless of when the Rock Hall and Grammys take notice…

I recently caught up with Hall of Heavy Metal History chairman Pat Gesualdo and music journalist/writer Martin Popoff backstage at the Mohegan Sun Arena, just before they inducted URIAH HEEP.  Take a listen to our chat about Uriah Heep, how the Hall of Heavy Metal History came about, Deep Purple, and the non-profit D.A.D. (Drums and Disabilities) community outreach organization.  

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