BLACK SABBATH drummer Bill Ward, DREAM THEATER keyboardist Jordan Rudess, bass virtuoso Billy Sheehan and other metal royalty will be inducted into the Hall Of Heavy Metal History on Wednesday, January 24, 2018 at the Anaheim Wyndham Garden Grove in Anaheim, California. Television and radio personality Eddie Trunk will host the event. An all-star jam, featuring surprise artists, will close out the ceremony. BUDDERSIDE will perform as special guests. Proceeds to benefit the Ronnie James Dio Stand Up And Shout Cancer Fund.

The 2018 Hall Of Heavy Metal History Inductees:

* Bill Ward (BLACK SABBATH) * Lzzy Hale (HALESTORM) * Billy Sheehan (DAVID LEE ROTH, MR. BIG, THE WINERY DOGS) * Carmine Appice (VANILLA FUDGE, OZZY OSBOURNE) (induction by Vinny Appice) * ANVIL * Jordan Rudess (DREAM THEATER) * RIOT * "Metal" Mike Chlasciak (HALFORD, PAINMUSEUM) (Courtesy of Marshall Amplification) * Munsey Ricci (President, Skateboard Marketing) * EXODUS * Sammy Ash (COO, Sam Ash Music) * Elliott Rubinson (Dean Guitars, with Rubinson family accepting the induction)

The Hall Of Heavy Metal History was developed by a team of music industry executives to enshrine forever those legendary musicians, music industry executives, radio DJs, journalists, and producers 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.

Some of the top executives in the music industry oversee the Hall Of Heavy Metal History nominating process. Inductees must meet strict criteria and guidelines, which include the artist or band having at least two and a half million retail units/downloads sold worldwide. The other contributing factors are the inductee's integrity, character, and their contribution to the heavy metal community.

The Hall Of Heavy Metal History is part of the nonprofit organization D.A.D. (Drums And Disabilities).

For more information, visit www.thehallofheavymetalhistory.org





“A Celebration Of Heavy Metal Guitar” night will feature Metal Mike’s straight to the heart solo material, metal's loved gems and songs fans know from various artists Metal Mike has worked with. The night does not stop there however and will feature a very special mini-set by PainmuseuM. This marks the first time PainmuseuM will perform since 2006.

Joining Mike at Dingbatz are some of metal's finest musicians, namely bassist Mike LePond (Symphony X, Ross The Boss) and drummer Ron Lipnicki (Overkill). Tim Clayborne (PainmuseuM) reclaims the mic for the much awaited mini-set from PainmuseuM while Ross The Boss vocalist Marc Lopes (also of Let Us Prey) firmly rounds out the line-up.

Metal Mike comments: “I’m very much looking forward to putting the flying Vs and Marshalls into their sentinel metal duty. I have been extremely lucky to hook up with Mike LePond, Marc Lopes and Ron Lipnicki. Now, I love music, but when I get a chance to perform it with sick players like the guys above - it brings it up to a whole another level. Once I realized how awesome this night will be, I thought about asking Tim from PainmuseuM if he’s interested in flying the PainmuseuM flag for the die-hards. PainmuseuM's Metal For Life album stood the test of time, I'd like to believe. I know that there are many fans out there longing to hear the songs live, again. Well, here we are as we gear up for a night filled with great heavy metal and plenty of flying V guitars. I’m looking forward to announcing a few surprises along the way as well. Let’s raise the metal flag up high at our only NJ show this year. Let us together celebrate heavy metal, loud guitar and songs that mean a lot to us all. I hope to see you there. Horns Up!”

Says Mike LePond: “I am so excited to be sharing the stage with my metal brothers, Mike and Ron. They are true icons and together the three of us are going to blow the roof off of Dingbatz!”

Ron Lipnicki added: “Looking forward to tearing it up with my metal brothers, going to be a great night of heavy music! I can't wait!”

Marc Lopes chimes is with a quote we all easily agree on: "Can not wait!"

Asked about the return of PainmuseuM for this very special show, vocalist Tim Clayborne added: “I am really stoked to see all the people at New Jersey’s Dingbatz for a long overdue PainmuseuM set!!”

Show Details: Saturday, November 18, 2017

Dingbatz, 620 Van Houten Ave, Clifton, NJ 07013 | Doors: 7:00PM. All ages! 21 to drink.

Dingbatz Website | Purchase Tickets Here or at the door.

Metal Mike’s focused, no frills metal guitar playing took him from 350,000 people at Rock In Rio to Ozzfest to three times at New York City's Madison Square Garden. Metal Mike is a metal recording and touring artist, writer, blogger and an expert heavy metal guitar coach. Mike has recorded and toured the world several times over with Heavy Metal's elite, and is a long standing guitarist to Judas Priest's Rob Halford in the Metal God’s solo endeavor Halford. Metal Mike taught hundreds of thousands of people internationally via his 'Metal For Life' Guitar World column, DVDs, books and workshops. Mike leads his own Metal Heroes Academy where his straight forward approach to teaching and love for the guitar often resuls in sold-out Heavy Metal Summer Camps and guitar retreats. Mike has recorded and/or performed with Bruce Dickinson of Iron Maiden, Axl Rose of Guns N' Roses, Sebastian Bach, Testament, Rudolf Schenker of Scorpions, Geoff Tate of Queensryche and Saturday Night Live's Jim Breuer. Throughout his career, Metal Mike has played in over 20+ countries while sharing tours with bands such as Motley Crue, Iron Maiden, Guns N' Roses and Ozzy Osbourne and has been voted ‘Top 10 Metal Guitarist’ by Europe’s Thrash Em All Magazine.




There are countless reasons why Rob Halford is known worldwide as "The Metal God." But at the top of the list would be his pioneering singing style, songwriting talents, and a fashion sense that has inspired countless heavy metal artists over the years.

And in addition to co-creating JUDAS PRIEST's outstanding body of work, he has also issued music outside of the beloved legendary Birmingham band — which is precisely what the new 14-CD boxset, "The Complete Albums Collection", showcases.

Included are four albums by the ferociously thrash-inspired FIGHT, as well as the lone album by the industrial-inspired 2WO (which featured future ROB ZOMBIE and MARILYN MANSON guitarist John 5, and saw NINE INCH NAILS' Trent Reznor serve as executive producer), plus seven titles from the solo band HALFORD, which saw the Metal God gloriously return to pure, unadulterated metal.

Due on May 19 via Legacy Recordings, "The Complete Albums Collection" features the following:

FIGHT | K5: The War Of Words Demos (recorded 1992, released 2007), War Of Words (1993), Mutations (1994), A Small Deadly Space (1995)

2WO | Voyeurs (1998)

HALFORD | Resurrection (2000), Live Insurrection (2 CDs, 2001), Crucible (2002),  Live In Anaheim (2 CDs; recorded 2003, released 2010),  Halford III: Winter Songs (2009), Halford IV: Made Of Metal (2010), Live At Saitama Super Arena (2011)

With the arrival of "The Complete Albums Collection", metal fans will now have the definitive collection of Rob Halford's stellar work outside of the mighty JUDAS PRIEST, all in one set.

HALFORD's last studio album, "Halford IV: Made Of Metal", came out in 2010. Seven of the album's 14 tracks were entirely written by Halford, the first time he had taken the musical reins on a project since the 1993 FIGHT album "War Of Words". "As a musician, you can't control these things when they happen to you," Halford explained to MTV at the time of the album's release. "The ideas just take over your body and it can be pretty scary. You've got to get them down quickly. It feels like there's a spark you have to grab, like lightning in a bottle, and if you don't get it down, there's a chance it's going to escape. So, for two weeks, these things kept flooding through my brain. And then suddenly, they stopped and that's when I got together with [guitarist] Roy [Z], [guitarist] Metal Mike Chlasciak, [bassist] Mike Davis, and [drummer] Bobby Jarzombek and came up with the other songs." 




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AUGUST 13-17, 2018

Metal Mike will host his 5th annual Metal Heroes Summer Camp this August 13-17, 2018 at Slide Mountain Forest House in Big Indian, NY. Designed to teach, motivate and inspire the next generation of rockers, Metal Heroes Summer Camp is the ultimate metal music learning experience.

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Pre-Register HERE for the Memories of a Lifetime!

$1399 per person. | $595 parent spectator package.

All packages include meals, lodging, house keeping, use of all equipment and access to all workshops including the final concert performance.

We recommend that a parent attends with their camper aged 12-13. (*some exceptions can be made.)

And, all we can say is WOW! What an amazing camp we had in 2016! 

Developed for young metal-heads in the age group of 12-21, Metal Heroes Summer Camp is designed to teach, motivate and inspire young metal-heads through intense, but fun instruction in heavy metal.

The crescendo of this very special vacation experience will take place on the last day when the students will have a chance to perform with Mike in front of their family and friends during a live concert staged at the camp’s playground.

I'm very excited to kick off and welcome you to our fourth annual Metal Heroes Summer Camp. Doing an event like this is something that has been on my mind for a very, very long time. I’m psyched to return in 2017 for our fourth annual metal celebration. All rock band instruments are welcome focusing on Guitar, Bass, Drums and Vocals. I hope you will join me on this 100% full-on metal journey.

I have always wanted to share my tour and music experiences with younger metal-heads. I’m really looking forward to open up the metal vault with you on so many levels in order to help you sharpen your skills to metal ninja perfection. While helping you with individual tasks and any challenges you might face, I’ll share with you how to make amazing progress when rehearsing with a band, how to quickly apply new material and how to deliver a powerful live performance. I can guarantee this will be incredibly fun and you will learn a lot, too.

You also will get great introductory tips on the music business, how to work well with others, all the while you fully immerse yourself in the music of the metal gods. We’ll be jamming together, hanging out together, studying what makes a song or a performance great - while everyone will get a chance to ask their questions and get plenty of one-on-one playing advice.

And, of course, get ready to hear countless tour stories which more than likely involve your favorite rockers. 

We’ll close out the camp with a superb metal concert in front of your family and friends. We have several other activities planned which include a metal discovery lounge, metal movie nights, specialized guitar workshops, swimming and much more. Campers will also have a chance to check out various items from my journeys that include custom guitars, dressing room signs, posters, tour itineraries and more.

While all the metal-heads are enjoying a great time hanging out and jamming with their friends old and new, guitarists will be studying guitar lick packs especially designed for the camp, while drummers and bass players will learn the secrets of a tight metal rhythm section through metal clinics. I will be there overseeing the entire day to lead rehearsals and go over song parts. 

I really want the kids to experience the power of rock and metal music and have a lot of fun while doing so, because ultimately, no one picks up an instrument not to have fun with it. So, if spending nearly a week at a beautiful resort like location while immersing yourself in all things metal sounds good to you – then let’s rock! This is for you. Metal For Life!” 




     I am honored to join Yngwie Malmsteen, Zakk Wylde, Michael Schenker and other guitar gods on the amazing Axes & Anchors Guitar Dominated Cruise! 

I will conduct three one hour long, amazing metal guitar workshops on the ship as well as participate in the Randy Rhoads Remembered Show.

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Sailing from Miami, February 20-24, 2016 | 5 days, 4 nights | countless performances, workshops and rock craziness!





Metal Mike, Dewey Bragg, Rudy Sarzo and Brian Tichy 



Metal Mike will be joining legendary metal musicians in May for the celebration of the great Randy Rhoads.

Friday, May 29th - Bergen Pac, Englewood, NJ (7PM)

Sunday, May 31st - Stone Pony, NJ (3PM)





Metal Mike with Jackson Guitars stablemate Phil Demmel of Machine Head at the RRR East Coast Tour 





Sony Music Entertainment and Legacy Recordings, Sony's catalog division, have signed a worldwide-rights deal with The Metal God, Rob Halford.

Frontman of the legendary heavy metal band JUDAS PRIEST, Rob Halford brought his iconic charisma and influential vocal style to a variety of side projects since 1992, notably his bands FIGHT, TWO and HALFORD.

The new Sony/Legacy agreement with Rob Halford will include individual album catalog titles and audio-visual releases.

Upcoming Rob Halford anthology titles will include an "Essential" and "Playlist" collection with plans for a definitive "Complete Albums Box"

Born Robert John Arthur Halford on August 25, 1951, Rob Halford rocketed to fame as the lead singer for the Grammy Award-winning heavy metal band JUDAS PRIEST. One of the genre's most powerful, distinctive and influential vocalists, Halford set the standard for generations of metal singers.

After leaving JUDAS PRIEST in 1992, Halford formed the band FIGHT and, between 1993 and 1995, recorded two albums, "War Of Words" and "A Small Deadly Space", and an EP, "Mutations", with the band.

Following FIGHT, Halford moved into the realm of industrial metal with his TWO project. In 2000, he launched the straight-ahead no-nonsense pure metal ensemble HALFORD.

The Sony/Legacy release agreement includes virtually all of Rob Halford's work with FIGHT, TWO and HALFORD from 1992 onward.

Coming on March 31, Columbia/Legacy Recordings will release "The Essential Rob Halford" (2 CD; 30 tracks).




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