Former Megadeth guitarist Chris Poland, who recorded on the band’s groundbreaking debut album ‘Killing Is My Business… and Business is Good‘ and the iconic platinum thrash release ‘Peace Sells… But Who’s Buying’ will be inducted into the 2020 Metal Hall of Fame.

The non-profit charity Gala takes place on Wednesday, January 15, 2020 at the Marriott Delta Garden Grove in Anaheim, CA. Proceeds go to bringing free therapy services to special needs children at specific health facilities and community centers throughout the United States.

Geoff Tate, Don Dokken, Stephen Pearcy, Graham Bonnet, Steve Vai, Joe Satriani, and Metal Church will be Joining Chris Poland in person as 2020 Metal Hall of Fame Inductees. Various bands and Inductees will be performing as well.

The Gala will be hosted by iconic television and radio personality Eddie Trunk, and co-hosted by Whiskey A GOGO Ultimate Jam Night / Almost Fama Show Host Jes Fama.

Long regarded as one of the World’s most influential Metal players, Poland is also an accomplished solo artist, who released his critically-acclaimed major label solo debut ‘Return to Metalopolis‘ upon his departure from Megadeth (being reissued in January on David Ellefson’s COMBAT RECORDS).

In addition to his genre-defying bands Damn The Machine (A&M Records) and OHM, the latter of which would also feature late Megadeth drummer Nick Menza, Poland has made guest appearances on seminal releases from Lamb of God, Queensryche, and Tourniquet, as well as returning to the Megadeth fold for 2004’s ‘The System Has Failed’.

Poland will also be performing Megadeth classics live at the Gala with special guests Thöm Häzäert, vocalist for Megadeth bassist David Ellefson‘s eponyous solo project, who performed vocals and co-produced Ellefson’s recently released debut release ‘Sleeping Giants‘, (including the hit Metal radio track ‘Hammer (Comes Down)‘, which also features a guest appearance from Poland, along with Mark Tremonti), and guitarist Dave Sharpe and drummer Opus Lawrence of Dead By Wednesday, who also recently toured with, and performed on the Megacruise, as part of Ellefson’s ‘Sleeping Giants‘ backing band, and appear on the ‘Sleeping Giants‘ track ‘Vultures‘.

Tickets: 45.00 at the Door / 35.00 in Advance.

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American/Italian hard rockers Not Over Yet have released a music video for the song ‘Crazy Tide‘ (feat. Zak Stevens, Chris Poland, Luca Princiotta), the track is taken from the band’s debut album ‘Axioms Of Life‘, out today. Not Over Yet is an international studio project that brings together world-renowned artists to create the ultimate hard rock album.

Axioms Of Life‘ featuring as guests: Luca Princiotta – lead guitars (Doro Pesch), Chris Poland– lead guitars (OHM / Megadeth), Blaze Bayley – vocals (Blaze / Iron Maiden / Wolfsbane), Zak Stevens – vocals (TSO / Savatage / Circle II Circle), Dylan Rose – vocals (Archer Nation), Charlie Huhn – vocals (Foghat / Gary Moore / Ted Nugent / Victory) and Greg Izor – vocals.

Not Over Yet was formed in fall 2014 by the siblings Giulia Cerardi and Luca Cerardi (Merendine Atomiche / Merendine). ‘Axioms Of Life‘ has been recorded in many different locations around the world. Drums, bass, vocals and rhythm guitars were recorded between June 2015 and March 2017 at New Sin Studios, Loria (Treviso, Italy). Blaze Bayley and Greg Izor both recorded their vocals at the same studio, in June 2015 and June 2016, respectively. Charlie Huhn recorded his vocals in January 2017 at North Avenue Studios in DeLand, Florida (USA). Chris Poland recorded his leadguitar parts during the same month, at Glass House Studios in Los Angeles, California (USA). Dylan Rose recorded his vocal parts in October 2016 in Santa Cruz, California (USA), while Zak Stevens recorded his during the same month at MG Studios in Columbia, South Carolina (USA).

Tracklist:

  1. Will Power (feat. Dylan Rose, Luca Princiotta)
  2. Crazy Tide (feat. Zak Stevens, Chris Poland, Luca Princiotta)
  3. Boomshake (feat. Charlie Huhn, Luca Princiotta)
  4. You And I (feat. Zak Stevens, Chris Poland)
  5. Back to Square One (feat. Blaze Bayley, Luca Princiotta)
  6. Some Blues (feat. Greg Izor, Luca Princiotta)
  7. No Compromise (feat. Charlie Huhn, Luca Princiotta)
  8. Breathe (feat. Dylan Rose, Luca Princiotta)
  9. Let’s Stay Together (feat. Greg Izor)

Line up:

Giulia Cerardi – Rhythm guitars
Luigi Stefanini – Bass guitar
Luca Cerardi – Drums

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Earlier today, Versailles Records revealed the artwork for their upcoming Guitar Wizards Vol. III and IV compilation. The cover features artists Bruce Kulick (KISS), Tony Franklin (Whitesnake/The Firm), Jeff Healey, Tracy G (Dio), Chris Poland (Megadeth), Blues Saraceno (Poison), Xander Demos (Sabbath Judas Sabbath/XDB) and other included guitar players. The album is scheduled for digital release before Christmas. Physical copies will have a February 2015 street date.  Guitar Wizards Vol. I and II was released earlier this year.