Former Megadeth Guitarist Chris Poland will be inducted to the Metal Hall of Fame

He will also play at the induction ceremony.

Chris Poland

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Former Megadeth guitarist Chris Poland will be inducted into the 2020 Metal Hall of Fame this January. Poland played on two of the band’s most notable releases: their debut album Killing Is My Business… and Business is Good and their bestselling Peace Sells… But Who’s

The non-profit charity Gala takes place on Wednesday 15 January next year at the Marriott Delta Garden Grove in Anaheim, California. Proceeds will go to bringing free therapy services to special needs children across the United States.

Also being inducted will be Steve Vai, Joe Satriani, Geoff Tate, Don Dokken, Stephen Pearcy, Graham Bonnet and Metal Church will be Joining Chris Poland in person as 2020 Metal Hall of Fame Inductees. The Gala will be hosted by Eddie Trunk and Jes Fama.

Poland is also an accomplished solo artist, who released his solo debut Return to Metalopolis upon his departure from Megadeth. This record is seeing a reissue in January on David Ellefson’s Combat Records. He also played in bands Damn The Machine and OHM, and has made guest appearances on records by Lamb of God, Queensryche, and Tourniquet. Poland will be performing Megadeth classics live at the Gala with special guests Thöm Häzäert, guitarist Dave Sharpe and drummer Opus Lawrence.

The ceremony takes place in Anaheim, California on Wednesday 15 January – the day before Winter NAMM 2020, for anyone attending who might already be in the area. Purchase tickets and find out more here. The music therapy charity the event is in support of is DadProgram.

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