New York death metal veterans SUFFOCATION and hard rockers ZEBRA are among the inductees for this year's class of the Long Island Music Hall Of Fame. TWISTED SISTER frontman Dee Snider will receive the Harry Chapin Award at the event, which will be held on October 18 at The Paramount in Huntington, New York. Snider will also perform selections from his "Dee Does Broadway" album.The fourth induction class will include: * 2012 Harry Chapin Award recipient and previous Long Island Music Hall Of Fame inductee Dee Snider of TWISTED SISTER
* Classic rock band, BARNABY BYE
* THE LOVIN' SPOONFUL's Joe Butler and Steve Boone
* Singer, Taylor Dayne
* Songwriter, Ervin Drake
* Concert Security Systems, Inc. and founder Ira Maltz
* Songwriter, Ellie Greenwich
* Jones Beach Theater
* Classical composer, Leo Kraft
* Musicians from the Shinnecock Indian Nation
* Metal band, SUFFOCATION
* WALK-FM radio
* Jazz pianist, Randy Weston
* Progressive rock band, ZEBRA
Long Island Music Hall Of Fame will also honor 2011 Music Educator Of The Year, Robert W. Kreuger.
Tickets are on sale now for the Long Island Music Hall Of Fame's Fourth Induction Award Ceremony and Fundraising Gala. General seating tickets for the October 18 Fundraising Gala are $50 and $75, and are available through The Paramount box office at 631-673-7300 or online at ParamountNY.com. Premium VIP seating is available, to include full dinner and show. For information about Premium seating, please contact Long Island Music Hall Of Fame at 631-331-0808 or email [email protected]
"Since our formation seven years ago, the artists who have createdour musical history, as well as the Long Island community, have been exceptionally supportive of the Long Island Music Hall Of Fame and its efforts,” said James Faith, Chair of the Long Island Music Hall Of Fame Board. “This special event is an important step in the building of this Island's newest music museum, educational center and home for our rich musicheritage. We are especially thrilled to have Long Island's newest state of the art concert venue, The Paramount, host this great night."
Inductees are selected by the Long Island Music Hall Of Fame Board Of Directors from anevolving and growing list of people, artists, and entities that wereborn, raised, founded, or have resided on geographic Long Island (Brooklyn, Queens, Nassau, Suffolk) for a significant portion of theircareer. Induction is based on historical importance and thesignificance of their contribution to Long Island's rich musical heritage. “Since the inception of the idea to build The Paramount, it has been our goal to support the growth of music and the arts on Long Island, said the owners of The Paramount. “We share similar goals with the Long Island Music Hall Of Fame in that The Paramount strives to showcase legends and encourage rising stars. We are honored to provideour support and open our doors to this the Long Island Music Hall Of Fame and Long Island music fans."