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CLIFTON, NJ – Zildjian Artist-studio/touring drummer/D.A.D. (Drums and Disabilities) / Metal Hall of Fame founder Pat Gesualdo is taking part in the “Metal Hall of Fame All-Stars” charity cd project to help bring free music programs for special needs children isolated from the lockdown. The programs will help children suffering from various disabilities to develop retention, coordination, and physical and cognitive abilities. The charity CD features a combination of original and cover songs. It will be released early 2022, and available at 100% of the proceeds from sales of the CD goes directly to the charity initiative.

The celebrated musicians on the Metal Hall of Fame All Stars charity project includes Grammy Award winning producer/engineer Neil Kernon, (Judas Priest, Queensryche, Dokken), Bob Daisley, (Ozzy Osbourne, Rainbow), Tony MacAlpine, (G3 Tour, Steve Vai), Pat Gesualdo, (Studio-Touring Drummer Clinician), Mike Tirelli (Riot, Holy Mother), and Derek Sherinian (Kiss, Dream Theater).

Additional musicians performing on future released tracks for the project include Rudy Sarzo (Whitesnake, Quiet Riot), Bjorn Englen (Yngwie Malmsteen/Dio Disciples), along with Chandler Mogel (Punky Meadows), and Michael Romeo (Symphony X) who recorded on Gesualdo’s solo project among others.

A previously recorded track with one of the most Iconic All Star Jams of all time, featuring

Geoff Tate (Queensryche), Steve Vai, (David Lee Roth, Whitesnake), Chris Poland, (Megadeath), Guitar Virtuoso Joe Satriani, Bjorn Englen (Yngwie Malmsteen, Ronnie James Dio), and Pat Gesualdo(Studio-Touring Drummer Clinician) will also be included.

“The Metal Hall of Fame All Star Charity Project is a very important cause,” says Pat Gesualdo.”I always make sure to help special needs children and adults as much as I can, and I include the D.A.D. Program (Drums and Disabilities), in all of my lectures, clinics, tours, and Metal Hall of Fame events and I do.” “For me, It’s all about helping the special needs children, adults, and wounded veterans.”

The Metal Hall of Fame holds the Annual Metal Hall of Fame Celebrity Charity Gala. It is dedicated to forever enshrining the iconic musicians and music industry executives responsible for making Hard Rock and Heavy Metal music what it is today. Superstar artists include Judas Priest, Anthrax, Bill Ward, Paul Di’Anno, Steve Vai, Don Airey, Randy Rhoads, Ronnie James Dio, Joe Satriani, Lee Kerslake, Metalblade Records founder Brian Slagel, Rudy Sarzo, Carmine Appice, Bruce Kulick, Eric Carr, Vinnie Appice, among others. Metallica has Inducted Megaforce Records founders Jon and Marsha Zazula, Paul Stanley has Inducted KISS Manager Doc McGhee, and Don Airey has Inducted Bill Ward over the past years.

Pat Gesualdo introduced the world to the “Healing Art of Drum Therapy(R)” in 2004, when New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and his Administration, and the _New Jersey Education Commissioner_ helped him launch the non profit organization D.A.D. (Drums and Disabilities). Along the way, The WWE, the NY Giants, The NJ Devils, Xerox, Numerous Police Departments and Law Enforcement Agencies, U.S. Senators and Congressmen, Coca-Cola, the United States Department of Defense, Hard Rock Cafe, Pepsi Cola, Morgan Stanley, The United States Department of State, The NY Yankees, Modern Drummer, TD Bank, Sony Music, the NY Jets, the White House Chief of Staff, and Star Ledger Newspaper among others, have joined forces with Gesualdo

Doctors, psychologists, Special Needs Therapists, and Teachers in over 15 countries use Gesualdo’s pioneering Drum Therapy(R) techniques to help the special needs children and adults to develop physical and cognitive functioning. Additionally, the U.S. Department of State, has brought Gesualdo to various regions of the world to help disabled children, and the United States Department of Defense calls on him to train and certify U.S. Military health professionals. He also wrote the first law in the United States to provide the special needs population with additional protective legislation. Alfred Music Publishing publishes Gesualdo’s groundbreaking book “Drum Therapy, Healing With The Drumset,” which helps drummers and special needs therapists on a Global basis teach special needs drum students. Gesualdo is an artist/clinician with Zildjian Cymbals, Promark Drumsticks and Evans Drumheads, and lectures and performs in drum clinics throughout the world.

For more information, please contact D.A.D. at 973-263-0420, or

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