The Metal Box is a weekly web series posted each Friday where we discuss all things hard rock and heavy metal: news, videos, interviews, live concerts and more.

This week, we talk about rock and roll hall of famers for 2016 Glenn Hughes (Deep Purple, Black Sabbath) and Robin Zander (Cheap Trick) both being honored by Adopt the Arts at a special upcoming show in Los Angeles. Glenn Hughes played with Deep Purple for a time and also had a brief stint fronting Black Sabbath in the mid 80’s. He fronted supergroup Black Country Communion from 2009-2013 and formed a new band called California Breed in late 2013. Robin Zander formed Cheap Trick out of Rockford, Illinois in 1973. The classic lineup featured Robin Zander on vocals, Rick Nielsen on lead guitar, Tom Petersson on bass, and Bun E. Carlos on drums. Some of the band’s biggest hits include “I Want You to Want Me”, “Surrender”, “Dream Police”, and “The Flame”.