METALLICA announces special ceremony to honor Johnny and Marsha Zazola

Metallica You will celebrate life, legacy and achievements Megaforce records Founder John “Johnny Z” Zazola and his wife Marsha Zazola With a special show on Hard Rock Live at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida, on Sunday, November 6.

Says Metallica: “johnny He gave us our first break in New York, and we released our first albums on his album Megaforce records It put us on the road on our first real run. with Marsha at his side, johnny He was a mentor, principal, label president, and father figure to all of us… We wouldn’t be where we are today without them. Unfortunately, we recently lost both of them johnny And the Marshaa difference of just over a year.

We will prepare a special playlist for you filled with songs from our days with johnny And the Marsha in Megaforce. Our main tourism partner since that time, black CrowYou will join us to add to the celebration and bring back memories.”

Tickets for the 7,000-seat theater show will be available starting at 10 a.m. ET on Friday, September 30. If you are a member of MetallicaFan club, you’ll have early access starting Wednesday, September 28th.

A portion of the proceeds from this show will be donated johnny And the Marshaname for MusiCares, a safety net that supports the health and well-being of the music community and provides preventive, emergency and recovery programs for musicians and industry professionals. in addition to, All in my hand Will support again Feeding South Florida Donate after the show.

Johnny Z He died in February at the age of 69. johnny He died of complications from the rare chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy (CIDP), chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and osteoporosis, his family said. Marsha He passed away of cancer in January of last year.

Megaforce He is widely credited with launching the March Metallica With the release of the band’s first two albums, 1983 “Kill them all” and 1984 “lightning ride”Before Metallica He got a big naming deal with electra. MegaforceThe list of artists also included artists such as anthraxAnd the certificateAnd the OverkillAnd the Ice FreelyAnd the MinistryAnd the tenth kingAnd the death storms And the black Crow.

Born 1952 johnny He began his extraordinary journey as a young maverick who went from living on the streets of the Bronx in New York City, to later working on Wall Street, and eventually (and unexpectedly) moving into music and discovering MetallicaAnd the anthrax and others.

After Wall Street, Johnny Z He began selling records at a flea market store in 1981 to put food on the table for his family. The store eventually thrived, called Rock N’ Roll Heaven, into a major record store that influenced the heavy metal movement as we know it today. In the winter of 1982, Johnny Z I received an unexpected demo tape from an unsigned underground band called Metallica. Keen and determined to have music heard by the entire world, johnny And the Marsha was established Megaforce The following year, he was released “Kill them all”. Through this version, Megaforce It cemented its position as America’s de facto heavy metal label.

johnacclaimed biography, Heavy Tales: Metal. Music. Madness. Lived by John Zazola.Released in October 2019. The book tells the story of how Zazulas He ended up signing to a band that would shape the sound of heavy metal for decades to come.

“It’s a blessing when you work hard and stay smart and you go into the game and then eventually something comes your way and you’re ready for it. And you can jump on it and ride it,” johnny Tell diverse. “We were very fortunate, Marsha And me, we got to pick them as a group that became the biggest group in the world. Not to mention a host of other great bands who made history.”

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