Tuesday, September 27, 2022

Metallica to honor Megaforce Records founders with special concert tribute

Metallica will celebrate the life, legacy, and achievements of Megaforce Records founder Jon "Jonny Z" Zazula and his wife Marsha Zazula with a special show at Hard Rock Live at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida, on Sunday, November 6.

Megaforce helped launch Metallica’s recording career when they released the band's first two albums, 1983's "Kill 'Em All" and 1984's "Ride The Lightning", before the group landed a major label deal with Elektra Records prior to recording 1986’s “Master Of Puppets.”

“Jonny gave us our first break in New York, released our first albums on his Megaforce Records label, and put us out on the road for our first real tour,” says Metallica. “With Marsha by his side, Jonny was a mentor, a manager, a label head, and a father figure to us all.... we would not be where we are today without the two of them. Sadly, we recently lost both Jonny and Marsha, just a little more than a year apart.

“We’ll be cooking up a special setlist for you full of songs from our days with Jonny and Marsha at Megaforce. Our main touring partner from that time, Raven, will be joining us to add to the celebration and bring back the memories.”

Tickets for the 7,000-seat theater show go on sale Friday, September 30 at 10 AM EDT, but Fifth Members can get theirs early with a special Legacy Member presale starting Wednesday, September 28 at 10 AM EDT with the Fifth Member presale the same day at 12 PM EDT.

A portion of the proceeds from this show will be donated in Jonny and Marsha’s name to MusiCares, a safety net supporting the health and welfare of the music community offering preventive, emergency, and recovery programs to musicians and industry professionals. Additionally, All Within My Hands will once again be supporting Feeding South Florida with a donation following the show.

“Head out to Hard Rock Live and celebrate two heavy metal pioneers and champions with us!”

Get your copies of “Kill ‘Em All” here and “Ride The Lightning” here.

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