Monday, November 7, 2022

Metallica perform special concert tribute to Megaforce Records founders

Metallica celebrated 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, FL on November 6.

The event saw the San Francisco, CA band perform an evening of songs exclusively from their first two albums – 1983's "Kill 'Em All" and 1984's "Ride The Lightning."

“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,” said Metallica when they recently announced the show. “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.”

The tribute setlist featured a number of live rarities, including "Motorbreath", "No Remorse", "The Call of Ktulu", "Phantom Lord" and "Blitzkrieg", among others.

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 once again supported Feeding South Florida with a donation following the show.

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

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