Watch the full concert at METALLICA celebrating the lives of Johnny Z and Marsha Zazula

Video metallicaThe entire concert on November 6, 2022 at the 7,000-seat Hard Rock Live at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida can be seen below. The show that celebrated life, legacy and accomplishments Megaforce Records Founder John “Johnny Z” Zazula and his wife Marsha ZazulaI watched the Bay Area metal legends exclusively play songs from their first two albums, 1983. “Kill them all” and 1984 “lightning ride”both of which were originally released on Megaforce. Support at the gig came from British/American metal companies black Crowwho were also originally signed Megaforce.

metallicaThe song list was as follows:

01. Death is approaching
02. Lightning ride
03. Motorbreath
04. Do not regret
05. who eats healthy
06. ktulu call
07. Phantom Lord
08. am i evil
09. Metal Militia
10. For whom the bell tolls
11. injury
12. Turn back
13. Seek and destroy


14. Fight fire with fire
15. Blitzkrieg
16. Turn off the light, turn on the light

When the ceremony was first announced in September, metallica He said in a statement: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 for our first real ride. With Marsha at his side, Johnny He was a mentor, principal, head label, and father figure to us all…we wouldn’t be where we are today without them both. Sadly, we recently lost both Johnny And Marshawith a difference of just over a year.

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

A portion of the proceeds from this show is donated Johnny And Marshaname for MusiCaresA safety net that supports the health and well-being of the music community and offers prevention, emergency and recovery programs for musicians and industry professionals. in addition to, All in my hands Again supported South Florida Feed Donate after the show.

Johnny Z He passed away in February 2022 at the age of 69. Johnny He died from complications of the rare chronic inflammatory demyelinating neuropathy disorder (CIDP), chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and osteoporosis, his family said. Marsha He passed away of cancer in January 2021.

Megaforce He is widely credited with launching the career 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 label deal with Electra. MegaforceThe list of artists also included artists such as anthraxAnd certificateAnd overkillAnd Ace FreeleyAnd MinistryAnd King XAnd Death storms And black Crow.

Born in 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 the music business and discovering metallicaAnd anthrax and others.

after wall street, Johnny Z He started selling records at a flea market store in 1981 to put food on the table for his family. The shop, dubbed Rock N’ Roll Heaven, eventually blossomed 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. Eager and determined that the music be heard by the whole world, Johnny And Marsha was established Megaforce The following year it was released “Kill them all”. Through this release, Megaforce cemented its position as America’s de facto heavy metal music label.

Johnacclaimed biography, “Heavy Tales: Metal. Music. Madness. Lived By John Zazula”was released in October 2019. The book tells the story of how Zazulas They ended up signing a band that shaped the heavy metal sound for decades to come.

“It’s all a blessing when you work hard and stay smart and get in 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 variety. “We were very lucky. Marsha And me, we have to pick them as the band that became the biggest band in the world. Not to mention a bunch of other great bands that made history.”

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