Metallica To Pay Tribute To Jonny & Marsha Zazula With Special Set Of Their Early 1980s Songs


Reigning thrash metal champions Metallica have announced a celebration of life for Jonny and Marsha Zazula. Together that couple co-founded Megaforce Records, who went on to issue Metallica‘s first album “Kill ‘Em All” in 1983 and “Ride The Lightning” a year later. The pair also ran CraZed Management, who oversaw the early careers of the aforementioned Bay Area behemoths along with Anthrax, Exodus and more. Marsha passed away from cancer in January of 2021, while Jonny died this past February.

In celebration of the Zazula‘s and they indelible mark they left upon the metal scene, Metallica will be hitting the stage at the Hard Rock Live in Hollywood, FL on November 06th. The group will be throwing it back to songs from the 1983-’84 era for that special set, which will find their early ’80s tourmates in Raven opening.

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Metallica collectively stated:

“We’re excited to add one more night to the tour calendar this year with a special show at Hard Rock Live at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida, on Sunday, November 6, 2022. This night will be extra-special as we’ll be celebrating the life, legacy and achievements of Jonny and Marsha Zazula.

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. 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. click here to get all the details on how to obtain an access code to the sale.

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!”

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