METALLICA took to the stage to celebrate the life and legacy of Megaforce Records founder Jon “Jonny Z” Zazula and his wife Marsha Zazula last night (Sunday, November 6) in Hollywood, Florida
The concert took place at the Hard Rock Live at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino and saw METALLICA pull out a set made up exclusively of songs from their first two studio albums, “Kill ‘Em All” (1983) and “Ride The Lightning” (1984), which were initially released on Megaforce Records.
Support for the show was provided by RAVEN, who were also originally signed to Megaforce Records early in their career.
You can check out fan-filmed footage from the concert below.
METALLICA said in a statement back in September: “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.”
Jonny Zazula died in February at the age of 69 from complications of chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy (CIDP), chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and osteopenia. Marsha passed away of cancer in January of 2021.
- Creeping Death
- Ride The Lightning
- No Remorse
- Trapped Under Ice
- The Call Of Ktulu
- Phantom Lord
- Am I Evil?
- Metal Militia
- For Whom The Bell Tolls
- Fade To Black
- Seek & Destroy
- Fight Fire With Fire
- Hit The Lights