Michael Alago

Ex-ELEKTRA RECORDS. Michael Alago signed Metallica to Elektra Records on September 12, 1984. As a major label A&R executive, he worked with Metallica, White Zombie, Metal Church, Dokken, Nina Simone, Cyndi Lauper, and more. He was a kid with a fanzine about the Dead Boys when he was plucked from obscurity to be a talent booker at legendary New York rock club, The Ritz. Michael talks about his early interactions with James, Lars, Kirk, Cliff, and Jason; “Alcoholica”; signing Flotsam And Jetsam; bringing the reformed Misfits to Geffen; working with John Lydon, aka Johnny Rotten; his relationship with Metallica today; and the genesis of the new documentary, "Who the F is that Guy? The Fabulous Journey of Michael Alago."

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