Jon Zazula
Published September 23, 2019
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    MEGAFORCE RECORDS. The first manager for Metallica, Jonny Z, issued the band's first two albums through Megaforce, the label he cofounded with his wife, Marsha Zazula. As managers and label executives the duo worked with Anthrax, Testament, Overkill, Ministry, and Raven, to name just a few. Jonny talks about the No Life 'Til Leather demo; his first conversation with Lars Ulrich; bringing the band across the country from California to Old Bridge, New Jersey; what Lars, Cliff, James, and Dave were like; meeting Kirk Hammett; the making of Kill 'Em All; asking John Bush to sing for Metallica; 12" singles; Ride the Lightning; losing the band to bigger management and a major label; the Rock Hall of Fame induction ceremony; his relationship with the guys today; and his brand new memoir, Heavy Tales: The Metal. The Music. The Madness. As lived by Jon Zazula

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