Metallica celebrated the life, legacy, and achievements of Megaforce Records founder Jon "Jonny Z" Zazula and his wife Marsha Zazula with a special show at Hard Rock Live at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida, on Sunday, November 6.
Photos and video by Claudio Galinski (Riot Act)
Photos by Chaz Grimaldi
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Opening for Metallica is NWOBHM legends Raven, who took Metallica out on their first proper tour in '83
Metallica goes back to their roots with early labelmates Raven to honor the Zazula Family with a Tribute Concert for charity.
"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.
Metallica set list
Creeping death Ride the Lightning Motorbreath No Remorse Trapped under Ice Call of Ktulu Phantom lord Am I evil Metal Militia For whom the bell tolls whiplash Fade to black Seek and destroy Fight fire with fire Blitzkrieg Hit the lights
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. Head out to Hard Rock Live and celebrate two heavy metal pioneers and champions with us!" - Metallica
Raven set list
Top of the Mountain
Rock until you drop
Faster Than the Speed of Light
"The Zazula family is beyond humbled and appreciative that Metallica is playing this show in our parents' honor. The pride our parents felt toward every member of the Metallica community, from the band members to fans, was insurmountable. We can't wait to witness this full-circle moment that will undoubtedly cause some raucous head-banging in Rock N Roll Heaven. Horns up...at Hit the Lights...Thank you." - The Zazula Family
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