Metallica to honor Megaforce Records founder at Zazula Tribute Concert


Metallica have announced that they will be leading the lineup for a Tribute Concert honoring Megaforce Records owner and founder Jonny Zazula and his wife Marsha, with a special show in Florida. Jonny died in February 2022 from complications of chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy (CIPD), chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and osteopenia. Marsha passed away from cancer in January 2021.

The special concert will take place at the Hard Rock Live at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida, on, November 6th. 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 be supporting ‘Feeding South Florida’ with a donation following the show.

Metallica had this to say of the event:  “We’re excited to add one more night to the tour calendar this year with a special show . 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. Head out to Hard Rock Live and celebrate two heavy metal pioneers and champions with us!”

Tickets for the show will be available starting on Friday, September 30th at 10 am EDT. Fifth Member fan club members will have early access beginning Wednesday, September 28th. For more information head to

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