ICYMI: Metallica's special November 6th concert at Hollywood, Florida's Hard Rock Live at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino has made its way online. The show was a tribute to late-Megaforce Records founder Jon "Jonny Z" Zazula and his wife Marsha Zazula.
The band honored the couple by performing only elections from the band's first two albums released on Megaforce -- 1983's Kill 'Em Alland 1984's Ride The Lightning. As a further nod to the band's early champions, Raven -- also originally signed to Megaforce back in the day -- opened the show.
Jonny Z died in February at the age of 69. Jonny died of complications of the rare neuropathic disorder chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy (CIDP), chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and osteopenia. Marsha passed away of cancer in January of last year. A portion of the proceeds from that show were donated in Jonny and Marsha's name to MusiCares, with Metallica's charity All Within My Hands supporting Feeding South Florida with a donation following the show.
AJ took a trip to Hollywood to experience the show and said it was one of the best ever- the band even said the same thing after the show, saying it was the most fun they've ever had on stage. The show was filled with personal memories from the band, as pics from that era filled massive screens all over the stage. Metallica even brought out Jonny and Marsha's daughters on stage for a tribute. If you get the chance to watch it- DO IT! It was the performance of a lifetime <3
Metallica's February 6th, 2022 setlist in Hollywood, Florida:
"Ride The Lightning"
"Trapped Under Ice"
"The Call Of Ktulu"
"Am I Evil?"
"For Whom The Bell Tolls"
"Fade To Black"
"Seek & Destroy"
"Fight Fire With Fire"
"Hit The Lights"
Moments from AJ's experience at the show:
Pics: Courtesy of AJ from 98ROCK