Industry veteran who first signed Metallica releasing new book

Written by on August 14, 2019

Crazed Management LLCJonathan “Jonny Z” Zazula, whose claim to fame is being the person who first signed Metallica, is putting pen to paper to tell his story.

Heavy Tales: The Metal. The Music. The Madness. As Lived by Jon Zazula will arrive on October 29. The book is described as “not a typical rock ‘n’ roll book, but rather, a blue-collar success story.”

Zazula and his wife, Marsha, co-founded Megaforce records in 1982 and signed Metallica to their first record deal. The metal legends recorded their first two albums for Megaforce: 1983’s Kill ‘Em All and 1984’s Ride the Lightning.

Megaforce also released albums by Anthrax, Testament, Mercyful Fate, Living Color and Fozzy. Testament’s Chuck Billy wrote the book’s foreword.

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