METALLICA celebrated the life, legacy, and achievements of Megaforce Records founder Jon “Jonny Z” Zazula and his wife Marsha Zazula with a special show this past Sunday night (November 6) in Hollywood, Florida.
The show, which took place at the 7,000-seat Hard Rock Live at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, saw the Bay Area metal legends play songs exclusively from their first two albums, 1983’s “Kill ‘Em All” and 1984’s “Ride The Lightning”, both of which were originally released on Megaforce. Support at the gig came from British/American metallers RAVEN, who were also originally signed to Megaforce.
Professionally filmed video of the “Phantom Lord” performance from the Hollywood concert can be seen below.
METALLICA‘s set-list was as follows:
1. Creeping Death
2. Ride The Lightning
4. No Remorse
5. Trapped Under Ice
6. The Call Of Ktulu
7. Phantom Lord
8. Am I Evil?
9. Metal Militia
10. For Whom The Bell Tolls
12. Fade To Black
13. Seek & Destroy
14. Fight Fire With Fire
16. Hit The Lights
When the concert was first announced in September, METALLICA said in a statement: “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.”
A portion of the proceeds from this show are being 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 once again supported Feeding South Florida with a donation following the show.
Some interesting facts about the uniqueness of the show were:
- All 16 songs performed this evening come from the ’83-’84 era.
- This was the first time in over three years that “Motorbreath” was played. It was last performed on March 9, 2019 in Louisville, KY.
- This was only the 7th time that “No Remorse” was performed over the last 10 years. This was also a rare performance of the full version of the song.
- This was only the 6th time that “The Call of Ktulu” was played over the last 10 years. It was last performed on September 6 & 8 during the S&M2 shows.
- This was only the 5th time that “Phantom Lord” was performed over the last 10 years. It was last played on March 13, 2019. This was also a rare performance of the full version of the song.
- After making an appearance during the 40th Anniversary concerts, “Am I Evil?” was performed again in its entirety.
- This was only the 4th time that “Blitzkrieg” was performed over the last 10 years. It was last played on February 10, 2018 in Turin, Italy.