Jonathan “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 Colour and Fozzy. Testament’s Chuck Billy wrote the book’s foreword.
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