Now You Can Watch Metallica’s Full Old School Tribute Show for Jon + Marsha Zazula
Metallica played some pretty memorable shows in 2022, and one of the year's standout performances has turned up as a fully edited video that you can revisit below. The show in question was the band's Jon and Marsha Zazula tribute show that took place back in November in Hollywood, Florida.
The show was a special one for the band as they chose to salute the late Megaforce Records founders Jon "Jonny Z" Zazula and his wife Marsha who played a key role in the discovery and development of the band in the early '80s. As such, the group played a setlist dedicated to their Megaforce era, delivering a punch with material from their first two albums, Kill 'Em All and Ride the Lightning. The night also featured an opening set from Raven, the veteran metal band that often played shows with Metallica in those early years.
"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," stated Metallica upon initially announcing the show. The band also included a 10-minute video tribute to the husband and wife couple that helped start their career that can be seen here.
"I would like them to know that we are so grateful," James Hetfield commented. "Without that step in our careers, we wouldn't be where we are today."
A portion of the proceeds from the show were donated in Jonny and Marsha's name to MusiCares, which aids in the health and welfare of musicians through preventative, emergency and recovery programs.
Metallica - Nov. 6, 2022 Jon + Marsha Zazula Tribute Concert Setlist
01. Creeping Death
02. Ride the Lightning
04. No Remorse
05. Trapped Under Ice
06. The Call of Ktulu
07. Phantom Lord
08. Am I Evil?
09. Metal Militia
10. For Whom the Bell Tolls
12. Fade to Black
13. Seek & Destroy
14. Fight Fire With Fire
16. Hit the Lights