On this episode of Rock Talk With Mitch Lafon, Michael Alago, the A&R man who signed Metallica and White Zombie, discusses his book I Am Michael Alago: Breathing Music. Signing Metallica. Beating Death. As well as where does the industry go from here, how Alice Cooper changed everything, The Ritz in New York, his career, how did he spot talent, why Metallica wouldn’t do videos, and much more.
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There is no one like James Hetfield. This guy is a ringleader on stage. He is filled with rough charm and a lot of piss & vinegar and charismatic. He knew how to hold an audience in the palm of his hand and whip the entire crowd into a frenzy.
We were all ‘that’ confident that once you saw Metallica live, you became a fan, a believer, a supporter…