Episode 353, October 1, 2019. The legendary Jonny Z joins us to talk KISS, Ace Frehley and heavy metal! Among the bands we discuss: Metallica, Anthrax, Testament, Ace Frehley, King’s X, T.T. Quick, Ministry, NIN, Pantera, Vio-lence, Poison and White Zombie.
Fun little Ace tidbit that Jonny Z shared with us... he has never told anyone this before, including Ace... after Ace opened for Iron Maiden at MSG Ahmet Ertegun from Atlantic Records was backstage... he told Jonny Ace was not very good and basically that was the end of Atlantic label support for Ace. Jonny said he hadn't even told this to Ace and Ace is hearing it for the first time on Three Sides.
Jon Zazula, also known as Jonny Z, is the owner of New Jersey's Rock'n Roll Heaven record store and founder of record label Megaforce Records. Zazula's record store in East Brunswick, New Jersey made him a central figure of the East Coast metal scene, regularly playing demo tapes sent to him through his underground tape-trading network which included the likes of Brian Slagel of Metalblade Records, Ron Quintana (the editor of Metal Mania magazine), and producer Mark Whitaker.
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