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Megaforce Records auction delivers Metallica first pressing and other historical heavy metal items

Backstage Auction's "The Jon and Marsha Zazula Private Collection Auction" runs through September 11, 2022 and highlights the personal items of Megaforce Records' owners.

Backstage Auction's "The Jon and Marsha Zazula Private Collection Auction" runs through September 11, 2022. It's an auction officially endorsed by the Zazula estate, auctioning off the most personal items of Megaforce Records owners (Jon and Marsha Zazula), symbolizing their storied record business career. There are first pressings like Metallica's Kill 'em All debut and interesting items with crazy stories behind them (the keys to Metallica's stolen rental van). Also items related to bands who served the heavy metal underground from the beginning, like Raven, Venom and Anthrax.

However, it's not all heavy metal. The Zazula's helped revamp the careers of Ace Frehely and Blue Cheer, and advanced the music of artists like the bluesy soul of Warren Haynes and the poppy Bif Naked

As with all auctions that center on record companies, there's a lot to be found for the music collector and music memorabilia maven.

Listen to this Goldmine Podcast episode to hear Backstage Auctions' owner Jacques van Gool explain auction items in detail.