A&R Executive Who ‘Discovered’ METALLICA: ‘That Signing Helped Change The Face Of Hard Rock And Heavy Metal’

December 13, 2018 Michael Alago, the New York City native who signed METALLICA to Elektra three and a half decades ago, spoke to the "Juliet: Unexpected" podcast about what it was about the James Hetfield-fronted group that initially caught his attention. "Well, I [was] out every night as an A&R person," Alago said (hear audio below). "I [was] also meeting with unsigned bands, lawyers …

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