Dumb and Dumbest Episode #353: Who The F*ck Is That Guy? It’s Michael Alago!

Michael Alago is not just famous for making Metallica a household name and signing White Zombie, he has put down a legendary career in the music on top of those highlights! His new memoir, I Am Michael Alago: Breathing Music. Signing Metallica, Beating Death is coming out March 25th. Matt and Curtis hear from Michael about his life and career on Dumb and Dumbest – Episode #353 – Who The F*ck Is That Guy? It’s Michael Alago! Dumb and Dumbest is hosted by Matt Bacon (Dropout Media, Ripple Music, Prophecy Productions), Publicist Curtis Dewar (Dewar PR) and Keith Chachkes (Ghost Cult/BDWE Media). In addition to the podcast, Matt, Curtis, and Keith all host The Music Marketing Challenges: low-cost, super high-value private training to bands and artists.  And we just launched a Get hands-on practical experience to market your band like a pro today! DM Matt or Curtis at the links below for details Continue reading

Michael Alago Reads from His New Memoir in New York City

Music Industry legend Michael Alago, famous for signing Metallica and discovering White Zombie along with countless others, has released his highly anticipated memoir, I Am Michael Alago: Breathing Music, Signing Metallica, Beating Death via Backbeat Books. The book focuses on Michael’s early life, his experiences in the music industry, and his overcoming addictions and illness, to where he is today. Also the subject of the acclaimed Drew Stone documentary, Who The Fuck Is That Guy?: The Fabulous Journey of Michael Alago, the film about Michael’s life was just renewed on Netflix, and is now available to purchase and stream on Amazon Prime Video. On Friday (03/06/2020) in New York, Michael appeared at the Bowery Electric club and read from the book, autographed books and chatted up friends and fans. Borgo Pass and Keith Roth (Frankenstein 3000/Ozzy’s Boneyard on SiriusXM) performed unplugged sets before and after Michael spoke, respectively. Check out these EXCLUSIVE photos by Omar Cordy/OJC Photography. Continue reading

Music Industry Legend Michael Alago To Be Profiled In New York Tomorrow

Michael Alago, the music industry legend who signed Metallica, discovered White Zombie, and countless others will be profiled in special Q & A interview tomorrow in New York City tomorrow. The Art of the Interview series is hosted by music historian Steve Blush (American Hardcore) tomorrow night at Coney Island Baby in the Lower East Side. Admission is free with RSVP at the email below. The A Conversation with series has in the past hosted luminaries such as photographer Bob Gruen, HR from Bad Brains, Walter (Gorilla Biscuits, Quicksand, Youth of Today), and Kembra Pfahler (The Voluptuous Horror of Karen Black). Alago who is a professional and music impresario spent 30 years in the industry, and was the subject of Drew Stone’s documentary Who The Fuck Is That Guy? The Fabulous Journey of Michael Alago. Ghost Cult previously profiled Michael in 2017. Doors are at 7 PM with the event at 7:30.   Continue reading