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Michael Alago

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Michael Alago on Joseph Arthur & his Technicolor Dreamcast - 19 May 2022

TNT Radio

GUEST OVERVIEW: Micheal Alago grew up in Brooklyn, New York, in a large, spirited, and devoted Puerto Rican family. Through his early passion for music, art, theater, and photography, he soon found himself rubbing elbows with many downtown NYC scene makers, from Stiv Bators to Jean Michel Basquiat, Cherry Vanilla and Wayne County to Deborah Harry and Robert Mapplethorpe. A few years later, he became the assistant music director for legendary nightclubs the Ritz and the Red Parrot. At age twenty-four, he began a storied career as an A&R executive at Elektra Records that began with signing Metallica in the summer of 1984, changing the entire landscape of rock 'n' roll and heavy metal. Alago continued to work in A&R for both Palm Pictures and Geffen Records. He was thrilled to executive-produce albums by Cyndi Lauper, Public Image Ltd, White Zombie, and Nina Simone. GUEST WEBSITE: https://www.michaelalago.com/about 

55mins

19 May 2022

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Michael Alago

Good Things with Matt Wells

Legendary record executive Michael Alago talks to Matt about signing Metallica to their first major label deal, causing near riots with John Lydon (AKA Johnny Rotten), making Nina Simone's final album, and how Patti Smith helped him through one of the darkest moments of his life. Michael is the subject of the now re-released documentary "Who the F*&$ is That Guy? The Fabulous Journey of Michael Alago" (available on Amazon, Youtube & Google Play), and the title of his memoir "I Am Michael Alago: Breathing Music|Signing Metallica|Beating Death" proves to be a perfect roadmap for he and Matt to discuss both the extreme highs and lows of his life working with some of the most influential musicians of our time. Follow Good Things with Matt Wells on Instagram. Follow Matt Wells on Instagram. Produced by Greater Hood Productions. Theme Song: "Good Things" written by Walter Schreifels and performed by Rival Schools.

49mins

4 Apr 2022

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Michael Alago - Part II

The Nothing Shocking Podcast

Welcome to The Nothing Shocking Podcast 2.0 Reboot episode 50, on this episode our guest is Michael Alago - Part II.  In this episode we further discuss his amazing story as a former A&R rep for Elektra Records and Geffen Records, his book “I am Michal Alago,” photography art, and more! Twitter: https://twitter.com/michaelalago1?lang=en Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/michaelanthonyalago/?hl=en Movie: https://www.facebook.com/MichaelAlagoMovie/ Book: https://www.amazon.com/Am-Michael-Alago-Breathing-Metallica/dp/1617137251 Hong Kong Sleepover: https://www.amazon.com/Butcher-Bolt-Explicit-Hong-Sleepover/dp/B07P5H6ZY2 or additional merchandise at https://thehongkongsleepover.bandcamp.com Also don’t forget to like our Facebook page which can be found right here: https://www.facebook.com/nothingshockingpodcast/ or follow us on twitter at https://twitter.com/hashtag/noshockpod Help support the podcast and record stores by shopping at Ragged Records.http://www.raggedrecords.org

55mins

4 Jun 2021

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Verse Chorus Noise episode 010 - Metallica Master Of Puppets - Michael Alago interview

Verse Chorus Noise with Mike Galaxy

Verse Chorus Noise is a new series where we discuss the making of legendary albums with the icons and music industry professionals who were involved with those records. On this installment we talk with A&R veteran Michael Alago who signed Metallica to Elektra Records. After the interview, click here to listen to the entire album. Metallica Master Of Puppets full album: https://youtu.be/K6LA7v1PApU​ Buy your vinyl copy of Metallica's Master Of Puppets here: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0757JMQG8/...​Get your copy of Michael Alago's book I Am Michael Alago: Breathing Music. Signing Metallica. Beating Death: https://www.amazon.com/Am-Michael-Ala...​

18mins

26 Apr 2021

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#28 MICHAEL ALAGO: Who The F**K is That Guy?! - Signing Metallica, Rebooting Nina Simone, Surviving AIDS

The Giant Pod with Andy Wrintmore

Dive into The Giant Pod with Andy Wrintmore Joining Andy on this week's episode is the author, artist, filmmaker, photographer and A&R royalty Michael Alago. In this transatlantic conversation Andy & Michael discuss Michael's highly succesful film 'Who The Fk is That Guy' and some of the events contained within his book, 'I Am Michael Alago: Breathing Music. Signing Metallica. Beating Death'. METALLICA NO LIFE TIL LEATHER WHO THE FK IS THAT GUYI AM MICHAEL ALAGOMISFITS COFFIN BOX SET See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

1hr 27mins

8 Apr 2021

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MICHAEL ALAGO - THE ART OF THE INTERVIEW #6

BLUSH MEDIA NETWORK Podcasts

Author-filmmaker STEVEN BLUSH speaks one-on-one with the legendary music biz A&R man MICHAEL ALAGO, behind the careers of Metallica. PiL, White Zombie, etc

1hr 14mins

5 Apr 2021

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Michael Alago

The Nothing Shocking Podcast

Welcome to the Nothing Shocking Podcast 2.0 Reboot episode 33.  On this episode our guest is Michael Alago former A&R Rep for Electra Records and Geffen Records! In this episode we discuss his amazing and tragic life story.  We discuss his documentary “Who the F*** is that guy,” his up coming book “I Am Michael Alago: Breathing Music, Signing Metallica, Beating Death,” his art and more! For more info on Michael visit: Twitter: https://twitter.com/michaelalago1?lang=en Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/michaelanthonyalago/?hl=en Movie: https://www.facebook.com/MichaelAlagoMovie/ Book: https://www.amazon.com/Am-Michael-Alago-Breathing-Metallica/dp/1617137251 Hong Kong Sleepover: https://www.amazon.com/Butcher-Bolt-Explicit-Hong-Sleepover/dp/B07P5H6ZY2 or additional merchandise at https://thehongkongsleepover.bandcamp.com Also don’t forget to like our Facebook page which can be found right here: https://www.facebook.com/nothingshockingpodcast/ or follow us on twitter at  https://twitter.com/hashtag/noshockpod Help support the podcast and record stores by shopping at Ragged Records. http://www.raggedrecords.org

54mins

6 Mar 2021

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S1EP9 - The Music Industry, Recovery, and Showing Up For Life with Michael Alago

SHARE

This is the longest episode of SHARE yet, and boy is it worth it! Kabir sits down with former music industry A&R Executive Michael Alago, known for his work with groups like Metallica, White Zombie, Public Image Limited, Cyndi Lauper and Nina Simone. During his career, Michael became addicted to drugs and alcohol and even contracted HIV and later AIDS. Today, he is alive and well and shares his amazing story of recovery with us.  If you or a loved one needs help with addiction, call AMATUS today at 855-80-SOBER, or visit us online at www.Amatusrecoverycenters.com Find more SHARE episodes on https://www.amatusrecoverycenters.com/share/ Watch this episode on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/SHAREamatus Follow Amatus Health on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/amatushealth Follow Amatus Health on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AmatusHealth Follow Amatus Health on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/amatushealth Follow Amatus Recovery Centers on the web: https://www.amatusrecoverycenters.com Follow Amatus Health on the web: https://amatushealth.com

42mins

3 Mar 2021

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Michael Alago: What it's like to be in the Music Industry

Frankie and Jess

Salt Lake's #1 hit music station and #1 for new music!

20mins

12 Jan 2021

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Episode #106: Michael Alago

Come to Where I'm From

SUPPORT US ON PATREON: https://www.patreon.com/cometowhereimfrom

1hr 32mins

22 Oct 2020

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