Filmmaker Drew Stone to direct biopic of Michael Alago, the gay music executive responsible for signing Metallica, White Zombie and others.
Kickstarter Campaign Ends in Oct 20
I was a gay record executive.
I loved heavy metal.
I loved the noise.
I loved the sweat.
I love when I go to concerts it’s 99% guys there.
So says quick-witted, frank and beloved music industry legend, photographer, and poet, Micheal Alago in the trailer for his forthcoming–Kickstarter-willing–documentary, "Who the Fuck is That Guy?: The Journey of Michael Alago," by filmmaker, Drew Stone.
The story covers the crazy glory days of the music business as well as how Michael survived the late 90s industry downturn and re-invented himself successfully as a visual artist, poet and published photographer. Viewers will also journey through the nightclubs, underground haunts and uptown parties of a long-changed New York art scene in its creative and decadent heyday.
Alago rose from running the Dead Boy’s fan club to becoming a live booker at the legendary Ritz nightclub and then onto a storied A&R career at Elektra Records, Geffen Records and Palm Pictures, where he signed and executive produced acts as diverse as Metallica, White Zombie, Flotsam and Jetsam, PiL, Cyndi Lauper and Nina Simone.
Stone’s film will also tackle how Alago succeeded professionally as a Gay man in a metal music sub-culture known for its perceived homophobia. And how sobriety re-focused Michael’s creative vision and drove his successful re-invention as an artist himself...continue reading