Michael Alago is the author of the memoir, I Am Michael Alago: Breathing Music. Signing Metallica. Beating Death., co-written with Laura Davis-Chanin. Alago is a legendary music executive and fine art photographer. He has worked with Metallica, White Zombie, John Lydon, Cyndi Lauper, and Nina Simone. His riveting autobiography details his struggles with HIV/AIDS, his addiction to drugs and alcohol, and the joy of making art and chasing happiness.