Contact Us

Jason Newsted Talks ‘Heavy Metal Music,’ Welcoming Mike Mushok to the Fold + More

Subscribe to Loudwire on

Jason Newsted recently stopped by Loudwire headquarters to talk about his new band, Newsted. The former Metallica bassist discussed his decision to release an EP first and how that led to the band’s upcoming album, ‘Heavy Metal Music.’ He also talked about the addition of Staind guitarist Mike Mushok into the band, as well as the writing process in Newsted.

Newsted are currently rocking the Gigantour with Megadeth, Black Label Society, Device and Hellyeah. The trek runs through an Aug. 11 show in Toronto. Meanwhile, Newsted’s debut full-length album, ‘Heavy Metal Music’ drops Aug. 6 and can be pre-ordered here.

Check out Part 1 of our exclusive video interview with Jason Newsted above. And stay tuned for more from the interview, including Jason’s thoughts on Lemmy Kilmister and his look back at Metallica’s ‘…And Justice for All.’

Newsted Powers Through Illness for Gigantour Return

Recommended For You

Around the Web

Best of Loudwire

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to using your original account information.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for Loudwire quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!