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.'