Staind frontman Aaron Lewis has been busy as of late focusing on his original country music. With his focus away from Staind, another member of the band, guitarist Mike Mushok, joined forces with Jason Newsted's metal outfit earlier this year. Since that announcement, Lewis hasn't said much about Mushok playing with Newsted, until now. In an exclusive chat, Lewis openly shares his feelings about the entire situation, even admitting that he has held Mushok's talents back in Staind.
It's been a banner year for Jason Newsted, whose eponymous band has emerged as a major metal presence. Loudwire recently had a chance to speak with Newsted, and in the first part of our interview, he talked all about his participation at the upcoming Bass Player Live! Concert. Now, in Part 2, he reflects on the band's summer participation on the Gigantour festival and talks about guitarist Mike Mushok's status in Newsted once he returns to Staind, among other topics. Check out Part 2 of our interview with Jason Newsted below.
It's fitting that on Halloween we get one of the more sinister videos of the year! That platitude falls to Newsted, who are exclusively premiering their new video for 'King of the Underdogs' here at Loudwire.
Jason Newsted was recently added to the inaugural Bass Player Live! Concert & Awards Show that will take place Nov. 9 at the Fonda Theatre in Hollywood, Calif. At the show, Newsted will have a chance to hobnob and rock out with such music greats as Geezer Butler, Zakk Wylde, Corey Taylor, Charlie Benante, Frank Bello, Rex Brown, Billy Sheehan and David Ellefson.
The lineup for the Bass Player LIVE! Concert & Awards Show presented by Hartke, which takes place Nov. 9 in Hollywood, Calif., just got even more amazing. Jason Newsted, Sebastian Bach and Megadeth's Chris Broderick are among the artists who have been added to the stellar bill.
Oooh! We've already got two of the genres biggest names squaring off early on! Jason Newsted has been a key member of some major metal bands over the years while David Ellefson earned his stripes as Megadeth's most prominent bassist.
Aww snap! We've got a Metallica vs. Metallica battle to present to you in our very first round. The late Cliff Burton is currently taking on Napalm Death's Shane Embury, but Jason Newsted and Rob Trujillo stand face to face ready for combat.
On August 25, 1988, Metallica released their fourth studio album and the first since the death of bassist Cliff Burton. '...And Justice for All' featured Jason Newsted on bass and some of the most complex 'Tallica tunes to date. Twenty-five years later, songs like 'One' and 'Harvester of Sorrow' still prove to be fan-favorites at live shows.
Gigantour 2013 is now in the books, and during the final show last night (Aug. 11) in Toronto, Dave Mustaine and Jason Newsted jammed the Metallica classic 'Phantom Lord' during Megadeth's set (watch fan-shot video above).
Metalheads of all ages turned out for Gigantour at New York's Hammerstein Ballroom on Aug. 7 presumably with their hearing somewhat intact. With sets by Megadeth, Black Label Society and Newsted, it’s safe to say that ears were ringing and muscles were aching days after the show.
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