It may be hard to believe, but Jason Newsted has now been a former member of Metallica almost as long as he was a member of the legendary band. After departing in 2001, he explored other musical projects, including Voivod. He also embarked on an art career while recovering from shoulder surgery.
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.
As the release date for their debut full-length draws near, Newsted have revealed the lyric video for the song 'Above All' (watch above). It's from their album 'Heavy Metal Music,' which will be unleashed Aug. 6.
Tough news for Jason Newsted and his fans. The singer-bassist and his eponymous band are dropping off the Gigantour trek for a week so that Jason can recover from a current bout with walking pneumonia.
Hellfest is a major French festival that was held over the weekend. On Sunday during Voivod's set, the veteran thrash band was joined by Jason Newsted for the song 'Voivod' (watch above) and Phil Anselmo for 'Astronomy Domine' (watch below).
With former Metallica members Dave Mustaine and Jason Newsted both on Gigantour this summer, there has been rampant speculation the two would jam an old-school Metallica song from the band's Mustaine era.
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