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Jason Newsted Talks Bass Player Live! Concert

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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.

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Jason Newsted, Sebastian Bach, Chris Broderick + Mike Dirnt Join Bass Player Live! Concert

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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.

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Jason Newsted vs. David Ellefson – Greatest Metal Bassist, Round 2

Jason Newsted vs. David Ellefson
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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.

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Jason Newsted vs. Rob Trujillo – Greatest Metal Bassist, Round 1

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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.

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Exclusive: Jason Newsted Reflects on 25th Anniversary of Metallica’s ‘…And Justice For All’

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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.

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Megadeth and Jason Newsted Play Metallica’s ‘Phantom Lord’ During Toronto Gigantour Finale

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Gigantour 2013 is now in the books, and during the final show last night (Aug. 11) in Toronto, Dave Mustaine and  jammed the Metallica classic 'Phantom Lord' during 's set (watch fan-shot video above).

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Megadeth Pummel Ear Drums in New York With Gigantour Mates Black Label Society + Newsted

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Liz Ramanand, Loudwire

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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Jason Newsted Talks Influences for New Project, Raising His Horns for Lemmy Kilmister + More

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Jason Newsted dropped by our studio for an exclusive video interview not too long ago. We've already given you Part 1 of Newsted's visit and now we're hitting you with Part 2.

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Newsted, ‘Heavy Metal Music’ – Album Review

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It may be hard to believe, but  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.

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

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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.

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