The 12th season of VH1 Classic's 'That Metal Show' kicks off this Saturday (June 1) with Metallica's longtime bassist Jason Newsted serving as the primary guest, and of course, show hosts Eddie Trunk, Don Jamieson and Jim Florentine had to dig into Newsted's past with one of rock's iconic acts.
There was no shortage of Metallica t-shirts at New York City's Highline Ballroom last night (May 21) as the band's former bassist Jason Newsted made a stop in the Big Apple with his latest project, the aptly titled Newsted. From debuting brand new music to playing some fan favorites, Newsted rocked the city and set high expectations for his band's first studio album, set to be released sometime this fall.
After exiting Metallica just over a decade ago, bassist Jason Newsted followed his heart, exploring passion projects like recording with Voivod, playing shows with Ozzy Osbourne, and making a few guest appearances. But in recent history, he began to get the itch to not only form a new band, but also to be its creative leader and thus the self-titled act known as Newsted began.
Megadeth's Gigantour trek is coming together quite nicely, with Newsted being the latest confirmation for the expected summer run. Newsted are currently off to a hot start with their 'Metal' EP and have been playing to enthusiastic audiences so far this spring. The group's debut full-length is expected later this year and the Gigantour trek will provide a great set-up to build to the album's release.