Nearly 13 years to the day after he quit Metallica, former bassist Jason Newsted has finally opened up about his reasons for the split. In a new interview, he reveals that the final straw came when James Hetfield quashed their management's involvement with Newsted's side project, Echobrain.
With their career at a crucial stage, Metallica weren't able to wait very long before replacing original bassist Cliff Burton. On Nov. 8, 1986, roughly 10 weeks after the horrific bus crash that took Burton’s life, the soon-to-be metal giants played their first gig with Jason Newsted at the Country Club in Reseda, Calif.
With two former members of Metallica touring the continent together as part of Gigantour 2013, it was pretty much a given that Megadeth's Dave Mustaine and Jason Newsted would share a stage at some point. It took a while, but that collaboration finally took place last night (Aug. 11) in Toronto.
The eponymous band led by former Metallica bassist Jason Newsted has just released their highly anticipated new album, 'Heavy Metal Music.' Ultimate Classic Rock has teamed up with Chophouse Records and our sister sites Loudwire and Noisecreep to give away a prize pack consisting of the album on vinyl, CD and a poster.
In 1988, Metallica recovered from the bassist Cliff Burton's death to unleash '...And Justice For All.'
Although it sometimes seems as if they forgot to plug new recruit Jason Newsted's gear into the mixing board, the album takes the complex songwriting of their previous two classics to some interesting new places, particularly on the slow-building wounded soldier epic 'One.'
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