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Why Jason Newsted Never Had a Chance in Metallica

Authors of a book about Metallica say the hiring of Jason Newsted could never have worked.

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Top 10 Jason Newsted Metallica Songs

Our list of the Top 10 Jason Newsted Metallica Songs reveals just how much he contributed during his 15 years with the group.

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14 Years Ago: Jason Newsted Quits Metallica

On Jan. 17, 2001, bassist Jason Newsted quit Metallica after serving in the legendary metal band for over a decade. He joined the group after original bassist Cliff Burton died in a tour bus accident in 1986.

For years the exact reasons

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28 Years Ago: Metallica Plays First Show with Jason Newsted

Bassist Jason Newsted made his debut with Metallica on Nov. 8, 1986.

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Jason Newsted Tackles the Burning ‘Pick Vs. Fingers’ Debate

Former Metallica bassist Jason Newsted reveals he was almost caught empty handed at an important show.

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Newsted Cancels More Concert Dates

Not long after departing Megadeth's Sidewave shows, Newsted is cancelling concert dates through March -- including a scheduled appearance at the Soundwave Festival in Australia. Details on just why remain sketchy.

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Megadeth Pulls Out of Soundwave Festival, Demands Apology from Promoter

What should have been a fairly straightforward trip to Australia has unraveled into controversy and social media finger-pointing between Megadeth and the promoter of the Soundwave Festival, with the band's Australian fans caught in the middle.

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Megadeth Denies Kicking Newsted Off Tour

If you've been struggling over who to support in the rumored Megadeth/Jason Newsted feud, take it easy. According to a rep for Megadeth, the rumors surrounding Newsted's recent exit from the Megadeth tour aren't true.

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Metallica Alumni Feud? Megadeth Boots Newsted Off Tour

Given that they are both former members of Metallica, one would think Dave Mustaine and Jason Newsted would get along famously. However, that appears not to be the case, as we learn that Newsted's self-titled band has been thrown off an Australian tour by headliners Megadeth.

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Megadeth Cover Metallica’s ‘Phantom Lord’ With Jason Newsted

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.

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