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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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Jason Newsted Finally Explains Exact Reason He Quit Metallica

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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.

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27 Years Ago: Metallica Plays First Show with Jason Newsted

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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.

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

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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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Win a Newsted ‘Heavy Metal Music’ Vinyl Prize Pack

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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.

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Jason Newsted Diagnosed With Walking Pneumonia

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Stephen Lovekin, Getty Images

Former Metallica bassist Jason Newsted has been diagnosed with walking pneumonia, forcing his current band Newsted to pull out of this week's Gigantour dates. Newsted and group will miss Canadian tour dates.

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