Ex-Metallica Bassist Jason Newsted Reactivates Solo Project After Nearly a Decade

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After nearly a decade of being inactive, ex-Metallia bassist Jason Newsted has reactivated his “Newsted” project.

The thrash metal band originally formed in 2012, and during the time they were active back in the day, they released one EP and one LP, respectively titled Metal and Heavy Metal Music. Newsted would end up calling it quits come 2014, but now, nine years later, Newsted will be hitting the stage once again.

This new show will be taking place on May 20th at Revolution Live, which is located in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. This performance will also feature the original Newsted lineup, which consists of:

Jason Newsted (lead vocals, bass), Jessie Farnsworth (rhythm and lead guitar, backing vocals), Jesus Mendez Jr. (drums and percussion), and Humberto Perez (lead guitar).

Tickets will be on sale to the public on April 21st; you can follow this link here to learn more details about this upcoming show.

Are you excited to see that Newsted is making a return? What are your thoughts on their previous releases, Metal and Heavy Metal Music?

In other news related to Jason Newsted, per a recent interview he took part in, the bassist shared that he has been auditioning guitar players for a new heavy project. Among the comments he provided, he shared the following:

“I’m kind of stepping back into the heavy now. So the last couple of weeks I’ve been auditioning guitar players for a heavy project. I’m back on bass and singing with a metal drummer — double bass, you know; getting’ loud again.”

When it comes to Newsted and Metallica, have you heard what the bassist has had to say about the band’s song “Enter Sandman” and their studio album St. Anger? To learn more about Jason Newsted’s thoughts on Metallica’s music, follow the links below to each respective story.

Jason Newsted Thinks Metallica's 'Enter Sandman' Is 'Corny'

'The f*** are they doing?': Jason Newsted Was Baffled By Metallica's St. Anger

The 10 Best Metallica Slow Songs and Ballads