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Hal Leonard Releases “Metallica: 1983-1988 Bass Play-Along” Book
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Hal Leonard Releases “Metallica: 1983-1988 Bass Play-Along” Book

Hal Leonard’s Bass Play-Along series has gotten a little more metal thanks to their latest release: Metallica: 1983-1988: Bass Play-Along Volume 21. Fans will recognize that the date range means the majority of the transcriptions are of bass lines by the late, great Cliff Burton. Jason Newsted’s bass line for “One” off of …And Justice For All is also in...

Metallica’s Remastered “Master of Puppets” Box Set Features Cliff Burton Interviews, Jason Newsted Auditions
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Metallica’s Remastered “Master of Puppets” Box Set Features Cliff Burton Interviews, Jason Newsted Auditions

31 years after its release, Metallica is paying tribute to their iconic Master of Puppets with an incredible reissue box set. The band’s third album has been remastered for sound quality in CD, vinyl, and digital formats. An expansive deluxe box set includes the album in several formats and much more with three vinyl records (with a MP3 Download Card),...

Robert Trujillo Talks on Learning Metallica’s “…And Justice For All” Songs
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Robert Trujillo Talks on Learning Metallica’s “…And Justice For All” Songs

Metallica’s …And Justice For All is one of the band’s most classic albums, but it’s often maligned by bass players due to the almost inaudible bass. Bassist Jason Newsted‘s bass was just about mixed out of the album. Current member Robert Trujillo recently told Rolling Stone Australia that songs from the 1988 album were hardest to learn when he joined...

Newsted Releases Heavy Metal Music
New Albums

Newsted Releases Heavy Metal Music

Newsted has built upon their Metal EP with the release of their first full length album, entitled . Fronted by bassist Jason Newsted, the band’s raw grooves and genuine attitude shine through on eleven tracks of unadulterated metal. “I’m doing this because I want to do this,” Newsted told us in an interview earlier this year. “I only do what...

Newsted Previews New Album with Free Download
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Newsted Previews New Album with Free Download

After a hugely successful EP, Newsted is previewing their first full-length album Heavy Metal Music with a free download of the first single, “Heroic Dose.” The band, fronted by bassist Jason Newsted, formed late last year and has quickly gained a strong following. “I’m doing this because I want to do this,” Newsted told us in an interview. “I only...

Gigantour 2013 to Feature Megadeth, Black Label Society, Newsted
Concerts & Tours

Gigantour 2013 to Feature Megadeth, Black Label Society, Newsted

The 2013 round of Gigantour has been announced, and this year promises to be another great summer of metal. Hosted and headlined by Megadeth, the package tour will include performances by Black Label Society, Device, Hellyeah, Newsted and Death Division. If you’re keeping track, that means fans will be able to see David Ellefson, Jason Newsted, JD DiServio, Bobzilla and...

Newsted Announces 2013 Tour Dates
Concerts & Tours

Newsted Announces 2013 Tour Dates

After releasing their Metal EP, Newsted is set to hit the road starting April 19th. The band, fronted by former Metallica bassist Jason Newsted, will kick things off at the Red House in Walnut Creek, California before sweeping up the West Coast and heading east. The band’s lineup includes drummer Jesus Mendez, Jr. and guitarists Jesse Farnsworth and Mike Mushok....

Jason’s Back! An Interview with Jason Newsted
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Jason’s Back! An Interview with Jason Newsted

Twelve years after leaving the ranks of Metallica, Jason Newsted has again stepped into the spotlight. Late last year he launched his online presence with a brand new website and Facebook page, from which he announced his new band and a brand new EP, Metal. The four-song album, available now through iTunes, is packed with in-your-face riffs and raw thrash...

Jason Newsted Issues Update on New Band, New Music
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Jason Newsted Issues Update on New Band, New Music

Jason Newsted has checked in with a new update since announcing his “return” late last month. According to a new video from his studio, the former Metallica bassist has formed a new heavy metal band called Newsted. “I’m singing lead vocals and playing bass again,” he shared. “We’re busy working on our second batch of new songs that we’ll be...

Jason Newsted Launches New Online Presence to Connect with Fans
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Jason Newsted Launches New Online Presence to Connect with Fans

Jason Newsted is ready to reconnect with his fans, as evidenced by a new official web presence, including his own website and social media outlets. The former Metallica bassist announced the news with a YouTube video. After leaving Metallica in 2001, Newsted worked on albums with Voivod, Papa Wheelie, and Rock Star Supernova, though news of his work became more...