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Jason Newstead grew up here?

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by Phalex, Jan 3, 2012.

  1. Phalex

    Phalex Semper Gumby Supporting Member

    Oct 3, 2006
    G.R. MI
  2. ()smoke()


    Feb 25, 2006
    very touching story
  3. sneha1965


    Nov 7, 2007
    That's a true friend.
  4. HaMMerHeD


    May 20, 2005
    I always liked Newstead. He always seemed like the one with the most integrity in Metallica. I'm surprised he stayed as long as he did.
  5. I already respected Newsted, but this is awesome.

    MAJOR METAL The Beagle Father Supporting Member

    Jason Newsted is the MAN. :bassist::cool:
  7. sloasdaylight

    sloasdaylight Inactive

    Feb 4, 2009
    Tampa, Florida, US
    That's one of the coolest stories I've ever read.
  8. tplyons


    Apr 6, 2003
    Madison, NJ
    Just another reason Jason is an inspiration. I met him a little over 9 years ago right after he left Metallica and toured with Echobrain. He stayed afterwards for a meet and greet. At 14 years old I told him that I had just started playing bass because of him. He dug in his pocket and handed me a pick... Asked what I listened to and offered some advice.

    Our paths crossed at his shows a few times after that and he recognized me and always waved.

    He treated a complete stranger well and made me feel important as a kid coming to his shows. I can only imagine the effort he'd put into an old friendship. Jason is really a terrific person and this story just adds to the respect I have for him.

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