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What's happening with Jason Newsted lately?

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by spectorbass83, Sep 19, 2008.


  1. spectorbass83

    spectorbass83

    Jun 6, 2005
    canada
    Seriously, where is this guy?
    Ever since the injury we have not heard much from him.
    Any updates?
     
  2. Marlat

    Marlat

    Sep 17, 2002
    London UK
    Last I heard he's still laughing at St Anger.
     
  3. CuticleThorns

    CuticleThorns

    Apr 6, 2008
    York, UK
    best
     
  4. Joe Gress

    Joe Gress

    Dec 22, 2005
    Pueblo, CO
    And crying over his empty wallet.
     
  5. Marlat

    Marlat

    Sep 17, 2002
    London UK
    Royalties from And Justice through to Reload? I think he will cope just fine.
     
  6. magickbass

    magickbass Guest

    May 24, 2008
    I thought he was still in Voivod?
     
  7. Joe Gress

    Joe Gress

    Dec 22, 2005
    Pueblo, CO
    True. But I seriously doubt that he really cares to much about what mettalica is doing these days.

    I think he was on a TV show while back too.
     
  8. jaywa

    jaywa

    May 5, 2008
    Iowa City, IA
    Well, props to him wherever he is. I'm not a huge Metallica fan but he stepped into some gi-normous shoes and did a great job. Except for the sonic diaster that is And Justice For All, once he got established you could finally hear BASS in Metallica. On top of that, dealing with all of Lars and Hetfield's self-centered BS. I remember reading a quote from him someplace soon after he left Metallica where he said something to the effect that staying with them would have been hazardous to his long-term health. I give a lot of credit to a guy that can keep that kind of perspective on things.
     
  9. Alcyon

    Alcyon

    Jan 15, 2008
    Vancouver, BC
    plus, he pioneered that badass haircut. and played sadowskys in thrash metal. :)
     
  10. I think he's working for Ozzy Osbourne, or he was a couple years ago.
     
  11. I believe that was back in 2003. Standing directly in front of Jason for his Voivod (even though I'm not big on them) and Ozzy sets may have been the highlight of the year for me. I believe Rob Zombie's bassist replaced him.

    I don't know was Jason is up to these days. I think he still works with the surviving members of Voivod. I'd like to see him more active again, but perhaps he just wants to do more low-key playing and live a semi-retired lifestlye. That's cool too.
     
  12. Man... Time flies. Hard to imagine Newsted as semi-retired. I wonder if he shops at Armani, too? :crying:
     
  13. optikhog

    optikhog

    Apr 2, 2007
    St. Peters, MO
    He's still working with the Voivod guys on their new album but won't be touring - apparently he's still recovering from 'the accident' in 2006.
     
  14. rarbass

    rarbass

    Jul 3, 2008
    Wasn't he on that Supernova show awhile back? I don't think that ever materialized past the tour, though...not sure.
     
  15. jmac

    jmac

    May 23, 2007
    Horsham, Pa
    Right. This is from Voivod's web site:
    VOIVOD, who last performed live on August. 28 2003 during OzzFest in Florida, will return to the
    stage on June 22nd, 2008 as part of the Heavy MTL Festival in Montreal
    ( http://www.heavymtl.com )

    The band has issued an update regarding their upcoming live appearances.

    "A lot has happened since the band's last live appearance. The band had taken time off to begin writing what would become the album Katorz. In April 2005 while the new album was in progress, guitarist Denis 'Piggy' D'Amour became ill before recording began and sadly died of colon cancer. It took awhile to recover from the sudden passing of Denis before Michel 'Away' Langevin, Denis 'Snake' Belanger and Jason 'Jasonic' Newsted could begin to assemble the songs from the demos and create Katorz.

    Discussions of a tribute show and possible guitar players for it followed, yet it just did not seem right to perform without Denis, but time does help heal wounds and this summer Voivod feel it is time to perform the music Denis helped create once more.
    On June 22, Voivod will perform in Montreal as part of the Heavy MTL festival and July 26th, 2008 in Calgary for the Monsters of Rock festival
    ( http://www.monstersofrockfestival.com ) with original bass player Jean-Yves Theriault ('Blacky') for the first time in 17 years.

    Dan Mongrain from the Quebec band Martyr, a good friend of the band, will play guitar. Songs from the early catalogue will be the focus for these short festival sets. Jason Newsted is still very much part of the Voivod family and is working with the band on the new record (also constructed from the 2004 demos) along with Jean-Yves Theriault and Eric Forrest.

    However, Newsted is unable to perform live at this point.

    Denis and Michel are determined to play more shows in the future to celebrate Denis 'Piggy' D'Amour's legacy. Stay tuned
     
  16. Chuck King

    Chuck King Supporting Member

    Dec 15, 2006
    Chicago
    I will confess, when the story first came out, I thought his "injury" was a scam to get out of the trainwreck that Rockstar Supernova had become and avoid that tour, but it looks like he really was hurt. That's a shame.
     
  17. jaywa

    jaywa

    May 5, 2008
    Iowa City, IA
    Sadowskys? Hmmm... I thought he played Alembics with Metallica.

    But I never followed them that closely.

    I would love to know what bass/amp combo he used on the Black Album cause that tone just kills. I'm going to guess an SVT for the amp... have no idea on the bass.
     
  18. Alcyon

    Alcyon

    Jan 15, 2008
    Vancouver, BC
    newstead was and is a mesa +400 guy as far as i know.
     
  19. dannoman

    dannoman

    Feb 3, 2004
    He has used Ampeg head and cabs for a very long time now. The Black album was a 4 string spector thru various amps...
     
  20. jaywa

    jaywa

    May 5, 2008
    Iowa City, IA
    It doesn't hurt to have Bob Rock behind the board either. The guy flat-out knows how bass is supposed to sound and isn't afraid to push it up in the mix either.
     

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