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Thursday, 1 April 2010

Jason Newsted (Metallica/Voivod)

Name: Jason Curtis Newsted
Born: 4th March, 1963 (Battle Creek, Michigan, USA)

Profile: He is an American bassist best known as the former bassist of "Metallica" after Cliff Burton's death. After he left "Metallica", he continued with his project "Echobrain", played with Ozzy Osbourne and joined heavy metal band "Voivod". He is also the founder of the Chophouse Records studio and label based in California.

History: The early part of Jason's music career had him performing bass for "Flotsam and Jetsam". Following the death of "Metallica's" bassist Cliff Burton in 1986, "Metallica" began a search for a new bassist. Jason auditioned for the part along with roughly 39 other musicians and in winning the role, his first live performance with Metallica was at the Country Club in California.

In 2001, Jason left "Metallica" and joined Canadian thrash metal band "Voivod" in 2002. Coincidentally, he was also Robert Trujillo's replacement in Osbourne's band (having switched sides) during Ozzfest 2003, which included "Voivod" as a Second Stage act. Jason then focused solely on "Voivod" where the group was funded entirely through him. They recorded two albums before Jason's participation in Rock Star Supernova, a supergroup created through the reality television series, Rock Star: Supernova, in 2006.

Influences: Unknown

Axology: Aria Pro II SB1000 (originally owned by Cliff Burton), Fender 1958 Precision Bass, Sadowsky bass, Mesa/Boogie and Ampeg SVT cabinets.

Signature song(s): One - Metallica (... And Justice for All, 1988) and My Friend of Misery - Metallica (The Black Album, 1991)


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