03-20-2013 04:08 PM
"Jason Newsted has added more star-power to his new solo band Newsted with the addition of Staind guitarist Mike Mushok.
Mushok joined the lineup led by the former Metallica bassplayer turned frontman Newsted, along with drummer Jesus Mendez Jr. and bassist Jessie Farnsworth.
The band will be hitting the road in June for a series of European music festival appearances in June in support of the "Metal EP" which was released in January.
6/5 - Impact Festival (Second Day) - Warsaw, Poland
6/7 - Sweden Rock Festival - Solvesborg, Sweden
6/16 - Download Festival (3rd Day/Pepsi Max Stage) - Castle Donington, 6/UK
6/21 – Seerock Festival - Graz, Austria
6/26 - Hegyalja Fesztival - Tokaj, Hungary
6/29 – Rock The Beach - Helsinki, Finland
6/30 – Graspop Metal Meeting - Dessel, Belgium
The group released a video introducing their new lineup."
03-21-2013 04:46 AM
back in the day when I was a young metal head there were just too many bands and not enough cash to buy all the records to listen to them all. I missed out on Flotsam and Jetsam. Jason ended up playing bass for James and the gang after Cliff passed on and then did a very good album with Voi Vod after the passing of their guitarist (who left the band 2 records worth of material already recorded to a click track.) Jason is still keeping the gig going forward and I wish him luck. I always think of this cover when I read about his F&J band days.
03-21-2013 07:53 AM
03-26-2013 05:20 PM
American fans will soon be able to see former Metallica bass player Jason Newsted's new band Newsted in action as they have announced a series of U.S. tour dates.
The band have mapped out a number of club dates across the U.S. that will be kicking off on April 19th in Walnut Creek, CA and wrapping up in Asbury Park, NJ.
The tour will visit several cities in California, as well as two cities in Nevada, play the KUPD Ufiesta in Mesa, Arizona, play two shows in Michigan, plus one-offs in Chicago, New York City and Cambridge, Ma.
Jason had this to say about the upcoming tour, "Can't wait to get out there and crush it for the fans around the world!"
As we reported last week, the band has added Staind's Mike Mushok to their lineup. The group is currently planning to release their debut full length album this summer.
4/19 Walnut Creek, CA @ Red House
4/23 San Jose, CA @ San Jose Rock Shop
4/24 Fresno, CA @ The Starline
4/26 Sparks, NV @ The Alley
4/27 Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades
5/1 Los Angeles, CA @ The Roxy
5/3 Las Vegas, NV @ Vinyl
5/4 Mesa, AZ @ KUPD Ufiesta / Quail Run Park
5/15 Battle Creek, MI @ Planet Rock
5/17 Pontiac, MI @ The Crofoot
5/18 Chicago, IL @ Bottom Lounge
5/21 New York, NY @ Highline Ballroom
5/22 Cambridge, MA @ The Middle East Downstairs
5/23 Asbury Park, NJ @ The Stone Pony
03-27-2013 12:05 PM
I expected to dislike this, as I'm not really a Metallica fan. I kinda liked this, though. Tight band, good vocals. Perfectly listenable.
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