Jason Newsted

Born Mar 4, 1963

Jason Curtis Newsted is an American metal bassist known for his work with Metallica, Voivod and Flotsam and Jetsam. Joining Metallica in 1986 after Cliff Burton's death, Newsted remained a member until 2001, making him the band's longest-serving bassist. After he left Metallica, he continued with his project Echobrain, played with Ozzy Osbourne and joined heavy metal band Voivod.… Read More

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Jason Newsted.


1963 Birth Born on March 4, 1963.


1986 23 Years Old 1 More Event
Joining Metallica in 1986 after Cliff Burton's death, Newsted remained a member until 2001. … Read More
1987 24 Years Old His debut with Metallica was on The $5.98 E.P.: Garage Days Re-Revisited in 1987. … Read More
1989 26 Years Old During his time in Metallica, Newsted also sang backing vocals on a number of Metallica songs. During tours, beginning in 1989, he would often sing parts of "Creeping Death", "Whiplash" and "Seek & Destroy", and he performed lead in most songs for three shows at the Summer Sanitarium Tour where Hetfield was recovering from injury. … Read More


2000 37 Years Old On November 30, 2000, His last live show he performed as Metallica's bassist was at the My VH1 Music Awards that year.
2001 38 Years Old During a meeting between the members of Metallica in January 2001, Newsted proposed that the band should take a year-long hiatus, and he would use that time to focus on his side-project Echobrain. … Read More
2002 39 Years Old Newsted joined Canadian thrash metal band Voivod in 2002.


2003 40 Years Old 1 More Event
Coincidentally, he was also Trujillo's replacement in Osbourne's band (having switched sides) during Ozzfest 2003, which included Voivod as a Second Stage act. … Read More
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Newsted then focused solely on Voivod, which, much like Echobrain, was funded entirely by him. They recorded two albums before Newsted's participation in Rock Star Supernova, a supergroup created through reality television series Rock Star: Supernova in 2006. … Read More
2007 44 Years Old On January 4, 2007, he was back playing his bass again. … Read More
2009 46 Years Old On April 4, 2009, Newsted was present with his former Metallica bandmates James Hetfield, Lars Ulrich and Kirk Hammett, as well as Ray Burton, the father of former Metallica bassist Cliff Burton. … Read More
2010 47 Years Old In October 2010 it was announced that Newsted would be joining a supergroup with singer Ian Gillan and former keyboardist Jon Lord from Deep Purple, guitarist Tony Iommi from Black Sabbath, second guitarist Mikko Lindström from HIM and drummer Nicko McBrain from Iron Maiden. … Read More
2012 49 Years Old In December 2012, Newsted announced that he had formed his own band called Newsted with drummer Jesus Mendez Jr. and guitarist Jessie Farnsworth, with Staind guitarist Mike Mushok joining later in March 2013. … Read More


2013 50 Years Old Newsted released its debut album entitled Heavy Metal Music on August 6, 2013.
2014 51 Years Old In September 2014, the band appeared inactive as its website contained only a brief message that as of September 15, 2014, Jason Newsted was no longer on any social networking sites.
2016 53 Years Old In August 2016 after being out of the public eye for 2 years, Newsted announced he had formed a new acoustic group named Jason Newsted and the Chophouse Band and had scheduled several performing dates throughout the fall. … Read More
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