Newsted were planning to travel to return to the road for new dates, including a stint on Australia's famed Soundwave Festival, but according to a new posting from frontman Jason Newsted, those shows will not be happening. Newsted confirmed the rumored cancellations of their scheduled February and March dates.
On Feb. 5, news broke that Newsted had been booted from two of Megadeth's upcoming Australian tour dates. It was stated by organizers that Jason Newsted's eponymous band were removed from the shows "at the request of Megadeth," but according to a Megadeth representative, the band had nothing to do with kicking Newsted off the Australian gigs.
An interesting news story involving Megadeth and Jason Newsted has come across the pond from Australia. Ever year, tons of amazing bands are recruited to tour throughout Australia for the Soundwave Festival. Many acts take the opportunity to play extra 'Sidewave' shows while they're traveling around the country, but according to Soundwave itself, Jason Newsted's eponymous solo act has been booted
Even though he's no longer with Metallica, Jason Newsted remains one of the band's biggest fans. The bassist, who has found big success this year launching his self-titled band, says he remains impressed by his former band's risk-taking ways, which most recently included the release of their 'Metallica Through the Never' 3D film.
On Aug. 25, 1988, a new era began for Metallica with the release of '...And Justice for All.' In the wake of Cliff Burton's passing, the band attempted to keep the momentum of their burgeoning career growing with new bassist Jason Newsted on board.
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Time waits for no one, and Jason Newsted is getting back on the horse to front Newsted once again, even if he's still recovering from walking pneumonia. The former Metallica bassist chimed in on his condition with an update made last night on his Facebook page.
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