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Below is our complete Newsted news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.
Newsted, the band fronted by former Metallica and Voivod bass player Jason Newsted, has posted their new music video online for the song, "As The Crow Flies." You can check it out below. The song comes from the band's debut album, "Heavy Metal Music," which was released last year through Chophouse Records.
The group were recently the subject of some controversy when they removed from Australia's Soundwave Festival, with some sources claiming Megadeth frontman Dave Mustaine was behind the decision, though he disputes this. Newsted will still be heading to Australia this month however, to perform two shows with Testament, which are as follows:
February 25 - Melbourne - Gershwin Room
February 26 - Sydney - Oxford Arts Factory More...
Megadeth lead singer, Dave Mustaine has announced that the band will no longer be participating in the Soundwave shows after a falling out with the festival's promoter. A statement posted online by Mustaine reads as follows:
"Due to circumstances beyond its control, unfortunately Megadeth has to cancel their Australian dates. Megadeth's decision is unrelated to the fact that Jason Newsted is performing at Soundwave. Jason and I spoke recently and continue to be friends.
"All I asked for was an apology for blaming me for something I didn't do. I am still willing to play, but the promoter would rather not apologize and prefers to say I asked him to lie, which I didn't. Am I the only one that sees how easy it is to fix this? The AJ Maddah that I know is a wise and caring man, and I don't know what has happened to my old friend. My bags are packed Aussie fans."
Yesterday it was announced that Newsted had been removed from two Soundwave festival shows and replaced by Whitechapel.
The Soundwave organizers stated the change was made "at the request of Megadeth," which has caused Megadeth's management to comment on the issue.
Speaking to ABC News Radio, Megadeth tour manager Jim Carroccio states: "Dave Mustaine is not responsible for booting Newsted off [the Soundwaves festival]. Dave did not put him on the bill and did not take him off the bill.
"Dave [Mustaine] submitted a list of bands he was comfortable with and the promoter ignored the list. Dave and Jason are friends [and] this has blown up into something silly."
The dates to now feature Megadeth, Whitechapel, and Volbeat are as follows:
TUE 25 FEBRUARY - SYDNEY, ROUNDHOUSE – Lic A/A
THU 27 FEBRUARY - MELBOURNE, THE FORUM – 18+
Read the full article at ABC News Radio.
Update: Megadeth's management has now denied the band had anything to do with the cancellation. Read the statement at this location.
The Soundwave Festival has checked in with the following statement about Newsted (featuring former Metallica member Jason Newsted) being removed from two shows at the insistence of Megadeth:
"At the request of Megadeth, Newsted will not be playing the below sidewaves and instead will be replaced by Whitechapel.
"Megadeth + Whitechapel + Volbeat, tickets on sale now!"
TUE 25 FEBRUARY - SYDNEY, ROUNDHOUSE – Lic A/A
THU 27 FEBRUARY - MELBOURNE, THE FORUM – 18+ More...
Newsted - featuring ex-Metallica, ex-Flotsam & Jetsam and ex-Voivod bassist Jason Newsted - posted a new music video for the track "King of the Underdogs." The song appears on the debut full length LP "Heavy Metal Music" which was issued via Chophouse Records back in the beginning of August. A video for the song "Soldierhead" was previously released and can be seen at this location.
Check out "King of the Underdogs" here:
The pit is the heart of the metal scene, and just about every metal head has a favorite pit story, which is why each week we check in with musicians from around the globe to get their best tale of moshing mayhem.
Today Detroit act Wilson shares this story of a stage dive gone wrong while the band was supporting Newsted at Highline Ballroom on May 21st, 2013:
Recently Wilson was honored with the privilege of being Jason Newsted’s direct support for his new endeavor aptly called Newsted. We went out on a string of dates from May 15th – 23rd together. Each night venues packed in tons of middle aged veterans of metal who had most likely just dropped off their suits to the dry cleaners on 5th Ave right before they traded their Hush Puppies for a pair of Converse to "kick out the jams" for their well-deserved evening of debauchery. I mean no disrespect here, the folks that were in attendance at these shows were ready to let the juices of the metal parking lot coarse through their veins once again, however, these folks were not there to “mosh it up” like they had in their teens, they wanted to bang their heads, crush some brews and party hard, (as hard as a 40 year old pissed off teen turned carpenter could) but not to harm each other. You could literally see the aggression build in each one of them as Newsted ripped through bangers every night, but never crossing that line…except in NYC.
The gods of metal were toiling with the crowd at the Highline Ballroom and as Newsted starting ripping the opening riffs to Whiplash (the only Metallica cover he played) the crowd went ape shit. Let me precursor this by adding this was the only show on the tour that did not have a barricade of sorts… and after that night it would be the last. About half way through the song (you know the part where “its fucking WHIPLASH”) a rapid fan had let his blood boil enough and just HAD to get on that stage with the legend for some honest to goodness stage divin’. And just as he thought his coast was clear and he spotted an open area to let the hands of the crowd carry him into sweet, sweet drunken revelry …BAM!! His body met the body of a Mr. Jason Newsted. In fact the collision between him and Newsted was so fast and jarring it sent Jason flying off the stage face first into the crowd. Well, the crowd and some floor.More...
Newsted, the band created by former Ex-Flotsam & Jetsam/Ex-Metallica/Ex-Voivod bassist Jason Newsted, announced that the full length debut LP (and follow up to the 2012 EP "Metal") will be entitled "Heavy Metal Music." The album is set to drop on August 6, 2013. Newsted will be part of the upcoming Gigantour with Megadeth, Black Label Society, Device, Hellyeah and Death Division, which begins at Mohegan Sun Arena on July 5th in Uncasville, CT.
The track listing for "Heavy Metal Music" is:
1. Heroic Dose
3. ...As the Crow Flies
5. Long Time Dead
6. Above All
7. King of the Underdogs
9. Twisted Tail of the Comet
Check out "Heroic Dose" here: More...
Former Metallica/Flotsam & Jetsam bassist Jason Newsted (Voivod/Who Cares) posted a clip for his upcoming music video for the song "Soldierhead." The song appears on the debut EP "Metal," which is available now via Chophouse Records and iTunes.
Check out "Soldierhead" here:
Former Metallica/Flotsam & Jetsam bassist Jason Newsted (Voivod/Who Cares) posted a clip for his upcoming music video for the song "Soldierhead." The song appears on the debut EP under the moniker Newsted entitled "Metal," which is due out on January 8, 2013 via Chophouse Records. You can pre-order the digital version of the EP through iTunes at this location. Sound samples can be heard at the Official Website.
Check out the preview clip of "Soldierhead" here: