Jason joined us inside the Hangar recently to talk about his history and what brought him to the point of starting his own project Newsted. Click play below or download for free our conversation with the one and only Jason Newsted.
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Jason Newsted got his start in the band Flotsam and Jetsam in the early 80′s. The band saw a little success but after Metallica bassist Cliff Burton passed away, Jason ended up taking his place as Metallica became the biggest band in the world. After 15 years Jason quit in 2001. After that he played in and with many different bands including Voivod and Ozzy. After being out of the limelight for a few years he his back with his own band simply called Newsted, and he’s inside Hangar 19 this weekend to tell you all about it and play some tunes of course.
Speaking of Flotsam and Jetsam we are going In The Vault with them at the time of their first album ‘Doomsday for the Deceiver.’
This week’s Power Set is from Seputltura and will include a song that Jason guest on for their 1998 album Against. Which was the first album to feature Derrick Green on vocals and not Max Caverla. The other three songs will be from the Max days.
Our Then and Now comes from Zakk Wylde and JD of Black Label Society as they have joined forces with Kevin Martin from Candlebox and Morgan Rose from Sevendust to record a song for the victims of Hurricane Sandy. It’s for charity and you can purchase it here.
And we going comedy for this week’s Heavy Metal Movie and Soundtrack Recommendation. The soundtrack features metal and rock bands covering 80′s Pop songs and the movie is Not Another Teen Movie.
Once again join us for the 3 hours of classic metal plus the stuff we just listed, this weekend inside Hangar 19.
Since the very early 80′s the band Voivod have been crafting their own brand of industrial influenced thrash metal. In 2005 their original guitarist Piggy, the guy who dictated their sound passed away. They finished the record they were working on and then reconvened a few years ago with their original bassist and a new guitarist. Their story is a long and historic one and this weekend founding member and drummer Away is here.
Our movie and soundtrack recommendation this week is special for Metallica fans. As it’s the first ever movie that they had licensed their old material for. It stars Rein Wilson in a dramatic roll and is a little disturbing…perfect.
The we go In the Vault with Glen Danzig.
It’s 3 more hours of classic metal this weekend inside Hangar 19.
Metalheads all over the United States were looking forward to the inaugural run of the Shockwave tour, which was scheduled to launch tomorrow (Friday, July 6th).
Fear Factory issued the following statement:
“We are truly disappointed not to be part of the Shockwave tour. We send our sincerest apologies to all our North American fans planning to come out this summer, but we will be back. Please look for Fear Factory headlining dates in August.”
Apparently, low ticket sales for the trek were among the factors which ultimately led to the tour cancellation. Other bands on the tour included Voivod, Cattle Decapitation, Misery Index, Havok, Last Chance To Reason and The Browning.
Prior to the tour cancellation, Voivod pulled out and tour organizers decided to shelve it.
“It is with great disappointment that we have to make this announcement. With the recent departure of Voivod from the Shockwave Festival lineup, as well as low advance ticket sales, we have decided to pull the plug on the Shockwave Festival. For purchases made with a credit card, your card will automatically be refunded. All other refunds are available at point of purchase. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this has caused.”
We’ll look forward to future tour details from Fear Factory, who will be touring in support of their recent release The Individualist. We recently had the chance to speak with frontman Burton C. Bell about the album and you can listen to that entire interview here.