Latest Jason Newsted Stories

2010-10-01 07:30:00

CEDAR GROVE, N.J., Oct. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Little Kids Rock (LKR), a leading nonprofit provider of free musical instruments and teacher trainings to U.S. public schools, today announced the launch of a celebrity guitar auction that will help raise money to restore and revitalize music programs nationwide. The auction will feature an array of Fender® Stratocasters® that have been uniquely decorated by artists including Gene Simmons, Stephen Colbert, Stan...

2008-09-26 09:00:25

By Nick Hasted Metallica have returned with a back-to-basics album and fans all over the country are in a froth. Nick Hasted pens a suitably gushing tribute to a band who have remained extremely loyal to their original manifesto in the face of fashionable young pretenders Metal doesn't rust. In a career that began when The Specials were at No 1 with Ghost Town and has rumbled on to keep Glasvegas from the top of last week's album chart with Death Magnetic after just two days' sales,...

2008-09-11 09:05:00

By Edna Gundersen With its sinister growls, guitar blitzes and machine-gunned drums, Metallica's ninth studio album, out Friday, is drawing comparisons to a ferocious '80s streak that preceded the band's latter-day alt-rock shift. Embarking on Death Magnetic, Metallica felt pulled toward a buried lodestone: Master of Puppets, hailed as one of thrash-metal's peaks. On tour in 2006, the 20th anniversary of Puppets, the band began playing its early masterwork in full. "We decided if that's...

2006-03-22 19:08:12

In final paragraph please read ... Burke ... instead of ... Burns ... By Jonathan Cohen NEW YORK (Billboard) - Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee, former Metallica bassist Jason Newsted and one-time Guns N' Roses guitarist Gilby Clarke have formed a new band called Supernova, and will use a CBS reality show to find a singer. The series, carrying the working title of "Rock Star," will premiere this summer. Once a singer has been selected, Supernova will record an album for release in the...

2005-08-29 20:43:06

By Greg Prato NEW YORK (Billboard) - Voivod guitarist Denis D'Amour, better known to fans as Piggy, died Friday at a Montreal hospital after a battle with colon cancer. He was 45. Although it was the group's futuristic lyrics on which fans most focused, D'Amour's complex, jazz-based guitar work fueled the band musically. One of the first Canadian thrash metal bands, the Quebec-based Voivod (which also originally included singer Denis "Snake" Belanger, bassist Jean-Yves Theriault and...

2005-08-05 14:12:56

By Greg Prato NEW YORK (Billboard) - One thing Jason Newsted isn't likely to be accused of is musical predictability. The former Metallica bassist is a member of a myriad of projects for his Chophouse label, while he still gets his metal fix as a member of the veteran Canadian group Voivod. The latest Newsted/Chophouse project is a surprisingly bluesy/psychedelic outfit, Heard Of Elements, which sees Newsted (who handles bass, keyboard and vocal duties) joined by slide guitarist Roy Rogers...

Word of the Day
  • The call or cry of a bird or other animal to its mate or its young.
'Call-note' is newer than 'bird-call,' which originally referred to 'an instrument for imitating the note of birds' but now also refers to 'the song or cry of a bird.'