Former METALLICA bassist Newsted has weighed in on Metallica’s newest album, saying that it has “substance.”
Jason became the band’s 3. bassist in 1986, following Ron McGovney and Cliff Burton. Robert Trujillo took over in 2003 after Newsted’s exit.Download Our App
Throughout a recent interview with Ultimate-Guitar.com, Jason Newsted shared his thoughts on “Hardwired… To Self-Destruct”, telling the website: “[The album] is a bit different than the other efforts that led up to it. Robert’s an awesome fuckin’ bass player and he is always been a fantastic bass player. I have known him for 25 years at least. He is always been good and I owned all of the INFECTIOUS [GROOVES] records and I wore INFECTIOUS t-shirts. I am down. That man has always got my respect. He got in there and he can hang with these guys and make it sound like it does? Peace, peace, power to you.”
He added: “This final [album], I feel they have kinda come back into stride and there is something of substance here.”
Last August, Jason Newsted told the SiriusXM satellite radio show “Eddie Trunk Live” that he was impressed by the first single from latest METALLICA album, “Hardwired”. “I can not believe how wicked it’s,” he mentioned. “I heard it a couple of times. Somebody played it for me in a car, and I brought it home and listened to it a little bit. I like its nature. I like its teeth, man. It is great.”
Newsted left METALLICA back in 2001 however was inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame, along with Ulrich, guitarist/vocalist Hetfield, guitarist Hammett, and Trujillo, in 2009.
Newsted’s current endeavor is a pair of acoustic groups, together with the CHOPHOUSE BAND which performed a number of shows last September.