On April 18, Nikki Blakk of the San Francisco, California radio station 107.7 The Bone conducted an interview with former METALLICA, VOIVOD and FLOTSAM AND JETSAM bassist and current NEWSTED frontman Jason Newsted. You can now watch the chat below.
As previously reported, NEWSTED has been confirmed for this year’s edition of Gigantour, the critically acclaimed package festival founded in 2005 by MEGADETH mainman Dave Mustaine. Also scheduled to appear on the bill are headliners MEGADETH, along with BLACK LABEL SOCIETY, DEVICE, HELLYEAH and DEATH DIVISION.
NEWSTED kicked off its first-ever U.S. tour on April 19 at Red House in Walnut Creek, California. The 14-date trek will conclude on May 23 in Asbury Park, New Jersey and will lead into a number of European festival appearances for the band, which is rouded out by STAIND guitarist Mike Mushok, drummer Jesus Mendez Jr. and guitarist Jessie Farnsworth.
NEWSTED has just completed recording its first full-length album, to be released later this year. NEWSTED began mixing the effort earlier in the month, with more details to be announced soon.
NEWSTED‘s debut EP, “Metal”, sold around 6,200 copies in the United States in its first week of release to land at position No. 62 on The Billboard 200 chart.
Jason Newsted – Bass, Lead Vocals
Jesus Mendez Jr. (THE NAPOLEON BLOWNAPARTS) – Drums
Jessie Farnsworth – Guitar, Backing Voice
Mike Mushok (STAIND) – Guitar