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Jason Newsted provides new details on his departure from Metallica

Fri, January 10, 2014 12:23 PM PT

Bassist Jason Newsted has never really opened up about the reasons behind his 2001 departure from the biggest metal band on the planet, Metallica. But in a recent video interview with Scuzz TV, Newsted does just that. Ultimately, Newsted pins the blame on frontman James Hetfield's insecurities regarding Echobrain, Jason Newsted's one-time side-project.

Newsted's perspective comes as no suprise to anyone who has seen the Some Kind of Monster movie, but the interview is worth watching nonetheless.

(thanks, ThePRP)


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anonymous 1/10/2014 12:48:58 PM

First of all...

anonymous 1/10/2014 1:07:57 PM

It was the LSD him and hevy devy dropped..."Newstead, Ulrich is a fcking creep...fck you, Lars."

SuckMeBeautiful 1/10/2014 1:32:41 PM

Good thing you came clean over 10 years later. People give even less of a fck now than they did then. Revisit in another 10 and see how far the care level drops

anonymous 1/10/2014 3:10:19 PM

This has already been well documented... Like ten years ago.

anonymous 1/10/2014 6:42:14 PM

Does anyone actually give a fck? Jesus Christ.

anonymous 1/10/2014 7:26:16 PM

^^ Your mom gave a fck, to me, 5 times last night

anonymous 1/10/2014 8:07:23 PM

more like jason oldsted

anonymous 1/11/2014 5:32:31 AM

Breaking news from 10 years ago

anonymous 1/11/2014 7:22:23 PM

It's an hour long yeah i will get right on watching that gayg.o.t cry about why he was kicked out of some band that had already started to suck anyway.

DaveTech 1/12/2014 2:52:48 AM

"Jason Newsted begins crying during interview, acknowledging leaving Metallica to play with two 12 year old boys was not a fancy pants move."

anonymous 1/12/2014 3:35:23 AM

Great interview. I don't why everyone is whining. Just don't watch the video if you aren't interested. How could a person not have a feelings about something that was such a large part of his life. Half you pussies are hung up on some bitch you dated for 3 months. This was a 15 yr marriage to a band. What the fck you would know about anything?