Is Jason Newsted bringing his band Newsted back?

Author Flavia Andrade - 11.5.2023

Formed in 2012, Newsted released an EP “Metal” and a full-length “Heavy Metal Music” in 2013. In 2014, they called it quits. Now, Jason is bringing the band back for one gig, to take place on May 20 at Revolution Live in Fort Lauderdale, FL.

In a recent interview with “Let There Be Talk”, Jason revealed:

This is gonna be the gauge. Is it possible for them to spring me back into it like they did [in 2011, when I played with Metallica] at the Fillmore? This we will find out on May 20th, if they bring me back. If they bring me back, then they do, and if they don’t, they don’t, and here I am and I’m still happy. It’s gonna be a crazy fucking show. We’ve been working hard on the songs, and I’m ready to give it.

I put together this kind of Motörhead-flavored thing about a year and a half ago and wrote these Motörhead-flavored songs on bass as the first instrument. I took the main three “Philthy Animal” drum beats and just picked that one and make a song and pick that one and make a song, and go around a couple of times and write that many songs.

So I wrote some fun songs. And now we mix those in with ‘Soldierhead’ and ‘Heroic Dose’ and the ones from the videos that people know, but mostly playing new songs. And they are way less complex — way less complex than FlotsamMetallica or even the [early material from] the Newsted band or Echobrain certainly. Just real punk rock, straight ahead like Motörhead — a lot of fast stuff, a lot of double bass. Most of them are pretty quick. It’s just fun, though — fun as fuck.

You can watch the full interview from “Let There Be Talk” below: