Jason Newsted

14 Years Ago: Jason Newsted Quits Metallica
On Jan. 17, 2001, bassist Jason Newsted quit Metallica after serving in the legendary metal band for over a decade. He joined the group after original bassist Cliff Burton died in a tour bus accident in 1986.
For years the exact reasons for his surprising departure were never fully explained, but in …
Metallica Alumni Feud? Megadeth Boots Newsted Off Tour
Given that they are both former members of Metallica, one would think Dave Mustaine and Jason Newsted would get along famously. However, that appears not to be the case, as we learn that Newsted's self-titled band has been thrown off an Australian tour by headliners Megadeth.