Jason Newsted Net Worth, Bio

January 1, 2020

Jason Newsted Net Worth

Jason Newsted makes how much a year? For this question we spent 20 hours on research (Wikipedia, Youtube, we read books in libraries, etc) to review the post.

The main source of income: Rock Stars
Total Net Worth at the moment 2021 year – is about $40 Million.



Jason Newsted information Birth date: March 4, 1963 Birth place: Battle Creek, Michigan, United States Profession:Musician, Songwriter, Bassist Nationality:United States of America Spouse:Nicole Leigh Smith (m. 2012), Judy Newsted (m. 1988–1988) Music groups:Metallica (1986 – 2001), Newsted (Since 2012)

Height, Weight

:How tall is Jason Newsted – 1,64m.
How much weight is Jason Newsted – 88kg


Jason Newsted Net Worth
Jason Newsted Net Worth
Jason Newsted Net Worth
Jason Newsted Net Worth


Biography,Early lifeJason Curtis Newsted was born into a family of musicians: his mother taught piano and one of his brothers plays trumpet. He was exposed to music as a child, listening to the record collections of his older brothers. His first instrument was a guitar, which he started to play at 9 years old, but he moved to bass at 14, after listening to Gene Simmons of Kiss. Newsted cites Geezer Butler of Black Sabbath as his major influence. He lists Lemmy Kilmister of Motorhead, Steve Harris of Iron Maiden, Peter Baltes of Accept, Geddy Lee of Rush, Rob Grange of Ted Nugent and Bill Church of Montrose as other significant influences.Flotsam and JetsamMain article: Flotsam and Jetsam (band)The early part of Newsteds music career had him performing bass for Flotsam and Jetsam and their 1986 album Doomsday for the Deceiver. Newsted wrote the majority of lyrics for the album.MetallicaMain article: MetallicaJason Newsted with Metallica in the early 90sFollowing the death of Metallicas bassist Cliff Burton in September 1986 on the Europe leg of the Master of Puppets Tour, the group began a search for a new bassist. They considered and auditioned over 50 musicians, including Joey Vera of Armored Saint, Greg Christian of Testament, Gene Gilfen of Blind Illusion, Mel Sanchez of Abbatoir, Mike Jastremski of Heathen, Troy Gregory, and Les Claypool, among various others. Even David Ellefson of Megadeth was very briefly considered. Newsted was the last in line and ended up winning the role. He said in a 2015 interview that he learned about Metallicas plan to open for Ozzy Osbournes tour at the time. To his advantage, Newsted secretly procured the bands setlist, studied it, and presented it to Lars saying he knew all these songs, much to Lars surprise. His first live performance with Metallica was at the Country Club in Reseda, California.His debut with Metallica was on The $5.98 E.P.: Garage Days Re-Revisited in 1987. This was followed by his first studio album with the band, …And Justice for All (1988), which was subject to controversy and criticism for its production, among other issues, for its murky bass sound. Newsted claims this was further hazing on the part of Lars Ulrich and James Hetfield, although both Ulrich and Hetfield claim they were also disappointed with the production of the album. In addition, they claim that most/all of Newsteds bass lines closely followed the rhythm guitar lines to the point of being indiscernible from each other. Nonetheless, the album peaked at number 6 on the Billboard 200 and projected the band to higher success.Newsted also performed on the self-titled Metallica (1991), which is the best-selling Metallica album to date and made the group a world-known band, Load (1996) and ReLoad (1997). The live concerts Live Shit: Binge & Purge and Cunning Stunts were produced in 1993 and 1997 respectively, and S&M in 1999. Newsted also played bass on the song I Disappear in 2000.During his time in Metallica, Newsted also sang backing vocals on a number of Metallica songs. During tours, beginning in 1989, he would often sing parts of Creeping Death, Whiplash and Seek & Destroy, and he performed lead in most songs for three shows at the Summer Sanitarium Tour where Hetfield was recovering from injury.He is known for his bass solo which included parts of My Friend of Misery (which Newsted had originally written as an instrumental) and bass parts from his former band, Flotsam and Jetsam.He has co-written three Metallica songs:Blackened (…And Justice for All) (James Hetfield, Jason Newsted, Lars Ulrich)My Friend of Misery (Metallica) (Hetfield, Newsted, Ulrich)Where the Wild Things Are (ReLoad) (Hetfield, Newsted, Ulrich)On November 30, 2000, His last live show he performed as Metallicas bassist was at the My VH1 Music Awards that year.Departure from MetallicaDuring a meeting between the members of Metallica in January 2001, Newsted proposed that the band should take a year-long hiatus, and he would use that time to focus on his side-project Echobrain. When the other band members rejected Newsteds proposals, he chose to quit the band.[11] On January 17, as plans were being made for the band to enter the recording studio to record its eighth studio album, Newsted announced his departure. Newsteds statement revealed his departure was based on private and personal reasons and the physical damage I have done to myself over the years while playing the music that I love.[12] During a Playboy interview with Metallica, Newsted revealed that he wanted to release an album with Echobrain. Hetfield was against the idea and said, When someone does a side project, it takes away from the strength of Metallica. Newsted countered his statement by citing Hetfields contributions to other musical outlets. Hetfield replied, My name isnt on those records, and Im not out trying to sell them, and pondered questions such as Where would it end? Does he start touring with it? Does he sell shirts? Is it his band?[13] Newsteds departure from Metallica, along with Hetfields decision to go to rehab a few months later, almost led to a breakup of the band. After Hetfield rejoined Metallica, the band finished recording St. Anger, with record producer Bob Rock filling the bass slot. Robert Trujillo became the bands new bassist in 2003.Newsted has stated that he has never regretted leaving the band. In a 2009 interview, he said I tell you very honestly, one billion percent, I have never regretted leaving Metallica. It was the right thing for everyone. It was the right thing to do for the camp. Thats it. Ive never told anyone that I wanted to go back or anything like that—not once. I made up my mind. It was not an easy thing to do, but it was something I had to do. I thought about it very much before I pulled the trigger and because of that, I have never looked back. The past is where its supposed to be.[14] It was mentioned in the film Some Kind of Monster that there was a rumor that Newsted would possibly rejoin the band, but it was proven false.Despite his departure from Metallica, Newsted remains close with the other band members.[15] On April 4, 2009, Newsted joined Metallica for its induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio.[16][17] He also performed three songs at the event—Master of Puppets, Enter Sandman, and Train Kept A-Rollin—with Hetfield, Ulrich, Hammett, and Robert Trujillo, and Jeff Beck, Jimmy Page, Joe Perry, Ron Wood, and Flea. On December 5, 7, 9 and 10, 2011, Newsted reunited with Metallica during all four of their 30th anniversary shows and performed several songs with the band, Trujillo and, in some cases, other guest musicians. Hetfield noted how the fans lit up as Newsted walked on stage, smiling and waving to the crowd.[18]On December 16, 2013,[19] Newsted expanded upon previous statements regarding his departure from Metallica and cited that his project with Echobrain was being discouraged by James Hetfield because Metallicas management at Q Prime wanted to go ahead with promoting Echobrain but was forced to drop it by Hetfields demands with the quote other arrangements can be made. Jason was sure that Echobrain would not affect Metallica as it was the pedigree that it already needed. Newsted continues, “And so they had told me, pretty convincingly, ‘This is a great record, we’ve been playing it around the office, that’s all I’ve been hearing, it’s fantastic, this kid has a great voice. Let’s do something with this.’ That’s what they told me, and then James Hetfield heard about it and was not happy. He was, I think, pretty much out to put the kibosh on the whole thing because it would somehow affect Metallica in his eyes, because now the managers were interested in something I was doing that had nothing to do with him. ”The bassist sums up the situation as follows: “I have no idea what [Hetfield] was thinking, other than just protecting what he valued, just like he does, thats his thing. He protects what he loves, squeezes it too hard, like he said himself. Squeeze it too hard, protecting it too much. Thats where I was coming from. The people that I had counted on for 15 years to help me with my career, help Metallica, take care of my money, do all of those things, told me, Your new project is fantastic, wed like to help you with it. James heard about it, the manager calls me back a couple of days later – Sorry were not going to be able to help you with that Echobrain thing.”Ozzy Osbourne BandMain article: Ozzy OsbourneNewsted joined Canadian thrash metal band Voivod in 2002. Coincidentally, he was also Trujillos replacement in Osbournes band during Ozzfest 2003, which included Voivod as a Second Stage act. During an MTV interview, both Osbourne and Newsted showed extreme enthusiasm in writing a new album together, with Osbourne comparing Newsted to a young Geezer Butler. However, this would not come to fruition as Newsted left Osbourne upon finishing tour duties in late 2003.[20][21] He would soon be replaced by Rob Zombie bassist Rob Blasko Nicholson.[22]Newsted then focused solely on Voivod, which, much like Echobrain, was funded entirely by him. They recorded two albums before Newsteds participation in Rock Star Supernova, a supergroup created through reality television series Rock Star: Supernova in 2006.VoivodMain article: Voivod (band)The fourth incarnation of Voivod featured three of the four founding members: Denis Belanger (a.k.a. Snake, vocals), Denis DAmour (a.k.a. Piggy, guitars), and Michel Langevin (a.k.a. Away, drums), with Jason Newsted (a.k.a. Jasonic) on bass guitar. Guitarist DAmour died at the age of 45 on August 26, 2005 due to complications from colon cancer.[23] The record Katorz (a phonetic spelling of quatorze, the French word for fourteen), released in July 2006, was based around riffs found on DAmours laptop. A December 2008 update on Voivods website noted that Newsted played all the bass tracks on their latest album Infini, which was released on June 23, 2009.[24][25] Voivod have since reunited with original bass player Jean-Yves Theriault (Blacky).Rock Star SupernovaMain article: Rock Star SupernovaSupernova formed the basis of the second season of the CBS television program Rock Star in the quest to find a lead singer. The show began online on the Rock Star web site on MSN on Monday, July 3, 2006 with an Internet exclusive weekly episode, and premiered on CBS on that Wednesday, July 5. Votes were cast via the website. On September 13, 2006, Lukas Rossi was crowned the winner.Shoulder injuryOn October 23, 2006, Newsted was injured while attempting to catch a falling bass amp head. The accident resulted in a torn anterior labrum in his left shoulder and a rotator cuff and biceps tear in the right. He was scheduled for immediate surgery, and underwent a lengthy rehab process. During this time he was unable to play, and began to express himself through painting.[26] On January 4, 2007, he was back playing his bass again.[citation needed]Art careerWhile recovering from his shoulder injury, Newsted found solace through painting. Newsted has turned out a number of large original works of art over the last half a decade.[27] Newsted says that he went from making crazy and colorful music to making crazy and colorful paintings.[28] His first gallery show opened on May 4, 2010 at Micaela Gallery in San Francisco.[29]Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductionOn April 4, 2009, Newsted was present with his former Metallica bandmates James Hetfield, Lars Ulrich and Kirk Hammett, as well as Ray Burton, the father of former Metallica bassist Cliff Burton. He performed with the band alongside current bassist Robert Trujillo at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony in Cleveland, Ohio.[30] It was his first performance with the band in nearly a decade, their last performance together having taken place during the VH-1 Awards at the Shrine Auditorium in November 2000. Both Newsted and Trujillo performed onstage at the same time, which was a first for the band.WhoCaresIn October 2010 it was announced that Newsted would be joining a supergroup with singer Ian Gillan and former keyboardist Jon Lord from Deep Purple, guitarist Tony Iommi from Black Sabbath, second guitarist Mikko Lindstrom from HIM and drummer Nicko McBrain from Iron Maiden. The band, called WhoCares, recorded a charity single titled Out of My Mind.[31] The charity single also features a track titled Holy Water and is available as digital download or CD format as of May 6, 2011.[32]NewstedJason Newsted playing live with his band Newsted in 2013.In December 2012, Newsted announced that he had formed his own band called Newsted with drummer Jesus Mendez Jr. and guitarist Jessie Farnsworth,[33][34] with Staind guitarist Mike Mushok joining later in March 2013.[35] The band released a four-song EP, titled Metal, on January 8, 2013.[36] Newsted released its debut album entitled Heavy Metal Music on August 6, 2013.[37] In September 2014, the band appeared inactive as its website contained only a brief message that as of September 15, 2014, Jason Newsted was no longer on any social networking sites.[38]Jason Newsted and the Chophouse BandIn August 2016 after being out of the public eye for 2 years, Newsted announced he had formed a new acoustic group named Jason Newsted and the Chophouse Band and had scheduled several performing dates throughout the fall. A fan-made video showed the band (with Newsted on acoustic guitar and lead vocals) playing the Woody Guthrie classic This Land Is Your Land.[39]


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