Jason Newsted

Heavy Metal Musician Jason Newsted Full Name: Jason Newsted
Nationality: American

Profession: Heavy Metal Musician
Why Famous: Known for playing bass guitar with the bands Metallica, Voivod and Flotsam and Jetsam. Joining Metallica in 1986 after Cliff Burton's death, he remained a member until 2001, making him the band's longest-serving bassist.

Born: March 4, 1963 (54 years old)
Star Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Battle Creek, Michigan, USA

Historical Events in the Life of Jason Newsted

  • 1991-07-30 Heavy metal band Metallica release their single "Enter Sandman"
  • 1991-08-12 Heavy metal band Metallica release their 5th album "Metallica", debuts at No. 1 on Billboard 200 chart
  • 1997-11-18 Metallica release the album "ReLoad"
  • 2000-04-14 Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich files a lawsuit against P2P sharing phenomenon Napster. This law-suit eventually leads the movement against file-sharing programs.

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