Jason Newsted

Heavy Metal Musician Jason Newsted

Profession: Heavy Metal Musician

United States of America

Biography: 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
Birthplace: Battle Creek, Michigan, USA
Age: 59 years old

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Pisces

Historical Events

  • 1983-07-25 Megaforce Records releases Metallica's debut album "Kill 'Em All"
  • 1986-03-03 "Master of Puppets", the third studio album by American heavy metal band Metallica, is released
  • 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 file a lawsuit against P2P sharing phenomenon Napster. This lawsuit eventually leads the movement against file-sharing programs.
  • 2009-04-04 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees: Jeff Beck; Little Anthony and the Imperials; Metallica; Run-D.M.C.; Bobby Womack; Wanda Jackson; Bill Black; DJ Fontana; and Spooner Oldham
  • 2014-06-25 Glastonbury Festival in Pilton, England opens: Arcade Fire, and Metallica headline; other performers include The Black Keys; Lana Del Ray; Dolly Parton, Robert Plant, Bryan Ferry, and Ed Sheeran

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