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Jason Newsted

Heavy Metal Musician Jason Newsted

Profession: Heavy Metal Musician

United States of America

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
Birthplace: Battle Creek, Michigan, USA
Age: 58 years old

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

Historical Events

  • 1983-07-25 Metallica's debut album Kill 'Em All is released on Megaforce Records
  • 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.

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