Video: Newsted Totally Opens Up About Metallica Split

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Jason Newsted

Jason Newsted has always remained mum on why, precisely, he left Metallica.

But in a new interview with a British lad, which follows at the end of this post, Newsted opens up about why he bolted from one of the biggest rock bands of all time.

Believe it or not, it involves his side project Echobrain, and basically, Metallica’s management and James Hetfield’s own insecurity.

You really should see this, because it’s fucking fascinating and provides some serious insight into what actually happened. Skip to the 30 minute mark.

Both of Metallica’s bass players “left on the same date,” as you will learn. Check this out.

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