Jason Newsted , the ex-bassist of Metallica (you may have heard of them) is “auditioning guitar players for a heavy project”!
Recently. Newsted stopped by Gator 98.7’s Gator Garage for a Q&A session and VIP in-studio performance with hosts Jason and Franny. At the end of their chat – after talking about his history, experiences and future plans as a visual artist – Newsted was asked about his current and forthcoming musical endeavors.
Jason Discusses His Art And His Plans for A New Heavy Band w/ Gator 98.7
IFKYK- the Chophouse Band formed in 2016. As demonstrated by their 2021 take on Johnny Cash’s “Folsom Prison Blues,” among other covers, the project leans more toward styles such as folk rock, bluegrass, country and rockabilly.
That said, and as transcribed by Blabbermouth, Newsted told Gator 98.7 in April 2022 that the group “now . . . gets to some places that are as heavy as anything else that I’d been involved with – Voivod, Ozzy [Osbourne], Metallica, Newsted band; any of that stuff – it gets to those places now.”
Prior to the Q&A, Newsted and “friends” played an original song called “Black Bird,” too. You can watch that clip below:
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