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Jason Newsted

Jason Newsted

Real/full name:
Jason Curtis Newsted
60 (born Mar 4th, 1963)
Place of birth:
United States (Battle Creek, Michigan)


Jason Newsted was the founder and chief songwriter in Flotsam and Jetsam, when he was asked to join Metallica. Reportedly, his new band members subjected him to a long and sometimes humiliating induction procedure. During the mixing of ...and Justice for All, they asked the engineer to "take the bass down to where you can barely hear it, and then take it down another 2db". Additionally, Metallica ...


During the long live shows Metallica were known for, Jason would often handle vocal duties, mostly on the earlier material.

Although Newsted has been seen using his fingers at least once (including in the first couple of minutes of Metallica's video for "One"), he seemingly prefers to use a pick just like Ron McGovney, but unlike his predecessor, Cliff Burton, and his successor, Robert ...

Jason Newsted and the Chophouse Band

Guitars, Vocals (2016-present)


Vocals, Bass (2012-2014, 2023-present)

2013 Soldierhead (Single) Vocals, Bass
2013 Metal (EP) Vocals (lead), Bass, Guitars
2013 Heavy Metal Music Vocals (lead), Bass

Would & Steal

Guitars (2016-present)




Bass (1983-1984)


Bass (1982-1983)


Bass (2000-2002)

Flotsam and Jetsam

Bass (1984-1986)

1985 Iron Tears (Demo) Bass
1985 Metal Shock (Demo) Bass, Lyrics
1986 Doomsday for the Deceiver Bass, Lyrics
1987 Flotzilla (Single) Bass
2022 Iron Tears & Metal Shock (Compilation) Bass


Bass (?-1982)


Bass, Vocals (1994)

1994 IR8 (Demo) Vocals, Bass
2003 IR8 vs. Sexoturica (Split) Bass, Vocals


Bass (1987-2001)

1987 The $5.98 EP - Garage Days Re-Revisited (EP) Bass
1988 Harvester of Sorrow (Single) Bass
1988 ...and Justice for All Bass, Songwriting (track 1)
1988 Eye of the Beholder (Single) Bass
1989 One (Single) Bass
1989 2 of One (Video) Bass
1991 Enter Sandman (Single) Bass, Vocals (backing)
1991 Metallica Vocals (backing), Songwriting (track 11), Bass
1991 The Unforgiven (Single) Bass, Vocals (backing)
1992 Nothing Else Matters (Single) Bass
1992 Live at Wembley Stadium (Single) Bass, Vocals (backing)
1992 For Those About to Rock - Monsters in Moscow (Split video) Bass
1992 Wherever I May Roam (Single) Bass, Vocals (backing)
1992 A Year and a Half in the Life of Metallica Part 1 & 2 (Video) Bass
1993 Sad but True (Single) Bass, Vocals (backing)
1993 Live Shit: Binge & Purge (Live album) Bass, Vocals (backing)
1994 One (live) (Single) Bass, Vocals (backing)
1996 Until It Sleeps (Video) Bass, Vocals (backing)
1996 Until It Sleeps (Single) Bass
1996 Load Bass
1996 Hero of the Day (Single) Bass
1996 Mama Said (Single) Bass
1997 King Nothing (Single) Bass
1997 The Memory Remains (Single) Bass
1997 Reload Songwriting (track 9), Bass
1998 Live in London - Antipodean Tour Edition (Single) Bass, Vocals (backing)
1998 The Unforgiven II (Single) Bass, Vocals (backing)
1998 Fuel (Single) Bass, Vocals (backing)
1998 Turn the Page (Single) Bass, Vocals (backing)
1998 Garage Inc. Bass
1998 Cunning Stunts (Video) Bass, Vocals (backing)
1999 Whiskey in the Jar (Single) Bass, Vocals (backing)
1999 Die Die My Darling (Single) Bass, Vocals (backing)
1999 Nothing Else Matters (Single) Bass, Vocals (backing)
1999 S&M (Live album) Bass, Vocals (backing)
1999 S&M (Video) Bass, Vocals (backing)
2000 No Leaf Clover (Single) Bass, Vocals (backing)
2000 I Disappear (Single) Bass
2006 The Videos 1989-2004 (Video) Bass, Vocals (backing)
2010 Six Feet Down Under (Live album) Bass, Vocals (backing) (tracks 1-6)
2017 Live at the Festival Hall, Osaka, Japan - November 18th, 1986 (Live album) Bass, Vocals (backing)
2020 Live in Argentina (1993 - 2017) (Live album) Bass, Bass
2020 Live at Donington '87 (Live album) Bass
2020 Motherload (Live album) Bass, Bass
2021 Disappear (Leaked and Live) (Demo) Bass
2022 Live at Bridge School Benefit 1997 (Live album) Bass
2023 Leftovers from the Black Album Box Set (Compilation) Bass
(show all)

Ozzy Osbourne

Bass (2003)

Papa Wheelie

Guitars, Vocals (1996-2002, 2011)


Bass (1982)

Quarteto de Pinga

Bass, Vocals

Rock Star Supernova

Bass (2006-2007)


Bass, Vocals (1994-1995)

1995 SpermogoDemo (Demo) Bass, Vocals
2003 IR8 vs. Sexoturica (Split) Bass, Vocals

Spastik Children

Guitars, Vocals




As Jasonic:
Bass (2001-2008)

2002 Gasmask Revival (Single) Bass
2003 We Carry On (Single) Bass
2003 Voivod Bass
2004 Katorz Demos (Demo) Bass, Vocals (backing)
2006 Katorz Bass, Vocals (backing)
2009 Infini Bass, Interludes


Bass (2011-2012)

2011 Out of My Mind (Single) Bass


Bass (1986-1987)


2017 Master of Puppets Bass, Vocals (backing) (Disc 3, tracks 4, 5, 10, 12)


1998 Against Guitars (baritone), Vocals (additional), Percussion, Theremin (track 14)


1997 Phobos Bass, Vocals (additional)
2023 Morgöth Tales Bass (track 9) (as "Jasonic")

Flotsam and Jetsam

1988 No Place for Disgrace Songwriting (track 1, 3, 7), Lyrics
2012 Ugly Noise Additional Songwriting


1994 IR8 (Demo) Producer, Engineering
2003 IR8 vs. Sexoturica (Split) Producer, Engineering (tracks 1-3)


2013 Metal (EP) Producer, Composition, Lyrics
2013 Heavy Metal Music Producer, Lyrics


1998 Against Lyrics (track 14), Songwriting (track 14)


1997 Phobos Lyrics (track 12)
2002 Gasmask Revival (Single) Producer
2003 We Carry On (Single) Producer
2003 Voivod Producer
2009 Infini Producer
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Added on: 2011-04-09 03:21:19 Last modified on: 2023-06-26 11:59:33
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