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Jason Newsted axes shows after falling ill

July 21st, 2013 8:40pm EDT
Jason Newsted
Former Metallica bassist Jason Newsted and his solo band have been forced to cancel a handful of upcoming shows after the star was diagnosed with walking pneumonia.

The 50 year old and his group Newsted were slated to perform throughout Canada this week (begs22Jul13) as part of their Gigantour with Megadeath and Black Label Society, but now they have pulled out of gigs in Manitoba, British Columbia, Alberta, and Saskatchewan to allow the frontman more time to recover.

In a post on Twitter.com on Saturday (20Jul13), the rocker wrote, "I'd been feeling a bit under the weather while performi...

Late Stars Remembered At Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Induction

April 6th, 2009 8:54am EDT
Metallica, Run-DMC, Jeff Beck and Bobby Womack entered the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on Saturday at an emotional ceremony in Cleveland, Ohio.

Red Hot Chili Peppers rocker Flea inducted headliners Metallica; who were joined onstage by former guitarist Jason Newsted, and Ray Burton, the father of Cliff Burton, the band's former bassist, who died in a tourbus crash in 1986.

Eminem inducted Run-DMC, who also took the opportunity to mourn former bandmate Jam Master Jay who was murdered in 2002.

Ronnie Wood introduced Womack and then joined the soul star onstage for a duet.


Metallica Rock Hall Induction Won't Be Like Blondie 'Train Wreck'

November 5th, 2008 6:00pm EST
Metallica star James Hetfield insists he'll invite anyone who has ever played on one of the group's albums to join them at the Rock & Hall of Fame induction ceremony if the rockers get the nod in 2009.

The front-man has already agreed to end his feud with former band mate Jason Newsted if the eligible heavy rock act get inducted next year - because he doesn't want the magical moment to become a farce, like it has in the past.

Hetfield admits he cringed when Blondie were inducted in 2006 and feuding band mates bickered onstage.

He tells Rolling Stone magazine, "There's no rea...

Voivod Wait For Injured Newsted

January 30th, 2007 9:30pm EST
Heavy rockers Voivod are so thrilled to land former Metallica star Jason Newsted as a guest on their new album, they've shelved release plans to allow the bassist to recover after hurting his arm in a freak accident.

Newsted reportedly tore his bicep and rotator cuff trying to catch a bass that had fallen off an amplifier last October, forcing him to pull out of a tour with supergroup Rock Star: Supernova.

But he is on the mend and will record his bass lines separately to Voivod.

Drummer Michel Langevin says, "He needs time to recover from the surgery he had."

(This n...

14 Gilby Clarke Tracks To Be Released By Spitfire Records On Jan. 30

January 9th, 2007 12:57pm EST
Gilby Clarke
Now is the time to reflect back upon the stunning achievements of one Gilby Clarke, singer/songwriter/guitarist/producer. Spitfire Records will do just that with Clarke's January 30, self-titled release. The album includes 14 tracks from his muscular solo catalog, two from his days in the criminally-ignored Colonel Parker with ex-Stray Cat Slim Jim Phantom, and one re-recording of "Black" with Rock Star: Super Nova runner-up Dilana Smith.

CBS-TV's Rock Star: Super Nova put the former Guns N' Roses guitarist (he replaced Izzy Stradlin) in a band with Metallica/Voivod bassist Jason News...

2006: Year In Music (Pt. 3)

December 31st, 2006 2:00pm EST
Syd Barrett
...During July, co-founder and original Pink Floyd guitarist/singer Syd Barrett, who had spent the better part of the last 35 years as a hermit, died at age 60 from diabetic complications... Weezer singer Rivers Cuomo pretty much confirms rumors that the band is done, "unless," he says, "it becomes really obvious to me that we need to do one."

New albums from: Muse, Johnny Cash, Thom Yorke, Peachez, Sufjan Stevens, Cheyenne Kimball, Phish, Soul Asylum, Seether, Moloko, Alien Ant Farm, Black Stone Cherry, Eighteen Visions, Helmet, Third Eye Blind, Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, New York Dolls...

Injury Forces Bass Player To Drop Out of Rock Star Supernova

October 25th, 2006 8:17am EDT
Jason Newsted
Former Metallica star Jason Newsted has been forced to pull out of supergroup Rock Star Supernova two months before their first show after suffering a major shoulder injury. The rocker reportedly tore his left bicep and rotator cuff while trying to catch a bass that had fallen off an amplifier.

A spokesman claims Newsted requires surgery and will not be able to return to the stage for nine months. Rock Star Supernova, founded by Tommy Lee and Gilby Clarke and featuring reality TV show winner Lukas Rossi, hope to continue with album release plans and a New Year's Eve concert in Las Veg...

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