JASON NEWSTED Talks METALLICA Reunion, Cliff Burton In Latest Artisan News Video Report

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Posted on Thursday, May 02, 2013 at 02:51:19 EST

Former METALLICA bassist and NEWSTED frontman Jason Newsted recently spoke with Artisan News about being nominated for best bassist at the upcoming Golden Gods Awards with his heroes Geddy Lee (RUSH), Steve Harris (IRON MAIDEN) and Lemmy (MOTÖRHEAD), Metallica being at the awards, and renaming the award for late Metallica bassist Cliff Burton. Check out the clip below:

Jason recently issued the following message:

"Hey Newsted metalheads! Over the last few weeks I've received a ton of great questions from you all. I took the time to answer my favorite questions in a YouTube video. I've chosen one grand prize winner and five runner-ups. The winners will be receiving exclusive Newsted merchandise packs and will be contacted via email."

Newsted kicked off their US tour on April 19th in Walnut Creek, CA at Red House. Remaining US tour dates are as follows:

3 - Las Vegas, NV - Vinyl
4 - Mesa, AZ - KUPD Ufiesta / Quail Run Park
15 - Battle Creek, MI - Planet Rock
17 - Pontiac, MI - The Crofoot
18 - Chicago, IL - Bottom Lounge
21 - New York, NY - Highline Ballroom
22 - Cambridge, MA - The Middle East Downstairs
23 - Asbury Park, NJ - The Stone Pony

Visit this location to get access to VIP ticketing packages for all US dates.

VIP packages include:

- one general admission concert ticket
- one meet and greet with Newsted
- one photo opportunity with Newsted
- get one personal item signed by Newsted
- one tour T-shirt
- one commemorative VIP Laminate
- first entry into the venue (where available)
- lines free merchandise shopping (where available)

Fan-filmed video, which includes footage of the band performing some Metallica classics, can be viewed below:

Check out a video introduction of Newsted's new line-up below: