Full Name: Jason Curtis Newsted
Instrument: Bass Guitar
Specialty: Making sure Metallica pumps harder than ever
Birthday: March 4, 1963
From: Battle Creek, Michigan
Vitals: 5'9" & 150 lbs (1.75meters & 68.04 kg); brown/red hair & blue eyes
Drives: '94 Land Cruiser, IBIS Titanium, Cyclocross bike
Marital Status: Single (Sort of, just not married yet)
Drinks: Bordeaux, Barolo, barbaresco wines. Evian, Metrx Shakes
Eats: Thai Curry, Frosted Flakes, Bananas, Ginseng
Sports Team: NBA: Phoenix Suns, Chicago Bulls; NFL: Detroit Lions, L.A. Raiders
Before Metallica: Flotsam and Jetsam, Dogz
Pre-Metallica Career: Burger-flipper, pizza-maker, and truck driver
Likes: Mountain biking, Elizabeth, Basketball
Listens to: Kiss, Black Sabbath, Tom Waits, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Machine Head, Sly and the Family Stone, Sepultura, Wes Montgomery, Snoop Doggy Dogg, Bob Marley, Johnny Cash, Jaco Pastorius, Anything and everything
Heroes: Gene Simmons, Al Pacino, B.B. King, my father, Zach Harmen, Bob Marley
First Concert: Ted Nugent, 1975, South Bend, Indiana
Describes self as: Energetic, caring, goofy


        Jason Newsted was born on March 4th, 1963 in Battle Creek, Michigan. His influences for music and performing are all of the bass players in the bands, Kiss, Rush, Black Sabbath, Iron Maiden, and Yes. His first jobs before becoming a great bass player for Metallica was that he was a busboy and a dishwasher. Just like Kirk, Jason had a band before he came to Metallica, it was called "Flotsam & Jetson". Jason got his first bass at age 13, played with it, then got bored of it. After 5 years, he took took it out again, liked it better, then started to play seriously. He quit school to join his first band "Flotsam & Jetson" (His parents accepted his forgiveness now). He played in clubs and concerts and released a record with the band. Then along came James, Lars and Kirk feeling sad that they lost their bassist, Cliff Burton, in a bus accident. They were looking for a replacement. They asked Jason to try out, mainly jam and spend time with them. Then the big news came, James asked Jason if he would join Metallica. Jason was so happy that in response to James' offer, he screamed at the top of his lungs right in the middle of a restaurant. Now, a new Metallica is born!!!

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