Ex-Metallica Bassist Jason Newsted is Starting a Brand New Metal Project, will Release The Debut Album from The Chophouse Band

Former Metallica bassist Jason Newsted gave an interview recently and has revealed he has several musical projects in the works, including a return to Metal! Jason appeared on Gator 98.7 FM’s Gator Garage for a VIP performance and question-and-answer session with the radio station’s Jason and Franny. Jason described new albums by The Chophouse Band and two other bands, including a metal band he is prepping. Jason’s post-Metallica output included albums with Voivod, touring with Ozzy Osbourne, and a solo EP and album, Newstead. Inspire of critical acclaim, Jason folded the Newsted project and deleted his social media accounts – commenting he lost “an awful lot of money — hundreds of thousands of dollars.” He added: “I couldn’t continue because the business is such a harsh thing now and so different than what I had known.”



Jason commented to 98.7 (as transcribed by Blabbermouth): “Actually, I spent six months of last year putting together The Chophouse Band ‘Volume 1′. The Chophouse Band has been together [and] making music since 1992. So it was our first album after 30 years. I spent a lot of time on that. And then, once I got that under my belt, I’m kind of stepping back into the heavy now. So the last couple of weeks I’ve been auditioning guitar players for a heavy project. I’m back on bass and singing with a metal drummer — double bass, you know; getting’ loud again. So I’ve got a couple of irons in the fire. I’m putting two new projects together right now — but loud.”