Metallica Reunites with Jason Newsted at Anniversary Gig
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Celebrating their 30th anniversary last night (Dec. 5) with the first of four special shows at the Fillmore in San Francisco, Metallica reunited with Jason Newsted, the bassist who, over the course of 14 years, played on their biggest-selling records.
Newsted, who’s performed with Canadian tech-thrash pioneers Voivod since leaving the group in 2001, joined his former metal brethren for ‘Harvester of Sorrow,’ a song from 1988’s ‘…And Justice for All,’ Rolling Stone reports. Afterward, at the urging of frontman James Hetfield, he stuck around for one more, ‘Damage Inc.,’ a 1986 track recorded before he joined the band.
Newsted’s predecessor, Cliff Burton, died in a bus accident in 1986, and at Monday’s anniversary show, the late bass great’s father, Ray, was among the special guests.