Newsted reveals why he left the band

According to reports, Jason Newsted, the former Metallica bassist, recently spoke about why he left the band in the year 2001. In a recent television interview, Jason stated that his eventual break up with the band was over the way Echobrain, his side band, were handled.

Jason told that the management of Metallica was very excited regarding Echobrain. They wanted to take it out for him, wanted him to do Echobrain also, along with Metallica. They felt that Echobrain was that good, the singer was that good, and it did not affect Metallica because it was a totally different kind of thing, and he was in Metallica; that would give it its pedigree already.

He added that they had told him quite convincingly that this is a good record, they have been playing it around the office that is all they have been listening, it is really fantastic, this kid has a great voice. It is time to do something with this. Later Metallica frontman James Hetfield heard about this and he was not happy regarding this. He probably thought that it would somehow Metallica’s performance as a band.

Jason always thought that Echobrain could never have interfered with Metallica. He never thought that. There was no way that it could have affected the metal rock band. The monster and the integrity and the legend that Metallica’s built, it would take a lot more than that to ever affect it.

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