By Tony Hicks
Thursday, March 26th, 2009 at 2:56 pm in Uncategorized.
Rolling Stone verified that Walnut Creek’s own (at least the last time I saw him) Jason Newsted will perform with Metallica when they’re inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on April 4
It’s a good move, mostly because Newsted deserves it. Everybody knows how Metallica put him through the wringer over the years. And it certainly couldn’t have been easy to compete with the ghost of Cliff Burton, not to mention being replaced by someone the band all but came out and said was better in “Some Kind of Monster.” Newsted is a heckuva player and a class guy. I’ve sat down with him a few times and I can’t remember him ever saying anything but nice things about his old bandmates, even when he could’ve gone off the record. He’s one of the all-time underrated members of a big band.