Jason Newsted

He had the daunting task of filling the void left by one of metal’s most revered bassists in an ensemble given to notoriously stormy relationships. Among the genre’s most prolific players, the artistry of Jason Curtis Newsted embraces thrash, classic rock, and progressive which he plies on a variety of instruments in the traditional four and extended range configurations. Though he’s an aggressive player, Newsted is adept at creating melodic, atmospheric passages as evidenced during his solo spots. Post Metallica, Jason has collaborated with Ozzy Osbourne, Voidoid, WhoCares with Ian Gillan, Tony Iommi and Jon Lord; in addition to several solo projects.