With the calendar pages getting mighty slim on our November raid of That Metal Show’s video vaults, here’s a double dose from Season 12 of veteran Metallica bassist Jason Newsted sitting in with TMS co-hosts Eddie Trunk, Jim Florentine, and Don Jamieson.
In our first clip, Jason reveals the exact songs he played when auditioning for Metallica following the tragic bus accident death of bassist Cliff Burton in 1986.
Jason proved that not only was he a master of four-string mayhem, of course, but that he had long been a devoted student of Metallicology. He also talks about the 11 day whirlwind that took him from his original band of kickass scrappers, Flotsam and Jetsam, to the very forefront of the thrash universe.
Much has been made about the hazing Jason endured upon entering the Metallica arena, as well as how his bass sound is so muted on …And Justice for All. Here, Jason clears up a lot of the static surrounding those two chapters in metal history.