Did MEGADETH Request NEWSTED Be Dropped From Soundwave Sideshows?

Wednesday, 5th February 2014

According to Faster Louder, NEWSTED, featuring former METALLICA, VOIVOD and FLOTSAM AND JETSAM bassist Jason Newsted has been dropped from the bill of MEGADETH’s Soundwave sideshows. A source close to the festival has confirmed that MEGADETH had requested that NEWSTED be dropped from the bill and festival promoter AJ Maddah has officially confirmed the news.

Replacing NEWSTED are WHITECHAPEL. The two Sidewaves also include VOLBEAT and will be held in Sydney and Melbourne: February 25th at the UNSW Roundhouse in Sydney and the 27th at The Forum in Melbourne.

NEWSTED previously took part in the 2013 installment of Gigantour, but had to miss several dates due to illness.