Jason Newsted On Soundwave Cancellations: “We Are All Gutted By This Turn Of Events”

Friday, 21st February 2014

NEWSTED — the new band featuring former METALLICA, VOIVOD and FLOTSAM AND JETSAM bassist Jason Newsted and STAIND guitarist Mike Mushok — has confirmed that it will no longer be coming to Australia for the Soundwave festival, which begins tomorrow (Saturday, February 22) in Brisbane.

Said Jason in a statement: “Due to private and personal circumstances, we sincerely regret to inform you that the NEWSTED band is unable to perform in February and March as scheduled.

“Our deepest apologies for any inconvenience to you. We are all gutted by this turn of events.

“Our hope is that we will have another opportunity to share our heavy music with you all again sometime in the near future. I’m sorry, sisters and brothers, We were really looking forward to these shows too.”

NEWSTED’s cancelation follows MEGADETH’s withdrawal from Soundwave earlier this month after a disagreement between MEGADETH mainman Dave Mustaine and the Soundwave promoters over NEWSTED’s appearance on MEGADETH’s “off” dates during Soundwave.