Jason Newsted Breaks Silence After Metallica Relapse

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Former Metallica bassist Jason Newsted has announced that his Chophouse Band will play a fully electric setlist for the first time tonight at the first J-Town Jam, a show that will benefit Little Smiles and Little Kids Rock at Downtown Abacoa Ampitheatre in Abacoa, Florida. This is Newsted’s first announcement and performance singer former bandmate James Hetfield checked into rehab earlier this week after sad photos surfaced.

Little Smiles helps professionals give kids in their care the opportunity to be kids during difficult times. A wide range of caregivers help children of all ages who are facing devastating circumstances including terminal illness, abandonment and other trauma. These are children who often spend many nights alone in hospitals, shelters and temporary homes, and who can be subject to painful procedures and other emotional strains that they are not equipped to handle.

Howard Stern dropped a James Hetfield relapse bombshell a few days ago. The professionals working with them understand each child’s unique situation and how to help them heal, but they often lack the resources and financial support to make them smile.

That is why they turn to Little Smiles, which provides volunteers, supplies, and funds to make it possible for them to add joy to the lives of the children they care for.

Little Smiles helps heal hearts and create little smiles by providing gifts and fun activities to children impacted by serious illness, homelessness or tragedy. Little Smiles believes every child deserves to smile! A Tool member recently made a tragic Metallica revelation.