Former Metallica bassist Jason Newsted‘s first 2019 performance from a few months ago has leaked, as Newsted as joined by The Chophouse Band. Newsted discussed what Gene Simmons and KISS did for Metallica at the show. In the video, Newsted covers Neil Young’s “Rockin’ in the Free World” at Lighthouse ArtCenter School of Art in Tequesta, Florida.
travelingempire wrote on YouTube, “Rockin’ in the Free World. A great reminder on just how lucky we are in the US to be able to rock out in the free world without limitations to how loud, how often, or what we choose to crank up in our, homes, cars or ear buds. Thank you, Jason Newsted, Nicole Newsted, The Chophouse Band, and Lighthouse Art Gallery for the art, love, passion, community support, humility, talent and sharing your gifts. We are worthy and we graciously thank you!”
Jason Newsted recently granted an emotional Metallica request to a fan, and more Newsted devotees chimed in with YouTube comments.
Jon Spader commented, “Don’t get me wrong I have loved jason since Flotsam and Jetsam. I was so happy when he got into Metallica. But forgive me for laughing when the camera panned to the crowd and all I can see is really old people.”
WaterMonStar wrote, “I feel bad for most of the audience. I don’t think they enjoyed this type of music hahaha. Jason was and will forever freakin awesome!!! Keep up Jason, your music is powerful!”
Henchman67 chimed in, “This man is all about the music. 250 or 250,000 people. 110% every time he plugs in.”