Jason Newsted has recently performed with his namesake band. Fans witnessed a full live show for the first time since 2013. The event took place last Saturday, May 20, at Revolution Live in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
As reported by Loudwire, the bassist delivered a 20-song set that included 11 brand-new original tunes, as well as covers of classics by Metallica, Ted Nugent, Ramones, and Motörhead.
Jason was witnessed on bass and lead vocals, the rest of the band featured guitarists Jessie Farnsworth and Humberto Perez, and drummer Jesus Mendez Jr.
The group covered Metallica’s early song “Whiplash” in full, and included medleys of “My Friend of Misery” and “Creeping Death” throughout the set.
You can check out fan-filmed footage of the performance below, as well as the full setlist:
- Heroic Dose
- Burn the Scarecrow (world premiere)
- Heart Of Stone (world premiere)
- Black Sheep (world premiere)
- Mud Song (world premiere)
- …As The Crow Flies (with Metallica’s “Creeping Death” bridge)
- Good Guys (world premiere)
- Live Fast (world premiere)
- Full Moon (world premiere)
- Iron Fish (world premiere)
- Long Time Dead
- Black Dog (world premiere)
- Stab (world premiere)
- Whiplash (Metallica cover)
- Jezebel (world premiere, with Metallica’s “My Friend Misery” intro)
- Stranglehold (Ted Nugent cover)
- I Just Want to Have Something to Do (Ramones cover)
- Love Me Like A Reptile (Motorhead cover)
- (We Are) The Road Crew (Motorhead cover)
Meanwhile, in a new interview with 98.7 The Gater‘s The Jason & Franny Show, the famous Metallica bassist talked more about bringing back Newsted for a show tonight, May 20, at Revolution Live in Fort Lauderdale, FL. He sings and plays bass in the band and will be joined on stage by Jesus Mendez Jr. and jessie Farnsworth, both from the band Underlord, as well as a new guitarist, Humberto Perez.
“We’re very excited about [Humberto’s addition to the band] because we have a little bit of new, fresh blood in the quartet,” he says. “But Jessie and Jesus and myself have maybe 16 years together overall. Nothing can replace that kind of [chemistry]. So we started playing the heavy [stuff] again. It all came together. I just wanted to do this. I reached out to some people, and they said Revolution Live was the place to take the gig. That’s where all the cool bands [play].”
Jason says the band will mainly play “new songs of this metal project. But it only can be old school like that. Yes, that’s what it is—it’s honest, authentic, old school and [there’s] no cheating.”