Newsted joined Metallica in 1986 as a bass player. They’ve released eleven albums in total together. When the time has become to 2001, Newsted had to announce that he parted ways from the band, and Robert Trujillo became the new bassist of the band for $1 million after his break-up.
However, during his recent appearance on Knotfest’s Talk Toomey, Jason Newsted has discussed one of the most curious issues of himself. He said when the interviewer asked him why he always wore Metallica t-shirt on stage that he believed himself and his band Metallica.
“I would do whatever I could, what was within my power, to promote and forward our success,” he continued. “I would sacrifice myself in any manner asked; there were no limits. I would do whatever it took, what I could possibly do, in my limited knowledge and experience, to play my role to the best of my ability to make us successful.
“Flying the colors made me – as Jason Isbell says – ‘black metal t-shirt my shield.’ It was. And it always was. And it was the name of my fucking band across the front. And guess what? There is no bigger one.
“So I pridefully wear this – I fly my colors more pridefully than any Hell’s Angel or whatever through all of time.”
“And one little side note that goes along with doing what I can for the cause. If you go back and you talk to the guy after the show that comes to tell Lars about the dough… He says, ‘By the way, Jay, you know the ‘executioner’ shirt you’ve been wearing the last three days? It’s outsold everything else by 40 percent. So take that with you, okay?’
“And everybody gets that money – manager, crew guy, band guy. Everybody shares in that money. There you go, bro.”