Jason Newsted: 'I Don't Think It's Proper For Sepultura To Go On Without The Cavaleras'

Former Metallica bassist Jason Newsted believes that it's not "proper" for the band to carry on without either of the founding Cavalera brothers.

Jason Newsted: 'I Don't Think It's Proper For Sepultura To Go On Without The Cavaleras'
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Former Metallica bassist Jason Newsted, who made a guest appearance on Sepultura's 1998 album "Against", believes that it's not "proper" for the Brazilian metal band to carry on without either of the founding Cavalera brothers (Max and Igor; on guitar/vocals and drums, respectively). During a guest appearance this past Friday night (June 26) on the "Bone Metal Zone" show on the San Francisco radio station 107.7 FM, Newsted was asked by host Nikki Blakk about his involvement with Sepultura. "Yeah, I did one song on the 'Against' album with them," he replied. "I played six-string bass on it. We recorded it at The Chophouse [Newsted's home studio]. They came and stayed for a few days, and we rocked out, and that came of it." He continued, "I've played a lot of music with Andreas [Kisser, Sepultura guitarist] over time I've done real projects with him that we released to people and all that kind of stuff. "Andreas is one of my very, very favorite people." When asked for his opinion on Andreas' decision to continue Sepultura without Max and Igor, Newsted said, "No matter how much I love Andreas, I don't think it's proper for Sepultura to go on without the Cavaleras one or the other; I would rather have it with both, but if we can't have that, I really don't think we should have anything." He added, "I'm interested to hear Andreas' solo album, however, because he's very talented. He has a new record out it's a double album. I haven't anything from it yet, but I know from recording him a lot of times that he has a lot... a very deep well. He's very talented." Newsted performed with Sepultura at the Barulho Contra Fome (Noise Against Hunger) concert in August 1998, which was also the first gig of the "Against" tour. This performance included additional guest appearances by the Xavantes tribe (who'd featured on "Roots"), Mike Patton (Faith No More), Carlinhos Brown, original Sepultura guitarist Jairo Guedz and Coffin Joe. Thanks for the report to Blabbermouth.net.

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    Engel22
    I agree, Max's voice was the soul of Sepultura, and his guitar work was riddled with classic riffs. Igor's drums were the beating heart of the band, crushing and alive.
    MXFNCK
    yes. Cavalera Conspiracy topped everything Sepultura did after roots, and also all of the soulfly albums.
    XahXhaX
    That's stupid, everybody knows Metallica is Hetfield and Ulrich. For better or worse, they're responsible for the bulk of the songs. If you took away Hetfield, the band would be altered radically. Removing Cliff did little to the equation, he wasn't even in the band very long considering their entire history. Also, that's not what ironic means at all, so the answer is no.
    Roberttitus wrote: I agree with Jason, but don't you think it is a bit ironic that he is talking about it not being proper to replace someone who's sound was instrumental to the band when he in fact did the same thing?
    southern_stylin
    I have nothing but respect for Newsteads ability but, I don't think it's proper for talented musicians to go on TV and play in a fake rock band.
    Vicryl 2.0
    they could have been much more respected and admired if they have just let the name go. DANTE XXI was a great record. thats how i got back into listening to Sepultura again. i think Derrick Green is a great frontman if given a chance. i still like the idea of Max returning though.if they decide to reform Sepultura to its most known line-up then that would be a great idea. cant say i like Cavalera Conspiracy. its good, but not as ive expected it to be, like how everybody was hyping it too much. but its still very much good IMO.
    senor_peligro
    yeah, i've been a fan of sepultura since the late 80's. Max is sepultura- even though their new material carries a similar torch, the flame is not the same. it's just not right.
    Xjanni
    I think when Max left sepultura they kind of lost their originality, that is they lost their sound that made them so special. There can't be a sepultura without Max, but since i'm a huge soulfly fan I think it's alright that he left...
    Roberttitus
    I agree with Jason, but don't you think it is a bit ironic that he is talking about it not being proper to replace someone who's sound was instrumental to the band when he in fact did the same thing?