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Posted Nov 07, 2013 03:53 PM
Newsted frontman Jason Newsted recently praised his former band Metallica for continuously taking chances and investing in themselves, calling it a "big f--king deal." While chatting with Noisecreep, the bassist also remembered the selfless road crew support during James Hetfield's 1992 Montreal stage fire incident.
"I'm very impressed by that," Jason said when asked to comment on Metallica's latest 3D film "Through the Never." "I'm a big fan of them, they keep taking these chances. They keep investing in themselves and that’s a big f--king deal man. There's no one else you can invest in that will work harder for your own money than yourself."
The frontman explained further, "I support Metallica in whatever they do. They've worked so hard and there’s no way that you get to be as big of a band, or the biggest band without working so f--king hard. And don't let anyone ever believe anything other than that. The shiny side is nice but the shiny side takes a lot more gristle side. They work very hard and I'm proud of them for it."
Newsted then touched on the matter of road crew, praising the crew guys for going "above and beyond" to protect the band and particularly remembering James Hetfield's 1992 Montreal stage pyrotechnics accident.
"They're always a few steps ahead of you and making sure that you can do the best show that you can do," the bassist explained. "Those things are always the ones that are commendable. The other stuff are the things - for example, let's say when James got burned in Montreal. Those guys were so on point about making sure that no one touched him, no one messed with him and he was protected and cared for.
"Above and beyond anything a big brother would do in a lot of different ways," he continued. "Not just James but if anyone ever tried to mess with the band, if anyone truly ever tried to harm us or get too close, these guys go above and beyond being able to protect us."
Newsted released their debut record "Heavy Metal Music" on August 6 via Chophouse Records. "King of the Underdogs" video saw its premiere later last week, make sure to check it out below.