Mustaine and Newsted to Play Metallica Songs at Gigantour?

Newsted, a former Metallica bassist, drops some not-so-subtle clues about Mustaine's plans for Gigantour.

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Jason Newsted has admitted that there's a chance he and Dave Mustaine will play Metallica songs on the upcoming Gigantour.

Newsted famously quit Metallica in 2001 after clashing with his bandmates. Today he fronts the band titled Newsted, who were recently added to the Gigantour lineup. Mustaine, of course, was also a member of Metallica until similar clashes forced him out to be replaced by Kirk Hammett in 1983.

When asked if by Skulls N' Bones (via Blabbermouth) there was a chance if the pair would bust out Metallica songs that they were a part of, Newsted replied with a wry smile: "There is a chance. It has been talked about. Whatever happens for sure, I don't know, but I'm willing to throw it out."

The Gigantour will also feature Megadeth, Black Label Society, David Draiman's Device and Death Division among others in its lineup.

In the same interview, Newsted was asked what advice he would give his younger self.

"Don't take sh-t personally," he said. "It's really important in life or in a big band, where you're all relying on each other and it's all dudes, and there's a all the puffing of chests and posturing ... you really gotta maintain your ground and not take sh-t personally. That's the biggest deal."

Watch the original interview with Jason Newsted here:

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    Newstead Is Awesome And Underrated.
    That very well may be true....but who is Newstead?
    Either you are dumb, trolling or you have a hyper sense of comedy that won't be developed for another 50 years.
    or they are pointing out that it is spelled Newsted and not Newstead. Not that I'm trying to be a Nazi about that or anything, just pointing out the more likely situation.
    Oh shit, my bad, although a time-travelling comedian did seem like a stretch.
    kicking him out was Metallica's biggest mistake
    Agent 00Awesome
    Kicking Mustaine out was Metallica's biggest mistake.
    Metallica wouldn't have made it if they did not fire Mustaine. His destructive behavior at the time became a threat to their existence as a band. It was not a mistake. Besides, we would not enjoy Megadeth if it wasn't for that event.
    I dunno, I prefer Mustaine as a rhythm guitarist. His riffs in Megadeth are always top notch but his solos usually aren't as good as whoever is playing lead in the band at the time.
    kicking him out was Metallica's biggest mistake
    Jason wasnt kicked out, he chose to leave.
    well they told him if he wanted to make music when he did then he would have to leave Metallica, although it was a choice his arm was forced
    uhm... no. who told you that?
    To clarify he wanted to make music with echobrain while the band was not making an album and was told he couldn't, I wouldn't say that's him leaving without being pushed into the situation
    Jason: I wanna make an album with a different band James: YOU CAN'T MAKE ANOTHER ALBUM! *kicks shit over* Jason: Well **** you, I quit. A respectable decision if I do say so myself.
    It would be interesting. They never played together in Metallica so I wonder what era Metallica songs they'd play... Kill 'Em All? Justice? I'd love to see Mustaine play some of the Justice material.
    Jason is actually already playing some Metallica stuff live, what I thought was weird though is that he's playing Kill 'em All stuff.
    theyll play kill em all in that interview he said phantom lord would be cool and tobe honeest id love to see dave shred phantom lord
    My Last Words
    Dave's lead is sloppy nowadays. Step up your game, Dave, and quit being lazy.
    Saturday night palsy will do that to a man.. Regardless, I think Mustaine's lead is fine despite having to reteach himself.
    Probably some KEA stuff, Jason does well with KEA vocals and really has made Whiplash his own.
    would be kind of cool
    agreed, i feel like they would be really good in a band together. they can both do vocals and bill ward could be on drums.