Jason Newsted

  • Blogs

    November 2, 2012

    The Top 21 Bay Area Metal Albums of All Time, #10-1

    Our countdown of the best Bay Area metal albums continues today with this installment: the 10 best ever. And guess which band comes up a lot on this one? See also * The Top 21 Bay Area Metal Albums of All Time, #21-11 * The Top 20 Greatest San Francisco Musicians * The Top 15 Most Cocaine-Influence ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 12, 2011

    Metallica Turns 30 with Ozzy, Danzig, Rob Halford, and a Roomful of Fanatics

    Metallica performing with Glenn Danzig Friday night at the Fillmore.​ Metallica (plus guests) Dec. 9 and 10, 2011 The Fillmore Better than: Turning 30 alone, we're assuming. The birthday party for the biggest metal band in the world came to its finale this weekend with classic songs and surp ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 9, 2011

    Metallica's Top 5 Most Alienating, Hate-Inducing Actions

    ​"Metallica loves to be hated," James Hetfield told Playboy in a 2001 interview. The group's detractors would argue that over the years, Hetfield and the boys have done a more than capable job of cultivating that hate. There are young music fans, born around the mid-1990s, who only know a wor ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 8, 2011

    Metallica Brings Out Lou Reed, Kid Rock, Mercyful Fate, and More as the 30th Anniversary Party Continues

    Metallica at the Fillmore Wednesday night. Notice that James Hetfield isn't wearing a shirt.​ See more of our Metallica Week coverage: Author Brian Lew on the Early Days of Metallica and the Bay Area Thrash Metal Scene Six Signs of Metallica's Pervasive Influence on Pop Culture Metallica Ki ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 20, 2010

    Top 5 Most Excruciating Moments in Music Documentaries

    We've yet to see Joaquin Phoenix documenting his own nervous breakdown in new movie I'm Still Here, but critics have been largely disgusted by what's on view. With that in mind, here are five other moments in music documentaries that have left us feeling queasy and depressed.5. Jim Morrison Having H ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 10, 2010

    Monday Morning Hangover: Bacon, Metallica, & Banksy

    This weekend, people brought home the bacon and went out in the streets for one of San Francisco's quintessential street parties: the How Weird Street Faire.Hanna Quevedo​Greasy good fun was had by all who attended Bacon Camp 2010, where the fried delicacy was cooked up in a multitude of ways.Hann ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 12, 2010

    Ex-Metallica Bassist Jason Newsted's SF Art Exhibit

    Jason Newsted's "Absenthe Won" (Acrylic, ink, dry pastel on canvas) ​ As we all learned in Some Kind of Monster, Metallica's big shredders harbor sensitive sides. The therapy doc introduced the headbanging public to the ways these dudes deviate from the hard rock tough guy st ... More >>

  • Film

    July 7, 2004

    Head Trip

    Between hard rock and a safe place, Metallica finds itself

  • Music

    June 12, 2002

    And Justice for a Few

    Metallica gets intimate

  • Culture

    October 4, 2000

    Rock and a Hard Place

    Music can free your soul, but can it spring the West Memphis Three?

  • Music

    April 19, 2000

    Riff Raff

    Everything I Ever Needed to Know About the Music Business I Learned From Eddie Money, etc...

  • Music

    April 28, 1999

    Fanfare for the Common Band

    Metallica and the San Francisco Symphony play the Berkeley Community Theater for two nights, and for what?

  • Music

    April 1, 1998
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