Former Metallica bassist Jason Newsted is getting into this whole Internet thing! The rocker, who recently re-entered the music world by announcing his presence on a newly launched website, has unveiled his new self-titled band and kept fans up to date on their rapid progress toward a new album in the month the site has been in operation. Now comes word that the first batch of music from Newsted has a title -- 'Metal' -- and it will arrive early next year.
In a recent interview with Eddie Trunk, Newsted stated, "Whatever it ends up being — if it’s five songs, 20 songs, 50 songs … I don’t even know what the heck I’m gonna do. I have so much music from over the years. I have a bunch of new stuff … I’m just trying to figure out exactly what I wanna unleash on everybody first. That’s kind of what it’s coming down to — the timing of things and how I wanna hit people with it.”
Newsted appears to have figured out his release strategy as he's detailed in a new
/photo/1" target="_blank">Twitter posting
/photo/1" target="_blank">Twitter posting. The musician posted an open letter to fans in hopes that they would spread it around the Internet, fostering word of mouth for his new project. The letter, which can be seen here and unveils the four songs on the disc, reads as follows:
— Vangelis Makridakis (@AxEasy) December 14, 2012
At present, it has not been revealed if or when a full-length album will follow or when the new Newsted lineup will be performing an extended tour.