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Jason Newsted “Broke Down” After Metallica Learned of Devin Townsend Side Project

ByApril

Apr 27, 2022

For most of their career, Metallica had a strict intra-band policy about their members not having any side projects. As evidenced by guitarist Kirk Hammett’s debut solo EP that he just released last week, which marked the first-ever side project by a Metallica member, that decree isn’t as strongly enforced as it once was. However, former ‘Tallica bassist Jason Newsted has revealed that during his early years in the band, he was once chastised by his bandmates when they discovered he had recorded a one-off demo with a then-budding musician named Devin Townsend.