Jason




Jason Curtis Newsted DATE OF BIRTH: March 4, 1963 PLACE OF BIRTH: Battle Creek, MI HEIGHT: 5 feet, 9 inch WEIGHT: 150lbs MARITAL STATUS: Single...and does not have any future plans of getting married. JOB: The Live Guy...and he plays bass. SIDE PROJECTS/GUEST SPOTS: Jason creates music with loads of other musicians in his home studio, The Chophouse. Aside from that, Jason has appeared on Sepultura's Hatred Aside, off the Against record. He also has had a hand in a few tunes penned for Milk & Blood (Fatso's World) and Voivod (Jason wrote M-Body for Voivod's Phobos album) and has appeared on a DJ Shadow record. OLD BANDS: Diamond, Jason's first band in 1977, consisted of him on Bass & Vocals, Todd Smiedendorf on Drums, Kevin Kendrick and Tom DePoy on guitar. Next up was Jason's 1980 bnad, Gangster whihc, again, had Jason on Bass & Vocals, Tim Hamlin on Guitar and an unknown drummer. After Jason moved from Michigan to Arizona, Paradox fired up in 1982 with Kelly Smith on Drums, Pete Mello and Dave Golder on Guitar. Next up was Dogz...which morphed into Flotsam and Jetsam. Dogz had Jason on bass and vocals, Kelly Smith on Drums, Eric A.K. on vocals, Mark Vasquez on guitar, and Kevin Horton on guitar. Finally, Dogz morphed into Flotsam and Jetsam in 1984. With Jason playing bass and writing most of the matieral, Kelly Smith returned once again to be the drummer, Eric A.K. supplied the lead vocals, and Ed Carlson and Michael Gilbert played guitar. Flotsam (with Jason in tow) appeared on the 7th installment of Metal Blade's Metal Massacre compilation albums and appears on the Doomsday for the Deceiver album available on Metal Blade. SPORTS: Jason is a big fan of the Phoenix Suns. HOBBIES: Creating music, mountain biking INFLUENCES: Gene Simmons of KISS, Geezer Butler of Black Sabbath, and Geddy Lee of Rush. PREVIOUS JOBS: Truck driver LISTENS TO: Sepultura, various techno and hip hop albums, and anything heavy. ADDITIONAL TIDBITS OF INFO: Jason creates massive amounts of tunes in his home studio, The Chophouse. Below are some of the side projects that Jason has participated in... -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- MAXWELL RANCHOUSE BANDS Maxwell, CA - 1986 to Present Jason Newsted - Bass/Drums Jim Martin - Guitar/Drums Lou Martin - Harp/Drums Dave Dunotto - Drums + many guests James Hetfield - Guitar/Drums Kirk Hammett - Guitar/Drums Lars Ulrich - Drums John Marshall - Guitar/Drums Tony Prinzivalli - Guitar/Drums Eric Braverman - Drums/Vox -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- MIKE Kalamazoo, MI - 1986 to Present Jason Newsted - Drums/Vox Mike Dinvald - Guitar Mike Guy - Bass -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- SPASTIK CHILDREN San Francisco, CA - 1987 to 1990 Jason Newsted - Bass/Guitar/Vox/Alcohol James Hetfield - Drums/Vox/Alcohol Fred Cotton - Vox/Alcohol Jim Martin - Bass/Vox/Alcohol Kirk Hammett - Bass/Alcohol James Flunky McDaniel - Guitar/Vox/Alcohol ...and the list goes on and on -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- AVOID Richmond, CA - 1989 Jason Newsted - Bass Snake of Voivod - Vox Piggy of Voivod - Guitar Away of Voivod - Drums Eric Braverman - Vox -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- SEPULTALLICA Denver, CO and San Francisco, CA - 1992 Jason Newsted - Bass/Vox Andreas Kisser - Guitar Kelly Smith - Drums John Marshall - Guitar Eric Braverman - Vox -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- KOPPER BISKITS Phoenix, AZ - 1992 Jason Newsted - Bass/Guitar/Vox Kelly Smith - Drums Eric A.K. - Vox JB Ward - Bass Eric Braverman - Vox Tony Prinzivalli - Guitar Chris Squidman - Sax -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- LONG ASS JOHNNY & THE FABULOUS Y-TONES San Francisco, CA - 1993 Jason Newsted - Bass/Guitar/Vox John Marshall - Guitar Tony Prinzivalli - Guitar Whitey Chfobak - Keyboards Tim Lau - Drums Mark - Drums Lou Martin - Harp Dave Bartels - Percussion -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- VOODOO CHILDREN Manhatten, NY - 1993 Jason Newsted - Bass/Vox Kirk Hammett - Guitar Tony Prinzivalli - Guitar/Vox Whitey Chrobak - Keyboards Tim Lau - Drums -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- GROOVE STANG San Francisco, CA - 1993 Jason Newsted - Bass Igor Leonardi - Guitar Atma Anur - Drums Ben Barnes - Violin -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- PALE San Francisco, CA - 1994 Jason Newsted - Bass/Vox Johnny Gunn - Vox Igor Leonardi - Guitar Tim Lau - Drums -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- JUDAS San Francisco, CA - 1994 Jason Newsted - Bass/Vox Jim Martin - Guitar Kelly Smith - Drums -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- FATSO San Francisco, CA - 1994 Jason Newsted - Bass/Vox Jim Martin - Guitar/Vox Kelly Smith - Drums Whitey Chrobak - Keyboards -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- DREGNET San Francisco, CA - 1994 Jason Newsted - Bass/Vox Igor Leonardi - Guitar Joe Chicago -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- IR8 Chophouse - San Francisco, CA - 1994 Jason Newsted - Bass/Vox Devin Townsend - Guitar Tom Hunting - Drums Demoz Released to Date - IR8 containing the songs Colossus, Nothing, and Black on Black -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- SLEEPMASK Chophouse - San Francisco, CA - 1995 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- WILT Chophouse - San Francisco, CA - 1995 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- SEXOTURICA Chophouse - San Francisco, CA - 1995 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- MONKEY PLANET Chophouse - San Francisco, CA - 1995 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- PECKERSQUAT Chophouse - San Francisco, CA - 1995 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- EMIT Chophouse - San Francisco, CA - 1995 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- PEABRAIN Chophouse - San Francisco, CA - 1995 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- FATSO'S MONKEY'S PLANETZ Chophouse - San Francisco, CA - 1995 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- THE DOO-DADS Chophouse - San Francisco, CA - 1995 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- BARN MONKEY Chophouse - San Francisco, CA - 1995 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- THEE THAW Chophouse - San Francisco, CA - 1995 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- QUARTETO da PINGA Chophouse - San Francisco, CA - 1995 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- BLASTULA Chophouse - San Francisco, CA - 1995 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- TURD BEN POLISHED Chophouse - San Francisco, CA - 1995 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- TELEPATHETIC Chophouse - San Francisco, CA - 1995 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- EL RONE Chophouse - San Francisco, CA - 1995 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- THE GNATBALLS Chophouse - San Francisco, CA - 1996 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- FOPDOODLE Chophouse - San Francisco, CA - 1996 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- EARTHBURP Chophouse - San Francisco, CA - 1996 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- TAR RAT Chophouse - San Francisco, CA - 1996 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 8 FROSTEE POPS Chophouse - San Francisco, CA - 1996 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- CACAFUEGO de CREPITUS Chophouse - San Francisco, CA - 1996 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- WRESTLEY PELVIS Chophouse - San Francisco, CA - 1996 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- TARRAT Chophouse - San Francisco, CA - 1996 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ROACH REAPERS Chophouse - San Francisco, CA - 1996 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- DUSTBIN PLUGS Chophouse - San Francisco, CA - 1996 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- PIGGY FATSO SICKS Chophouse - San Francisco, CA - 1996 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- FROSTED PLASMA FURIES Chophouse - San Francisco, CA - 1996 Demoz Recorded to Date - Apple -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- FLOTSAM & JETSAM - 14 1/2 YEAR REUNION Phoenix, AZ - 1996 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- THE CREEP AND THE CRUD Chophouse/Lollapalooza - 1996 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- CUPAJAVA Chophouse/Lollapalooza - 1996 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- PAPA WHEELIE Chophouse - San Francisco, CA - 1996 Demoz Recorded to Date - Ride This, Tread, and Sprocket Man -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- SPAWNTOONIUS PHONK Chophouse/Lollapalooza - 1996 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- JAKE Chophouse - San Francisco, CA - 1996 Demoz Recorded to Date - The Analog Inception -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- THE RULORZ Chophouse/Lollapalooza - 1996 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- FILTHY YOUNG IMPALERS Chophouse/Lollapalooza - 1996 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- THE SQUARES Chophouse/Lollapalooza - 1996 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- DENNY LOVE AND THE FEARLEADERS Chophouse/Lollapalooza - 1996 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- MY ONE MINUTE Chophouse/Lollapalooza - 1996 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- DUBRIS Chophouse - San Francisco, CA - 1996 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- NOSEDIVE Chophouse - San Francisco, CA - 1996 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- CHOPHOUSE HALLOWEEN FEST Chophouse - San Francisco, CA - 1996 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- GUZZINTA BROS. Chophouse - San Francisco, CA - 1996 Demoz Recorded to Date - Freak Bitches -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- THE C.U.D. Chophouse - San Francisco, CA - 1996 Demoz Recorded to Date - Digitalia -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- GODSWALLOP Chophouse - San Francisco, CA - 1996 Demoz Recorded to Date - I Tell You What -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- THE JIM-JAMS Chophouse - San Francisco, CA - 1996 Demoz Recorded to Date - Look It Up -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- CLUSTER McVINE Chophouse - San Francisco, CA - 1997 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- PeeGee AND IGOR Chophouse - San Francisco, CA - 1997 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- MR. STONY PANTS Chophouse - San Francisco, CA - 1997 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- KITSCHICKER 6 Chophouse - San Francisco, CA - 1997 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- IN-ON-IN Chophouse - San Francisco, CA - 1997 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- BUTTOUTSKI Chophouse - San Francisco, CA - 1997 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- HILLTOP HABENEROS Chophouse - San Francisco, CA - 1997 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- KINIPTION Chophouse - San Francisco, CA - 1997 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- CANNABAL HEADUNIT Chophouse - San Francisco, CA - 1997 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- SEPULTURA Chophouse - San Francisco, CA - 1998 Jason Newsted - Baritone Guitar/Vox Andreas Kisser - Guitar/Vox Derrick Green - Vox Paulo, Jr. - Bass Igor Cavalera - Drums Track Recorded - Hatred Aside available on Sepultura's Against album -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- UNKLE 1998 Jason Newsted - Bass/Theremin DJ Shadow - Loops, Turntable, Etc. Mike D. - vocals Track Recorded - The Knock available on the various artits compilation UNKLE -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ODDS & ENDS: Jason is currently planning on releasing many of his demos on his own record label. He plans to have a website dedicated to these projects where you'd be able to purchase the CD for about $7.98. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- --------------------------------------------------------------------------------