Jason Newsted: 'Competition No Longer Exists for Me'

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'There's Not a Big Deal About Making a Bunch of Money at It or Any of Those Things, or, 'Hey, Look at Me Here. Check Me out,', Said the Former Metallica Bassist. New Band Called 'Would and Steal' Will Soon Release First Material

Tons of Metallica fans will always love Jason Newsted, the former bassist that left the band in 2001 over issues with the other band members, especially with singer James Hetfield.  After taking part in lots of bands and project since, Newsted has got a acoustic band called ‘Would and Steal’. First songs are supposed to be dropping soon. 

In a new interview to BlabberMouth.Net, Newsted said: “I can't play like Slipknot now; those guys are heavier and faster than I could ever dream of playing now. So this is how I can play, and this is what I'll do for the rest of time”, refereeing to his acoustic choice. 

Video: An old Interview With Newsted about 'Metallica and Beyond' 

"I always wanna play music; I have to have it in my every day, and if I don't, I'll go mad — literally. Anybody that knows me knows that. And so now as I play this, I find myself being able to expose myself to more people. I'd say age four to ninety-four can listen to this music and enjoy it. How can't you like Johnny Cash? How can't you like 'Will The Circle Be Unbroken?' You have to like those songs, American music like that."

“This happens to be the thing right now that I wanna share with everybody. So it's no different attitude, approach or commitment to this music as it is in metal. It's the same — the commitment to whatever style of music is always the same; I go all the way in — and now it's to the point that I just wanna do it and share it. There's not a big deal about making a bunch of money at it or any of those things, or, 'Hey, look at me here. Check me out,' or competing with anybody else; that no longer exists for me”, He said, Obviously referring to his years in ‘Metallica’ and the days after he left the band. 

“Whatever happens in our studio now is what we're trying to share with people and anybody that gives a crap. If they wanna come and share it, that's cool. And if they don't, and they only like metal and wanna listen to metal, then peace, and more power to you. I'm doing this, and that's what's good for me. And I hope everybody else decides what's good for them."