JASON NEWSTED: 25 New VOIVOD Songs And Counting

Greg Prato of Billboard.com recently spoke to former METALLICA bassist Jason Newsted about his current musical projects, which include the veteran Canadian group VOIVOD, the bluesy/psychedelic outfit HEARD OF ELEMENTS, and PAPA WHEELIE.

Regarding the upcoming VOIVOD studio album — the group's first for The End label — Newsted said, "It's the most complete demos I've ever been involved in. [VOIVOD singer] Snake has already chosen his effects — exact timing of milliseconds for delay. We've had a long time to develop the demos, so there's about 23 or 25 songs that are absolutely listenable right now."

Like METALLICA, Newsted was a huge fan of VOIVOD before he was invited to join and he remains a great admirer to this day. "They created something a long, long time ago that may have been emulated many, many times since — but nobody can do it like the original," he offered.

Read more at Billboard.com.

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