Watch a Sneak Peek of Jason Newsted on the Season 12 Premiere of ‘That Metal Show’
The 12th season of VH1 Classic’s ‘That Metal Show‘ kicks off this Saturday (June 1) with Metallica‘s longtime bassist Jason Newsted serving as the primary guest, and of course, show hosts Eddie Trunk, Don Jamieson and Jim Florentine had to dig into Newsted’s past with one of rock’s iconic acts.
In a new video preview, seen above, Jamieson asks Newsted about how he came to join Metallica in the first place. The bassist goes in-depth about the audition process and how he landed the job. He recalls studying up on what Metallica had been playing while opening for Ozzy Osbourne right before Cliff Burton had died.
“I found out the set list that Metallica had played and I wrote ‘em on my stationary and I go, ‘I know these ones, Lars,’” recalled Newsted. “And he goes, ‘Dude, that’s our set list.’ And I was like, ‘Huh, what do you know about that?’” The bassist says it was a whirlwind process with only 11 days separating his final show with Flotsam & Jetsam to when he took the stage with Metallica at Budokan in Japan.
To see the full Jason Newsted interview, be sure to tune in to VH1 Classic’s ‘That Metal Show’ this Saturday night (June 1) at 11PM ET.