March 4, 1963 (60)
Jason Newsted is an American bassist and musician. He is best known as the bassist for the heavy metal band Metallica, which he was a member of from 1986 to 2001. During his time with the band, he appeared on six studio albums and performed on countless tours and live shows around the world. He is known for his powerful and dynamic playing style, and his contribution to the band’s sound and success.
Newsted started his musical career in 1981 with Flotsam and Jetsam, before joining Metallica. He was the band’s bassist for over a decade, and he is considered one of the most respected and talented bass players in the heavy metal genre. After leaving Metallica, he formed several bands and also released music on his own. He has been praised by critics and fans alike for his exceptional musicianship and his dedication to the craft.