I have loved Metallica since
I was 8 years old. Jason Newstead was the only bassist I
have known to be in Metallica. I know Ron McGovney was first,
and of course I know that Cliff Burton was "The" bassist
for Metallica from late 1982 - 1986 when the tragedy struck.
But Jason Newstead has been with Metallica for the longest
Personally, he was a great bassist.
He is one of my favorite members of Metallica. (But James
Hetfield is still my "All time Favorite".)
Well anyway, I wish I knew what was
wrong, I am worried about his leaving the band. He was so
happy when he first joined Metallica. He wouldn't give that
up for the world unless something was truly wrong. And that
I just hope that whatever it is, it
can be overcome.
I am looking forward to hearing Metallica
and their new bassist soon, but that person will not be
If it is one thing I know about band
members and Metallica, no member "replaces" another. When
Cliff died, Jason came in, but he was nothing like Cliff,
he was Jason. And that made him great. And now that he is
leaving, the next to come in, might be good, but he or she
will be an individual, and should not be compared to another.
That is one thing I love about Metallica, they respect musicians
for who they are, as an individual.
I will miss Jason, not only because
he was and always will be a Great musician, But I have never
got to see Metallica live. Of all the years I have loved
Metallica, I could never afford tickets. I never got to
see Cliff because his life was taken, and now I will never
know what it is like to see Jason perform. I find it unfair,
but I blame no one. And I don't criticize people either.
I just wish I would have got a chance to see them.
I do intend to see them soon though,
because I can not bare the loss of another band member,
I especially want to see James & Kirk. I would be so hurt
if something were to happen to either of them, And I would
have never had a chance to see them. I'm hoping to go to
one of their shows if they ever play NYC.
Best wishes go out to Jason Newstead
and his family. And the best of luck to Metallica with finding
another bassist, and for continuing their musical career.
Don't Give up, no matter what!!
Love - (Tiffany Hope - from NYC).