Former METALLICA Bassist JASON NEWSTED Drops $415,000 From Asking Price Of Walnut Creek Home

October 30, 2019

Former METALLICA bassist Jason Newsedhas dropped $415,000 from the asking price of his Walnut Creek, California house.

Newsted put the home on the market in August for for $2.89 million, but that price came down earlier this month to $2.475 million.

The five-bedroom, five-bathroom home was built in 1986, and covers 6,720 square feet on a 1.37-acre lot.

Property details, courtesy of Newsted's representative, Douglas Buenz of Compass: "Fabulous modern farmhouse in a premium location with views. Gorgeous custom updates including hardwood floors, designer fixtures, & custom moldings. The new gourmet kitchen features stunning Moroccan tile & high-end Elise appliances. This home features a formal living room, elegant dining room, spacious family room, & 1 bedroom suite downstairs. The master suite features a retreat with balcony, fireplace, & an updated bathroom featuring soaking tub, separate shower, dual sinks, & large walk-in closet. Two large secondary bedrooms on the second level with updated bath plus a huge third story bonus room. Mud room with laundry & half bath. The picturesque yard is an entertainer's dream with patio, wrap-around porch, sprawling lawn area, and dog run. Studio above the detached 3 car garage & full basement (not included in sq ft). This amazing location has views of Mt. Diablo & is minutes from freeways, BART, & downtown. Plus award winning Walnut Creek schools."

A video tour of the house is available below.

Newsted is still trying to unload his Sula, Montana ranch, which he put up for sale in 2017 at $4.95 million. That price came down by $450,000 in July to $4.5 million.

Five years ago, the now-56-year-old Newsted canceled an appearance at Australia's Soundwave festival with his band NEWSTED, citing "private and personal circumstances." The cancelation followed more than a year of intense touring and promotional activity surrounding the release of NEWSTED's "Metal" EP and follow-up album, "Heavy Metal Music", both of which were positively received by the critics and fans alike.

After staying mostly out of the public eye for a couple of years, Newsted rejoined Canadian metal innovators VOIVOD on stage during June 2016 concert at Slim's in San Francisco, California. He has since formed a couple of new acoustic projects, one of which completed a short West Coast tour.

Jason left METALLICA back in 2001 but was inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame, along with guitarist/vocalist James Hetfield, drummer Lars Ulrich, guitarist Kirk Hammett, and the man who replaced him, bassist Robert Trujillo, in 2009.

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