JASON NEWSTED: "I'm Not Any Closer To Rejoining METALLICA"

February 22, 2002

Ex-METALLICA bassist Jason Newsted has once again addressed the rumors of a possible reconciliation with his former bandmates by clarifying in a new MTV interview that his ongoing conversations with the remaining members of METALLICA are primarily about legal, and not musical, matters. "People keep track of every time we talk to each other," Newsted stated. "We talk every 10 or 12 days about one thing or another. This has nothing to do with the band at all. It's more about just pulling things together. We still haven't tied the ends on [my departure] and we're 13 months away from it. So I'm not any closer or any farther from getting back together with them."

In other news, Newsted's current full-time project ECHOBRAIN have added a San Francisco date to their upcoming itinerary. Confirmed dates so far are as follows:

Mar. 20 - Petaluma, CA @ The Mystic Theatre
Mar. 21 - San Jose, CA @ The Usual
Mar. 23 - Santa Cruz, CA @ The Catalyst
Apr. 06 - San Francisco, CA @ Slim's

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