According to Australia’s FasterLouder.com, NEWSTED – featuring former METALLICA bassist Jason Newsted – has cancelled their appearance on the upcoming Soundwave festival tour:
“The cancellation of his touring plans via Facebook comes just 10 days after MEGADETH mysteriously dropped out of the Soundwave tour. Megadeth were scheduled to play headline dates supported by Newsted but according to festival promoter AJ Maddah demanded a change to the lineup for the sideshow. The band’s outspoken frontman Dave Mustaine denied that charge, demanded an apology from Maddah, and then bailed on the festival.
Maddah has not yet commented on Newsted’s cancellation or indicated when updated timetables will be released. In addition to Newsted and Megadeth, Swedish rockers HARDCORE SUPERSTAR, SEVENDUST, STONE TEMPLE PILOTS, WHITECHAPEL and CONOR OBERST’S DESAPARECIDOS have also dropped off the festival lineup.”
Stay tuned for more updates.
Newsted have released the third video from their Heavy Metal Music album. The clip for ‘As The Crow Flies’ features images created by Leon Melas & Cyryl Koshyk.