Metallican entinen basisti Jason Newsted muistelee tapaamisiaan Motörheadin Lemmyn kanssa

Jason Newsted 2016Metallicassa vuosina 1986–2001 vaikuttanut basisti ja sittemmin mm. oman soolobändinsä Newstedin sekä Flotsam and Jetsamin riveissä vaikuttanut Jason Newsted on antanut hiljattain haastattelun Ozzy’s Boneyard -nimiselle radio-ohjelmalle, jossa mieheltä on kysytty muistoja liittyen Motörheadin edesmenneeseen Lemmy Kilmisteriin.

”I had a couple of very good, genuine Lemmy experiences. I didn’t spend a lot of hours [with him], but the ones that we did were very powerful — for me at least. Like when we did THE LEMMYS — METALLICA called themselves THE LEMMYS [to play Lemmy’s] fiftieth-birthday [party] in L.A. stuff like that. There were certain moments that were very special for all of us, I think.”

”I was trying to think of what I could say about him. It’s really hard to put it into words. And everybody’s quoting things from songs and titles of songs and all that all made sense, but I didn’t wanna say ’I’ and ’me’ and ’my’ and all that crap; I really didn’t want to. But he was such a big part of us, all the bands that I’ve been in. And especially as a bass player that played with a pick and stuff, he was kind of almost my savior in a way, because I always got messed with because people thought I should be playing with my fingers and I didn’t, and he made it okay, and somehow that was something very special for me way back then. So that’s how he touched me. Everybody’s got their own story, but that’s my direct connection. Then, of course, he influenced METALLICA so much as a band, and just attitude-wise, for everyone. But that’s my personal touch right there.”

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