As always, Jason Newsted is NOT at a loss for words. How could you be, when you've lived a life like his. In this interview, Jason talks about his musical history, his inspiration for the new songs, his days in Metallica, and his relationship with his former bandmates. He was also candid talking about his missteps with painkillers, recovering from his injuries, and his new love of painting. Jason Newsted has a true Rock N Roll life story, and he isn't shy about telling it. He is friendly, open, honest, funny at times, and serious at others. His passion and lust for life are evident, and the world is a better place when he is inspired and creating art, in any form.
Thanks for the talk Jason, and I look forward to standing "around the keg" with you!
DEVICE ANNOUNCE SELF-TITLED DEBUT ALBUM
COLLABORATION FEATURING DAVID DRAIMAN FROM DISTURBED OUT APRIL 9, 2013
January 14, 2013 - Device has announced the release of its self-titled debut album on April 9, 2013 via Warner Bros Records. Modern hard rock icon David Draiman of Disturbed, co wrote and recorded the album with Geno Lenardo [formerly of Filter].
"It's not metal", Draiman says. "It's influenced by early Industrial rock (I.E. Nine Inch Nails/Ministry) and has a dark electronic vibe. At the same time, these are big, anthemic, and intensely melodic songs. It's futuristic rock."
Upon finishing the writing and recording process, Draiman enlisted Evanescence drummer Will Hunt, and Dope and Rock of Ages guitarist Virus; the three comprise the touring incarnation of Device.
The self-titled album features guest artists like Serj Tankian (System of a Down), Tom Morello (Rage Against the Machine), Geezer Butler (Black Sabbath), Glenn Hughes (Deep Purple, Black Sabbath, Black Country Communion), M. Shadows (Avenged Sevenfold) and Lizzy Hale from Halestorm. First single, "“Vilify"” goes to radio February 19th.
Visit http://facebook.com/devicetheband and http://twitter.com/devicetheband for more info. Tour dates to be announced soon.