Jason Newsted Opens Up About Leaving Metallica, Painkiller Addiction

It’s been 20 years since Jason Newsted left Metallica. He talked of his departure during an interview about a year ago that was only recently posted online.

“As the times went by in the earlier years, [I kept asking myself] ‘What if? What if? What it? What if? What it you had stayed? What if? What if? — that kind of thing,” said Jason. “And everybody — except for maybe my sister, my wife and my dad and my brothers and my mom; they [told me], ‘You do you.’

Read the complete article and watch the interview here.

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