Former METALLICA bassist Jason Newsted has weighed in on the band’s latest album, saying that it has “substance.”
During a recent interview with, Newsted shared his thoughts on “Hardwired… To Self-Destruct”, telling the web site: “[The album] is a bit different than the other efforts that led up to it. Robert’s a great fuckin’ bass player and he’s always been a great bass player. I’ve known him for 25 years at least. He’s always been good and I owned all the INFECTIOUS [GROOVES] records and I wore INFECTIOUS t-shirts. I’m down. That guy has always got my respect. He got in there and he can hang with those guys and make it sound like it does? Peace, peace, power to you.” He added: “This last [album], I feel they’ve kinda come back into stride and there’s something of substance here.”