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    Thu, 21 Mar 2013 10:12:39

    Jason Newsted Adds Staind's Mike Mushok to Band - Mushok will record and tour with Newsted
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    Ex-Metallica bassist Jason Newsted has added guitarist Mike Mushok of Staind fame to his powerhouse band, simply named Newsted.

    Newsted, Mushok, guitarist Jessie Farnsworth and drummer Jesus Mendez Jr. are currently pounding away at Jason's Chophouse Studios in Northern California, putting the final touches on a full-length album to be released early this summer.

    "It was obvious from the word go that Mike is one of us: Professional, focused, happy and grateful to be able to make our beautiful noise together," said Newsted.

    Mushok concurred, revealing that Staind are on hiatus and he has not left the band, so chill!

    "I loved the old school vibe of the Metal EP, and when we got together to jam it really felt great," adds Mushok. "Staind is taking a break for a while, so when Jason asked if I was interested in joining them to record an album and play on the upcoming tour, it was perfect timing. All I could say was, 'Hell yeah! I'm totally down for this.'"

    Are you psyched to hear a Mushok-aided full-length by Newsted? We are.

    —Katie Sheehan

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