Jason Newsted is a popular musician who has served as the guitarist of the heavy metal band, Metallica. He was in the band from 1986 till 2001. He has been a member of many other bands like Ozzy Osbourne, Newsted, Flotsam and Jetsam, Echobrain, and Voivod. He has released a number of albums with different bands. Now let’s have a closer look at the net worth of Jason Newsted in 2018.
Early Life & Biography
Jason Curtis Newsted was born in the Battle Creek in Michigan. This musician has got a sister and two older brothers. He was raised on a farm and used to look after animals. He was a responsible for looking after many rabbits and chickens and has also witnessed a cow giving birth when he was just eight years old.
He went to Gull Lake High School and was taught to learn a piano by his mother. As a child, Newsted used to listen to music by his older brothers and he started playing guitar when he was nine years old. He was influenced to music by Gene Simmons, Steve Harris, Bill Church, Peter Baltes, Rob Grange, Geddy Lee, Geezer Butler, and Lemmy Kilmister.
In 2012, Jason Newsted got married to Nicole Leigh Smith. The couple got married after dating each other for eleven years. But Smith is not the first woman in his life. He was first married to Judy Newsted from 1988 to 1990. In addition to this, he has also been in a relationship with Andrea in 1995. He has dated Elizabeth and Rachel in the past.
Career, Award & Nominations
Jason Newsted first began his career by joining the band Flotsam and Jetsam. In 1986, they released the album, ‘Doomsday for the Deceiver’. He has also contributed in their albums, ‘No Place for Disgrace’ and ‘Ugly Noise’. Later, he became a member of the band ‘Metallica’. With them, he is responsible for releasing albums like ‘…And Justice for All’, ‘Metallica’, ‘Load’, ‘Reload’, ‘Cunning Stunts’, ‘Six Feet Down Under’, ‘I Disappear’, ‘S&M’, and ‘Garage Inc.’. With them, he has received six Grammy Awards in different categories.
He has also released the album called ‘Psyence Fiction’ with Unkle. With Sepultura, Newsted has released the album ‘Against’ in 1998. He has released three albums with Echobrain, ‘Echobrain’, ‘Strange Enjoyment’, and ‘Glean’. This musician saw no looking back when he again released the album, ‘The Deep End, Volume 2’ with Gov’t Mule. In addition to this, he has also released an album with IR8/Sexoturica.
In 2001, he released the album, ‘Electrician’ with Moss Brothers. He has released the albums, ‘Unipsycho’ and ‘Live Lycanthropy’ with Papa Wheelie’. With Sepultura, he has come with the album ‘Against’ in 1998. Jason has also released the albums, ‘Voivod’, ‘Katorz’, and ‘Infini’ with Voivod. In 2011, he released, ‘Out of My Mind/Holy Water’ with WhoCares. He has also released the self-titled album of ‘Rock Star Supernova’.
Net Worth & Earnings
How much will be the net worth of a man who has released a number of albums in his career with several bands? He is also known for releasing many singles like “Ain’t My Bitch”, Am I Evil?”, “Battery”, The Ecstasy of Gold”, “Eye of the Beholder”, and many others. The rock musician has got a net worth of over $50 million. In addition to this, he has also released the albums, ‘Metal’ and ‘Heavy Metal Music’ along with his own band Newsted.
Jason Newsted is a very popular name in the music industry. He has collaborated with many bands to release music. He has also won several awards and has established himself as one of the top names in the industry.