Given that they are both former members of Metallica, one would think Dave Mustaine and Jason Newsted would get along famously. However, that appears not to be the case, as we learn that Newsted's self-titled band has been thrown off an Australian tour by headliners Megadeth.
Former Metallica bassist Jason Newsted has been diagnosed with walking pneumonia, forcing his current band Newsted to pull out of this week's Gigantour dates. Newsted and group will miss Canadian tour dates.
With former Metallica members Dave Mustaine and Jason Newsted both on Gigantour this summer, there has been rampant speculation the two would jam an old-school Metallica song from the band's Mustaine era.
Former Metallica members Dave Mustaine and Jason Newsted are heading out on tour together -- Mustaine with Megadeth and Newsted with his new band Newsted. And the two metal giants say there's a possibility that they may play some tunes from their old group.