Jason Newsted felt “livid” after hearing final mix of Metallica’s ‘…And Justice for All’

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Over 30 years later, the inaudible bass on Metallica's 1988 album ...And Justice for All remains one of the most puzzling studio decisions in metal history. Understandably, Jason Newsted was among those most confused.

Newsted joined Metallica in 1986 after the death of bassist Cliff Burton. Justice was the first 'Tallica album that he played on, and was quite angry when his parts were turned down to near-silent levels on the final mix.

"I was f***ing livid!," Newsted tells Metal Hammer. "Are you kidding me? I was ready [to go] for throats, man!"

"No, I was out of my head, because I really thought I did well," he adds. "And I thought I played how I was supposed to play."

Being Newsted was joining in place of a beloved member who'd just died, some have hypothesized that Lars Ulrich and James Hetfield purposely turned down his bass out of misplaced anger towards him. However, Ulrich has said the decision was not intentional, and that Newsted getting buried in the mix was a result of turning everything else up, and not specifically turning him down.

Newsted left Metallica in 2001 under somewhat acrimonious circumstances -- as detailed in the 2004 documentary Some Kind of Monster -- but seems to be back on good terms with the band. Earlier this month, he starred in an unboxing video for Metallica's upcoming Black Album 30th anniversary reissue, due out September 10.

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Muse releasing 20th anniversary ‘Origin of Symmetry’ remix album

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Muse's Origin story is getting a reboot.

The British rockers are releasing a newly remixed version of their 2001 sophomore album, Origin of Symmetry. The collection, dubbed Origin of Symmetry (XX Anniversary RemiXX), includes updated recordings of every one of the original album's songs, including "New Born," "Bliss" and "Plug In Baby," as well as Muse's hard-rocking cover of the classic show tune, "Feeling Good."

You can listen to the XX Anniversary RemiXX version of "Citizen Erased" now via digital outlets. The whole album arrives June 18.

Muse's most recent project is 2018's sci-fi themed Simulation Theory. It was accompanied by a concert film/narrative movie of the same name, which was released in 2020.

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Prosecutor’s office reviewing car crash case involving former Chiefs assistant coach Britt Reid


(KANSAS CITY, Mo.) -- The three-car crash involving former Kansas City Chiefs assistant coach Britt Reid that injured two children, including one critically, is being reviewed by the local prosecutor's office.

Police handed over the investigation to the Jackson County Prosecutor's Office in "recent days," the office confirmed to ABC News.

A spokesperson for the office had no additional comment on the case, including any timeline for reviewing it or any charges recommended by police.

The collision occurred Feb. 4 on a highway near the Kansas City Chiefs' training complex next to Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri. Reid, 35, was driving a Ram pickup truck when he struck two vehicles that were stopped on the side of southbound Interstate 435 just after 9 p.m. local time, according to police.

A 5-year-old was in critical condition with a brain injury and a 4-year-old was hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries after the crash, police said. All other vehicle occupants suffered minor injuries.

Reid, the son of Chiefs head coach Andy Reid, was injured in the wreck and taken to the hospital with undisclosed injuries. He did not join the Chiefs in Tampa for the Super Bowl that weekend.

According to a search warrant application obtained by ABC News, an officer at the scene reported smelling "a moderate odor of alcoholic beverages emanating" from Reid, and that his eyes were bloodshot. Reid allegedly told the officer he had two to three drinks and had taken Adderall, according to the warrant.

Police had said they were investigating whether Reid was impaired before the crash.

Ariel Young, the 5-year-old critically injured in the collision, likely has permanent brain damage, her family's lawyer told "Good Morning America."

"We're going to be advocating for the most serious charges and the most serious sentence that Britt could ever receive," the attorney, Tom Porto, said in an interview last month. "We don't have the toxicology back -- I don't know what it is going to be. What I do know are the statements that he made to police that night. If you have two or three drinks, and then you get behind the wheel of a car, you are likely over the legal limit."

Reid, who was an outside linebackers coach for the Chiefs, was placed on administrative leave amid the investigation into the crash. His contract has since expired and he's no longer with the team.

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Scoreboard roundup — 4/10/21


(NEW YORK) — Here are the scores from yesterday's games:



 Final  San Diego   3  Texas   0



 Final  Tampa Bay    10  N.Y. Yankees   5

 Final  Cleveland     4  Detroit        1

 Final  L.A. Angels   7  Toronto        1

 Final  Oakland       6  Houston        2



 Final  L.A. Dodgers    1  Washington     0

 Final  San Francisco   3  Colorado       1

 Final  Atlanta         8  Philadelphia   1

 Final  Cincinnati      6  Arizona        5



 Final  Indiana        111  Orlando       106

 Final  Atlanta        120  Chicago       108

  Final OT  Boston         145  Minnesota     136

  Final OT  New York       133  Memphis       129

 Final  New Orleans    101  Philadelphia  94

 Final  Charlotte      127  Milwaukee     119

 Final  Denver         121  San Antonio   119

 Final  L.A. Clippers  126  Houston       109

 Final  Washington     110  Golden State  107



 Final  N-Y Rangers   4  N-Y Islanders   1

 Final  Pittsburgh    6  New Jersey      4

 Final  Washington    4  Buffalo         3

 Final  St. Louis     9  Minnesota       1

 Final  Colorado      2  Anaheim         0

 Final  Vegas         7  Arizona         4

 Final  San Jose      5  Los Angeles     2

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Come on, try a little of The Wallflowers’ first new album in almost 10 years

Scott Dudelson/Getty ImagesSo long ago, we don't remember when, The Wallflowers released a new album. The wait for another record will end this summer with the arrival of Exit Wounds, the latest effort from the Jakob Dylan-led outfit.

Exit Wounds, the seventh studio Wallflowers album, is due out July 9. Dylan and company debuted the record's first single, "Roots and Wings," during ABC's Jimmy Kimmel Live! Thursday night, and you can listen to the studio version now via digital outlets.

“I think everybody -- no matter what side of the aisle you're on -- wherever we’re going to next, we're all taking a lot of exit wounds with us," Dylan says. "Nobody is the same as they were four years ago. That, to me, is what Exit Wounds signifies."

For what it's worth, we actually do remember when the last Wallflowers album was released -- that would be 2012's Glad All Over -- but we've had "One Headlight" stuck in our heads since it was used in last year's Judd Apatow movie The King of Staten Island.

The Wallflowers are set to tour with Matchbox Twenty this summer. The run was originally scheduled for 2020 before being postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Here's the Exit Wounds track list:

"Maybe Your Heart’s Not In It No More"
"Roots and Wings"
"I Hear the Ocean (When I Wanna Hear Trains)"
"The Dive Bar in My Heart"
"Darlin’ Hold On"
"Move the River"
"I'll Let You Down (But Will Not Give You Up)"
"Wrong End of the Spear"
"Who’s That Man Walking 'Round My Garden"
"The Daylight Between Us"

By Josh Johnson
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Light the Torch announces new album, ‘You Will Be the Death of Me’

Credit: Hristo ShindovLight the Torch, the band fronted by former Killswitch Engage vocalist Howard Jones, has announced a new album.

The record is titled You Will Be the Death of Me, and will arrive June 25. Its lead single, "Wilting in the Light," is available now for digital download.

"You Will Be the Death of Me has been a journey -- even without the pandemic," Jones says. "This album has been emotional and rewarding in every way, and we couldn't be more excited to finally release it. Maybe there was a bit of desperation writing and recording these songs."

You Will Be the Death of Me is the second Light the Torch album, following 2018's Revival. The group also released two records under their original name, Devil You Know.

Here's the You Will Be the Death of Me track list:

"More Than Dreaming"
"Let Me Fall Apart"
"End of the World"
"Wilting In the Light"
"Death of Me"
"Living With a Ghost"
"Become the Martyr"
"Something Deep Inside"
"I Hate Myself"
"Denying the Sin"
"Come Back to the Quicksand"
"Sign Your Name"

By Josh Johnson
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What does Metallica’s #BlackAlbum2021 post mean?

Credit: Ross HalfinMetallica fans are in a frenzy after the metal legends posted a hashtag related to their iconic 1991 self-titled release, aka The Black Album.

On their Instagram, Metallica shared a video from a 2012 live performance of the Black Album closer "The Struggle Within." The caption includes a quote from the song -- "Boredom sets into the boring mind" -- as well as the hashtag #BlackAlbum2021.

It's that list bit that's got everyone worked up. Since The Black Album turns 30 this year, fans are speculating that Metallica might be planning an anniversary tour.

Also of note, the video in the Instagram post comes from a show in Nickelsdorf, Austria, during which 'Tallica performed all of The Black Album in reverse order.

Nothing's been officially announced yet, though, so stay tuned.

By Josh Johnson
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Travis Barker’s newest tattoo is Kourtney Kardashian’s name

ABCTravis Barker's relationship with Kourtney Kardashian has now reached the tattoo stage.

On Friday, the reality star posted an Instagram photo the Blink-182 drummer's newest ink: her first name in cursive script on his chest.

Barker, of course, has many, many tattoos. In a recent video he made with his daughter, Alabama, he revealed that his favorite tattoo is the one of the word "blessed" underneath his left eye.

Rumors of Barker and Kardashian's relationship first popped up this past January. They pair went Instagram official in February.

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Ayron Jones details debut album, ‘Child of the State’; listen to new song “Spinning Circles” now

Credit: Karen Mason BlairAyron Jones has announced the details of his debut album.

The record is titled Child of the State, and will arrive May 21. It includes the Seattle rocker's previously released singles "Take Me Away" and "Mercy."

"The best gifts are the ones that we can share with the people we love and hold nearest to our hearts," Jones says of the album. "This is my gift from God, and the moment has finally arrived for me to share it with you."

Jones has also released another new Child of the State song, "Spinning Circles," which sounds a bit like a mix between Nirvana's "Heart-Shaped Box" and Soundgarden's "Black Hole Sun." You can download it now via digital outlets.

Here's the Child of the State track list:

"Boys from the Puget Sound"
"Take Me Away"
"My Love Remains"
"Killing Season"
"Spinning Circles"
"Baptized in Muddy Waters"
"Hot Friends"
"Take Your Time"

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Watch FEVER 333 join Lamb of God for Bad Brains cover

Katja Ogrin/RedfernsFEVER 333 has joined up with Lamb of God for a collaborative cover of the Bad Brains song "I Against I."

The joint performance was captured in a video showing FEVER frontman Jason Aalon Butler calling in remotely to trade punk fire back in forth with LoG vocalist Randy Blythe, as the rest of the Virginia metallers rock out from their respective homes. You can watch it now streaming on YouTube.

"It is truly an honor to be a part of this one," Butler says. "I have the utmost respect for Randy and the boys since becoming homies after having my mind blown when I looked over at the side of the stage at Sonic Temple Fest and saw him watching us play."

"It's been a pleasure getting to know [Blythe] and an honor to rock L.O.G. celebrating one of the most important punk rock/musical acts of all time, Bad Brains," he adds. "From legends to legends to the student. All love."

Lamb of God previously recorded a version of "I Against I" for their 2018 covers album Legion: XX, which was released under the band's original name, Burn the Priest.

(Video contains uncensored profanity.)

By Josh Johnson
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