Jason Newsted reportedly approached to join new Van Halen tour with Alex Van Halen and Joe Satriani

Joe Satriani, Jason Newsted and Alex Van Halen
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Former Metallica bass guitar man Jason Newsted recently sat down with The Palm Beach Post for a wide-ranging interview.

Along with frank discussions of his time with Metallica, his paintings, and his new Chophouse Band, Newsted offhandedly mentioned at one point that he had been approached by Alex Van Halen and Joe Satriani to take part in – The Palm Beach Post reports – some kind of Van Halen tour.

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Jackson Maxwell

Jackson is an Associate Editor at GuitarWorld.com. He’s been writing and editing stories about new gear, technique and guitar-driven music both old and new since 2014, and has also written extensively on the same topics for Guitar Player. Elsewhere, his album reviews and essays have appeared in Louder and Unrecorded. Though open to music of all kinds, his greatest love has always been indie, and everything that falls under its massive umbrella. To that end, you can find him on Twitter crowing about whatever great new guitar band you need to drop everything to hear right now.