Newsted Quits Echobrain
Newsted, who departed Metallica back in January of last year, has now also quit his new band Echobrain too!
He told The Mercury News, “the ball is now pretty much in their court, I’ve pretty much paved the way. Now, it’s up to them to earn their way back up to that. All the money I put into it, I’ll never see again, but it felt so good,” he commented on the trio who will still release albums through his Chophouse label.
Newsted also made comment on the persisting rumour of him possibly returning to Metallica, “six months ago, I might have told you that things are looking OK about me returning to the group, now I’m not really interested,” however he did hint at the possibility if it was done right, if frontman James Hetfield called him personally, “and said, ‘I really want you to help me make that music,’ and addressed it that way – no lawyers, attorneys, managers – I would consider it but it would have to be him calling me. I don’t ever want to say it could never happen.”