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Megadeth Denies Booting Jason Newsted From Soundwave Tour

Megadeth Denies Booting Jason Newsted From Soundwave Tour

Megadeth has shot down rumors that the band booted bassist Jason Newsted from the upcoming Soundwave Tour. The former Metallica member was initially slated to support Megadeth with his self-titled band during two shows on the trek. Those dates were cut.

Megadeth's manager Jim Carroccio said that "Dave Mustaine is not responsible for booting Newsted off . . . Dave did not put him on the bill and did not take him off the bill."

The statement came in response to a previous statement from organizers:

"At the request of Megadeth, Newsted will not be playing the below sidewaves and instead will be replaced by Whitechapel."

Jason released a cryptic message of his own on the move stating only:

"An official statement regarding NEWSTED performances will be made soon. Thanks J"

by RTT Staff Writer

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