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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