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Jason Newsted Net Worth

Jason Newsted Net Worth 2023: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

Jason Newsted net worth is
$40 Million

Jason Newsted Wiki Biography

Jason Curtis Newsted, was born on 4th March 1963, in Battle Creek, Michigan USA, and is a rock musician and songwriter. Also known as Jasonic and Jason “Newkid”, he perhaps best known as the bass player for the band Metallica. Jason has been active in the entertainment industry since the early 80s.

So just how rich is Jason Newsted? Sources estimate that Jason’s net worth is over $40 million, his wealth having been accumulated largely from his career of more than 30 years in the music industry,

Jason Newsted Net Worth $40 Million

All his life Jason has been surrounded by music, as his mother was a piano teacher and one of his older brothers learnt to play the trumpet. Also, he was a passionate listener to the music records collected by his brothers. At nine years old he started playing the guitar, but after he reached the age of 14 he concentrated on playing bass guitar. This change was influenced by Gene Simmons who was playing in the band “Kiss”. Newsted also lists other musicians, such as Geezer Butler, Lemmy Kilmister, Steve Harris and others, who have had a huge influence on his musical taste.

His career started while he was performing with Flotsam and Jetsam, a trash metal band. It’s worth mentioning that the major part of the lyrics of the album called “Doomsday for the Deceiver” were written by Jason Newsted. However, after the bassist for Metallica, Cliff Burton’s death in 1986, Jason was chosen to join the band, with which he performed for over 25 years until he left it in 2011 because of a disagreement; nevertheless he was the longest serving bass guitar player the band has had. The time spent with the famous heavy metal band earned Jason Newsted his fame, and a considerable amount of his net worth. In 2002 the musician joined other music projects, including playing with Ozzy Osbourne and groups such as Echobrain and Voivod.

In 2006 Newsted injured his shoulder while trying to catch a falling bass amp head. During his recovery period he was unable to play, but the artistic soul could not calm down. Therefore Jason Newsted decided to express himself in art. As he explained, he went “from making crazy and colorful music to making crazy and colorful paintings.” His original works were subsequently exhibited in San Francisco’s Michaela Art gallery in 2010. This second career has also had a positive effect on Jason’s net worth.

On a radio interview Newsted also revealed his successful investment in various projects while he was a Metallica member; Jason Newsted is not only a musician but also the owner of the Chophouse Records label and recording studio in California. In addition to that, he has his own music publishing company “Jasonic”, which is also an important source of his income.

Nowadays Jason Newsted is playing in the band called “Newsted”, in which he is both the lead singer and the bass player. Their debut album entitled “Heavy Metal Music”was released in August, 2013. The work with his own band is considered to be one of the major sources of the musician‘s net worth these days.

In his personal life, Jason Newsted was very briefly married to Judy in 1988! He has been married to Nicole Leigh Smith since 2012. Newsted is now also busy with philanthropic work. He wants to promote musical education for kids, so the musician is an official supporter of a non–profit organization called Little Kids Rock, whose mission is to provide an opportunity to every kid throughout the USA to play music. Newsted is an honorary board member of the organization.

Full NameJason Newsted
Net Worth$40 Million
Date Of BirthMarch 4, 1963
Place Of BirthBattle Creek, Michigan, United States
Height1.75 m, 1.75 m
ProfessionMusician, Songwriter, Bassist
EducationGull Lake High School, Gull Lake High School
NationalityUnited States of America
SpouseNicole Leigh Smith (m. 2012), Judy Newsted (m. 1988–1988)
NicknamesJason Newstead , Jason Curtis Newsted , Newsted, Jason , Jasonic , Jason "Newkid" , Jase , Metallica
Music GroupsMetallica (1986 – 2001), Newsted (Since 2012)
MoviesMetallica: Master of Puppets, Metallica: Phantom Puppets, Metallica: Reflections, Metallica: Master of Puppets, Metallica: Phantom Puppets, Metallica: Reflections
TV ShowsRock Star, Rock Star
1When I came into Metallica, I had to do justice to Cliff's work, but I also had to put my own signature on it. No one could be Cliff Burton; Cliff Burton was the Jimi Hendrix of bass. I had to practice, practice, practice to get anywhere close to where he was.
2Yes, we sell out...every seat in the house, every time we play, anywhere we play.
1Currently touring on the Ozzfest tour playing Bass with Ozzy Osbourne and Voivod. [August 2003]
2Jason joined the band Supernova that is seeking a singer for the new band. The other band members are Gilby Clarke (guitar), and Tommy Lee (drums). The band selected Lukas Rossi to be their lead singer on September 13, 2006 on the television show Rock Star: Supernova. [July 2006]
3Officially leaves Metallica after being in the band for 14 years. [January 2001]
4His nephew Michael is a very talented up-and-coming Christian musician.
5Replaced by Robert Trujillo in Metallica.
6Participated in Rock Star Supernova, a supergroup created through the reality television series, Rock Star: Supernova.
7He played with Flotsam and Jetsam from 1983 to 1986.
8Replaced original Metallica bassist Cliff Burton in 1986 after Burton was tragically killed in a tour bus accident when Metallica's bus crashed in Sweden while they were touring Europe.
9On March 17, 2003, he was showcased as the newest member of Ozzy Osbourne's band. However, he remains with the legendary metal act Voivod and appeared on their self-titled 2003 album as well as their latest album due out in 2005. His relationship as friend and part time collaborator goes back almost 20 years and he has contributed to their music before, notably on the song "M-Body" for the album Phobos.
10(October 9, 2002) Joins Canadian metal group Voivod as their permanent bassist, gets a new moniker from the band ("Jasonic") and makes his debut on their 13th studio album "The Multiverse" due to be released on 4 March 2003 (Jason's 40th Birthday).
11Ex-bassist of the heavy metal band Metallica.


Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day2014performer: "Soldierhead" - as Newsted / writer: "Soldierhead"
Metallica: Some Kind of Monster2004Documentary writer: "Tommy Boy", "Highway 44", "Keep Me Alive"
The Prince of Pennsylvania1988writer: "Hammerhead"


At Hell's Door: Behind the Scenes at Hellfest2013TV Movie
Metallica: Enter Sandman1991Video shortJason Newsted (uncredited)


Hired Gun2016DocumentaryHimself
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Live: Whole Lotta Shakin'2009VideoHimself
Metallica: The Videos 1989-20042006VideoHimself
Rock Star: Supernova2006TV SeriesHimself
The Work of Director Anton Corbijn2005Video documentaryHimself (segments "Hero of the Day" and "Mama Said") (as Metallica)
When Metallica Ruled the World2005TV Movie documentaryHimself
Metallica: Some Kind of Monster2004DocumentaryHimself
Metallica: Dark Souls2003Video documentaryHimself
MTV Icon: Metallica2003TV Special documentaryHimself (Bassist) (as Metallica)
Classic Albums: Metallica - The Black Album2001Video documentaryHimself (Bassist) (as Metallica)
MTV Video Music Awards 20002000TV SpecialHimself (Bassist) (as Metallica)
100 Greatest Artists of Hard Rock2000TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself - Member, Metallica
S&M Documentary2000Video shortHimself (uncredited)
FanClub2000TV SeriesHimself
Making the Video2000TV Series documentaryHimself
MADtv2000TV SeriesHimself
Metallica: S&M2000TV Special documentaryHimself (Bassist) (as Metallica)
MTV Video Music Awards 19991999TV SpecialHimself - Performer (as Metallica)
Woodstock '991999TV SpecialHimself (Bassist) (as Metallica)
Hero of the Day1998VideoHimself (Bassist) (as Metallica)
Metallica: Cunning Stunts1998Video documentaryHimself (Bassist) (as Metallica)
Metallica: Live Covers1998TV MovieHimself (Bassist) (as Metallica)
Metallica TV1998TV SpecialHimself
Behind the Music1998TV Series documentaryHimself
MTV Video Music Brasil 19981998TV MovieHimself - Performer
Metallica: Reload/Rehearse/Request1998TV Movie documentaryHimself - Bassist
The 24th Annual American Music Awards1997TV SpecialHimself (Bassist) (as Metallica)
Woodstock '941995Video documentaryHimself (Bassist) (as Metallica)
Headbangers Ball1995TV SeriesHimself
Metallica: Live Shit - Binge & Purge, San Diego1993Video documentaryHimself (Bassist) (as Metallica)
Metallica: Live Shit - Binge & Purge, Seattle1993VideoHimself
For Those About to Rock: Monsters in Moscow1992DocumentaryHimself (as Metallica)
MTV Video Music Awards 19921992TV SpecialHimself - Metallica Bassist
A Year and a Half in the Life of Metallica1992Video documentaryHimself - Bassist
Metallica: Live Tushino Airfield, Moscow 28 Sept 1991 - Monsters of Rock Festival1991VideoHimself (as Metallica)
Metallica: 2 of One1989VideoHimself (Bassist) (as Metallica)

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Video on Trial2006TV SeriesHimself
SNL: 25 Years of Music1999TV MovieHimself (as Metallica)

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