Newsted did his best to get appreciation from his bandmates, so he made several contributions over the years, and although he could not show his full potential, he left his mark on the band. The musician never felt completely integrated by his peers, despite the fact that he delivered everything on stage.
For a moment, the band had a good rest, and this was the perfect moment for Jason Newsted to spend a lot of time on his promising new project “Echobrain“, which augured a very good destination, with a lot of potential. The musician managed to balance his participation in both projects, and everything seemed to be working well.
Jason was at a very bright moment in his career, he had 2 projects and “Echobrain” would be supported by Manager and publicists, he had already earned a place in the hearts of Metallica fans, and the jokes in the band had given up a bit, giving way to the reception of your ideas and your collaborations.
However, one day James Hetfield found out how the Newsted alternative project was doing and burned with anger, causing all the band members to completely reject any support for “Echobrain”, the bassist could not bear any more humiliation on the part of of his peers, he simply took his things and left to dedicate his full time to a project where they supported and took him seriously.
Years later, during an interview he gave to the “Scuzz Meets” program, for the first time he gave official statements of the reasons why he had left the band, so the great mystery was finally solved.