Watch: JASON NEWSTED And THE CHOPHOUSE BAND Play Free Concert In Skaneateles, New York
Written by megarock on September 5, 2022
Former METALLICA bassist Jason Newsted and his CHOPHOUSE BAND headlined the village volunteer fire department’s annual Field Days this past Saturday, September 3 at Austin Park in Skaneateles, New York. Video of his appearance can be seen below.
Newsted, who bought and moved into a $6 million home on Skaneateles Lake in 2020, previously performed at last year’s Field Days as a guest of MERE MORTALS.
Elaborating on the musical direction of the new THE CHOPHOUSE BAND material, Jason said: “THE CHOPHOUSE BAND started out as almost a bluegrass-tinged thing, and now it gets to some places that are as heavy as anything else that I’d been involved with — VOIVOD, Ozzy [Osbourne], METALLICA, NEWSTED band; any of that stuff — it gets to those places now.”
Named after Jason‘s four recording studio facilities around the U.S. and featuring a fluid roster of players, THE CHOPHOUSE BAND began in 1992 when Newsted founded The Chophouse Records Studio in San Francisco.