They'd talked about doing it, and for a while it looked like it wasn't going to happen, but Megadeth and former Metallica bass player Jason Newsted finally shared the stage on the final night of the touring Gigantour festival.
Newsted joined Dave Mustaine and co on stage in Toronto, Canada last night to perform lead vocals on a cover of Metallica's "Phantom Lord," one of several songs from Metallica's debut Kill' Em All that were primarily written by Mustaine.
The other Kill 'Em All songs were "Jump In The Fire," "Metal Militia" and "The Four Horsemen," which was originally titled "The Mechanix" and was featured on the first Megadeth album, Killing Is My Business… And Business Is Good). Oh and while we're playing Six Degrees Of Separation with the Big Four of Thrash, Anthrax recorded a cover of "Phantom Lord" as a B-side during the sessions for its 1998 album, Volume 8: The Threat Is Real.
Heavy Metal Music, the debut album by Jason's new band Newsted, was released on August 6, as the follow-up to the EP Metal, which was released in January. The album features Staind guitarist Mike Mushock, who joined after the release of the Metal EP.