Like everyone else in the rock community, I was pretty shocked when Jason Newsted left Metallica a number of years ago. During a recent interview, Newsted was asked if he would fill in for the band if something happened to current bassist Robert Trujillo. Newsted's answer was in a word...AWESOME!
"If they were cool and they were bros. Actually, here's the word, if they were "brofessional" about it and if they came as my brothers and they were professional with the meeting and they called the meeting and they're sitting there and looking me in the eye and the managers aren't around and we're doing this as we used to do every-f*cking-thing, with just us, and then the managers did what we told them to do… if it was like that again and the money was crazy, then I would consider it."
I would be jacked to see Jason back with the band! He threw down harder than anyone during his time with the group!