Jason Newsted

Jason Newsted is a popular American bassist, singer, and songwriter. He is most well-known for his work with the popular heavy metal band, Metallica, where he served as the bassist and occasionally, songwriter. He has also worked with Ozzy Osbourne, Voivod, as well as his band, Newsted. He has earned 9 Grammy Nominations in his career out of which he won 4. He is a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as part of Metallica.

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Biography and Early Life

Jason Newsted, whose full name is Jason Curtis Newsted, was born on the 4th of March 1963 in Battle Creek, Michigan.  He grew up on a farm and his zodiac sign is Pisces. He has two brothers and a younger sister, although their names aren’t out yet. He began playing guitar when he was just 9 years old and cites popular British singer, Geezer Butler as his biggest inspiration.

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

So, how old is Jason Newsted in 2021 and what is his height and weight? Well, Jason Newsted’s age is 58 years old as of today’s date 2nd August 2021 having been born on 4 March 1963. Though, he is 5′ 8″ in feet and inches and 175 cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 172 lbs in Pound and 78kg in Kilograms.


Jason Newsted received his education from Gull Lake High School, which is located in Richland, Michigan.

Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids

Jason Newsted married Judy in 1988 but the relationship ended a couple of years later in 1990. In 2004, he married Nicole Smith and the two have been together ever since.

Is Jason Newsted Gay?

Jason Newsted is straight when it comes to his sexual orientation and is neither gay nor bisexual. He was married to Judy for a couple of years between 1988 and 1990. He has been married to Nicole Smith since 2004. Apart from this, he has previously been in relationships with Rachel, Elizabeth, and Andrea.  Looking at his relationship history, it’s clear that he is straight.

Professional Career

Jason Newsted began his career as part of the band, Flotsam and Jetsam. His most notable work during this time was working on both bass and vocals on the 1986 album, “Doomsday for the Deceiver”. He also wrote most of the songs of the album. The same year, he left the aforementioned band and joined the legendary heavy metal band, Metallica.

His first work with the band was the 1987 EP, “The $5.98 E.P. – Garage Days Re-Revisited”. The following year, he worked on the album, “…And Justice for All” which was quite successful and it captured the 6th position on the Billboard 200 as well. He then worked with various albums including, “Metallica” (1991) “ReLoad” (1997), and “Garage Inc” (1998). He has also worked as a songwriter on various songs including, “Blackened” and “My Friend of Misery”. In 2001, he left Metallica.

He then worked with Ozzy Osbourne, Voivod, and Rock Star Supernova for a brief period. In 2010, he became a part of the supergroup, “WhoCares”.  “Out of My Mind” and “Holy Water” are two of the most popular singles of the band. In 2012, he created his band, Newsted with members, Jesus Mendez Jr., Jessie Farnsworth, with Mike Mushok joining the band a few months later. The band’s one and only studio album, “Heavy Metal Music” was released in 2013. In 2016, he revealed that he had formed a new acoustic group named Jason Newsted and the Chophouse Band.


  • Jason Newsted was the winner of the Grammy Award in the category of Best Rock Instrumental Performance for “The Call Of Ktulu” at the 2000 Grammy Awards.
  • Jason Newsted was the winner of the Grammy Award in the category of Best Hard Rock Performance for “Whiskey In The Jar” at the 1999 Grammy Awards.
  • Jason Newsted was the winner of the Grammy Award in the category of Best Metal Performance for “Better Than You” at the 1998 Grammy Awards.

Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Jason Newsted in 2021

As of 2021, Jason Newsted has garnered a net worth of $70 Million. He has garnered most of his earnings from his music career as well as the various music tours he has been a part of. Besides, he has a music publishing company, Jasonic to his name. On top of that, he is also the founder of the Chophouse Records studio and label, which has only added to his net worth. He has been massively successful in his music career and it’s no surprise that he has been able to create such a handsome net worth for himself.

Jason Newsted has been a great musician and his list of awards and achievements is alone to prove that. With that being said, we wish him the best of luck in his future endeavors and hope he keeps entertaining us like he always has.


Facts of Jason Curtis Newsted

  • Gender Male
  • full nameJason Curtis Newsted
  • birthplaceBattle Creek, Michigan
  • Date of Birth March 04, 1963
  • Age 60 years 11 months
  • Horoscope Pisces
  • Lucky Number 8
  • Lucky Stone Aquamarine
  • Lucky Color Sea Green
  • Best Match for Marriage Cancer, Scorpio
  • nationalityAmerican
  • religionChristianity
  • net worth$70 Million
  • professionBassist, Singer, and Songwriter
  • weightIn Kilograms – 78 Kg, In Pounds – 172 lbs
  • heightIn Centimetres – 175 cm, In Feet and Inches – 5′ 8″
  • hair colorBrown
  • eye colorBlue
  • high schoolGull Lake High School

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