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Megadeth Kicked Jason Newsted Off Their Australian Tour

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WHOA! It was less than a year ago that Dave Mustaine and Jason Newsted were in love and performing Metallica songs that one of them actually wrote for Gigantour audiences, having presumably bonded over a mutual hatred of James Hetfield (they’re only two members of a very exclusive club: living musicians to be former members of Metallica) and a mutual love of weed.

But it looks like the honeymoon is over! The organizers of Australia’s touring festival, Soundwave, have released the following statement:

“At the request of MEGADETH, NEWSTED will not be playing the below sidewaves and instead will be replaced by WHITECHAPEL.”

No further details are available as of this writing. I’m sure everyone will immediately say that whatever the beef is, it’s all Mustaine’s fault, because it’s usually all Mustaine’s fault, but I would implore you to hear Dave’s side of the story before jumping to conclusions. If for no other reason than because Dave’s side of the story is sure to be hilarious, and make almost zero sense.

Best of luck to Whitechapel, who now have the bittersweet task of touring with Megadeth. Don’t ever look Mustaine directly in the eyes, fellas, and you should be just fine!

[via The PRP]

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