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Watch Jason Newsted Unbox Metallica’s Super-Duper-Extra-Special-Deluxe Black Album Box Set

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Metallica have released what purports to be a video of their former bass player, Jason Newsted, unboxing the super-duper-extra-special-deluxe remastered box set of the Black Album, which is due for release on September 10.

I say “purports” jokingly — you barely see Newsted’s face in this thing. There’s a lot of moments where you only see his chin, like Batman or Judge Dredd. It’s kinda weird. I kept wanting to yell “TAKE YOUR HAT OFF AND LOOK UP!” at the screen.

It’s also long — more than fifteen minutes. Some of it is interesting (e.g., Newsted talking about Hetfield’s lyrics, poking fun at Lars Ulrich’s infamous white leather jacket, etc.), but honestly a lot of it is not very interesting (this is the first time Newsted is seeing the set, and he doesn’t even seem to be that aware of what’s in it).

You can watch (or maybe just skim?) the video below.

Pre-order The Black Album: None More Black here.

Upcoming Metallica live dates:

9/24/21 – Louisville, KY – Louder Than Life at Highland Festival Grounds at KY Expo Center [tickets]
9/26/21 – Louisville, KY – Louder Than Life at Highland Festival Grounds at KY Expo Center [tickets]
10/8/21 – Sacramento, CA – Aftershock at Discovery Park [tickets]
10/10/21 – Sacramento, CA – Aftershock at Discovery Park [tickets]
11/4/21 – Hollywood, FL — Hard Rock Live at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino [tickets]
11/12/21 – Daytona Beach, FL – Welcome to Rockville at the Daytona International Speedway [tickets]
11/14/21 – Daytona Beach, FL – Welcome to Rockville at the Daytona International Speedway [tickets]
12/17/21 — San Francisco, CA — Chase Center [fan club only]
12/19/21 — San Francisco, CA — Chase Center [fan club only]
6/15/22 – Copenhell – Copenhagen, Denmark [tickets]
6/17/22 – Firenze Rocks – Florence, Italy [tickets]
6/19/22 – Prague Rocks – Prague, Czech Republic [tickets]
6/22/22 – Rock Werchter – Werchter, Belgium [tickets]
7/1/22 – Mad Cool – Madrid, Spain [tickets]
7/6/22 – NOS Alive – Lisbon, Portugal [tickets]

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