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In the final segment of the in-depth conversation on the Talk Toomey Podcast, Newsted lays out the roadmap Metallica took to climb to the pinnacle of rock music and explains how every accomplishment was earned.

September 10, 2021

The former Metallica bassist retells the competition and camaraderie of the Bay Area and recalls the historical significance of playing in front of 1.6 million fans in Russia.

September 7, 2021

The veteran bassist shares how the entire Metallica team knew the Black Album was going to be something special from the very beginning.

September 2, 2021

The former Metallica bassist details how Bob Rock helped the band capture lighting in a bottle.

August 31, 2021

The veteran deathcore frontman shares how Cradle of Filth and Korn steered him creatively and how touring post-pandemic has been especially emotional.

August 26, 2021

The veteran guitarist shares some classic touring stories with Testament, updates fans on new tunes, and recalls how the former Slipknot drummer was a fan of Vio-lence.

August 19, 2021

After 18 years as a member of Soulfly, the veteran guitarist is parting ways and finding peace with his own creative projects.

August 16, 2021

The guitarist for the pioneering hardcore outfit details the evolution of the band, his biggest influences, and previews the upcoming tour with Megadeth and Lamb of God.

August 12, 2021

The guitarist even recalls the time he played Roots with Jordison and Paul Gray.

August 2, 2021

The iconic frontman gets real about his admiration of Ozzy, his fire to create something new, and how his partnership with Jasta is a move he is glad he made.

July 27, 2021

On the latest Talk Toomey podcast, the BFMV axeman discusses the band’s new album, the historic festival play coming out of a pandemic, and how Kurt Cobain and Dimebag Darrell changed his life.

July 19, 2021

The co-founding guitarist of Arizona veterans Flotsam and Jetsam checks in for a conversation on the Talk Toomey Podcast.

July 8, 2021

The frontman shares the process of writing Atonement and finishing the long-awaited Times of Grace LP while praising his friend and contemporary.

July 1, 2021

From getting signed right out of high school to becoming one of metal core’s most enduring bands, the frontman speaks candidly about the evolution of the band.

June 24, 2021

The legendary guitarist speaks candidly about his departure from Judas Priest and how his next project is a love letter to the fans.

June 18, 2021