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Doctors Have Told Jason Newsted To Stop Headbanging Because He’s Given Himself Whiplash

Former Metallica bassist Jason Newsted gave himself whiplash after “25-ish years of headbanging”.

Following a solid quarter-century of headbanging, former Metallica bassist Jason Newsted has revealed that he’s been given doctor’s orders to give it up – multiple times.

Jason actually gave himself whiplash after “25-ish” years of banging his head, and was told, “No more that, no more spinning head” by professionals as long as a decade ago.

It’s been a lot of time, 25-ish years of headbanging, I gave myself whiplash,” he tells Florida’s Real Radio 94.3 WZZR-FM. “And so, through the years, doctors of all different languages and countries, they told me, you know, ‘No more that, no more spinning head.’”

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Explaining the situation now as a musician who is still performing frequently with the Chophouse Band, Jason adds: “So where we are now, I still kind of do it, but it’s been 10 years after being told not to. So between that thing and going literally spine… like, all tangles and mangles, now the focus is still the same, the juice is still the same, the energy is still the same, the amps are a little smaller.”

We should probably give this a spin now, right? Jason isn’t on the track, of course, given that he joined ’Tallica two years after Whiplash was first unleashed in 1984, but still…

Posted on October 16th 2019, 12:24pm
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