It was just in September when Jason Newsted left the social media world, but now it seems that the Newsted project is definitely on hiatus.
In a recent interview guitarist Mike Mushok (who plays with Staind) spoke about the status of Jason Newsted’s band:
“The [Newsted] thing really kind of … [Jason] kind of shut it down after we did that run, we did that record. So he’s just kind of taking a little break now.”
The debut from Newsted sold about 8,000 copies in its first week, which isn’t terrible for someone who used to play bass in Metallica and Flotsam and Jetsam. But the official Newsted website is basically blank, and the Twitter account has some old updates from November, so it does appear that he’s on a break.