Ex-METALLICA bassist Jason Newsted has hit out at Lars Ulrich for stating in a recent radio interview that Newsted seemed "lost" by accepting the job as OZZY OSBOURNE's new four-stringer.
"If Lars was good enough he would have joined OZZY, too," Jason told Greek magazine Rock On. "Lars can kiss my ass. I think that he doesn't remember which band was opening the shows for OZZY back in 1986 [referring to METALLICA's opening slot with OSBOURNE—ed.]."
Jason Newsted, who is still a "full-time member" of VOIVOD, will pull double duty both on this summer's Ozzfest and the BLACK SABBATH singer's Canadian tour in June.
OSBOURNE with special guests VOIVOD start the Canadian tour June 1 in Vancouver. Ozzfest 2003 begins June 28 in San Antonio.