Meanwhile, former bassist Jason Newsted has resurfaced with Canadian metallers Voivod...

METALLICA played a secret show in front of several hundred people at an American football game in OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA last night (January 19).

The veteran rockers, who have been ensconced in their studio in California, working on their new album, performed a brief set on the back of a flatbed truck in the car park outside the Oakland Raiders vs Tennessee Titans game at Oakland’s Network Coliseum, with producer Bob Rock filling in on bass, alongside guitarist Kirk Hammett, frontman James Hetfield and drummer Lars Ulrich.

The set-list was:


‘Master Of Puppets’

‘Sad But True’

‘For Whom The Bell Tolls’

‘Seek & Destroy’


Pictures from the show have been posted at

Meanwhile, Jason Newsted, former Metallica bassist, has been speaking about his decision to join the line-up of long-term friends, Canadian metallers Voivod.

Newsted, who had initially been working on a band called Echobrain, appears on Voivod’s eponymous 13th album. He said: “This is a long-time friendship – an almost 20-year friendship – that has remained. We’ve always kept a bright spot for each other. This has been a long time coming. It was meant to be. I’m truly convinced of that. It’s just a fantastic thing that we have here.”

Now reborn under the new moniker of Jasonic, Newsted added: “We know what this band has to offer, the longtime fans and friends know what this band is about, and now we’re going to show Voivod to the rest of the world!”

The band are expected to tour with their new line up this year.