NEWSTED: Metallica was the hugest influence for my band, Flotsam and Jetsam. PLAYBOY: Did you know they were telling people you were gay? Me, Jason, Kirk and Cliff were always experimenting with different things to a higher.
Later that year, Metallica recruited Jason Newsted as their new beatkeeper, call him gay to anyone who would listen, and disrespect him and his ideas at.
Metallica, from left, Robert Trujillo, James Hetfield, Lars Ulrich, Kirk Hammett and Jason Newsted, after being inducted into the Rock and Roll.