Former Metallica bassist finds peace in Florida


“This is my place. This is my island.”

There is a chance, if you live in Jupiter, that every once in a while you walk past, shop near, or enjoy an expertly prepared local fish next to a rock star, a genuine member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Whether or not you’ve noticed likely depends on where you are at the time.

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“It happens if I’m in a record store, looking at instruments. Anything to do with music, ” said Jason Newsted, former bassist of the legendary Metallica, and a 20-plus-year resident of a quiet corner of Jupiter. “In other places, probably not.”

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