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    Former KYUSS Bassist Goes After METALLICA Gig - Jan. 7, 2003

    Former KYUSS and current UNIDA bassist Scott Reeder is one of several musicians that have auditioned for the vacant bassist slot in METALLICA during the past several weeks, BLABBERMOUTH.NET can exclusively reveal. Ex-ALICE IN CHAINS bassist Mike Inez and ARMORED SAINT four-stringer Joey Vera, both of whom are considered by some to be among the most obvious choices for the slot, are not believed to have partaken in the auditioning process so far.

    The 37-year-old Reeder is no stranger to the METALLICA camp, having previously supported the group in Australia as a member of KYUSS, a band that METALLICA had publicly championed as one of the most exciting new heavy rock acts of the early '90s. Scott has also collaborated with ex-METALLICA bassist Jason Newsted in TREE OF THE SUN, a short-lived, BLACK SABBATH-inspired "doom metal" project that recorded a widely-circulated four-song demo in 1995.

    In a 2000 interview with the Bottom Feeder bass player web 'zine, Reeder cited Newsted as "one of my great inspirations as a musician and human being," and went on to say that "[Jason's] influence on METALLICA is way underrated. And as far as strong work ethics and having a great attitude go, Jason's right up there with [Mike] Watt [of THE MINUTEMEN]."

    Reeder, a left-handed bassist who plays a standard rightie bass upside down, is known for performing on stage barefoot, a habit he says nearly got him killed during the aforementioned tour with METALLICA.

    "Shoes have always been a bad trip — I've got big feet, and I'm a little pigeon-toed, so shoes are kind of a hindrance, I guess," he said. "My old band [KYUSS] supported METALLICA in Australia on the metal 'snakepit' stage, and after our set, their production manager was freaking out about me risking getting electrocuted, so I agreed to try shoes the next night. Well, my hair was in my face, and my leg went between two levels of scaffolding and I did a face plant in front of 16,000 people! Never again!"

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    I thought that Metallica had given the bass part to that guy from Jane's Addiction. Or was that story incorrect?
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    Nothing's been officially announced yet. I'm hoping for Mike Inez, but the big problem is is that he doesn't sing background vocals.

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    Originally posted by FH:
    Nothing's been officially announced yet. I'm hoping for Mike Inez, but the big problem is is that he doesn't sing background vocals.
    So FH, the news on the thread over at DDLR.com is incorrect?
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    Originally posted by Elwood P.:
    </font><blockquote>quote:</font><hr />Originally posted by FH:
    Nothing's been officially announced yet. I'm hoping for Mike Inez, but the big problem is is that he doesn't sing background vocals.
    So FH, the news on the thread over at DDLR.com is incorrect?</font>[/QUOTE]As far as I know. We'll see!

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    Thanks, and I wouldn't think background vocals would be any sort of requirement to be a member of Metallica, why start now?
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    Originally posted by Elwood P.:
    Thanks, and I wouldn't think background vocals would be any sort of requirement to be a member of Metallica, why start now?
    True, but Jason contributed alot on tour(including singing lead for "Seek and Destroy".)

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    Does new Metallica member Ja Rule get a say in who plays bass for Metallica?? [img]graemlins/cry.gif[/img]

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    Originally posted by Majestic:
    Does new Metallica member Ja Rule get a say in who plays bass for Metallica?? [img]graemlins/cry.gif[/img]
    word to yo mutha... [img]tongue.gif[/img]
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