Former METALLICA Bassist Jason Newsted Says He Was "Never Confirmed Or Contracted" To Play Titans Of Rock

February 26, 2012, 7 years ago

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More confusion about the upcoming Titans Of Rock South American tour that BILLY IDOL guitarist Steve Stevens revealed via Facebook recently which will feature an all-star lineup from current and former members of GUNS N' ROSES, DEEP PURPLE, DEF LEPPARD and MÖTLEY CRÜE.

Former METALLICA bassist Jason Newsted has contacted BraveWords.com with the following statement:

"There has been a bunch of false info, via miscommunication with LA promoters etc. listing me as a confirmed performer on Titans Of Rock in South America. I never agreed to any of it. (I) will not be taking part in Rock Allstars Tour - (it) was never confirmed or contracted. My personal apologies to fans in these regions.”

Gene Simmons owns the trademark for the actual title Titans Of Rock which was registered in October of 2011.

Titans Of Rock lineup:

Duff McKagan (GUNS N' ROSES, VELVET REVOLVER)

Joe Elliot (DEF LEPPARD)

Gilby Clarke (GUNS N' ROSES, ROCKSTAR SUPERNOVA)

Ed Roland (COLLECTIVE SOUL)

Steve Stevens (BILLY IDOL)

Glenn Hughes (DEEP PURPLE, BLACK SABBATH, BLACK COUNTRY COMMUNION)

Matt Sorum (GUNS N' ROSES, VELVET REVOLVER)

Sebastian Bach (SKID ROW)

Vince Neil (MÖTLEY CRÜE)

Titans Of Rock tour dates (venues to be confirmed):

April

19 - Lima, Peru
21 - Sao Luis, Brazil
22 - Sao Paulo, Brazil
24 - Paraguay
26 - Buenos Aires, Argentina
28 – Santiago, Chile
30 - Guatemala City, Guatemala

May

2 - San Jose, Costa Rica



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