I don’t know Jason Newsted, but I know of him. I worked at the drug food with his classmate (before he bailed). I do know his mom. She sold hearing aids for about 30 years. True story.
So good luck, Mr. “Metallica was my dream job but I walked away to find my metal.” If nothing else, it’s a real band again and not some trainwreck reality show, which is good.