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Posted: December 06, 2017

Former Metallica bassist finds peace in Florida

Former Metallica bassist Jason Newsted stands with two of his art pieces at his home in Jupiter on November 13, 2017. (Photo: Richard Graulich / The Palm Beach Post)
Former Metallica bassist Jason Newsted stands with two of his art pieces at his home in Jupiter on November 13, 2017. (Photo: Richard Graulich / The Palm Beach Post)

By Leslie Gray Streeter, Palm Beach Post

JUPITER, Fla. —

“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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