Jason Newsted likely to perform with Metallica at the Induction Ceremony

Former Metallica bassist Jason Newsted has been invited by Metallica to perform with them at this year's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony. Kirk Hammett told About.com that Newsted will "most likely" perform with the band. Hammett continued, "He put in 14 years with Metallica, so I think there’s no reason for him not to be there." James Hetfield also weighed in:
"We wanted to invite everyone who was involved with Metallica," says Hetfield. "You know, the drama that goes around the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is pretty ridiculous most of the time. We’re trying to avoid that. We are a band that’s alive and feeling good and still creating, and we want it to be a family reunion. We’ve invited pretty much everyone from our first drum roadie to the head of the record company now, and all in between. We put the invite out there and anyone is welcome."
Hetfield also continues to discuss other artists who he feels should be inducted but have never even been put on the ballot by the Nominating Committee.
"We’re very honored to be recognized. There’s a whole genre around us that hopefully we can invite through the door. Hopefully there will be recognition for some of the bands that have changed music and changed people’s lives. That’s what I think the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame should be about. There are certainly a lot of bands that aren’t in there that I can’t belive aren’t: Motorhead, Rush, Judas Priest, Deep Purple. But for us to be in there, hopefully we can bring some awareness to heavy stuff."
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