Jason Newsted is helping launch the new season of VH1 Classic's "That Metal Show."  In the season 12 premiere the former Metallica bassist recalls joining the group.  He says he did some research prior to his audition, to show that he wasn't simply a talented musician but was also ready to be a member of the band. 

In addition to Newsted, "That Metal Show's" 12th season will also feature appearances from Megadeth's Dave Mustaine, Blue Oyster Cult's Buck Dharma, and Cinderella's Tom Keifer.  Host Eddie Trunk's guest list also includes Thin Lizzy and Black Star Riders' Scott Gorham and Ricky Warwick, Def Leppard's Rick Allen, and Queensryche members Scott Rockenfeld and Todd La Torre.  Sebastian Bach and Pantera's Rex Brown are slated for the series' 100th episode, which will air on June 15th. 

The new season of "That Metal Show" gets under way on VH1 Classic Saturday night at 11:00 p.m. Eastern. 

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