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Robert Trujillo Reforms His Pre-Metallica Band Mass Mental? for Two Summer Shows

Image courtesy of Image Courtesy Chris M. Junior (via ABC News Radio)
Image courtesy of Image Courtesy Chris M. Junior (via ABC News Radio)

When Jason Newsted was still  Metallica 's bassist, he tried to get his Echobrain side project off the ground, but it was reportedly frowned upon by frontman  James Hetfield .

There appears to be more freedom these days within the Metallica camp to pursue outside interests, as current bassist Robert Trujillo will be reviving his band Mass Mental? later this summer for two concerts.

Tickets for the first Mass Mental? show, taking place August 26 at the Whisky a Go Go in West Hollywood, California, are on sale now through TicketWeb.com.

The other concert is set for September 6 in Markneukirchen, Germany, as part of  Warwick Open Day 2014 .

Mass Mental? began as a Trujillo side project in the late 1990s, when he was still a member of Suicidal Tendencies .  He became Metallica's bassist after Newsted departed in 2001.

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