Mark Brown of the Rocky Mountain News spoke to EchoBrain bassist Jason Newsted on the motivations behind his latest project, EchoBrain. “It’s something I had to prove to myself,” Newsted says. “I don’t have to prove anything to anybody,” he says. “Nobody can take (Metallica’s legacy) away or change it. But I’m not gonna ride on that. We’ll always be business partners and we’ll always be brothers. But Echobrain is our own entity and we’ll stand on our own feet. We’ll earn it.” Rockymountainnews.com has since removed the article.