OZZY OSBOURNE drummer Mike Bordin says that he is excited about working with his band's newest member, former METALLICA bassist Jason Newsted. "It's exciting to me, I mean, I've known [Jason] for 15 years," he said. "I've known him since he replaced my friend [Cliff Burton]. That was my friend in METALLICA that died. I mean that was the first person I've ever played music with was Cliff. So, I've known the guy. I'm comfortable. I've seen him coming 14 years now, so I think I'm ready."Osbourne's former bassist, Robert Trujillo, ironically enough, has just joined METALLICA's lineup, which Bordin thinks is sort of like a baseball trade. He says: "It's (Red Sox shortstop) Nomar (Garciaparra) for (New York Yankees shortstop) Derek Jeter. There's no (Texas Rangers shortstop Alex Rodriguez) A-Rods here." Trujillo's last gig with Osbourne's band was Friday (March 14th). Trujillo had been Ozzy's bass player since 1995.
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