If you make a trip to one of the Finger Lake wineries, or If you are walking around the New York State Fair next year and you see someone that looks familiar but yet you don't know where you know him from, it might just be Jason Newsted.

According to MSN, Jason Newsted, former bass player for Metallica, paid 6.1 million dollars last week for a house on Skaneateles Lake. Newsted joined Metallica in 1986 after the passing of Cliff Burton. Burton was killed in a tour bus accident in Dorarp Sweeden in 1986.

Newsted was featured on the Metallica albums; And Justice For All, Metallica (their self-titled 1991 release), Load, and Reload. Jason left the band in 2001 to work on his side project Echobrain.

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The report states that Jason and his wife Nicole, who was born in Upstate New York, will probably use the house as their summer home. Right now the couple's main residence is located at in Jupiter, Florida.

According to MSN, Newsted's new waterfront property features over 13,500 square feet of living space and it features 6 bedrooms, 5 and 1/2 baths, heated floors, and six fireplaces. Click here to see photos.

Metallica was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Cleveland Ohio in 2009.

Skaneateles Lake is one of the 11 lakes that make up the Finger Lakes in New York. Skaneateles Lake is knows as one of the cleanest lakes in the United States, and is 70 miles north west of Binghamton.

[via: MSN]

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