Metallica’s lead guitarist Kirk Hammett has shared a photo with his former bandmate, Jason Newsted, on the official Instagram account and celebrated his 57th birthday.

As you might already know, Jason has joined the band in 1986 and stunned the whole community by his talent. After fifteen years, he decided to leave the band in 2001.

If you can check out the picture below, you can see that Kirk and Jason were standing next to each other and posing for the camera while eating/drinking some stuff. In the caption of the post, Kirk celebrated his birthday and shared his respect for him.

Also, the drummer of the band, Lars Ulrich, wanted to celebrate Jason’s birthday either. He shared a cool picture with him while Lars and Jason were laying down and looking so sharp at their young age. In the caption, he sent a special message to Jason for his birthday.

Both of these posts reached over 70.000 hours in a short period and most of the followers headed to the comment section to share their reaction.

Here is what Kirk Hammett said:

“And! Before things get crazy here… HAPPY BIRTHDAY Jason Newsted🖤🤘⚡️ a Ross Halfin photo.”

Lars Ulrich wrote:

“Happy Birthday, Jason… 🎁🎈🎉🎂🍰🥂 Hope you’re rocking it up.

Working on our tans in Australia 89… 📸 @rosshalfin”

A fan named Celia added this comment:

“Why does Jason have to look so perfect all the time 🥺🥺🥺”

Another fan named Jorge Zorilla wrote:

“Glad I saw Jason perform this past Saturday! Happy birthday Jason!”

You can check out the posts below.