Dave Mustaine says Metallica haven’t released a deluxe reissue of 1982’s No Life ’til Leather because he can’t agree with Lars Ulrich on songwriting credits.
Dave said: “We were going to officially release the No Life ’til Leather demo as a record, with 27 tracks, pics, the whole enchilad and the talks broke down because Lars wanted credit on two songs I wrote every note and word to. I have the texts. I passed.”
Mustaine actually defended Lars Ulrich in a few tweets when the anti-Metallica fans starting taking shots. He put a stop to the Metallica bashing with a tweet that said “I don’t care if they like me or not, I still have to be respectful of them and their accomplishments for my own self-respect.”
The No Life Till Leather demo was recorded in July of 1982, with some early recordings of songs that would show up on Kill ‘Em All the following year. Metallica released a limited-edition No Life Till Leather cassette for Record Store Day in 2015, but there’s currently no progress on releasing the expanded version.
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