Megadeth frontman Dave Mustaine spoke in a recent interview with ‘Kerrang!,’ revealing the last time to the conversation with Metallica frontman, James Hetfield.
Dave stated that their last talk was about the expanded version of ‘No Life ‘Til Leather’ demo tape, which was originally released in 1982.
Limited edition ‘No Life ‘Til Leather’ tape was released in 2015 for Record Store Day, and it was featuring artwork copies and handwritings of the band’s drummer Lars Ulrich.
In the statement, Dave Mustaine has revealed he talked with James Hetfield when Metallica released the limited edition Record Store Day version of ‘No Life ‘Til Leather’ for the credit issues over the songs on the album.
Here’s what Dave stated:
“He was trying to get me to give publishing over to Lars, despite James and I being the sole songwriters. Lars wanted a percentage and I just said no. I love James, he’s a terrific guitar player, but yeah, I can’t do that. The songs are already out there.
I’m not going to release something just to have a product to sell — especially if they are perpetuating false information. Lars did not write the songs. It was just me and James. Period.”
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You can check out the cassette design of No Life ‘Til Leather’ right below.